Things to see and do - Vicenza
Unmissable tourist sites
Vicenza Travel guide
Vicenza : Michelin's recommendations
A thriving industrial and commercial centre, Vicenza is a hub for traditional textile production and the gold and jewellery, mechanical engineering and chemical industries. It is also a major crossroads linking the Veneto and Trentino regions. But for art lovers, Vicenza is above all the city of Palladio, the architect of palaces, villas and the Teatro Olimpico. The local gastronomic speciality is the salt cod dish baccalà alla Vicentina, which is eaten with wine from the Berici mountains.
Tourist attractions Vicenza : Things to see and do
Piazza dei Signori
The main elevation makes this basilica, built from 1549 to 1617, a masterpiece by Palladio, with galleries superimposing Doric and Ionic orders of great strength, proportions and purity. The huge upturned keel roof is more recent (the original was de..
Piazza dei Signori
Dominated by its columns bearing the lion of St Mark and the Redeemer, this square plays the same role as Piazza San Marco in Venice; that of a forum inherited from classical civilisation. The extremely high Bissara Tower (12C belfry), the basilica (..
This splendid theatre, entirely in wood and stucco, was designed in 1580 by Andrea Palladio on the model of old theatres. However on his death, Vincenzo Scamozzi took over the project's management. A magnificent colonnade whose balustrade has statues..
V.Le G.G. Trissino 89 I - 36100 Vicenza
Prix Prices from : 55 €
Key Hotel is set opposite the Vicenza football stadium, a 15-minute walk from the Olympic Theatre, Piazza dei Signori, and the Basilica Palladiana in the historic centre. Rooms offer air conditioning, a TV, and free Wi-Fi. Colourful rooms at the Key..
Contrada Oratorio dei Servi, 25 I - 36100 Vicenza
Set in a historical building, Hotel Palladio is located in Vicenza, 100 metres from the Cathedral and Piazza dei Signori square. Free WiFi access is available throughout. Each room offers a flat-screen TV and a minibar. The private bathroom is compl..
Corso Ss. Felice E Fortunato, 32 I - 36100 Vicenza
The Hotel Cristina is set in the heart of Vicenza, just 100 metres from the pedestrian area. It has been officially recognised by the European Union as an eco-friendly establishment. This welcoming hotel is conveniently located near the train statio..
viale 10 Giugno 172 I - 36100 VICENZA
A young, able and enthusiastic team run this restaurant, which serves local cuisine with an imaginative twist. In winter a fireplace warms the room, and in summer dine on the lovely terrace.
via Pasubio 62/64 I - 36100 VICENZA
The name allows you to guess at the type of cuisine, only fish that is available in the fish markets; a well-lit dining room in a classic style and an elegant tone, with veranda.
contrà Ponte delle Bele 5 I - 36100 VICENZA
A typical trattoria, specialising in Trento and South Tyrolean dishes; the atmosphere is rustic, with furnishings in light wood, in harmony with la cuisine.
contrà piazza del Castello 26 I - 36100 VICENZA
"Arte povera" furniture in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of a historic town establishment that is rustic, but has touches of elegance; the cuisine is based on traditional Venetian dishes.
viale del Sole 142 I - 36100 VICENZA
Run by an experienced family, this restaurant delights its hotel guests and visitors alike with its choice of meat and fish dishes. Anchored in local traditions, the cuisine is also occasionally influenced by contemporary trends.
contrà Santo Stefano 3 I - 36100 VICENZA
The right place to sample real Venetian and Vicenzan cuisine, with a lot of the menu in dialect, this small trattoria with outside area in summer.