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  • 1 Olympic Theatre (Teatro Olimpico) Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Matteotti I - 36100 Vicenza

    This splendid theatre, entirely in wood and stucco, was designed in 1580 by Andrea Palladio on the model of old theatres. A magnificent colonnade whose balustrade has statues surmounts the hemicycle of the seats. With niches, columns, statues that ar..

  • 2 Piazza dei Signori Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza dei Signori I - 36100 Vicenza

    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 (..

  • 3 Basilica Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P.za dei Signori I - 36100 Vicenza

    The main elevation makes this basilica, built from 1549 to 1617 a masterpiece by Palladio, with galleries superimposing Doric and Ionic orders, admirable for their strength, proportions and purity. The great upturned keel roof is more recent (the ori..

  • 4 Villa Valmarana ai Nani Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    stradella dei Nani 8 I - 36100 Vicenza

    In this 17C villa in 1757, Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo painted some remarkable frescoes full of verve and vigour, portraying daily life in the Veneto, most notably carnival scenes.

  • 5 Loggia del Capitanio Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza dei Signori I - 36100 Vicenza

    The former residence of the governor of Venice was begun in 1571 on the plans of Palladio but remains unfinished. It is characterised by its colossal order of composite capitals, statues and stucco portraying the victory at Lepanto over the Turks.

  • 6 Corso Andrea Palladio Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Corso Andrea Palladio I - 36100 Vicenza

    It is only right that this main route through the centre of Vicenza should be named after the architect. Many palaces were in fact built by him of his pupils: there is the Chiericati palace, at no. 147, the Da Schio palace in the Gothic Venetian styl..

  • 7 Municipal Museum (Museo Civico) Interesting

    Museums and art

    Piazza Matteotti I - 36100 Vicenza

    This has an attractive collection of Venetian primitives such as Paolo Veneziano, a masterpiece by Hans Memmling ( Crucifixion) and paintings by Bartolomeo Montagna, Mantegna, Carpaccio, Lorenzo Lotto, Veronese, Tiepolo, Tinteretto, Velvet Brueghel a..

  • 8 Villa La Rotonda Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via della Rotonda 45 I - 36100 Vicenza

    Surmounted with a dome, this villa built on a square plan and of which both sides have columned entrances like an old temple, is one of the most famous works by Palladio.

  • 9 Basilica of Monte Berico Interesting

    Religious buildings

    viale X Giugno 87 I - 36100 Vicenza

    A portico and chapels line the Viale X Giugno up to the top of the hill where the Baroque basilica stands topped with a dome. From the esplanade, the panoramic view over Vicenza, the Venetian plain and the Alps is superb. A small road allows you to s..

  • 10 Church of Santa Corona (S. Corona)

    Religious buildings

    Contrà S. Corona I - 36100 Vicenza

    Built in the 13C, it contains the Holy Thorn offered by the King of France St Louis to the Bishop of Vicenza. Today, two masterpieces adorn this church with three ogive naves and a Renaissance chancel: a Baptism of Christ by Giovanni Bellini and an A..

  • 11 Cathedral (Duomo)

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Duomo I - 36100 Vicenza

    Built from the 14C to the 16C, it has a pretty two-coloured Gothic facade and a Renaissance chevet. It has an attractive polyptych from 1356, by Lorenzo Veneziano.

  • 12 Salvi garden (Giardino Salvi)

    Nature and gardens

    Piazzale De Gasperi I - 36100 Vicenza

    Surrounded by two canals in which are reflected two stunning Palladian style loggias, this garden is adorned with statues and a fountain.

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