Vicenza the town of Andrea Palladio
The UNESCO in Vicenza
Vicenza is an art city inscribed in the Unesco World Heritage List. It is for sure one of the art cities with some masterpieces of unmistakable beauty. First of all remarkable palaces are along the main street that has the name of Andrea Palladio. This street connects two entrance doors of a medieval wall. And today it is visible only the northeastern side gate. And for sure the most important period dates back to the sixteenth century. Just because the greatest architect of all time settled in the town of Vicenza.
Hence we can see the Olympic Theatre that is one of the masterpieces of Palladio. Therefore the first and oldest indoor theatre in use until now. Hence in the same square, there is another building of Palladio. And it is the Chiericati Palace that houses the civic museum. In the center, as well as Renaissance palaces, there are some important churches. In the detail, we can find the church of Santa Corona, San Lorenzo and also the cathedral.
Therefore, the heart of the town is in three squares: Dei Signori (Lords), Delle Biade (Crops) and Delle Erbe (Herbs). And in addition, we find some buildings such as the Basilica and the Loggia. Hence, in the same square Torre di Piazza (the Tower Square), the Pawnshop and St Maria in Foro.
Therefore, just a little far from the center, it is possible to reach the church of the Monte Berico. However, from here we can enjoy a great panorama on the city and throughout the plain to the Pre-Alps.
And not far, there is the Villa Valmarana ai Nani. Hence here it is possible to see the frescoes of the Tiepolos (father and son). Also, the well known Villa La Rotonda that is in a very short distance.
Just below, we suggest you a guided walking tour of the town during a day excursion: