Palladio’s town, Vicenza day excursion with a professional multilingual driver. A town listed as Unesco World Heritage where you can find masterpieces of the greatest architect of the Venetian Renaissance: Andrea Palladio. Some of those buildings are Villa La Rotonda, the Olympic Theatre with different palaces in the historical center.
Worth a note, close to Villa La Rotonda, you can visit Villa Valmarana ai Nani with frescoes by the Tiepolo father and son.
Palladio’s town, the genius of Vicenza
Vicenza is one of the most important art city in the Veneto region. As a result, the nobleman Trissino took Palladio under his protection. And then, he helped him to improve his culture and intellect background. In Vicenza, the nobles found the young Palladio as the best architect of that time. In fact, he renews the conception of the city palace. It is rare to find a city of equal importance of Vicenza. As we can see, so uniformly redrawn by the genius of a single person. First of all, Palladio works in the town of Vicenza without changing the structure of the past. Hence like the routes and the features of the medieval and the fifteenth century city. Even with a complete and modern revision of all the image of the city that remains the same until now.
Palladio and Unesco
The UNESCO declared 23 buildings in the town a world heritage site. For sure, Palladio made urban buildings, as well as villas and other works in the Veneto. And we can find some works also in the region of Friuli. And then he leaves an imprint on the architecture worldwide. His work creates an architecture style known as Palladian. Which it spreads to England and other European countries, and also to North America.
The visit of Vicenza
It is suggested to make this tour with a professional local guide. A visit that has to be focused on the historic center where there are the most important buildings by Palladio. The visit can start from the Olympic theatre, and continue along the main street of the historical center dedicated to Palladio. Worth a note, this road was part of the roman Decumanus Maximus via Postumia.
Villa La Rotonda and Valmarana ai Nani
These two important villas are very close each other, and they are located on the hilly side of the town, that follows the edge of the Bacchiglione river.
And also we suggest some other art cities of the Veneto region to visit during a day excursion.