Palazzo Magre Angaran is situated in Contrada of Santa Lucia. The building has arches running round it and the facade facing Contrada Santa Lucia has a beautiful quadrifora window.
Conctant flooding of the Bacchiglione river caused the steady sinking of the main door which was demolished and rebuilt at the new street level in the 1930's.
The palace is situated in Contra' Porta S. Lucia, right behind the Teatro Olimpico.
Vicenza is very beautiful town, full of magnificent buildings designed by Andrea Palladio. This lovely couple of twins, however, are the most beautiful scene I have seen in Vicenza. They were infinitely cute and I just couldn't resist not to take this picture.
One of the local customs in Vicenza appeared to be taking a walk through the town center or one of the parks after mass on Sunday. You would see people of all ages dressed in their sunday best - walking.
I have visited Vicenza for the first time at the end of the year, before Christmas, and I still remember the wonderful evening walk in Piazza dei Signori decorated with colorful lights and full of peddlers selling all kind of things.
I wanted to buy the famous novel "I promessi sposi" from one of the book sellers (I was studing Italian at that time) and although I didn't do it, I'm still associating the book I received later as gift with the books market in Vicenza.
This fest occurs in late October at the end of the harvest. Those chestnuts are just wonderful, hot and fragrant. You will see a pic of the castagna cracker. It is used to keep the chestnuts from exploding in the fire.
Visit Vicenza, there is a lot more than Palladio. The restaurants serve a lot more authentic Veneto cuisine than those in Veince and the food is much less expensive. Vicenza is a rather quiet town most of the time but we do have our moments!!
The magnificient Gothic Palazzo da Schio, also known as Ca d'oro, is located in the main street of Vicenza, Corso Palladio.
Built aroun 1400 it was almost completely destroyed by bombing during 1944, and was rebuilt in 1950.
The building has a double row of balustrades, quadrifore windows and is delightfully symmetrical. The doorway by Lorenzo da Bologna is Reneissance in style. Up to the last century the facade was covered by frescoes on a gold background.
The courtyard has a number of stone tablets and Roman inscriptions collected last century by Conte Giovanni da Schio.
The palace is situated in Corso A. Palladio, which is the central street in the old core of the town.
Casa Pigafetta (Pigafetta house) is another pre-Palladian rarity of Vicenza. Built in 1481 (the date is on the side of the doorway) this beautiful building combines Renaissance and late-Gothic style. It was was designed by Stefano da Ravenna and is unique in the whole of Veneto.
The house is situated in Via Pigafetta, just a foot from Basilica Palladiana.
Palazzo Chiericati was comissioned by Girolamo Chiericati and built by Palladio in 1550. Palladio took the advantage of the space available, building a large entrance on the ground floor and open lodges on the first floor. However, Palladio did not live to finish the building, and it is believed it was terminated by Carlo Borella.
The Palazzo Chiericati houses the Civic Museum since 1855. It is situated on Piazza Matteotti, right next to the Teatro Olimpico.
Passagiatta is the evening stroll many Italians practice Religiously. Usually around 7-8 in the evening, as the sun is setting and the temps cool a bit in the summer. Recommend you join in wherever you are in Italy. Take the walk anywhere in the pedestrian area in Vicenza, a main pedestrian drag for the Passagiatta is Corso Palladio, running East West just north of the Piazza Dei Signori. Teatro Olympico (East) to the City Walls (West).
You'll see the locals young and old, children, caffes, and some great Palladian Architecture along this stretch and the side streets.
See the map on our Vicenza Page for location of Corso Palladio
The majestic Palazzo Bonin - Longare is located on the corner of Piazza Castello and Corso Palladio. Whilst the building bears certain hellmarks of the Palladian style the outline of the facade and the siting of the half columns do not indicate the hand of the maestro himself. The hall and the piano nobile, conected to the lodge are of better design.
Today it houses The Association of the Local Industrials.
Loggia Valmarana is situated in Giardino Salvi, the park first laid out in 1552 by Count Giacomo di Valmarana, modified in 1826 and extended in 1845.
The park is open to the public since 1907 and it is bound on two sides by the Seriola stream, and has two beautiful lodges. The one on the picture is Loggia Valmarana by Palladio and built right on the stream of Seriola.
On Sundays, not only Vicentini headed to Mass hoof it up the staircase to Monte Berico. If the sun is out, so are local residents taking in the view or heading to the park above Monte Berico.