Piazza Dei Signori, Vicenza

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    Piazza dei Signori

    by Diana75 Updated Oct 25, 2006

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    Piazza dei Signori has been Vicenza's main square since Roman times and the center of the town’s life.

    The square took the current rectangular form in 1472 and is bordered on a long side by the Palladian Church and on the other side by Loggia del Capitanio and Palazzo del Monte di Pieta.

    The two Venetian columns located on the back side of the square are separating Piazza dei Signori from the old Piazza della Biava.

    The imposing Basilica Palladiana dominates the square, in contrast with the vertical tall Torre Bissara.

    On Tuesday and Thursday the square is housing a flea market, while in the winter time, it is beautifully decorated with lights and a Christmas tree.

    Piazza dei Signori with the Venetian columns Loggia del Capitanio's side of Piazza dei Signori
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    Piazza Dei Signori

    by rubbersoul75 Updated Apr 22, 2006

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    This is the main piazza in town, at the center of the city. It is dominated by the Palazzo della Ragione, more commonly called the "Basilica", a very impressive example of Palladian architecture; he designed it in the late 1540's. Palladio also designed the Loggia del Capitaniato, right across the Piazza from the Basillica.

    The piazza is a lively spot with lots of shops, restaurants, and cafes around. On Thursday mornings the weekly market fills in the Piazza. There are many other events that take place here from time to time. From the Piazza, most of the city's sites are within a 5-10 minute walk (Teatro Olimpico, the Duomo, Corso Palladio, Santa Corona).

    From here, head just a couple blocks south to the river for a view from one of the bridges.

    Piazza, Basilica, and Torre do Piazza
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    Piazza dei Signori

    by Sjalen Written May 22, 2005

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    Apart from the huge Basilica, the piazza is full of nice houses such as Palladio's Loggia del Capitaniato which you can see to the left in this picture. There are also a column with for instance the Venetian lion to symbolise that this was once a city under Venice' rule.

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    Piazza Signori

    by sargentjeff Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Piazza Signori is the heart of Vicenza. The basilica Palladiana is here, as are many shops and cafes. Great place to take a walk and catch a glimpse into history. Some of the most famous architectural design came from Palladio right here in Vicenza

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