Vicenza Things to Do

  • Basilica di Santa Maria di Monte Berico
    Basilica di Santa Maria di Monte Berico
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    The stairs and statues
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  • Entry of church
    Entry of church
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  • 1. Teatro Olimpico

    5 out of 5 stars

    Wandering 5 minutes from the center of Vicenza you will find Teatro Olympico. In front of the Teatro is a quaint courtyard with some nice statues featured in a garden setting. This might be a nice...

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  • 2. Palladios Villa Capra - La Rotonda

    I waited years to return, but return I did. This time Rosemarie was in tow and I was a man on a mission. Time to see Palladio's masterpiece up close and understand why it's arguably the most copied...

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  • 3. Monte Berico

    It is said Madonna appeared on this hill twice in 1426 & 1428. The first church was built as a promise to Blessed Virgin who was to have rid the city of the plague, which became a sanctuary. The...

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  • 4. Tempio di Santa Corona

    This is the look of the back side of the huge Temple of Santa Corona. This picture is taken from Via Canove Vecchie, where the very convinient parking place is situated. In case you are traveling by...

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  • 5. Piazza Dei Signori

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 6. Basilica Palladiana

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Basilica Palladiana, also known as Palazzo della Ragione, is the symbol of Vicenza. With its white Piovene stone loggias the Basilica was in fact built in two stages, although seems to be a single...

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  • 7. Basilica di Santa Maria di Monte Berico

    After visiting the Ducati dealership, we continued on our tour of Vicenza. Our next stop was to the top of Monte Berico and the Basilica di Santa Maria di Monte Berico. Built in 3 months (1429), the...

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  • 8. Palazzo Chiericati

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Palazzo Chiericati was designed by Andrea Palladio. Its construction begun in 1551. It was completed only at the end of the XVII century. It houses the city museum with lots of paintings by many...

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  • 9. Palazzo Porto Breganze

    Vincenzo Scamozzi designed to building in early 1600's, following Palladio plans. Only two of the intended seven bays were completed. This structure feature three huge Corinthian columns, and the...

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  • 10. Loggia Valmarana

    To find the Loggia, head to the Giardini Salvi which is at the western end of town, from Corso Palladio, through the old city walls, just up on the right. The 6 doric columns with triangular gable...

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  • 11. Tempio di San Lorenzo

    The front side of the church and in particularly its portal is worth of note. The lower part of the facade comprises eight walled arches dating back to the 1300's, whilst the upper part is crowned by...

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  • 12. Loggia del Capitaniato

    Opposite the Basilica is the Loggia dei Capitaniato designed by Palladio in 1571 to replace the medieval residence of the "Capitanio", the representative of Serenissima. The building, in red brick...

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  • 13. Chiesa di San Stefano

    Located in the small St Stefan square, Chiesa di San Stefano is dating from the XII century and was rebuilt between 1695 and 1726. Inside the church stunning examples of tapestry are displayed, such...

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  • 14. Abbazia di Sant Agostino

    The presbytery of the Abbey is dominated by the "Polittico" (polyptych) on the altar commissioned from Battista de Vicenza, by Ludovico Chierocati in 1404, to celebrate the dedication of Vicenza to...

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  • 15. Oratorio del Gonfalone

    Located in Piazza Duomo, right behind the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, Oratorio del Gonfalone was built in 1596 by the Confraternita del Gonfalone. The Oratory suffered of significant damages...

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  • 16. Duomo

    It was built in the 1450's and continually improved. It is referenced to be of Rennaissance, but the front has Gothic features. The altar was completed in mid 1500's. There are many chapels on both...

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  • 17. Palazzo Trissino Baston

    Designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi for count Galeazzo Trissino in 1592, the imposing Palazzo Trissino Baston was completed in 1662 by Antonio Pizzocaro and further extended by Calderari during the...

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  • 18. Chiesa di San Vincenzo

    With an interior dating from 1387 and subsequently rebuilt in 1499 and 1706, Chiesa di S. Vincenzo has a facade dating from 1614-17 adorned by statues of G.B. Albanese. The altar of the church is...

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  • 19. Casa Pigafetta

    Antonio Pigafetta was a member of the crew who travelled with the Explorer Magellan- he was on that first voyage that circum-navigated the globe. More importanty, Signore Pigafetta was the one who...

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  • 20. Chiesa di San Marco

    Also known as chiesa degli Scalzi. This Renaissance era church has a facade that greatly resembles an ancient Roman temple. The statues of saints could easily be mistaken for Roman senators and...

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  • 21. A part of Serenissima

    The Venetian lion, so-called Leone Marciano, which stands on the top of the high pillar, represents that the town of Vicenza was a part of once mighty Venetian...

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  • 22. Porta Castello

    The main body of Torrione (the tower) di Porta Castello dates back to 1200, and battlements and the interesting hexagonal lanterns were added in 1343 by...

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  • 23. The Town Walls

    The look of the Torrione di Porta Castello from the Piazza Castello. This huge defending tower is a part of the massive town walls which circled the old core of...

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  • 24. Basilica dei SS. Felice and Fortunato

    The Basilica of SS. Felice and Fortunato is one of the most important examples of Paleo-Christian art in Northern Italy. It was originally built around 300, on...

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  • 25. Tiepolo found, but which one?

    If you have already checked out my General tips then you will have noted the difference in the weather from my first visit. Also, the fact that most things were...

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