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
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  • 1. Teatro Olimpico

    5 out of 5 stars

    The building is well preserved. This is a huge plus for visiting Roman sites. All you need to know is that it isn't always available to visit, during the summer season there are concerts. When they...

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  • 2. Palladios Villa Capra - La Rotonda

    The villa is very nice. You can admire the architectural genius from one of Italy's most famous architects, Palladio. Inside the villa you are welcomed with the stunning living, dining rooms and of...

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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 Gothic brick church was built between 1261 and 1270 to house a relic of a thorn from Christ' s crown of thorns. It was given by Louis IX king of France to the bishop of Vicenza Bartolomeo da...

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  • 5. Basilica di Santa Maria di Monte Berico

    The Monte Berico basilica is a pilgrimage site since a long time. It originates following a couple of apparition of the Madonna on this spot. Monte Berico is a hill overlooking Vicenza. According...

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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. 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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  • 8. 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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  • 9. 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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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. Palazzo Chiericati

    4 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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  • 13. Loggia Valmarana

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 16. 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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  • 17. 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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  • 18. 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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. A wonderful Baroque palace.

    Palazzo Leoni - Montanari should be the only Baroque palace in Vicenza. Its construction was started in 1678. It was completed in the first half of the XVIII...

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  • 22. Rotunda information

    This was designed by Palladio, who did a lot of work in the region. This was one of his standouts, though. It is Renaissance style and the completion was done...

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  • 23. Pigafetta Monument

    It is located just in front of the railway station. Very easy to find, within a garden, everybody knows. He travelled with Magallanes and after his death with...

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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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