What to do and visit in the city of Vicenza
History, Art and Culture of Vicenza
Olympic Theatre of Vicenza was designed in 1580 by Andrea Palladio, is considered his spiritual testament, as the artist died 'shortly after completing the project and started work. After the master's death, the work was continued by his son Silla and successively by his pupil Jacopo Scamozzi.
The theater was completed in 1584 and shows a blend of the semi-elliptical auditorium, the orchestra and the proscenium, understood as real agora, the spiritual center of the Greek city.
And 'one of the most famous theaters in the world for the marble stage design that proposes a triumphal arch.
COURSE ANDREA PALLADIO
And course or main street of Vicenza, on which numerous palaces, designed by master Andrea Palladio, including the Chiericati Palace, the Santa Corona church.
PIAZZA DEI SIGNORI
In this square you can admire some of the major attractions of Vicenza, including the Palladian Basilica, Mount Palazzo di Pietà and the Loggia del Capitanio started in 1571 by Palladio.
The Basilica Palladiana it was the first work of Andrea Palladio, an architect born in Vicenza, which introduced for the
first time the so-called serliana, ie a window characterized by the presence of columns that accentuate
the brightness and grandeur.
In 2012 he settemmbre reopen the Palladian Basilica after five years of restoration.
Designed in 1550 by architect Palladio, it is still an unfinished work but remains one of the
greatest achievements and now houses the Pinacoteca Civica (Civic Museum).
Inside you can admire frescoes and five seventeenth century, as well as paintings by famous artists of the school Veneta and the architect Andrea Palladio.
CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA
Designed and built by Andrea Palladio in the late sixteenth century, it has a beautiful classical facade and rich furnishings.
BASILICA OF MONTE BERICO
The Basilica of Monte Berico was built in the sixteenth century on a hill of Vicenza.
The church was built in 1668 by C. Borella and is enriched by many paintings glitzy gold.
A statue of Mary, the fifteenth century, is still reason pilgrimage to pay homage to the Mother of God.
THE CATHEDRAL e la CHIESE DEI SANTI FELICE e FORTUNATO
In 1944 the cathedral was damaged by bombing, until it assumed its present appearance, with side chapels.
Archaeological excavations in the San Felice church have brought to light sarcophagi and mosaic, recovering the crypt and some ancient frescoes.
PALAZZO CIVENA, PALAZZO da PORTO, PALAZZO MARCANTONIO, PALAZZO VALMARANA
In the heart of the city of Vicenza, there are some of the most famous buildings designed by Palladium, with archittetoniche solutions of great elegance.
LODGE GARDEN SALVI
Designed and built on the waters of a fish, this lodge recalls the Palladian style.
It was ordered by Leonardo Valmarana, who decided to open the garden to the public in 1952.
BY ANDREA PALLADIO HOME OR HOUSE COGOLLO
Original home of Andrea Palladio, where in a modest space focuses classic archittettoniche solutions.