The City Center of Vicenza

In this chapter we talk about the City Center of Vicenza, a city full of traditions and curiosities, marked in the course of history by Andrea Palladio’s projects.

The City Centre of Vicenza

Vicenza, declared a World Heritage Site thanks to the numerous buildings built by the architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), is a lively, active city and destination of cultural tourism from all over the world.

The province is characterized by small and medium-sized enterprises driven by the gold sector, which crowns the city as the Italian capital of gold processing and pushes it among the top places in Italy for export turnover.

We have divided the City Center of Vicenza into the following chapters:

The Capitaniato Loggia - The city centre of VicenzaThe Capitaniato Loggia

In his construction Andrea Palladio challenged himself, since in that same period he was already engaged in another building site of the same square,  Continue...

Cathedral of Vicenza - The city centre of Vicenza

Cathedral of Vicenza

The Gothic facade, attributed to Domenico da Venezia, is divided into four sections: the first with five deep arches, the second partition  Continue…

The Chiericati Palace - The city centre of Vicenza

The Chiericati Palace

The latter is closed in the central sector and open on the sides in two spacious and luminous lodges. What characterizes this building is the absolute  Continue…

The Valmarana Loggia

The Valmarana Loggia

Inside the park, on the west side, there is also the seventeenth-century Longhena loggia, with three arches, built by Baldassare Longhena. In the nineteenth  Continue...

The Vicenza Squares

The Vicenza Squares

Erbe square is located south of the Basilica Palladiana and is dominated by the medieval “Torre del Girone”. The latter, also called Tormento Tower as it   Continue...

The Palladian Basilica

The Palladian Basilica

The square, which was devastated by the aerial bombardments of the war, was subsequently repaved and, just at that time, it was decided to lower the level  Continue...

The Olympic Theater

The Olympic Theater

During this period, however, many problems arose to create prospective scene, which was planned from the beginning, but the architect didn’t leave a real project.  Continue...

Mount Berico - The city centre of Vicenza

Mount Berico

The story tells that during a pestilence, an old woman who came there every day to pray, saw the Madonna twice and told her that the Virgin had instructed  Continue...

Villa Almerico Capra

Villa Almerico Capra

Palladio, in order to respect the religious needs of Paolo Almerico, conceived a suburban residence that could be both a quiet haven of meditation and study  Continue…

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