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

The Vicenza city center, 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 for cultural tourism from all over the world. The province is dotted with small and medium-sized enterprises driven by the gold sector, which crowns it as the Italian capital of gold processing and pushes it among the top places in Italy for its turnover in exports.

The Vicenza City Center

Its historic center is enriched by noble palaces and prestigious structures, which enhance and embellish this elegant city, loved by tourists from all over the world and by the nice people from Vicenza who live there.

The Vicenza City Center

A true jewel nestled in the heart of the Veneto region, which jealously guards a mix of history and traditions, thanks also to the awareness and re-respect of the environment, which has managed to maintain aesthetic and architectural characteristics still in keeping with the surrounding landscape.

The historic center of Vicenza was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994, thanks to the great contribution of Andrea Palladio. Located south of the center of Vicenza we find the famous Berici Hills, which reach a maximum of 445 meters above sea level and have a generally soft morphology, with the exception of some sections that are affected by rocky parts.

The Vicenza City Center

Dominating the landscape of the Berici Hills, already framed by woods, vineyards and olive groves, are the numerous Palladian country villas, designed and built for landowners, and above all stands the large Madonna's Sanctuary of Mount Berico, a destination for pilgrimages from all Italy.

The Vicenza City Center

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   ◊ THE VICENZA CITY CENTER ◊

The Vicenza City Center

THE CAPITANIATO LOGGIA

The Capitaniato Loggia

In its construction Andrea Palladio found himself challenging himself, as he was already in that same period...  ⇒ Continue

THE VALMARANA LOGGIA

The Valmarana Loggia

In the nineteenth century the park was transformed into an English garden and, only from the following century, was it reopened to the public...  ⇒ Continue

THE VICENZA CATHEDRAL

The Vicenza Cathedral

The Gothic facade, attributed to Domenico da Venezia, is divided into four sectors: the first with five deep arches...  ⇒ Continue

THE CHIERICATI PALACE

The Chiericati Palace

The building is characterized by a Doric portico developed along the entire width of the facade, raised above the level of the square thanks to a high...  ⇒ Continue

THE VICENZA SQUARES

The Vicenza Squares

Originally a Roman forum, today it has become an elegant and solemn square where a colorful event is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays...  ⇒ Continue

THE PALLADIAN BASILICA

The Palladian Basilica

At the north corner of the Basilica stands the Bissara Tower, also called Piazza Tower, 82 m high, which was built to order...  ⇒ Continue

THE OLYMPIC THEATER

The Olympic Theater

After the death of Andrea Palladio, the works were continued on the basis of his notes by his son Silla and ended around 1584.  ⇒ Continue

SANCTUARY OF MOUNT BERICO

Sanctuary of Mount Berico

The story goes that during a plague, an old woman who went here to pray every day, saw the madonna twice and told...  ⇒ Continue

◊ THE VICENZA PROVINCE ◊

It is one of the most industrialized and richest areas in Italy but, at the same time, still maintains many green and wild areas. You’ll beamazed by the charm of this city thanks to its Palladian villas, sumptuous palaces, the great green valleys that run throughout the territory, such as the Valsugana, and the great enchanted woods of the Seven Municipalities Plateau. Do not miss the typical towns of Vicenza, set in the territory as precious diamonds, which preserve works and typical products of the highest prestige. This province, famous for the nicknames about cats, will surprise you day by day for its artistic beauties scattered throughout the territory. Plan your holidays in the province of Vicenza, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.

 

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