Vicenza

A MOSAIC OF HISTORY AND NATURE, OF ART AND CUISINE

 

Vicenza is a treasured medieval city in the Veneto region. It was founded on the northern hillsides of the Berico Hills, along the banks of the river Bacchiglione.

A World Heritage Site, it is noted as the “Palladian City” for the treasures that the renowned architect built here. From villas to palaces and squares, many are the architectural jewels that enrich the city of Vicenza.

The heart of the city is the Piazza dei Signori, overlooked by the Basilica Palladiana, next to the Teatro Olimpico, or Olympic Theatre, commissioned by the Olympic Academy.

Just outside the city center is the Rotonda, the pinnacle of Palladio´s art, and Villa Valmarana ai Nani, where the frescoes of Tiepolo can be admired.

The region breathes history, life and culture among its industrious villages. But Vicenza has more to offer than just Palladio’s art. It also boasts enchanting hills and gourmet wine and foods, with traditional dishes passed down through the generations.

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