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Loggia Valmarana in the Salvi gardens

In 49 B.C. Vicentia, as it was known, became a Roman municipium.
In early Cristian times the city became a diocese under the patriarchate of the Bishop of Milan, and later in the 5th century of Aquileia.


Whatever you do here, be sure to visit the TEATRO OLIMPICO before you leave. NOTHING LIKE IT EXIST ON THIS PLANET.

Vicenza, beautiful but uderrated

Vicenza is a mecca for those who love great architecture, it is the showcase for ANDREA PALLADIO, one of the most innovative and widely copied designer of all time.
The town was almost blown off the map by World War II bombings, but it was carefully reconstructed after 1946.

The earliest informations on the preistoric inhabitants of the Vicenza area date back to the 9th century B.C. The pile dwellings in Lake Fimon and the necropolis at Angarano testify to the presence of the Euganei people who were later supplanted by the Veneti from Illyria, a vast area on the eastern shores of the Adriatic sea, roughly corresponding to the Roman Dalmatia.
Vicenza se nalazi u neposrednoj blizini Verone kojih pedesetak kilometara prije, i po mojemu sudu, to je grad koji je u svakom slucaju vrijedno pogledati. Napose zbog cinjenice sto je ovdje zivio i stvarao Andrea Palladio, najveci i najpriznatiji arhitekt Renesensnog razdoblja uopce. Sve ono sto ce u razgledanju grada uhvatiti tvoja kamera, dijelo je ovog genijalnog arhitekta. Posebno skrecem tvoju pozornost na palacu "La Rotonda", koja se nalazi u predjelu zvanom Colli Berici, jer to je najkopiranija zgrada u cjelokupnoj povijesti ljudske civilizacije.

Arco delle Scalette - Palladio's project

Around 776 it was governed by Frankish Count.
In 1311 was conquered by the Veronese Scaligeri rulers.
In 1404 Vicenza put itself spontaneously under the protection of the Republic of Venezia.
The Renaissance palaces of Vicenza, by Palladio, led to the city's inclusion in UNESCO's World Herritage List.

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  • In a nutshell:Baccala al Vicentino
  • Last visit to Vicenza: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 1, 2006
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  • May 16, 2007 at 9:30 PM

    I lived in Vicenza for 2 years (stationed w/US Army there), I loved your pictures. I fell in love with Vicenza and the entire area. Would move back in a heartbeat if I could. Our daughter was born there. Thank you for a beautiful reminder of "home".

  • May 11, 2006 at 5:33 PM

    My first visit to VT and read your pages. Beautiful pictures and thank you for the comments. I'm looking forward to my first visit to Italy.

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    Feb 6, 2006 at 1:21 PM

    I will now stay in Vicenza rather than Venice - thank you for sharing its beauty with me

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    Jan 12, 2005 at 11:18 PM

    La Torre di Piazza mi sembra bellissima ! Certo, conoscevo il nome dell Palladio ma non avevo mai visto tante opere da lei ! E veramente stupendo ! Bravissimo, Boris per questo pagina! Baccala al Vicentino con polenta e con Pinot frizzante! Buon appetito!

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    Jan 12, 2005 at 5:51 AM

    Beautiful - I was thinking of Verona or Padua together with Venice but I think Vicenza is it instead (time, time...)!

  • hundwalder's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2004 at 5:50 AM

    I agree that Vicenza is a fascinating city. Palladio left us with a great gift. Your pages are excellent.

  • neron's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2004 at 9:32 AM

    Wonderful page about beautiful town of Vicenza, you're right Teatro Olimpico is the real masterpiece of the architecture

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2004 at 6:05 AM

    Superb pages, beautifully photographed.

  • Azhut's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2004 at 7:54 AM

    bella pagina bravo :-)

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    Nov 18, 2003 at 8:31 AM

    Great page about Palladio, mr. Italyisbeauty :-) I have learned a lot! Thanks.

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