"Build Well with Palladio touch" Top 5 Page for this destination Vicenza by BruceDunning

Vicenza Travel Guide: 314 reviews and 859 photos

City of loggias

This is one piazza called Piazza Signori which connects with Piazza Erbe to make one big piazza. There are long and elegant buildings in these squares. Basillica Pallidiana is the main feature, however, when we were there, much of the facade was under restoration.

Pallazzo Chiericati

A quite lovely museo that features many works of art, paintings and statues.

A river runs through and around it

The city is relatively easy to get around after you know the difference between right and left. It took a while to get into the inner part of the city from the autostrada. Fiume Adiga comes from up in the hills and grows as it reaches toward the Adriatic Ocean.
The city ws made wealthy form gold, and at one time they accounted for 35% of Italy gold exports. Most have worked in this industry since 1300's, and even to this day a number of locals rely on the precious mineral for livelihood.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Unique sites to take in different from some spots
  • Cons:It takes some walking to get around to see it all
  • In a nutshell:At the core of the Corso are many sites and continues
  • Last visit to Vicenza: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 29, 2009
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Hi, Bruce! Thanks for your description! Your travel pages are a great source of information and pleasure for me! ~ Take care ! ~

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2010 at 4:00 AM

    Thanks for visiting my Milford page. Would love to go wine tasting through Italy...very nice tips. Really love the tetra olympia...must see someday.

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2010 at 1:51 PM

    nice tips, it's about time I go visit this city.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Great that the Tetra Olympia from the year 1585 is still (or again) in its original condition and still used for its original purpose, at least in the spring and fall. The lighting systems were notorious fire hazards in these old theaters.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2010 at 6:43 AM

    most interesting page on a city we never got to. loved the teatro olympia, great villages on the OTBP list especially Soave. -- indeed. great page, nice pictures.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Impressive stuff, you're setting the bar fairly high. Had a little trouble working out the opening line on your Soave first tip though. Cheers.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2010 at 5:02 AM

    Bruce this is really a great tribute to Vicenza. Nice job you did here, thanks for sharing ;-)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Bruce, this is really a marvelous page with the architecture, villas, museums [especially the War museum], the Duomo, and your great apartment "find". Excellent Off the Beaten Path tips.

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2009 at 1:42 AM

    I have to re visit Vicenza soon. Excuse me; Bassano del Grappa; not "Bassano Grappo". Ciao!

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    Wonderful pics of Italy! I've never been there but I would love to visit the Teatro Olympia - you have done such a good description of it..Thanks for sharing!

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