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Vicenza Vicenza is a capital of the same name province in Veneto region. This city is located 60 kilometers away from Venice and 200 km away from Milan. Vicenza is the city of the global historic and cultural heritage and so it was included in UNESCO list in 1994.
Famous architect of the XVI century Andrea Palladio participated in the creation of houses and other buildings in Vicenza. He also created projects for numerous palaces, luxurious villas and public facilities. In Pinacoteca di Palazzo Chiericati you can see works of the no less great artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. Also don’t forget to visit a public facility building Basilica Palladiana, Rotonda Villa, and Palazzo Leoni Montarani – a museum that exhibits large collection of icons created by Russian artists. You may be also attracted by La Loggia del Capitanio – a building located on the central square that is now used for the city’s council. Sure, these are not all museums worth visiting in Vicenza.
Olimpico Theater is one of the most famous works of the great architect Andrea Palladio. Even though the building is created in XVI century it is still used for theatrical performances and musical concerts that traditionally gather much attention. Copyright
Vicenza is a city of gold. Many jewelry manufactures specializing in gold are located here. Each year here take place 3 fair trades that attract masters and buyers from all over the world.

Besides jewelry the city is famous for its textile, metallurgical, pulp-and-paper, and pharmaceutical industry. Vicenza also produces chemical and synthetic fiber, and many types of equipment.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Vicenza
♥   Castle 'Castello di Montegalda' Montegalda, 15.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palazzo Porto Colleoni Thiene' Thiene, 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di San Martino della Vaneza' Cervarese Santa Croce, 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cittadella' Padua, 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Della Montecchia' Selvazzano Dentro, 24.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Vicenza
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi' , 78.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'The Dolomites' , 98.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 127.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano' , 163 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Vicenza from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'


From the series “The most magical and picturesque cities in the world”
The population of the amazing island city is about 2700 people. The miniature town is interesting not only for its architectural peculiarities, but also for its cultural traditions. From the 16th century, Burano is considered a major center of lace production. In this craft locals reached incredible heights. Many tourists visit the island city especially to buy beautiful lace fabrics in local stores, as well as to visit the Venetian Lace Museum located on its territory. … Read further

Ponte di Rialto

From the series “Unbelievable and magnificent bridges and viaducts”
Until 1854 Rialto remained the only crossing over the Grand Canal. In the middle of the 19th century the academy bridge was built. The best way to see the old bridge in every detail - with the gondola or the promenade boat under it to drive. From the bridge, the wonderful view of the Rialto district and the historic sights on the banks of the Grand Canal are open. … Read further
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