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Culture of Vicenza. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Villa Almerico-Capra "La Rotonda" Vicenza is famous for its grandiose architectural monuments, the most famous among which is the Basilica. It is the first building in the city constructed under the guidance of the famous architect Andrea Palladio. The beautiful church was built on the site of the old town hall. Its construction began in 1549 and was completed only 30 years after the death of Andrea Palladio. Locals believe that if you visit Basilica Palladiana with good thoughts and ask God about something, all wishes will surely come true. Early in the morning at the church you can always see people who come to worship the sacred relics.
Vicenza became a permanent venue for various festivals. Many local holidays are of global importance and attract a huge number of foreign tourists. At the end of May, the Classical Music … Open
A landmark of world importance is the Palazzo Chiericati building rising on one of the hills. Modern architects do not cease to admire the beautiful villa, which was also designed by the aforementioned architect. The villa was built in 1571 by order of Count Girolamo Chiericati who loved to stay in Vicenza.
The world-famous local attraction is the Teatro Olimpico resembling a prehistoric arena by its shape. The construction of the grand theater is connected with quite an unusual story. The project plan of the cultural institution presented by Andrea Palladio was so ambitious that the theater academy simply could not afford to implement it. Nevertheless, people of theater did not want to give up the original idea of building an antique theater and asked local patrons for financial support. In return, they offered to place sculptural portraits of patrons on the stage. These monuments can be seen in the theater even today. Copyright
Vicenza is a perfect destination for a family holiday. The city has created excellent conditions for a wide variety of entertainment. Those traveling with kids will be primarily interested … Open
Vicenza has a number of great museums, visiting which brings a lot of pleasure as well. A large collection of works by Italian artists is presented in the Civic Art Gallery. It stores many priceless works of Tintoretto, Giordano, van Dyck and Palladio. Interesting collections of natural and archaeological exhibits are displayed in the National Museum of Nature and Science. Watch interesting experiments and learn more about the achievements of modern science during a tour of the Risorgimento and Resistance Museum occupying a beautiful historic villa.
Church front in Marostica Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari introduces visitors to a huge collection of religious artifacts, as well as works by Venetian artists. There are more than four hundred icons alone. Of course, Vicenza has a museum fully dedicated to the architect Palladio who glorified it. Its collection is made up by miniature layouts of buildings, historical documents, and drawings, as well as films about the architect.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Vicenza and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Vicenza and surroundings

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Public palaces near Vicenza
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Chiericati' Vicenza, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Canossa' Verona, 45.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Vicenza
♥   Basilica-Abbazia di S. Maria Assunta, Praglia, 25.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica del Monte Carmelo, Padova, 29.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Padova, 29.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Pontificia di Sant’Antonio, Padova, 30.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica-Abbazia di S. Giustina, Padova, 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria delle Grazie, Este, 37.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario-Basilica di S. Maria della Pace, Verona, 41.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Vicenza and near

Piombi Prison

From the series “Famous prisons of the world”
Casanova immediately began to make a hole in the floor of his cell. He planned to escape from the empty palace one of the holidays. Casanova was suddenly transferred to another cell when almost everything was ready to escape. Prison guards discovered a huge hole in his former cell soon after. Casanova had to bribe the guards to keep this fact from becoming public. He escaped from his new cell through a hole made in the lead roof shortly after. … Read further

Saint Marks Basilica

From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
The main altar is considered the key element of the unique decoration. Skilled jewelers worked on its creation for more than 500 years. The height of the altar is 2.5 meters. Its length is 3.3 meters. It consists of 80 miniature icons. They are made of precious materials. Guests of the basilica can also admire the unique mosaics. They were created in the 13th century. A small museum operates on the temple grounds today. Examples of ancient sculptures and antique mosaics are presented in it. There are also works of art here. Their age is more than a thousand years. … 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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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The Hilton Kyoto hotel will be attractive to a wide range of guests. Leisure travelers will appreciate the close proximity to famous attractions such as Heian and Yasaka Temples, the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and the scenic Gion Historical District. In a few minutes, guests can reach the metro stations, the path to the sights of interest will not take much time. Read this


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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Vicenza

Culture guide to Vicenza. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Vicenza: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Vicenza. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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