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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


From the series “Permanently Sinking Cities and Regions”
If there won't be taken special steps in building borders from the water, the city will become inhabited to 2100. The city has been destroying not only thanks to the global warming but also because of people actions. A great number of historical buildings were built on wooden beams. They fell into disrepair and slumped within years. More than that, every year Venice has about 10 million tourists. Under their weight, the islands go lower and lower. The department is planning to begin the building of new dams and dumbs. The number of tourists will also be taken under control in the nearest time. … Read further

Venice and its Lagoon

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Tourists also like to walk on the insular Venice. The main mean of transport there is a boat. People get from one place to another only on foot or by boat. That’s why it is quite easy to get to some beautiful islands. One of them is Burano Island. It became known worldwide thanks to its small houses which facades are painted in rainbow colours. In one of these houses has placed an interesting museum of Venetian lace. On Murano island, you can go to the famous museum of Murano’s glass. … Read further


From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
Walking through the streets of the amazing city, only at first glance it may seem that its miniature houses are painted in different colours in a chaotic order. In fact, the houses are painted according to a specially approved system. Every local resident who want to repaint his house, must make an official request to the government. After some time he will receive an official response with an accessible palette of colours from which he can choose the most suitable one. … Read further
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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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