VICENZA...the city of Andrea Palladio
Today Vicenza is, in fact, one of Italy's cities with the highest number of monumental complexes compared to its extension. This makes it a real unexpected jewel to those visitors who take a walk in the old town centre.
The architect worked without distinction both for private and public clients, thus helping to profoundly change the city's aspect. Many buildings bear witness to this: prominent among them, the Basilica Palladiana, or Palazzo della Ragione in Piazza dei Signori, originally Medieval, restructured by the master in his characteristic style. Other masterpieces include the unparalleled wooden Teatro Olimpico, the Palazzo Valmarana (containing amongst others frescoes by Tiepolo), Palazzo Thiene, la Loggia del Capitanio, the Loggetta dei Giardini Salvi, Palazzo Barbaran da Porto, and the villa La Rotonda. This last is unquestionably the jewel in the crown of Vicenza's Palladian treasures.
Not all the visitor's sights are connected with architecture however: absolutely recommended would be SS. Felice and Fortunato dating from the 4th century, Monte Berico (17th),above the hills dominating the city, and not far from the ancient Gothic church, the Duomo (8th - 13th), the ruins of the so-called Nuova Cattedrale (9th - 10th), S. Maria dei Servi and San Rocco (15th). Not forgetting of course the magnificent countryside dotted with aristocratic villas dating back to various eras.
09:30 - Meeting at Vicenza Train station (or from your location on request)
10:15 - Arriving in Vicenza and visit the town
11:30 - Have a break with a typical Italian coffee.
13:00 - Lunch in a typical “trattoria“ (traditional local restaurant).
14:30 - visit the town
16:30 - Drop off in Vicenza train station (or any other place on request)
The Vicenza and the Olympic theatre tour includes:
drop in and drop off
- the tickets entrance for the Olympic theatre
- coffee in the morning
- the English speaking guide that will stay with you all day
- glass of wine or coffee.
Transportation from your location to Padua is not included.
If necessary we can come and pick you up where required.
AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND, EVERY DAY for a minimum of 2 people.
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