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Updated May 31, 2017
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  1. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Vicenza, Italy
    Teatro Olimpico was commissioned to Andrea Palladio by the Accademia Olimpica. This was a cultural group of aristocrats. Its building started in 1580. Palladio died six months later; then it was completed by his son Silla and Vincenzo Scamozzi in…
  2. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Vicenza, Italy
    This square was probably built on the site of an ancient Roman Forum. Here we see the Basilica, also called Palazzo della Ragione. Originally this was a Gothic structure that was built in the mid 15th century. Palladio designed the two storey logg…
  3. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Vicenza, Italy
    This palace was the house of Antonio Pigafetta; a traveller and a writer. He went with Ferdinando Magellano on the journey where for the very first time the circumnavigation of the earth was completed. This was between 1519 and 1522. Casa Pigafet…
  4. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Vicenza, Italy
    This Gothic brick church was built between 1261 and 1270 to house a relic of a thorn from Christ' s crown of thorns. It was given by Louis IX king of France to the bishop of Vicenza Bartolomeo da Breganze. There are some beautiful paintings not to…
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Vicenza, Italy
    Contra Porti is a side street off corso Andrea Palladio. Here you can see several Gothic and Palladian palaces. One of the works of Palladio is palazzo Colleoni Porto. It is a Gothic-Venetian building constructed at the end of the XIV century.…
  6. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Vicenza, Italy
    Palazzo Leoni - Montanari should be the only Baroque palace in Vicenza. Its construction was started in 1678. It was completed in the first half of the XVIII century. This palace was commissioned by Giovanni Leoni Montanari on the site of some buildi…
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Vicenza, Italy
    This is one of the few green areas in Vicenza. This beautiful garden was opened to the public in 1592 and then closed for two centuries. It was commissioned by count Giacomo Valmarana who designed it as an Italian garden with flowerbeds and a maz…
  8. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Vicenza, Italy
    Ponte San Michele is a nice and short bridge. It is not an elaborate, but a simple and nice bridge. It is very old. It was probably built between 1621 and 1623. It is located where the Bacchiglione and Retrone rivers cross. This bridge got …
  9. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Vicenza, Italy
    The Monte Berico basilica is a pilgrimage site since a long time. It originates following a couple of apparition of the Madonna on this spot. Monte Berico is a hill overlooking Vicenza. According the legend; the Virgin appeared on Monte Berico …
  10. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Vicenza, Italy
    In my opinion this event is practically a way to sell chocolate. Cioccolandovi is made of several stalls (around 50) located on six squares of Vicenza. It lasts for three days and is due at the end of october every year. Besides the stalls a free…
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