Heritage and splendid city of art, known as "City
of Palladio," for the treasures that the famous architect
Padua there profuse.
Heart of the city is Piazza dei Signori
where you overlook some important monuments including the Palladian
Basilica, built to consolidate a Gothic building with the adjoining
tower 82 meters high, acquired in 1311 by the City in
1378, which will be the first clock in the city.
La Loggia del Capitanio, Palladio's work remained unfinished
and painted by Titian and Paris Bordone, and the Monte di Pietà,
built in the second half of'400. Corso Palladio that follows
is a sample of some of centuries of Venetian palaces and churches of great
interest. Starting from Piazza Castello, on the one hand
that keeps the unfinished Breganze Palace, begun by Scamozzi designed
by Palladio, Palazzo Bonin then attributed to Palladio
and built by Scamozzi. Opposite is the Palazzo Piovene.
Then Palazzo Loschi Zileri created by Otto Calderari
in the second half of'700, the church of S. Filippo Blacks
rebuilt to 1730, Palazzo Braschi rebuilt on the original
forms of'400 after the war, and the Palazzo Trissino Scamozzi,
now the town hall. Then Palazzo da Schio, also
called the Ca 'd'Oro, a splendid construction of the'400, and
the church S. Corona, magnificent Romanesque building,
with works by P. G. Veronese and Bellini. Later, the House Palladio, a
small building with a beautiful facade.
In Piazza Matteotti faces Chiericati
Palace, one of the most prestigious works of Palladio
himself, headquarters of the Civic Museum, with collections
palaeontology, objects d'art and an art gallery.
Also in the square is the entrance to the complex of buildings that
enclose the Teatro Olimpico
with semielliptical wooden staircase and the proscenium full of statues.
Started in 1580 by Palladio few months before his death was completed
in 1584 by his son Silla and the Scamozzi.
The DUOMO, restructured
several times over the centuries has a beautiful facade. Inside is a
work of Domenico Veneziano and the main altar carved by Giovanni da
Church of St. Katherine, retains some important paintings by
artists such as Celestial, Liberi, carp and the Old. ChurchofAracoeli , designed by Guarini, and paintings and
statues of Release of Marimali. Church of St. Stefano, where
there is a tabernacle painted by Tiepolo and the work of Palma Vecchio.
The happy position of the railway station allows the visitor who arrives
in Vicenza to reach in a few moments the old town.