32 Sights in Vicenza, Italy (with Map and Images)

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1. Teatro Olimpico

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The Teatro Olimpico is a theatre in Vicenza, northern Italy, constructed in 1580–1585. The theatre was the final design by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and was not completed until after his death. The trompe-l'œil onstage scenery, designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi, to give the appearance of long streets receding to a distant horizon, was installed in 1585 for the first performance held in the theatre, and is the oldest surviving stage set still in existence. The full Roman-style scaenae frons back screen across the stage is made from wood and stucco imitating marble. It was the home of the Accademia Olimpica, which was founded there in 1555.

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2. Villa Capra La Rotonda

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Villa La Rotonda is a Renaissance villa just outside Vicenza in northern Italy designed by Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. The villa’s correct name is Villa Almerico Capra Valmarana, but it is also known as "La Rotonda", "Villa Capra", and "Villa Almerico Capra". The name Capra derives from the Capra brothers, who completed the building after it was ceded to them in 1592. Along with other works by Palladio, the building is conserved as part of the World Heritage Site "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto".

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3. Chiesa di San Silvestro

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The monumental complex of San Silvestro in Vicenza is what remains of the Benedictine monastery probably built in the eighth century and now completely renovated, made up of the church with three naves with semicircular apses and the monastic area, used in recent times with a university residence, now abandoned Following the sagging and cracks in numerous areas of the building, as a consequence of the Emilia earthquake in 2012.

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4. Basilica Palladiana

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The Basilica Palladiana is a Renaissance building in the central Piazza dei Signori in Vicenza, north-eastern Italy. The most notable feature of the edifice is the loggia, which shows one of the first examples of what have come to be known as the Palladian window, designed by a young Andrea Palladio, whose work in architecture was to have a significant effect on the field during the Renaissance and later periods.

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5. Chiesa di San Pietro

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La chiesa e il monastero di San Pietro, che hanno dato il nome all'omonimo borgo della città di Vicenza, fino al 1810 costituivano la sede principale e gestionale dell'abbazia di San Pietro, il più antico e potente insediamento femminile benedettino del territorio vicentino. La chiesaßdivenuta sede parrocchiale, mentre l'ex monasteroßadibito a istituto di assistenza per anziani.

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6. Chiesa della Misericordia

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Chiesa della Misericordia Marco Chemello / CC BY-SA 3.0

Misericordia Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Vicenza and has been the main orphanage in Vicenza for centuries. Of the buildings in Borgo Pusterla's namesake district, only Misericordia Church remains, which has been hosted by the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Santa Luka since 2010, while those used as orphanages have been completely demolished or restored for civilian use.

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7. Chiesa di San Vincenzo

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The church of San Vincenzo is a historic Catholic place of cult of Vicenza, whose construction with the subsequent extensions goes from the end of the XIV to the first half of the eighteenth century. The facade proposes on the Piazza dei Signori, in front of the Palladian Basilica, and is inserted in the center of the Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, interrupting its uniform texture.

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8. Museo diocesano

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The Diocesan Museum of Vicenza retains the most precious and significant works and document the historical-artistic and cultural path of the Vicenza Church. The museum is set up in the episcopal palace, built at the end of the twelfth century and expanded over the centuries, but which owes its current appearance to the interventions of the 19th century and the Second World War.

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9. Chiesa dei Santi Bernardino e Chiara

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The Church of the Saints Bernardino and Chiara, commonly known as the church of Santa Chiara, is a religious building in Vicenza, located in Contrà Santa Chiara, built in Renaissance style at the end of the fifteenth century for the homonymous monastery of the Clarisse. It is currently an dependence of the Palazzolo institute of the Sisters of the Poarse.

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10. Chiesa di Santa Croce in San Giacomo Martire - Carmini

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The church of Santa Croce in San Giacomo Maggiore called the Carmini is a religious building in Vicenza, located in Piazza dei Carmini at the end of Corso Fogazzaro. The convent of the Carmelite were annexed, from which the nickname with which it is still known. Renovated in the sixties of the nineteenth century in neo -Gothic style, it is parish seat.

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11. Chiesa di San Rocco

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The church of San Rocco is a Renaissance religious building in Vicenza, located in contra 'Mure San Rocco. It was built at the end of the fifteenth century, together with the attached convent which first hosted the regular canons of San Giorgio in Alga, then 17th century the Carmelite "Teresine", then from the early nineteenth century a Brefotrofio.

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12. Chiesa di Santa Maria Nova

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Santa Maria Nova is a Roman Catholic church in Vicenza attributed to 1578 designs by Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. It is the only complete church design in Vicenza assigned to Palladio, although he did design the Valmarana chapel in Santa Corona, a portal and the cupola of the Cathedral, and the portal of Santa Maria dei Servi.

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13. Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza

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The Museum of the Risorgimento and the Resistance of Vicenza is an exhibition space that stands on the Ambellicopoli hill, at the Villa Guiccioli, shortly after the Sanctuary of Monte Berico, mainly dedicated to the Risorgimento and Italian Resistance. The museum is surrounded by a vast English garden, also open to the public.

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14. Chiesa di San Marco in San Girolamo

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The Church of San Marco in San Girolamo is a baroque parish church in Vicenza, northern Italy, built in the 18th century by the Discalced Carmelites. It houses various artworks by artists of the early 18th century from Veneto. The sacristy preserves its original furniture of the same period.

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15. Chiesa di San Giuliano

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San Giuliano Church is a church in Vicenza, Italy. It was built on buildings dating back to the last years of the 17th century, at 57-year-old Kosopadua. The Salvi Institute, which is nearby and connected to it, occupies the building of the monastery that was once attached to the church.

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16. Loggia Valmarana

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The Loggia Valmarana located inside the Salvi gardens, also called Valmarana Salvi gardens, was probably built in 1591 by a student of Andrea Palladio by the will of Gian Luigi Valmarana himself, who wanted this place become a meeting point between intellectuals and academics.

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17. Palazzo del Capitaniato

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The palazzo del Capitaniato, also known as loggia del Capitanio or loggia Bernarda, is a palazzo in Vicenza, northern Italy, designed by Andrea Palladio in 1565 and built between 1571 and 1572. It is located on the central Piazza dei Signori, facing the Basilica Palladiana.

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18. Chiesa di Santa Corona

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Santa Corona is a Gothic-style, Roman Catholic church located in Vicenza, region of Veneto, Italy. The church contains the Valmarana chapel, whose design is attributed to the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Palladio himself was initially buried in this church.

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19. Villa Valmarana Ai Nani

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Villa Valmarana ai Nani is a villa at the foot of the gates of the city of Vincenza, Veneto, Italy. The main building was completed in 1670. It is noted for its frescos by Giambattista and Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo and stone sculptures of dwarves named "Nani".

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20. Chiesa Santi Felice e Fortunato

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The Hall of Saint Felix and Fortunato, a church in Vicenza, is now the seat of the parish, and its origin can be traced back to the 4th-5th century; Its present Romanesque appearance is largely due to 12th-century reconstructions and 20th-century restoration.

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21. Chiesa di San Lorenzo

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San Lorenzo Church is a Roman Catholic place of worship in Vicenza, Italy. It was built in the late 13th century and adopts Gothic style. It is located in the central square of San Lorenzo, along the Corso Fogazzaro, and was hosted by Franciscans until 2017.

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22. Gallerie di palazzo Leoni Montanari

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Palazzo Leoni Montanari is a baroque building located in Vicenza and dating back to 1678. It houses an important museum in which some masterpieces of the eighteenth -century Venetian painting and a collection of ancient Russian icons are collected.

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23. Chiesa di Santa Caterina in Porto

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The church of Santa Caterina in Porto, also called Santa Caterinella, is a religious building in Vicenza, located in Borgo Berga just beyond n. Civic 158, rebuilt in Renaissance style in 1677 on the place where a previous church of 1423 stood.

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24. Chiesa di Santo Stefano

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The church of Santo Stefano is a religious building in Vicenza, in Italy, built in a Baroque style between the end of the seventeenth and the first half of the eighteenth century on the place where one of the oldest chapels in the city stood.

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25. Oratorio delle Zitelle

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The Zitelle oratory is an oratory built in the mid -seventeenth century for the "Pia Casa di Santa Maria delle Virgini", also called "Hospice of the Zitelle" and located in Vicenza in Contrà Santa Caterina in the Borgo Berga area.

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26. Villa Ghislanzoni

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Villa Chiericati Ghislanzoni del Barco Curti is a Venetian villa, located in the outskirts of the city of Vicenza in Bertesina, erected in 1764 under the design of an unknown architect, perhaps by the Bassanese Antonio Gaidon.

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27. Casa Cogollo

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Casa Cogollo Hans A. Rosbach / CC BY-SA 3.0

Casa Cogollo is a small palazzo in Vicenza built in 1559 and attributed to architect Andrea Palladio. Since 1994 it has formed part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto".

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28. Museo Naturalistico Archeologico

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The Naturalistic Archaeological Museum of Santa Corona in Vicenza, inaugurated in 1991, is located in the convent and cloisters of the former Dominican convent adjacent to the church of Santa Corona, in the historic center.

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29. Oratorio dei Boccalotti

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The Oratory of the Bushers is an oratory, located in Vicenza in Piazzetta San Pietro, built at the beginning of the fifteenth century, at the time attached to the hospital of Santa Maria and dei Santi Pietro and Paolo.

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30. Chiesa di San Filippo Neri

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San Filippo Neri, also called the Chiesa dei Filippini or San Marcello in San Filippo Neri, is a Neoclassical-style, Roman Catholic church located on Corso Palladio #35 in the city of Vicenza, region of Veneto, Italy.

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31. Casa Antonio Pigafetta

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Casa Pigafetta, located in via Pigafetta in Vicenza, is a building concluded in 1481, as the classic writing engraved above the window on the right of the ground floor is punctually recalls: McCCCLXXXI / KL August.

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32. Museo del Gioiello

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Vicenza Jewelry Museum is an art and design museum in Vicenza, Italy. Located inside the Paradia Cathedral, it is a jewelry design museum with works by jewellery artists such as James Riviere and Ji Pomodoro.

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