35 Sights in Vicenza, Italy (with Map and Images)
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1. Teatro OlimpicoBook Ticket*
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.
2. Basilica PalladianaBook Ticket*
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.
3. Villa Valmarana Ai NaniBook Ticket*
Villa Valmarana ai Nani is a villa at the foot of the gates of the city of Vicenza, 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".
4. Villa Capra La Rotonda
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".
5. Chiesa di San Silvestro
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 2012 Earthquake of 2012.
6. Chiesa della Misericordia
The Hospital of Mercy was one of the oldest hospitals in the city of Vicenza and, for some centuries, the main orphanage of the city. Of the buildings, located in the homonymous district in Borgo Pusterla, only the church of Misericordia remains, since 2010 officiated by the Serbian Orthodox parish of San Luca, while those used as an orphanage have been completely demolished or renovated for civilian use.
7. Museo diocesano
The Diocesan Museum of Vicenza preserves the most precious and significant works and documents the historical, artistic and cultural path of the Church of Vicenza. The museum is housed in the Bishop's 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 nineteenth century and the second post-war period.
8. Chiesa di San Pietro
The church and monastery of San Pietro, which gave its name to the homonymous village in the city of Vicenza, until 1810 constituted the main and management seat of the abbey of San Pietro, the oldest and most powerful Benedictine female settlement in the Vicenza area. The church has become the parish seat, while the former monastery is used as an institution of assistance for the elderly.
9. Teatro Comunale
Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza is a modern theatre structure consisting of a main hall, the “Sala Maggiore”, with 910 seats and a second one with 380 seats, and the so-called “Ridotto”. The structure was planned by the architect Gino Valle and inaugurated in December 2007. It is located in Vicenza, Italy, a city included in the World Heritage List UNESCO, not far away to Venice.
10. Chiesa di San Vincenzo
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.
11. Chiesa di San Rocco
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 adjoining convent that first housed the Canons Regular of San Giorgio in Alga, then the seventeenth century the Carmelite "teresine", then from the early nineteenth century a orphanage.
12. Chiesa di Santa Croce in San Giacomo Martire - Carmini
The church of Santa Croce in San Giacomo Maggiore called dei Carmini is a religious building in Vicenza, located in Piazza dei Carmini at the end of Corso Fogazzaro. Attached to it was the Carmelite convent, hence the nickname by which it is still known. Renovated in the sixties of the nineteenth century in neo-Gothic style, it is the parish seat.
Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Croce in San Giacomo Maggiore (IT)
13. Chiesa di Santa Maria Nova
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.
14. Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza
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.
Wikipedia: Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza (Vicenza) (IT)
15. Chiesa di San Lorenzo
The church of San Lorenzo is a place of Catholic worship in Vicenza, built at the end of the thirteenth century in Gothic style, in its Lombard-Po Valley version of the thirteenth century. It is located in the central Piazza San Lorenzo, along Corso Fogazzaro, and was officiated by the Conventual Franciscans until 2017.
16. Chiesa di San Giuliano
The church of San Giuliano is a religious building in Vicenza, Italy. Built on previous buildings in the last years of the seventeenth century, it is located in Corso Padova, 57. Nearby - and in communication with it - is the Salvi Institute, which occupies the buildings of the convent once annexed to the church.
17. Chiesa di San Marco in San Girolamo
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.
18. Loggia Valmarana
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.
19. Palazzo del Capitaniato
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.
20. Chiesa di Santa Corona
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.
21. Villa Trissino
The Villa Trissino is a patrician villa, which belonged to Gian Giorgio Trissino, located at Cricoli, just outside the center of Vicenza, in northern Italy. It was mainly built in the 16th century and is associated by tradition with the architect Andrea Palladio.
22. Chiesa Santi Felice e Fortunato
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.
23. Chiesa di Santa Caterina in Porto
The church of Santa Caterina in Porto, also known as Santa Caterinella, is a religious building in Vicenza, located in Borgo Berga just beyond the civic number 158, rebuilt in Renaissance style in 1677 on the site where there was a previous church of 1423.
24. Chiesa dei Santi Bernardino e Chiara
The Church of San Bernardino and Chiara, commonly known as the Church of Santa Chiara, is a religious building in Vicenza, Italy, located in Santa Chiara, Contra. Currently, it is an affiliate of the Palazzolo delle suore delle Poverelle Institute.
25. Gallerie di palazzo Leoni Montanari
The Palazzo Leoni Montanari is a late Baroque palace located in Contra’ San Corona number 25 in central Vicenza in the Veneto region of Italy. It now houses exhibition rooms, meeting places, and art collections owned by the bank Intesa Sanpaolo.
26. Museo del Gioiello
The Jewellery Museum of Vicenza is a civic museum of art and design based in Vicenza, Italy. Located in the Palladian Basilica, it is a jewelry design museum that preserves the works of jewelry artists such as James Rivière and Giò Pomodoro.
27. Oratorio delle Zitelle
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.
28. Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena
The church of Santa Maria Maddalena, also known as the Maddalene Vecchie, is a fifteenth-century late Gothic religious building located on the edge of the city of Vicenza, on the slopes of Mount Crocetta in the hamlet of Maddalene.
29. Casa Cogollo
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".
30. Casa Pigafetta
Casa Pigafetta, located in Via Pigafetta in Vicenza, is a building completed in 1481, as meticulously recalled by the classical inscription engraved above the window to the right of the ground floor: MCCCCLXXXI / KL AUGUST.
31. Museo Naturalistico Archeologico
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.
32. Chiesa di Santo Stefano
The church of Santo Stefano is a religious building in Vicenza, Italy, built in Baroque style between the late seventeenth and the first half of the eighteenth century on the site of one of the oldest chapels in the city.
33. Villa Ghislanzoni
Villa Chiericati Ghislanzoni del Barco Curti is a Venetian villa, located on the outskirts of the city of Vicenza in Bertesina, built in 1764 on a design by an unknown architect, perhaps by Antonio Gaidon from Bassano.
34. Chiesa di San Filippo Neri
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.
35. Oratorio dei Boccalotti
The Oratory of the Boccalotti is an oratory, located in Vicenza in Piazzetta San Pietro, built in the early fifteenth century, at that time annexed to the hospital of Santa Maria e dei santi Pietro e Paolo.
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