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Pictures of Vicenza

If you're planning a trip to the Veneto then do try and make time for a few days in and around Vicenza. The city is beautiful and even in July there are hardly any tourists about...very different from Venice.

There is so much to see, however I often find the greatest pleasure is to be had sitting at a caffe, in one of the piazzas, and watching local people go about their business.

In fact sitting in a piazza is on the Italian bucket list (view list here) so this is a good place to cross off number eight on that list.  Plus in Vicenza the people are really friendly and you'll often end up spending hours lost in chatter with all sorts of interesting people.

Try to stay over too; our family home is a 45 minute drive north of Vicenza but I'll often spend a few nights during the summer.

I always believe that you never "know" a town until you've spend 24 hours there and a summer evening spent in the old town of Vicenza is a wonderful experience.

Our guide to Vicenza has more on the city however, if you plan to stay over, then I'd suggest you try the G Boutique.

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Ciao

Maria

Piazza dei Signori, VicenzaPiazza dei Signori, Vicenza

Piazza dei Signori was considered by the great architect Pallidio to be one of the greatest piazzas in Italy.



Giardino Salvi
Giardino Salvi
Giardini Salvi in Vicenza
Park in Vicenza Italy

The three photos above were taken in Giardino Salvi. You wander up the busy main road from the station and at the end of the road there is this park.  A few steps inside and you're in another world entirely.



Basilica of VicenzaBasilica di Vicenza
Basilica PalladianaTorre dei Bissari
Palladian Building VicenzaTorre dei Bissari

In Piazza dei Signori you'll find the 12th century Torre dei Bissari (Bissari Tower) and  the 15th century Basilica Palladiana, designed by Andrea Palladio, one of the world's all time greatest architect. I love this piazza and the building surrounding it. The amazing thing is how different it can seem, the colors and hues change completely depending on the time of day, the weather and the seasons.



Piazze di Vicenza
Piazzetta Andrea Palladio Vicenza

Piazzetta Andrea Palladio.



street in Vicenza Italy

One of the roads leading to Piazza dei Signori. These roads in the old town are mostly pedestrian only and are great places to sit and sip a cappuccino while life passes you by.

There are some really great shopping streets around here with too with Corso Andrea Palladio being one of the best, although expensive. If bargains are more you're thing then head to the Thursday market in Piazza dei Signori - you'll find an amazing selection of products from delicious treats through to Dolce and Gabbana.



Shopping Arcade Vicenza

A shopping arcade in the old town near Corso Palladio.



Streets in Vicenza
Teatro Olimpico Vicenza

The two photos above show the Teatro Olimpico which was Palladio's last work - he passed away while it was being built.  You can wander the gardens outside for free but to really appreciate the inside try to attend one of the unforgettable summer concerts. The concerts are reason enough to spend a night in Vicenza and the G Boutique,  which I mentioned earlier, is only a five minute walk from here



Casa Cogollo Vicenza

The entrance to Casa Cogollo, one of Palladio's smaller works, yet still lovely.





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