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Vicenza

Palladio’s Vicenza

Palladio's Basilica in Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza

Palladio’s Basilica in Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza

The tower in Piazza dei Signori

The tower in Piazza dei Signori

Vicenza appeals from the moment you step off the train. When you walk out of the station, your first experience is to cross a pleasant green park which separates the station from the historic centre. I arrived in the early evening, and checked into Hotel Campo Marzio (www.campomarzio.com ), just across the park about 5- 10 minutes walk from the station, and about 3 minutes walk from the start of Corso Palladio, the main road which runs through the historic centre. Continue reading

Visiting the Palladio villas around Vicenza

La Rotonda

La Rotonda

It’s good to plan on being in Vicenza on a Saturday or a Wednesday between mid March and the end of November, because then you can visit the interior of both the main Palladio villas on the outskirts of Vicenza- Valmarana and La Rotonda, With careful planning, the villas can be combined with the Basilica of Monte Berico. Continue reading