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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to embark on a journey through the enchanting city of Vicenza: – Vicenza is a beautiful city in northeastern Italy, in the Veneto region. It is famous for its rich history, culture, and architecture, especially the works of Andrea Palladio, one of the most influential architects of all time. Vicenza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994 and has many attractions to offer to visitors. Here are some of the highlights of Vicenza: – The Basilica Palladiana, a stunning Renaissance building that dominates the Piazza dei Signori, the main square of the city. The Basilica was originally a medieval town hall that Palladio transformed with a new facade and a loggia. The Basilica hosts exhibitions and events and offers a panoramic view of the city from its rooftop terrace. – The Teatro Olimpico, the first indoor theatre in the world, designed by Palladio in the 16th century. The theatre is a masterpiece of architecture and scenography, with a complex perspective stage set that depicts the streets of Thebes. The theatre still hosts performances and concerts and is part of the Palladian Villas of the Veneto. – The Villa Capra La Rotonda, one of the most famous and copied buildings in the world. The villa is a perfect example of Palladio’s symmetrical and harmonious style, with a central dome and four identical facades. The villa is surrounded by a beautiful garden and a scenic landscape and is open to the public. – The Palazzo Chiericati, a splendid Renaissance palace that houses the Civic Museum of Vicenza. The museum displays a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, and archaeological artifacts, from the medieval to the modern era. The museum also features works by local artists, such as Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Francesco Maffei. – The Piazza delle Erbe, a lively and colourful square that hosts the daily market of Vicenza. The square is surrounded by historic buildings, such as the Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, the Palazzo del Podestà, and the Torre Bissara, a 12th-century tower that is the symbol of the city. The square is also a popular spot for locals and tourists to enjoy a coffee or a spritz, the typical Venetian drink. Vicenza is not only a city of art and culture, but also a city of gold and jewellery. Vicenza is one of the world’s largest centres of jewellery design and production, with a long tradition of goldsmithing that dates to the Middle Ages. Vicenza’s historic jewelry shops are a treasure trove for anyone looking for that unique piece or a souvenir of their visit. Vicenza is also the birthplace of Luigi da Porto, the original author of Romeo and Juliet, the most famous love story of all times. Da Porto wrote his version of the tragic tale in the early 16th century, based on a local legend and his own personal experience. His story inspired William Shakespeare, who adapted it for his famous play. Vicenza is a hidden gem in the Veneto region, a city that offers a lot to see and do, without the crowds and the hassle of the more popular destinations. Vicenza is a city that deserves to be discovered and appreciated, a city that will surprise and enchant you with its beauty and charm.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Viale Milano to Piazzetta Andrea Palladio
Approximately 2.29 km – 1.42 miles

The walk  starts in Viale Milano – Piazzale Bologna – Campo Marzo – Viale Venezia – Viale Dalmazia – Viale Eretenio – Ponte Furo – Contrà delle Grazie – Contrà Carpagnon – Contrada Oratorio Dè Proti – Stradella dei Tre Scalini – Contrà Giuseppe Garibaldi – Contrà Fontana – Piazza del Duomo – Contrà Vescovado – Piazza del Duomo – Contrà Giuseppe Garibaldi – Via Cesare Battisti – Contrà Pescherie Vecchie – Contrà Muschieria – Piazzetta andrea palladio

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Piazza dei Signori to Corso Andrea Palladio
Approximately 1.48 km – 0.92 miles

The walk starts in Piazza dei Signori – Piazza della Biade – Contrà Daniele Manin – Corso Andrea Palladio – Contrà Santa Corona – Corso Andrea Palladio – Piazza Matteotti – Corso Andrea Palladio