Vicenza and Palladio

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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Vicenza is the city of one of the most famous architects in Italian history, Andrea Palladio, and during the tour we can visit many of his marvellous creations: palazzos, monuments and the Teatro Olimpico, built in the late 16th century, the oldest covered theatre in the world based on a study of ancient Roman theatres.You'll be amazed by the number of elegant streets, cafés and romantic corners you can find in Vicenza. Together with the Palladian villas, Vicenza is a Unesco World Heritage site.
This tour offers a perfect overview of the city center with its elegant Palladian homes: the palazzo Chiericati welcomes the visitors with its white facade insipired from the classicism, the refined small streets with their aristocratic magnificent palazzi dated from the Renaissance, and finally the main square framed by the majestic Basilica by Palladio that has been the town hall and the centre of the political local power for many centuries.From its loggias it's possible to have a stunning overview of the city center and its typical red roofs.We can end our tour at the theatre Olimpico, one of Vicenza's artistic wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This theatre is the absolute climax of the creativity of the architect Palladio, openly inspired by the Roman theatres. The trompe-l'œil onstage scenery gives the appearance of long streets receding to a distant horizon, a marvellous exemple of geometric perspective.On demand we can visit the Church of Santa Corona, hosting masterpieces of Bellini.

What’s included

  • A professional tour guide for the whole duration of the tour
  • Maps and useful information for organizing your stay

What’s not included

  • Entrance tickets to buy on spot