Palazzo Nuovo


The white, porticoed Palazzo Nuovo defines the northern side of Piazza Vecchia. Designed in 1611 by a brilliant architectural mind from Vicenza, Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548–1616), it was not actually completed until 1928. Long the seat of the town hall, it's been a library since 1873.

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2. Torre del Campanone

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4. Palazzo della Ragione

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5. Torre di Gombito

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6. Museo e Tesoro Della Cattedrale

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8. Baptistry

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