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Discover Vicenza and the "Ville Palladiane"

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When you visit Vicenza you have to take advantage of every detail and experience it. You can appreciate from the first moment, the alleys where you will undoubtedly admire the architecture and the special mix it has with the urban structure such as palaces, monuments, churches and villas.

The history of this wonderful city is linked to the famous architect Andrea di Pietro della Gondola, known as Palladio.

In the 16th century, the famous architect made his fame known worldwide thanks to the artistic heritage such as the Palladian Basilica, the Chiericati Palace and the Olympic Theater that are the maximum expression of him as an artist.


The Palladian Villas

The Palladian Villas are a group of Venetian villas found in the province of Vicenza. All were built in the middle of the 16th century by the famous architect Palladio for the most important families of the Republic of Venice. These incredible villas are distinguished from the rest of the villas because they were not only intended for entertainment but also for production, thanks to the large fields around them, different types of food could be grown and they had vineyards.

These villas had lateral wings that were destined to be the work environment and to divide the area of ​​the owners with that of the workers. The architect Andrea Palladio wrote a lot about these villas in the 1570 treatise, thanks to that, the villas became an object of study for architects worldwide.

Even today, many original buildings of the time are preserved in the city of Vicenza. Surely many works by the famous architect Andrea Palladio, if you are in Venice or the Veneto region, don't miss a Venice Tours or a Day trip from Venice and get to know the charms of this city.



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