Vicenza: City of Palladio
Art historian Francesca Marini will guide us on this walking tour of the charming town of Vicenza, birth place of the famed Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Though Palladio’s works are spread all over the Veneto region, he planned his most outstanding buildings for Vicenza and its surroundings. We begin our tour at the famous Piazza dei Signori (Square of the Lords) and the imposing basilica Palladiana. We then move to Contra’ Porti, where the most important Palladian houses are located, including the Palladio Museum. We finish in the eastern part of the city center where we see the exteriors of the medieval church of Santa Corona, the façade of Palazzo Chiericati and theTeatro Olimpico.