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Do not miss the chance to visit Vicenza for the upcoming Easter&spring holidays!
Vicenza is globally known as the "City of Palladio", since the famous architect built 23 palazzos right in the historic centre and 16 villas in the province, which are all inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
We recommend taking a walk through the streets of the city centre to admire the Palladian architecture, especially along Corso Palladio and Contra' Porti, to see the Palladian Basilica in Piazza dei Signori and to visit the Olympic Theatre, the oldest indoor theatre in the world. Said theatre is open to tourists from Tuesday to Sunday, from 09 to 17 (last entrance at 16.30 - www.teatrolimpicovicenza.it ): there is also the chance to see a brief show of music and lights at specific times of the day (9.30, 10.30, 11.30 e 14.30, 15.30, 16.30).
Per la visita del Teatro Olimpico è possibile acquistare le convenienti card cumulative da € 15 o € 20 che permettono di visitare numerosi altri siti del centro storico come il Museo Civico di Palazzo Chiericati, Palazzo Thiene, il Museo Del Gioiello, il Museo Naturalistico-Archeologico, le Gallerie d'Italia- Palazzo Leoni Montanari, il Palladio Museum, la Chiesa di S. Corona doveed il Museo Diocesano (chiuso a Pasqua e Pasquetta).
If you wish to visit other museusm together with the Olympic Theatre, it is possible tpo buy some cumulative cards: the Vicenza Card (20 €) allows the entrance to all eleven museums (Teatro Olimpico, Civic Art Gallery of Palazzo Chiericati, Natural History and Archaeological Museum, Risorgimento and Resistance Museum, Santa Corona Church, Diocesan Museum, Palladio Museum, Gallerie d'Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Basilica Palladiana (exhibitions excluded), Jewellery Museum and the Galleries of Palazzo Thiene) whereas the 4 Museums Card (15 €) allows tourists to choose for museums out of the ones available.
The Palladian Basilica is hosting an art exhibition inside the main hall under the green dome till 8th May 2022: La Fabbrica del Rinascimento
Do not miss the chance to visit the newly restored Palazzo Thiene: this Palladian building has been closed for years but it has become a full-fledged civic museum at the beginning of 2022, open from Thursday to Sunday (it is open on Easter Monday too!). Tourists will be able to visit the halls on the ground floor and on the first floor, together with an Antonibon ceramic exhibition. In the attic there is a collection of prints by Remondini and sculptures by Arturo Martini.
The Jewellery Museum, located under the loggias of the Basilica, is one of a kind in Europe and one of the few in the whole world dedicated to jewels and goldsmithry. There are nine rooms, each one with a different subject, that will help you discover this unique sector: symbol, magic, functionality, beauty, art, fashion, design, icons, future.
Do you feel like walking around surrounded by nature? The historic park close to the city centre, Parco Querini, is quite close to the city centre and its non-traffic zone. For those who wish to go uphill, the Sanctuary of Monte Berico, dedicated to the Virgin Mary is open every day from 06.00 to 12.30 and from 14.30 to 19.00. The entrance is free of charge. The small square in front of the sanctuary offers the perfect panoramic view on the city, the Small Dolomites and the Asiago Plateau. Discover the easiest itinerary to reach it on foot here!
Tourists will find a pleasant surprise while walking along the streets of the city centre!
There are several sculptures by Lorenzo Quinn and Andrea Roggi installed in different places and squares.
The sculpture "Give" has been put in Piazza Matteotti, right in front of the Civic Museum of Palazzo Chiericati: the hand of a woman and the hand of a man are joined together to convey the value of giving, a message of peace, hope and faith in humanity, represented by the olive tree in the middle.
The exhibition "Terra Mater - Earth and Heaven" wants to represent the itinerary towards the aesthetic and intellectual contemplation that has inspired the view of Andrea Roggi: the relationship between nature and his own cultural roots, between human and time. There are about six sculptures showcased in Piazza dei Signori, Basilica Palladiana, Loggia del Capitaniato, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazzale Alcide de Gasperi e Piazza San Lorenzo.