Our B & B is the ideal starting point to visit both Vicenza and its province. A few minutes drive towards Vicenza, we find two of the most important villas in the area, the Palladian villa Almerico Capra called la Rotonda:
Considered the absolute masterpiece of Palladio, it has become over the years a reference model for the design of many buildings all over the world. Continuing towards Vicenza, we find another characteristic villa, it is Villa Valmarana ai nani, owned by the homonymous noble family, which houses precious frescoes by Giambattista Tiepolo.
Tips for visiting the city
The best way to visit Vicenza is certainly on foot, so the advice is to leave the car in one of the many parking lots, some free and others for a fee, just outside the city center.
Here I would find the map of the parking lots with the location, any costs and the current number of free seats.
If you have the possibility of stopping at least a couple of days, I suggest you do the museums card (Vicenza card) that at only 15 euros allows you to visit all the most important places in the city, saving a lot compared to single entries, including:
- The Olympic theater
- Palazzo Chiericati
- Church of St. Corona
- Diocesan Museum
- Natural History Museum
- Museum of the Risorgimento and the Resistance
- Galleries of Italy – Palazzo Leoni Montanari
For information visit the Tourist Information Office in Piazza Matteotti 12, right next to the Olympic Theater.
If you want a map of Vicenza click here, to download a useful guide with all the addresses, opening hours and prices of the monuments click here. Both are PDF files that you can view on your smartphone and always have with you.
If you don’t have enough time, you should go to this wonderful place, the fantastic Olympic Theater whose structure simulates the Greek classics in the open air and has on its scene the streets of Thebes:
The Palladian basilica with its charming lodges, allows you to enjoy the view of Piazza dei Signori, the main one of Vicenza:
The Dominican church of Santa Corona which houses numerous important paintings and sculptures, including the Adoration of the Magi “by Paolo Veronese:
and of course the Palladio museum located inside Palazzo Chiericati, and where it will be possible to see a large number of reproductions of Palladio’s buildings in a small scale: