Vicenza administrative centre of the district, is situated in Veneto. It is part of UNESCO World Heritage sites list for its architecture, also created by the architect Andrea Palladio who built many buildings there.
Among the most important buildings of Vicenza, the Basilica Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico is dedicated to the patron saint and is made of two churches, one was built in Gothic style in the XV century and the other one was built in the XVIII century in baroque style.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunciata dates back to the sixteenth century with the dome designed by Palladio. The Palladian Basilica is even more famous, already built in the Middle Ages, but expanded by Palladio in the XVI century with the addition of the lodges to its original Gothic style. The Basilica was nominated national monument in 2014.
In front of the Basilica there’s the Palazzo del Capitano, dating back to the sixteenth century, also attributed to Palladio. There’s the Loggia on the ground floor and the Sala Bernarda on the main floor which includes beautiful frescoes of the sixteenth century.
The latest work of Palladio is the Teatro Olimpico, it was taken from the palace of the Territory with medieval origin. The theater is still in use and houses several statues and beautiful decorations.
Vicenza is bathed by several rivers and is characterized by numerous bridges, including the Pusterla Bridge, an ancient wooden bridge rebuilt in stone in 1231. It was the entrance to the medieval town and is located on the Bacchiglione river.
The Furo Bridge offers one of the most beautiful views of the town. Is situated on the river Retrone with the Palladian Basilica in the background along with the Civic Tower.