Vicenza and Palladio's works: UNESCO HERITAGE
Perfection is a concept that may seem abstract, but it is fully expressed in some ancient Roman and Greek works. Works that have influenced Andrea Palladio, one of the most important architects of all times, known in Italy and throughout the world for its villas built in the Veneto region. We have already written about Palladio in articles about the Basilica Palladiana, the Villa Cordellina in Montecchio Maggiore and Palladio's museum. Today we would like to focus on his city, not the one where he was born, but the one where he left his greatest legacy. We are talking about Vicenza, a city that was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list, for its examples of Palladian architecture.
Why? Because in Vicenza there are 23 Palladian monuments and 3 villas located outside the ancient city walls. The list includes a variety of buildings and structures, from the Arco delle Scalette in Casa Cogollo, to the Loggia del Capitanato in the Palazzo Chiericati, from the Ponte degli Alpini, to the Chiesa delle Zitelle.... a special mention goes to the splendid Basilica Palladiana that has become the symbol of the entire city. The Basilica is a masterpiece of architecture whose construction took almost a century and whose restoration was recently completed (2012). Palladio's works inspired many artists and architects from all over the world, including James Hoban who designed the White House.
Visiting Palladio and the historical center of Vicenza
To date Vicenza has become a destination for tours designed for those who want to approach the world of Palladio and its works. Visitpalladio is a reference site for those who want to learn about tours, news, and events that focus on this Renaissance master. It is a unique opportunity to experience one of the greatest Italian geniuses of all times. Take advantage of our expertise and call us or email us. We can create a customized tour of Palladio's villas, or of Vicenza for you and your family. Choose Mydas Travel!