Vicenza and Palladio: a sightseeing tour

The Basilica in Vicenza

A visit to Vicenza begins from Palladio, of course! Visit his last work, the Teatro Olimpico, and the Basilica (so called even if it is not actually a chruch). Palladio arrived in Vicenza in 1520, he began as a boy apprentice and he was helped to grow into a great architect. Recently he has been defined by American Congress the father of American Architecture! One has only to look at the White House...

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