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Truly a nice city. Very walkable, and great scale. Palladio’s Basilica provides wonderful detail shots.

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One of the charms of Vicenza is the multiple courtyards visible from the street. Many are grand and impressive, but there are some small, cozy ones as well

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The city has abundant colonnades. Most aren’t as grand as Bologna’s, but they are a nice scale and provide shelter from the elements. The capitals are up close.

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Just north of our apartment, across one of Vicenza two rivers is Parco Querini. Beautiful and we’ll used.

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One last view of the city – a building whose colors caught my fancy.

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Palladio

La Rotonda is considered by most to be Palladio’s best building. It sits a few miles south of Vicenza, built as the home for Paolo Americo. It is a “villa-temple”, one of many Palladian UNESCO World Heritage sites in the areas. The interior was not open and the interior is a large part of the renown of the villa. Still, a nice place.

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It is just so incredible how different cities can be. And the newness and surprises of a new place delight. Palladio was from here. In fact his first workshop was in the building in which we are staying. There are some twenty buildings that he did, and his influence, as well of that of Venice, the dominant power of his time, is felt everywhere. Wonderful!

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The “Basilica”, so called by Palladio though not a church. He did the white skin which sits over a brick medieval building that was falling down at the time.

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Statues everywhere.

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Three Venetian lion.

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