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teatro olimpico vicenza
Teatro olimpico
The Olympic Theatre was designed by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio in 1580 and it is widely considered the first permanent covered theatre of the Modern Age.
It was built inside the existing medieval territorial castle and commissioned by the Accademia Olimpica, which was looking for a suitable place for dramatic presentations. The construction began in 1580, while the inauguration took place on 3rd March 1585, after Scamozzi realised the famous scenes. These wooden and stucco structures are the sole of that kind that have survived so well conserved until today.
The Theatre still hosts presentations and concerts and together with Vicenza itself has been included in the Unesco World Heritage Site since 1994.
Fonte: Wikipedia
Basilica Palladiana vicenza
Basilica Palladiana
The Basilica Palladiana is a Renaissance building overlooking piazza dei Signori, the town’s main square. As its name recalls, it was designed by Andrea Palladio in the 16th century in order to reconstruct the collapsed structure of the former Palazzo della Ragione .
First seat of the local government and house of numerous shops, today the Basilica has three independent spaces (among which the stunning large hall) that host architecture and art exhibitions.
Fonte: Wikipedia
Villa Capra, la Rotonda vicenza
La Rotonda
Villa Capra -also known as the Rotonda- is a completely symmetrical square Venetian Villa. Andrea Palladio started to build it in Vicenza’s outskirts in 1566 and the result is probably his most impressive and most famous villa.
The name Capra comes from the two Capra brothers who completed the building after buying it in 1591.
I colli Berici
Sport and leisure
The Colli Berici offer a great variety of cycling for those who like to explore them either off-road or along easier lanes. With Vicenza as a starting point, there are also some challenging trails that go up the steep sides of the hills.
Climbing enthusiasts can enjoy themselves in Lumignano, where an extensive range of rock faces are suitable for beginners and advance climbers gathering here from Italy and abroad. The chalky rock, shaped in canes and holes, is very compact and rugged making it a fun-packed climb all year around.