Vicenza is a city of art situated in the heart of the Veneto region of Italy. It 's known as the city of Palladio who carried out many works of art. It is sought a cultural tourist destination for both Italians and people from all over the world.
Due to its great artistic heritage for the many architectural contributions of Andrea Palladio, the city has been inserted, in 1994, in the World Heritage of UNESCO, where are also present the Palladian Villas of the Veneto Italy (since 1996).
Became part of the Venetian Serenissima Republic in 1414, giving their keys in Venice, with which stay until 1797. In these four centuries, centuries of peace and prosperity, the arts reached lofty levels and the economy prospered
The sixteenth was the century of the great architect of the late Renaissance Andrea Palladio. Young came in from his native Padua to Vicenza. He was able to study due to the patron Gian Giorgio Trissino of Vicenza.
Palladio was revealed as one of the most influential personalities in the history of Western architecture. The many noble families in Vicenza (the Porto, the Valmarana, the Thiene, the Trissino to name a few) commissioned Palladio's numerous palaces in the city, as well as many villas that completely redesigned the scenery of Vicenza. Among the major works the Palladian Basilica in the central Piazza dei Signori, the Teatro Olimpico, Chiericati Palace and Villa Capra, known as the Rotunda located just outside the town. The Palladian tradition, was continued by Vincenzo Scamozzi and other architects until the eighteenth century