Experience Vicenza’s past and present on this half-day guided walking tour through the city’s main district. Explore historic sites such as the Basilica Palladiana and the Palazzo della Ragione in Piazza dei Signori, both of which were originally Medieval and were restructured by the master in his characteristic style; as well as other masterpieces such as the unrivaled wooden Teatro Olimpico and the Palazzo Valmarana – which contains one of the other frescoes by Tiepolo – Palazzo Thiene.
Stroll along the iconic villa La Rotonda – which is unquestionably the jewel in the crown of Vicenza’s Palladian treasures – and follow la Loggia del Capitanio to the Palazzo Barbaran da Porto. Famous for its trade in precious metals, Vicenza is also dubbed as the ‘City of gold’. It’s a beautiful town to visit, with a wonderful, compact town center and lovely villas and viewpoints in the hills just a short walk away.
This is a must-tour if you love architecture and history. Vicenza is the home to famous Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. The city itself boasts many of his best works. This Vicenza Free Walking Tour is definitely a good choice to explore one of the most beautiful places to visit in Northern Italy.
✓ Local Guide
✘ Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point: Piazza dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
Return Details: Piazza dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
Take a walk back in time as you explore the many layers of history found in Vicenza, covering everything from its Medieval period to its architectural 16th century and the present period of rebirth. Architecture fans and those interested in the remarkable renaissance of Vicenza’s architectural center will enjoy this insightful, half-day trip past the city’s key monuments. Start your day at Piazza dei Signori where you’ll meet your guide. Listen to an introductory overview of the strange, winding history of Vicenza, covering the city’s founding, and continuing with stories about the Renaissance period and modern era as the tour moves forward.
This experience requires good weather. If the tour is canceled because of poor weather, you’ll be offered or you can also choose a different date.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If the tour is canceled because the minimum numbers of participants aren’t met, you’ll be offered or you can also choose a different date.