What to do

#1 GET TO KNOW PALLADIO - The genius of Andrea Palladio is one of the main reasons to visit Vicenza. The historic centre is an extraordinary succession of streets and squares surrounded by beautiful Renaissance buildings designed by the famous architect and his successors. His style and his unmistakable imprint always return as a leitmotif, and have made the whole city a monument. Be always camera-ready.


#2 GO TO THE THEATRE - The last of the Palladian pearls was the Teatro Olimpico, which was completed three years after his death in 1583. It is the world's oldest covered theatre and can be visited all year round. In April and May, it is possible to listen to jazz and classical music concerts, while in September and October, the program includes a cycle of classical performances.


#3 BEST VIEW OF VICENZA - Going up to the top floor of the Palladian Basilica, you enter the wonderful upper terrace, which surrounds all four sides of the Basilica. A unique opportunity to embrace all of Vicenza in a single glance and admire its extraordinary beauty and artistic value up close.


#4 MIDDAY SNACKS - Few tables and super fast service: this is Renzo's winning recipe where you can taste the best canapes and sandwiches in the city. A peculiarity: the mayonnaise is added in the last moment to make it right.

#5 LIVE JAZZ DINNER - Furnished with a retro and refined taste, the Bar Borsa is located under the loggias of the Palladian Basilica and is both a restaurant and a bar where jazz concerts are also organised. The evocative atmosphere and unique location make this place an address not to miss.


#6 A GAME OF CHESS? -  Considered "The most beautiful walled city in Northern Italy", Marostica is famous all over the world also for being known as The City of Chess as, in the main square shaped like a chessboard, a game of chess with living characters takes place every two years, during even years and the second weekend of September. Only 10km from Vicenza.


#7 WATCH A GAME OF CHESS - It is probably the most famous chess game in Italy, even though hardly anyone knows who wins it. Perhaps because the fun is to watch the locals dress in faithful Renaissance costumes and play a game of chess that, in the 15th century, resolved a battle that risked degenerating into war. In memory of this event, the Living Chess Game is played every two years in September in the square-sized chessboard of the magnificent Piazza Castello.

Where to Stay

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Twin-centre Holidays

Multi-City Break by Rail including Vicenza


Padua, Venice and Lake Garda are all combinable with Vicenza with only a short train ride. Choose how many you wish to include, and let us take care of the arrangements.

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