What to do and see in Province of Vicenza, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

February 13, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Province of Vicenza in Italy, from Europe region, is best know for Art Galleries. Discover best things to do in Province of Vicenza with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Province of Vicenza

1. Fondazione Bisazza

Viale Milano 56, 36075 Montecchio Maggiore, Italy +39 0444 707690
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5 based on 230 reviews

Fondazione Bisazza

The project of the Foundation - a private non-profit organization that is open to the public – arosefrom the attention and sensitivity towards the culture of design and architecture that have alwaysdriven Bisazza. The Bisazza Foundation has a dual vocation: it is intended as an exhibition space to bring together works and installations by contemporary designers and architects who, over the course of the last 20 years, have created original applications for mosaics; it is also proposed as a cultural subject in continuous interaction with other international institutions for the purposes of hosting projects and Exhibitions of design and architecture, not necessarily associated with mosaics.

Reviewed By Sharon_zz - Tel Aviv, Israel

On our way from Venice to Verona, we found this amazing place- on trip advisor. The Foundation is located only 5 minutes' drive from the A4 highway [Venice-Milan], near the city Vicanza. Bisazza is a well-known mosaic company in Italy. They built a 6000 square meters museum-like space, with a beautiful Zen style garden. We visited the permanent collection of mosaic works of art, made by some famous designers. My favorite designer was Jaime Hayon. They are some big and colorful mosaic sculptures. A real Mini Car covered with mosaic was also on display. The way that the inside exhibits blends with the outside garden view, was breathtaking.
There are also some show rooms that promote Bisazza's products. Even the visitor's toilet is not to be missed!!!

2. Libreria Palazzo Roberti

Via Jacopo da Ponte 34 | da settembre a maggio aperto anche di DOMENICA, 36061 Bassano Del Grappa, Italy +39 0424 522537
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5 based on 188 reviews

Libreria Palazzo Roberti

Reviewed By Lussi12

This library is located in the center of Bassano where Napoleon lived in his time. The building is old, tentuta well and full of books for all ages. From the first step inside the library you can see various rooms, each contains books by category, from children to literature, with many language books.

3. Teatro Olimpico

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 11, 36100 Vicenza, Italy +39 0444 964380
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Teatro Olimpico

Andrea Palladio’s last work and masterpiece, the Olympic Theatre was commissioned in February 1580 by the Accademia Olimpica, a society of mixed social classes founded in Vicenza in 1555 for cultural and scientific purposes and to which Palladio himself belonged. Construction began in May 1580, but Palladio died suddenly on 19 August of that year so did not see its completion. After various, complex delays, the theatre was completed five years later and opened on 3 March 1585 with the memorable staging of Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus. The theatre is reached by way of the odeon and anti-odeon, two large rooms designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi and decorated respectively with frescoes by Francesco Maffei portraying divinities and allegorical figures (c. 1637) and a monochrome frieze of considerable documentary interest (c. 1595). This depicts theatrical productions presented by the Accademia before construction of the Olimpic Theatre (Amor costante, Sophonisba) and shows or events held in the new theatre (Oedipus the King, the diplomatic Mission of Japanese envoys). Palladio designed a monumental scenae frons within an enclosed space intended to simulate classical theatres in the open air. It is flanked by two wings or stage doors and a semi-elliptical cavea with thirteen tiers, ending in a columned exedra at the top, partly open and partly with niches in the wall. Statues of the academicians who commissioned the theatre, dressed in classical costume, occupy the niches and plinths of the structure. A series of splendid bas reliefs showing stories of Hercules by Ruggero Bascape occupies the highest row. Wooden perspective scenery of the streets of Thebes runs back from the three openings in the scenea frons. This was designed by Scamozzi for the opening performance of Oedipus Tyrannus and has remained as a permanent feature

Reviewed By KPfeff - Dallas

I visited Vicenza on a day trip from Venice, so I had limited time in the city. After walking down Corso Palladio, one of the first sites I visited was Teatro Olimpico. I didn't buy the pass that covers all of the Vicenza museums, because it doesn't cover the current Van Gogh exhibit or any of the Villas up the hills. I just bought a single ticket to the Teatro, which was 11 Euro. Before you enter the Teatro, you walk through a room which explains the play for the set design. It's really interesting. Then you enter the main portion of the theater, and it is absolutely stunning. There are not words. It's just amazing. Because you are just visiting these few areas, the visit doesn't take that long, but I imagine many people could spend a lot of time just gawking at the theater interior. I was lucky - there weren't many other visitors when I went on a Friday morning in early December; it's a bit surprising given that it was a national holiday on December 8. For architecture and theater lovers, this is a must visit.

4. Poli Distillerie

Via Guglielmo Marconi 46, 36060 Schiavon, Italy +39 0444 665007
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Poli Distillerie

Established in 1898, Poli Distillerie is an artisan-type company owned by the Poli family and located in Schiavon, near Bassano del Grappa, in the heart of Veneto, the most renowned region in Italy for Grappa production.The bulding of the Poli Distillery is considered to be of major historical interest because of its portico structure which is typical of the old Veneto rural dwellings.

Reviewed By rlemon - Winter Park, FL

In Bassano the Poli distillers sponsor a Grappa Museum where you can have a sip of several
different types of grappa.
It was fun to taste the variety and receive an explanation of each by a cordial (pun intended) young woman who works there.
On view are old stills with explanation boards of each stage of the process.
They do have a website: http://www.poligrappa.com/geografia_eng.html

5. Road of 52 Tunnels

Sp46 | Passo Xomo, 36010 Valli del Pasubio, Italy
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4.5 based on 677 reviews

Road of 52 Tunnels

Reviewed By Dale P

This is an amazing part of history. I enjoyed hiking through the 52 tunnels with my friends. This was the first mountain I have ever been up. If you are doing it for the first time make sure you bring water and little snacks and take breaks so your body can adjust to the lack of oxygen.

6. Piazza dei Signori

Piazza dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza, Italy +39 0422 429999
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Piazza dei Signori

Reviewed By John N - Cary, North Carolina

Arcaded Shopping Extraordinaire! One of the most delightful places in a street of delights..The Corso, Vincenza

7. Partita a Scacchi di Marostica a personaggi viventi

Piazza Castello 1, 36063 Marostica, Italy +39 0424 72127
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4.5 based on 188 reviews

Partita a Scacchi di Marostica a personaggi viventi

Reviewed By kimambar - Vicenza, Italy

The live chess match, that happens only every other year, was spectacular. The production was so extravagant that now I understand why it is performed on alternating years. The cast is enormous, the fireworks, costumes, actors, livestock, and script (all in Italian) was wonderful.
I saw it in the nighttime, so the square of fire and fireworks were even more spectacular. I have not ventured out into this village yet, but will do so on a weekend very soon, as it looks so inviting.

8. Sacrario Militare del Leiten

Viale degli Eroi, 36012 Asiago, Italy +39 0424 462084
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4.5 based on 621 reviews

Sacrario Militare del Leiten

Reviewed By Debra J - South Dakota

This is a beautiful monument dedicated to the Italian experience of WWI. Because Asiago was right on the battle line (the town was virtually destroyed) many local men are counted among the dead and missing. The bodies of many Italians and Austrians were moved from the scattered Cemeteries in which they were interred after the war and into this monument. It is nearly overwhelming to see all those names. We visited on a Sunday right before closing time, and happened on the end of a mass being held in the center of the monument; I understand this is a regular event and definitely added to the solemnity of the experience. There is a small but powerful museum in the front of the monument which is free; sadly for us it is almost exclusively in Italian. It describes the timeline of WWI in the area and includes many photographs and relics (eg gear and weapons) For me, the heart of the collection was a letter home written by a young soldier who was killed in action. Neither he nor his letter made it, but we now have that letter to remind us all of the true cost of war.
it is a long but gentle uphill hike to the monument; there is limited free parking at the bottom. The views are gorgeous.

9. Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari

Contra Santa Corona 25, 36100 Vicenza, Italy +39 080 057 8875
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4.5 based on 219 reviews

Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari

Reviewed By designer1947 - Austin, Texas

After several trips to Italy I can honestly say this is one of my top ten Gallerias I have ever seem..it is organized so nicely that you feel very calm and relaxed stroll though the rooms. Looking up at the ceilings you won't believe your eyes. They have mixed the old world with the new. It was breath taking. This is a must see on you visit to Vicenza,Italy.

10. Chiesa di Santa Corona

Contra Santa Corona 2, 36100 Vicenza, Italy +39 0444 222811
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4.5 based on 369 reviews

Chiesa di Santa Corona

The Dominican church was built in 1261 to house the relic of the Holy Thorn donated by Louis IX, king of France, to the bishop of Vicenza, the Blessed Bartolomeo da Breganze. The Gothic interior, with chancel by Lorenzo da Bologna from the second half of the fifteenth century, houses many important paintings and sculptural works. These include Giovanni Bellini’s masterpiece “The Baptism of Christ”, in the Garzadori altar, attributed to Rocco da Vicenza, and the “Adoration of the Magi” by Paolo Veronese. There is also a “Madonna of the Stars”, by Lorenzo Veneziano and Marcello Fogolino, a "Magdalen and Saints" by Bartolomeo Montagna and a “Virgin, Child and Saints” by Giambattista Pittoni. The apse is furnished with a fine wooden choir, carved and inlaid by Pier Antonio dell’Abate. The frescoes by Michelino da Besozzo in the Thiene Chapel are among the earliest decorations, dating from the early fifteenth century and offering a mature example of the International Gothic style.

Reviewed By PJandSJ - Matlock, United Kingdom

In other parts of the world, this church would probably fall into the “very good” category. However, Italy does churches exceptionally well, so – to normalise the distribution – I’ve classed this one as merely “average” for Italy. It’s not particularly worth going out of your way for, but – since it’s easily accessible just off the main street (Corsa Palladio) it easily worth popping in. And it’s included in the Museum Card too, which is an added incentive to visit.
Fine paintings and sculptures in a religious setting ….. not much more that I could usefully add.

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