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Basilica Palladiana

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The Palladian Basilica is a public building facing onto the Piazza dei Signori. Its name is linked to Andrea Palladio, who redesigned it, adding the famous loggias with serliana openings in white marble to the existing Gothic building. The building...more
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Piazza Dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 222850
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Being on top of the basilica is a spectacular view of Piazza Dei Signori and the surrounding area. If you are lucky enough to go now, they have a very elegant bar at the top of it, serving wine, cocktails and small snacks. A must...More

4  Thank John S
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Of course, the architecture was magnificent. We paid 3E to gain entrance and walk around the balcony which wraps all the way around. A bar is on the rooftop but we got there 5 minutes before it closed. It would have been very helpful if...More

4  Thank Kathy0619
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We loved seeing this, one of the Palladio's most famous buildings. The jewelry museum inside was beautiful. There are many cafes around the building too where you can sit and examine the building.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

My recommend visit, evening before sunset, less hot more calm and very beautiful sunset with panoramic view of the Vicenza city, Sitting in the sky bar with many choices of drinks and cocktails. Guaranteed best evening ever!! The ticket entrance local of Vicenza €2, out...More

1  Thank Blossom S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Once at Vicenza one cannot miss visiting this attraction as it reveals the authentic arcade solutions by Palladio

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I was in Vicenza recently during the annual jazz festival. The evening concert on the mezzanine of the Basilica was wonderful.

Thank VicenzaMarco
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

It's not free but not expensive, the bar upstair opens until night (10 pm if not mistaken) so if the museums closed we can go here last. We don't need to sit at the bar to enjoy the view because the bar was only a...More

Thank Chickeatout
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Impressive building that deserves a visit, especially if you are into architecture. Shame that it looked a bit empty the afternoon I went, it seemed as they were setting up all the things for any exhibition or cultural event. Nevertheless, both the building and the...More

Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We didn't want to pay for the exhibition going on at the time, not knowing that in order to enter the inside of the basilica, one has to pay for the exhibition. So basically we said we only wanted to pay to see the basilica,...More

Thank Louise K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We weren't sure what to expect when we decided to enter the Basilica (despite the tariff.) But it was well worth it to us. We were there at a time when the cafe was not open but we were able to walk around the cafe...More

1  Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Basilica Palladiana is the highlight of the Itinerario Palladiano which is well marked and has good signage in two languages at some buildings. You can get a map of it at the tourist office near the Olympic Theater which they sell for 1 euro or...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

How this place is not more famous in Italy is beyond me. The tall tower and the lovely white palace front two squares in the center of the old city. It is virtually devoid of tourists.

1  Thank stonewithnomoss
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