Vicenza: Private Walking Tour with Teatro Olimpico
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 2.5 hours
Enjoy a private tour and explore a lesser-known jewel of the Veneto region, the beautiful city of Vicenza. With a dedicated guide, enter the unique Olympic Theater, the first enclosed theater in the world. Constructed by architect Andrea Palladio between 1580 and 1585, it boasts interiors made of wood, stucco and plaster, and is now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Next, walk through the Vicenza historic center to see its most important sites, such as Chiericati Palace, the "Ca’ d’Oro," Piazzetta Santo Stefano, Sesso-Zen-Fontana Palace, Negri-De Salvi Palace, Thiene Palace, Contra’ Porti, Porto-Festa, Porto-Colleoni, and the Porto-Breganze e Barbaran-Porto Palaces. Visit the beautiful Piazza dei Signori to marvel at the great Basilica Palladiana, one of Andrea Palladio’s masterpieces. Since 1994, this basilica, together with other Palladian buildings in and around Vice...
Your experience begins at the Venice Santa Lucia Train Station. To begin your tour, you will travel from Venice to Vicenza for 1 hour with a fast train ticket. Once there, you will enjoy one of the best Italian cities throughout a 3-hour tour with a local guide. You can discover the historic centre of city, seeing and discovering the history of the city's most prominent landmarks. You will encounter Piazza dei Signori, Basilica Palladiana, Palazzo Chiericati, Loggia Valmarana, the Roman Ruins and the neoclassic park, among other attractions. At the conclusion of your tour your guide will take you back to the train station from where you will return to Venice.
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Daniela's comments on Palladio's life and work were very illuminating and interesting. Their statements about the country and its people were also very good.