A Stroll in Vicenza on a Rainy Day

Vicenza, as I already said, is a beautiful town. For the art lover there is really a lot to see. Palladio has been a generous artist to his town (he was from Padova, actually, but Vicenza became his town eventually). He was the most important architect of the Venetian Republic, in whose territory he designed […]

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Palladio’s “Unhappy” Villa

Andrea Palladio is the greatest Venetian architect and one of the greatest artists of the sixteenth century. Palladio’s Villas are elegant and solemn and at the same time airy and light. He succeeded in creating a balance between monumental forms and simplicity. All of Palladio’s Villas are all located in the territory of the Republic […]

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A Walking Tour in Vicenza

A TALE OF TWO VILLAS Vicenza has one of the most famous villas by Andrea Palladio; “Villa Almerico Capra also called La Rotonda.” Nearby there is another celebrated Villa; “Villa Valmarana ai Nani.” By car, it is rather complicated to get to see them closely. Walking instead, can be quite an enjoyable experience and not […]

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Asparagus and its Relatives

Green, White, or Wild they are all good for risotto! GREEN ASPARAGUS Green asparagus is eaten worldwide, though the availability of imports throughout the year has made it less of a delicacy than it once was. In Europe, however, due to the short growing season and demand for local produce, asparagus commands a premium price. […]

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Vicenza (Part II) the View from the Hills

While in Vicenza one thinks of Palladio’s beautiful Palazzi, and the—in my modest opinion—most beautiful theatre of all times—Teatro Olimpico, and Villa Almerico Capra Valmarana known as La Rotonda. And all that is surely worth the time of tourists, Art lovers, and connoisseurs.  Monte Berico However as the season opens up, the temperatures are milder, […]

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Vicenza Needs More than a Day

I’m very fond of this city. My family originated from Vicenza, and at some point I lived there. I know the town well, and I was uncertain how to write about Vicenza.  All at once, or in installments?  There is so much to know. Perhaps in installments is a better way to cover the most […]

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