Villa la Rotonda
Via della Rotonda, 45, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
About Villa la Rotonda
Villa la Rotonda is a Venetian villa in the central plant located near the city of Vicenza, set back from the Riviera Berica road. Built by Paolo Almerico, who commissioned it to Andrea Palladio in 1566-1567, it was completed by Vincenzo Scamozzi in 1605 for the two Capra brothers, who had acquired the building in 1591. The Rotonda, as it became known later, is one of the most famous and imitated buildings in the history of modern architecture
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The Palladian Basilica is a public building overlooking Piazza Dei Signori in Vicenza. His name is inextricably linked to ' architect Renaissance Andrea Palladio, who redesigned the Palazzo Della Ragione adding to the existing building gothic the famous lodges in white marble in serliane. Once the seat of the public magistrates of Vicenza, today the Palladian Basilica, equipped with three independent exhibition spaces, is the scene of architecture and art exhibitions.
The palace was built at the beginning of the 13th century and originally served as a court building in Padua. Along the open loggia on both sides are many dealers and around both squares you can experience daily market activity. All day on Saturdays and during the week in the morning, merchants cry their wares here. The palace separates the two market squares of Piazza delle Erbe from Piazza dei Frutti. It is popularly called "il Salone".
The Chapel of the Scrovegni is a museum site which is located in the historic center of Padua and holds a very famous cycle of frescoes by Giotto of the early fourteenth century, considered one of the masterpieces of ' Western art. The nave is 29.88 m long, 8.41 m wide, 12.65 m high; the apse area is made up of the first part with a square plan, 4.49 m deep and 4.31 m wide, and a subsequent polygonal part with five sides, 2.57 m deep and covered by five ribbed nails.
Piazza Delle Erbe is the oldest square in Verona and rises above the area of the Roman Forum. In the Roman age, it was the center of political and economic life; over time the Roman buildings gave way to medieval ones. In 2012 it was considered the most loved Italian market in the world according to research carried out by the Marilena Ferrari Foundation, which monitored 100 of the main foreign newspapers for a year.
Prato Della Valle is a large elliptical square which is one of the largest in Europe, second only to the Red Square in Moscow. The square is actually a large monumental space characterized by a central green island, called Isola Memmia. It was surrounded by a small canal bordered by two rings of statues. It is one of the main meeting points and also a nice hangout place too.
The Basilica of Saint Anthony in Padua is one of the largest churches in the world, visited every year by more than 5 million pilgrims. The relics of Saint Anthony are preserved here. Behind the high altar, nine radiating chapels punctuate a broad ambulatory homing in on the Cappella delle Reliquie, where the relics of St Anthony reside. The basilica bears a remarkable resemblance to St. Mark's in Venice, but here blends Romanesque, Gothic, and Byzantine styles to set it apart.
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The area was a part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD. Although being a heavily industrialised region, tourism is one of its main economic resources; one-fifth of Italy's foreign tourism gravitates towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in terms of tourist presence, attracting over 60 million visitors every year, second after Emilia-Romagna in terms of hotel industry structures.