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A prosperous city in the Veneto, Vicenza retains much of its medieval and Renaissance old town within the remains of the old city walls. The compact historical center offers numerous highlights, including Gothic palaces and the distinctive 16th-century buildings with the graceful lines of Andrea Palladio, who gives his name to the main street in old Vicenza. Any traveler with an interest in Italian architecture will be delighted by the elegance of Vicenza and one of northern Italy's most beautiful old quarters. Palladio's Basilica is the highlight among a host of stylish edifices. Venere.com's expertise in online accommodation means it can offer the best value rooms in town from a great selection of Vicenza hotels, whatever your budget or requirements. Book Vicenza accommodation in advance to enjoy a relaxed vacation in this elegant city.

What's Vicenza Like?

Vicenza's main street, the Corso Andrea Palladio, is an impressive introduction to the old center of the city, lined with Renaissance palaces and mansions. The street leads to the Palazzo Chiericati, now used to house the Pinacoteca gallery with an extensive collection of Italian Renaissance art. The building that made the architect's name was the Basilica, with Doric and Ionic columns and a huge Gothic hall. Palladio's Teatro Olimpico is one of the oldest indoor theaters in Europe, and still stages theatrical productions. Vicenza has countless other glorious palaces to admire, not all of them the work of Palladio. The 14th-century Palazzo Colleoni Porto is among the oldest buildings in the city. When the ornate architecture gets too much, the Parco Querini offers respite in its green spaces, peacock lawns and duck ponds. Just outside the center to the south, the shrine in the Basilica on top of the hill of Monte Berico attracts pilgrims. Vicenza hotels allow a relaxed exploration of the city.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Vicenza

Outside of Venice, English is not widely spoken in the Veneto, so a few Italian phrases might be necessary for daily interactions. It's advisable to dress respectfully when sightseeing in churches and to be sensitive to the fact that some of Vicenza's historic buildings are still private residences. Eating out in Vicenza may involve venturing into the new part of the city, where numerous places offer economical set price menus. The Tuesday and Thursday markets around the Basilica are a good source of picnic supplies. Venere.com offers detailed information on Vicenza hotels. Consult the honest and accurate guest reviews, photo galleries and sample room layouts to get a firm idea of what to expect from Vicenza accommodation.