Visit to Vicenza and the Palladio Museum

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by intern No Comments

Visit to Vicenza and the Palladio Museum

Friday, November 13

Meeting point: 8.15 in front of the Venice S. Lucia Train Station with Enrica (on the stairs)

Basilica Palladiana
Olympic Theatre
Palladio Museum


Teatro_Olimpico_di_Vicenza_opera_di_Andrea_Palladio_41241937  Vicenza

We will visit two main monuments: the Olympic Theatre and the Basilica Palladiana. The first one was constructed in 1580 – 1585 by Andrea Palladio but completed only after his death. Its first performance was held in 1585 and it’s the oldest surviving stage set still in existence.   The second one is the most notable example of the Palladian Window.

We will visit also the Palladio Musuem, hosted in Barbaran Da Porto Palace, designed and builted by Andrea Palladio between 1569 and 1575. Since 1994 these three masterpieces of art have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site City of Vicenza.

The visit is open to all VIU students and faculty and is compulsory for students attending the courses Art and Architecture in Renaissance Venice and Training in UNESCO World Heritage Studies.

For students attending the courses Art and Architecture in Renaissance Venice or Training in UNESCO World Heirtage Studies, the visit is sponsored by VIU.

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