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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica Palladiana

Basilica Palladiana
Piazza dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 222811
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Ranked #3 of 37 Attractions in Vicenza
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Owner description: The Palladian Basilica is the landmark building in Vicenza. Designed by the famous architect Andrea Palladio and completed in 1614, was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage property in 1994.
Vicenza, Italy
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Being on top of the basilica is a spectacular view of Piazza Dei Signori and the surrounding area. If you are lucky enough to go now, they have a very elegant bar at the top of it, serving wine, cocktails and small snacks. A must see in Vicenza, hopefully on your trip you can go to the top!

Visited October 2013
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We really enjoyed touring the city of Vicenza!!
We walked over 14,000 steps today and never tired of looking at the architectural marvels from years gone by.

Visited September 2013
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“Cocktails on the roof”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

After years of restoration, the Basilica is open to the public.
For the first time I went up to the roof thanks to the comfortable interior stairs. There is also the elevator for who can't do the stairs.
Access to the basilica is limited by volunteers as not to crowd the rooms of the beautiful monument. I waited 15 minutes to enter the monument. On the roof of the Basilica there is a small bar and same tables. In the evening there are concerts of jazz or live music suitable to the elegant place. The terrace is very large and going around you can see the view of all the city, from Piazza dei Signori to the church of Monte Berico. I drank a classical Spritz and I enjoyed the beautiful sunset, in the shadow of the bell tower and the lion of San Marco, the symbols of the historic Venetian domination in Vicenza and all the areas around. This place is an unique view of the beautiful Vicenza.

Visited September 2013
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“Terazza on the Basillica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Going up top to the terrace of this great building is awesome.
The views are fantastic, and the ambience in the evenings under the stars ........romantic.
I am glad they have opened up this historical building during the summer.
It should be a must on list of things to do when visiting Vicenza.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very intersting place to see. So much history and beautiful architecture. Probably on of the most famous place in Vicenza.

Visited July 2013
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