Corso Palladio

Corso Palladio, Vicenza: Address, Corso Palladio Reviews: 4.5/5

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Bill A
Spring Lake, NJ496 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The city of Vicenza has one of the nicest city centers in all of Italy. And, it’s Main Street is Corso Palladio. The city is a great size - not too big and not too small - and it has a very authentic vibe. Locals outnumber tourists by a wide margin contributing to this feeling. Corsi Palladio is lined with the beautiful architecture of Andrea Palladio. The city has a number of noteworthy sites to see - most of them located a short walk from Corso Palladio. This is definitely a city worth seeing, especially if you’re looking to avoid the crowds of Venice and Florence.
Written February 15, 2020
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ingridj212
London, UK191 contributions
Sep 2019
Wonderful street full of cafes, ice cream places and shops, and great architecture. Loved it. You can take the little side streets off Corso Palladio and discover hidden gems.
Written September 29, 2019
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gra1Sydney
Sydney, Australia253 contributions
Aug 2019
one of the worlds nicest shopping streets, lined with palazzi and fronted with glamourous shops. The street is pedestrian only, so is wonderful for a stroll and hour of the day or night. Just arounfd the corner from one of the world's great Piazzas!
Written September 8, 2019
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,669 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
As often happens for the streets in the historical cores of the Italian cities, the rectilinear nature of this "Corso" (Street) is by reference to the Roman era. The street in Roman times was the "decumanus maximus" (ie, the backbone) of the "Vicetia" city, and was also the urban stretch of the "Via Postumia", the huge road which since the year 148 BC linked Genoa and Aquileia (ie, the two most important port cities in Northern Italy).
In medieval and early modern times, the street remained a crucial thoroughfare; it ran from one to the other end of the walled city, and along it were built some of the most elegant city's buildings; as (progressing from West to East) the Palaces named Thiene, Braschi, Pojana, Trissino (now the seat of Town Hall ), "Ca 'd'Oro" (which means "golden mansion", named like the eponymous palace in Venice), Cogollo, and (most famous of all) Chiericati.
So this is a very noble urban environment, and at the same time very popular. Always, but particularly after when, in 1983, it was closed to traffic, it is the privileged site in which the population carries the traditional "passeggiata" (strolling) in the afternoon and evening; an even more intense habit on weekends.
But there is a weakness. In recent years, most of the shopping premises of the "Corso" have been "colonized" by the main brands of international fashion, so creating a standardized and impersonal shopping environment. As in many other medium Italian cities, being able to deal with the very high prices of real estates, these firms have induced the expulsion of most of the alternative commercial uses.
This is a great loss, which also affect my overall opinion about the "Corso".
Written May 1, 2016
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,697 contributions
Oct 2020
the main shopping street, with nice buildings left and right, car free, just some bikes, but easy for a stroll, up and down...
Written October 9, 2020
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Mavmed
Sullivan's Island, SC475 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
On a recent day trip from Venice we took the easy train ride to Vicenza. The many works of architect Andrea Palladio are undoubtedly the highlights. An easy, quick and cheap way to get an overview is to get the free map from the TI office and follow the walking route. Add in visits to as many museums along the way as you want and you have a nice way to see the genius of the man for whom Palladian style is named.
Written July 19, 2018
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garyp281
New York City, NY162 contributions
Mar 2017
Vicenza is a great secret....Without the big tourist draws of the larger cities, along the Corso Palladio, the main street, are chain stores and unique stores selling high quality products - housewares to clothing and accessories. Some of the blocks are sheltered under arcades - of later Renaissance Palazzi - some open to the sky. From the main entrance to the old city at one end, to the piazza in front of the Palazzo Chiericati Museum and the Teatro Olympico - both important buildings by the architect Andrea Palladio, The Corso winds through the city.
Written January 10, 2018
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PJandSJ
Matlock, UK1,238 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
The Corso is the main thoroughfare in Vicenza. If you arrive by train, walk down Via Roma and turn right through the Roman city gate, then you’re at the beginning of the Corso Palladio.

Although traffic does run along at least some parts of the Corso, it’s a pedestrian zone in parts, which makes it a good place to promenade. Al fresco dining also takes place – at any time from morning through to late evening – at various eating establishments that line the Corso. The other end of the Corso is where the Teatro Olimpico is located (there’s a drinking water fountain near the Teatro, which is useful for filling your water bottles!). And several of Vicenza’s attractions are within just a minute or so’s walk of the Corso. So it really is the place to be at some point during your stay in Vicenza.

I didn’t time it, but I’m guessing that it’s about a 10 to 15-minute walk from one end to the other. Perhaps a bit longer on Summer evenings, when everyone is out for a walk, and life is lived al fresco …..
Written September 28, 2016
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,326 contributions
Sep 2019
From the tourist blurbs we expected wall-to-wall Palladian mansions on this street, and frankly we were a little disappointed. There are certainly better historical streets of mansions around - for example Via Garibaldi in Genova. But it's still a nice street to stroll down on your way to the key attractions such as the Palladian Museum and the Teatro Olimpico.
Written September 25, 2019
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16,705 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
One of the central streets of Vicenza. It features many of the works of local renaissance architect Palladio, which has a strong influence on architecture after the Renaissance.
Written April 13, 2019
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