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“Extraordinary Monet and Landscape Exhibit”

Basilica Palladiana
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The Shadow of Palladio: Legends and Mysteries...
Ranked #7 of 169 things to do in Vicenza
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Palladian Basilica is a public building facing onto the Piazza dei Signori. Its name is linked to Andrea Palladio, who redesigned it, adding the famous loggias with serliana openings in white marble to the existing Gothic building. The building on which Palladio worked was the Palazzo della Ragione, built in Gothic style in the mid-fifteenth century. The upper floor is entirely taken up by an enormous hall with no intermediate supports, where the Council of the Four Hundred met. The copper-lined, inverted ship’s-hull roof was inspired by that of the Palazzo della Ragione in Padua. The Gothic facade was originally clad with diamonds of red and straw yellow Verona marble, which are still visible behind Palladio’s addition. A loggia surrounding the building was commissioned after its completion, but continually delayed due to various structural difficulties and the nature of the ground beneath. At the beginning of the sixteenth century the double order of porticoes and loggias, though not complete, collapsed. The Council called on many leading architects of the time to resolve the difficult problem of its reconstruction. They included Jacopo Sansovino, Sebastiano Serlio and Giulio Romano. The project was awarded to Andrea Palladio (1508-80) in 1549, following a competition, and he worked on it for the rest of his life. It was completed posthumously in 1614. The reconstructed building was called a basilica by Palladio himself, who had been inspired by the model of the Roman basilica for civic use. The building has three independent exhibition spaces that are used to host architecture and art exhibitions of international renown.
Reviewed March 8, 2014

"around Monet" in Vicenza at Basilica Palladina from Feb.22-May 4, 2014 is an amazing exhibit of landscapes from the 17th to 20th Century and features works by Poussin.Canaletto, Guardi, Van Gogh, Whistler and Turner along with Claude Monet and features paintings from "the century of nature". It is open M-Th 9am-7pm and Fri.,Sat.,Sun from 9am-8pm. Audio guides are available for rent and guided tours are available for a fee. The restored basilica highlights the work of Andrea Palladio.

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

after many years, they finally completed the restoration of the basilica and it was well worth the wait!

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

This trip to Vicenza was wonderful, firstly this city is surrounded by beauty and the Basilica stands strong and proud in a huge piazza. It is wonderful, and it held a very quaint exhibition on modern art - with a huge influence from specific countries yet individual. Worth going to see this wonder!

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Reviewed November 30, 2013

The show piece of Vicenza and a masterpiece by Andrea Palladio has been recently and sympathetically restored . Its the sort of place you can just marvel in its beauty from many angles. Its grandiose with wonderful columns marvellously proportioned spaces and rich in history. Often opening for art displays , its a wonderful space for such events and in its new transformation serves this purpose well. Read up on the history of the Basillica before visiting and you will appreciate it all the more .

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Vicenza is definitely not to be missed. One can see so many historical and beautiful sites in a short amount of time and in one central location. The city also offers many nice restaurants and charming shops. The Basilica was a real treat.

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