Vicenza Journals

Vicenza, City of Palladio

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A travel journal to Vicenza by Barb B

Vicenza Photo, Vicenza, Italy More Photos
Quote: As a retired Military Family, Vicenza is an important stop on our semi-annual Italian Visits. The Army Base, Caserma Campo Ederle, provides Commissary and Exchange privileges for active and retired Armed Forces personnel. We find Vicenza truly a stimulating, cultural city which is still relatively unknown to tourists.

Vicenza, City of Palladio

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Overview

Vicenza Photo, Vicenza, Italy
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Vicenza is known as the "City of Palladio" and it is hard to escape the works of this magnificent architect as you walk the beautiful city-center streets which literally demonstrate the Ideal picturesque Italian City; almost as if plucked from a movie set! Enjoy the showcase of several of his gracious palazzi, the Duomo, Villas and other buildings within the city and the nearby countryside. As a retired Military Family, Vicenza is an important stop on our semi-annual Italian Visits. The Active Army Base at Vicenza's Caserma Campo Carlos Ederle, provides Commissary and Exchange privileges for active and retired Armed Forces personnel and we find Vicenza a pleasant and s...Read More

Restaurant Da Remo

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Restaurant

Restaurant Da Remo Photo, Vicenza, Italy
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Da Remo is a rustic trattoria decorated in typical farmhouse style. The cucina here is also typical with simple regional food of the Breganze area being the order of the day. Owner Mario Baratto is interested in presenting hard-to-find traditional dishes and features those items as the specialties of the house. Begin with the local favorite, soppressa. Pastas are all homemade and ravioli stuffed with radicchio is a featured menu item. Rustic pasta, barley and bean soup is ladled from a terrine and provides a fragrant, hearty primo course. Polenta here is marvelous and the rice and hops side dish (riso e bruscandoli) may be, in itself, worth the trip! Italians generally dine with a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 22, 2000

Restaurant Da Remo
Via Caimpenta 14
Vicenza, Italy

Hillside Villas

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Attraction | "HILLSIDE Villas near Vicenza"

Hillside Villas Photo, Vicenza, Italy
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PALLADIO - One of the most prominent architects of the Italian Renaissance, Andrea Palladio was actually born in Padua in 1508, but he lived and worked in his beloved Vicenza. The City has now become known as the "Citta del Palladio" and the main street is known as the Corso Palladio. Palladio spent most of his life building homes for the wealthy, and his influence was imported to America where Jefferson’s Monticello and many antebellum southern mansions reflect his style. Several buildings were destroyed during World War II air raids but the Villas near Vicenza remain as constant reminders of his architectural genius. VISITING THE VILLAS Opening times are ir...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 16, 2001

Hillside Villas
Near Vicenza
Vicenza, Italy

Teatro Olimpico - Olympic Theater

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Attraction

Teatro Olimpico - Olympic Theater Photo, Vicenza, Italy
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Vicenza is known as the City of Palladio and it is hard to escape his presence throughout this romantic and beautiful city. Perhaps the most important sight for visitors is Palladio’s "swansong", the Teatro Olimpico. Today it is Europe’s oldest surviving indoor theater. It was designed and built by Palladio between 1579 and 1585. He began work on this magnificent project and had the outer walls erected by 1580, when his death left his student, Vincenzo Scamozzi responsible for the completion. We were a bit disappointed when we visited to find that the portion that was formerly a castle, now leaves only the stage and two rooms open to the public. The Odeon room features some not...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2001

Teatro Olimpico - Olympic Theater
Corso A Palladio
Vicenza, Italy

In search of--The Perfect Corkscrew!

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Story/Tip

Vicenza Photo, Vicenza, Italy
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We live in California’s beautiful Napa Valley, and wonderful wines are an important part of our lives and the entertaining activities of our home. Opening wine bottles was a routine task until we discovered a small but unique and unconventional collection of antique corkscrews at a Museum housed within the California Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone facility in nearby St Helena, California. We quickly developed an interest in antique and fine quality corkscrews (cavatappi in Italian). After doing some research and checking several corkscrew design and collection websites, we discovered that THE most elegant and famous corkscrew in the world is made by the world-famous bicycle manufa...Read More

About the Writer

Barb B

Barb B
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona