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14 March 2014
Knowing Palladio
In these days of spring sunshine, it will certainly happen to you to spend more outdoor time, walking through new scented hair. As you know, our favorite destination is Vicenza, with its streets and beautiful squares, for today's post we change perspective and follow a specific style , that will be Andrea Palladio. To lead a special guest: Guido Piovene who wrote a masterpiece "Journey to Italy ". Let's start?

"Knowing Palladio through the studies is a imperfect knowledge. You have to see it to Vicenza. [...] A little Rome , an scenic invention that is set in a corner of the Veneto Region. " Guido Piovene

Matteotti's square open the scenes of the historic center with the Olympic Theatre, designed by Palladio in 1580 known for being the first and oldest covered theater of the modern era . Since 1994 the theater has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage and with this title carries on its tradition of theater and concerts of the highest level . In the same square is Palazzo Chiericati (1855) house of the town Art Gallery , while doing a few steps you reach the charming Cogollo house ( 1560-1570 ) : Tradition says that Palladio lived here , but in fact the architect never lived there . He was the notary Pietro Cogollo to live in this little treasure which now houses the International Centre for the Architecture Study dedicated to Andrea Palladio ( CISA ) . 
Walkint up to Corso Palladio and taking some side streets , we arrive at the majestic and picturesque Piazza dei Signori with the Palladian Basilica, the top of the creativity of Andrea Palladio, who daily amazes citizens and visitors . If you are in Vicenza or you're planning a visit, we recommend the " Towards Monet" exhibition that will remain untill May in the beautiful Basilica . But masterpieces are next to each other and so in a few steps we stop to admire the Loggia of the Capitanio , the official residence of the Venetian military Capitanio and now the Vicenza city hall. Our walk ends at the Palace Breganze , an impressive piece of architecture that stands out with its strong evidence along the southern side of Piazza Castello. The Palace is the only portion made
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