Vicenza is a beautiful city, located in the north eastern part of Italy. It is near the river Bacchiglione and quite close to Venice! Vicenza is truly a remarkable city, with perfect historical and cultural blend. There are numerous museums, art galleries, and churches in the city. Vicenza also has a lot to offer during the night. So, let’s have a look at some of the best things to do in Vicenza at night.
1. Basilica Palladiana
The Basilica Palladiana is one of Vicenza’s most famous landmarks. It is an old Renaissance building, in central Piazza dei Signori. The Basilica Palladiana was designed by young Andrea Palladio. There is a notable feature of the edifice called the loggia, which is one of the first examples of a Palladian window. Today, the Basilica hosts numerous sports events and shows at night. There are also a lot of exhibitions which are held here. The beauty of Basilica Palladiana during the night is simply breathtaking!
Address: Piazza Dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
Website: Basilica Palladiana
2. Palazzo Chiericati
The Palazzo Chiericati is another marvel by architect Andrea Palladio. This Renaissance palace in Vicenza was built upon what was once a wood and cattle market. The entrance can be accessed by the classic staircase and the main facade of the Palazzo is made of three bays. The entire roof is amazingly decorated with statues. There are also two superimposed orders of columns here.
Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 37/39, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
Website: Palazzo Chiericati
3. Santuario Di Monte Berico
The Santuario di Monte Berico is known as The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Monte Berico. It is a place of Catholic worship in Vicenza, which is situated on the hill overlooking the entire city. The Santuario di Monte Berico is an integration of two styles of churches - the first is Gothic and the second is Baroque.
The facade of this church is the work of Orazio Marinali. There are saints and allegories of virtue depicted here. The interior of the basilica has numerous art works of reputed artists. The Santuario di Monte Berico also has a basilica museum, with classic paintings and sacred objects on exhibition.
Santuario Di Monte
Address: Viale X Giugno, 87, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
Website: Santuario Di Monte (in Italian)
4. Santa Corona
The Santa Corona is a beautiful Gothic-style, Roman Catholic church located in Vicenza. The church also contains the remains of the famous architect, Andrea Palladio. In addition to this, the Santa Corona has a beautiful altarpiece, which depicts the baptism of Christ. There are also frescos in the chapel. Andrea Palladio designed the funeral chapel for Antonio Valmarana.
Address: Contrà Santa Corona 2, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
Website: Santa Corona
5. Dinner At Osteria Il Cursore
The Osteria II Cursore is located very close to the city centre. It has a beautiful glass door and offers excellent local dishes. There are also seasonal menus, which are stupendous when combined with the right wines. The daily menu includes traditional Vicenzan dishes and even Mediterranean cuisine. If you plan to eat dinner here, then consider the fresh pasta noodles, which are served with porcini mushrooms and black truffle dusting. There are numerous delicious cakes on the dessert menu. The restaurant is located close to Palladian Basilica and San Michele bridge.
Osteria II Cursore
Address: Stradella Pozzetto, 10, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
Website: Osteria II Cursore (in Italian)
6. Gastronomia Il Ceppo
This special restaurant is located in Corso Palladio, in the heart of Vicenza and is one of the most celebrated places for Vicenzan cuisine. The food on offer here is both creative and unique and many dishes, like the Cod Vicentina, are a must. There are also many speciality dishes on the menu, such as Sweet Raw Ham of Montagnana, Culatello of Zibello, Asiago of malga and Pecorino Toscano Val d'Or-Cia.
Gastronomia Il Ceppo
Address: Corso Andrea Palladio, 196, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
Website: Gastronomia Il Ceppo (in Italian)
7. Bar Borsa
The Bar Borsa is located between Piazza dei Signori and Piazza delle Erbe, on the ground floor of Palladian Basilica. It opens at 10 in the morning and serves cakes, brioches and breakfast. There are also performances by bands, DJs and artists here. The Catalana di Mazza-Colle and Carpaccio di Manzo porcini are must-try dishes here. The Rana pescatrice and Anatra al Caffe are just perfect for the main course. For dessert, the Variazione Di sorbet and Tiramisu cake are just superb! Vegetarians are also welcome, with dishes such as Bigoli al Pomodoro con caprino and Burger di tofu or spinacini e pesto di noci on offer.
The bar also offers a lot of amazing cocktails and wines. Cocktails such as Sombrero, Borsa Cup, Drive In, Gold Negroni and Almond Kunquad Caiprina are the house speciality. The bar’s overall ambience is just classic and you can definitely enjoy drinks and food with friends or loved ones until late into the night.
Address: Piazza dei Signori, 26, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
Website: Bar Borsa
8. Teatro Olimpico
The Teatro Olimpico is also known as The Olympic Theatre. It was constructed in the 15th-century by Italian Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio. The theatre’s sets are designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi and give the distinct impression of long streets, which recede into the horizon. The theatre’s front and back screens are made of wood, stucco and imitation marble. The Teatro Olimpico is one of only three Renaissance theatres still remaining in existence. This theatre is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Teatro Olimpico can easily seat up to 400 people. There are many classical music performances and concerts here during The Vicenza Jazz Festival.
Address: Piazza Matteotti, 11, 36100 Vicenza VI, Italy
Website: Teatro Olimpico
Vicenza and its historic landmarks!
Vicenza truly has some of the greatest architectural marvels and fine dining in the world!
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