Friday, March 20, 2015

Vicenza

Vicenza is 15 minutes west of Padua.  The influential Renaissance architect, Palladio, worked there.
Many people flock to Vicenza to admire his remaining structures in the town.
Vicenza is gorgeous and very walkable.


The Basilica Palladiana on Piazza dei Signori is one of Palladio's foremost works, but, like most,
it also incorporates work done over the centuries by other architects.


The Loggia del Capitaniato is across the piazza from the Basilica.  It was Palladio's design
for the residence of the highest Venetian authority in Vicenza.


The Teatro Olimpico was designed by Palladio.  Construction started in 1580, just months before he died.  Another architect finished it but was true to Palladio's designs.  The stage floor and ceiling
are tilted toward the horizon, giving the visual effect of perspective. 


Loggia Valmarana is a good example of a Vicenza building designed later by a follower of Palladio.
It was a residence situated in Salvi gardens, now property of the town.

For more photographs with reflections, please visit James' website, Weekend Reflections.

18 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Marvellous architecture.

Mersad said...

Amazing images Jack. I wish you a great stay in Italy!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Tanya Breese said...

it's just all so incredibly beautiful!

Tanya Breese said...

it's just all so incredibly beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, what a beautiful, beautiful place, Jack!! Your captures are superb as always! The next best thing to being there, but I still wish I was there!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'm sure you will! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty!

William Kendall said...

Breathtakingly beautiful architecture, Jack.

Sharon Anck said...

So much beauty to behold! You've given us some gorgeous photos to look at.

RedPat said...

Beautiful, Jack! I want to be in that reflection scene!

Taken For Granted said...

Thank you for the excellent views of Vicenza with all its Palladian architecture. That is a fine contribution to James' Weekend Reflections.

Amy Franks said...

lovely phtotos - makes me want to be there

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful buildings. Great reflection shot. Have a wonderful weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful!

Kate said...

A grata collection of "classic" architecture. Would be fun to follow in your footsteps.

Randy said...

Wonderful architecture.

Audrey said...

Magnifique endroit !

Stefan Jansson said...

I'd like to visit one day, so much interesting history here.

Viera said...

Vicenza is gorgeous... unforgotable... Fantastic shots...

Ruth Kelly said...

You found columns everywhere - love the reflection!