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Cecilia Masaracchia is Tour-Vicenza's main guide, she is an Official Tour Guide for Vicenza and the Veneto Villas Cecilia Masaracchia is Tour-Vicenza's main guide, she has over ten years experience in the field and is an Official Tour Guide for Vicenza and the Veneto Villas, selected and accredited by the provincial authorities.

Links - Vicenza-related resources and travel information.

A selection of authoritative and essential resources to help you plan your trip to Vicenza as well as a few purely informative and interesting listings. Please let us know of any changed links or prospective additions, via the general contact form here.

Vicenza Heritage

  • CISA Palladio
    Vicenza's International Centre for Architectural Studies is an excellent resource for english language information on Palladio and the other great architects of his age. It includes a fascinating catalogue of Palladio's villas complete with reference maps.
  • The Venetian Arcadia
    If you find yourself truly taken by the wonders of Palladian architecture (it happens all the time), then this short but finely crafted thesis from far flung Australia, will give you a fine introduction to the subject. Any of the sources in the bibliography make for excellent further reading, in particular the famous Ackerman text.
  • Palladio's Villas
    Illustrated analysis of Palladio's country villas and the age that gave rise to them.
  • Unesco World Heritage
    The United Nation's UNESCO web pages provide information on all UNESCO protected world heritage sites, including Vicenza and the Veneto Villas.

Town And Province Events

  • Palazzo Leoni Montanari Gallery
    Apart from its excellent permanent collections of Russian icons and XVIII century Veneto masters, the gallery also hosts important temporary exhibitions.
  • Teatro Olimpico, Astra and Cannetti Online Booking
    Experience a performance in the oldest covered theatre of the entire Western world. If not the most comfortable, easily the most memorable. The site provides direct online booking by credit card and a listing of upcoming events.
  • Current City Exhibitions
    The local events section of the municipal authority's site
  • Other Major Events
    Again from the official city authority's site.
  • Vicenza Jazz
    The yearly jazz festival program becomes available in the period leading up to May. You will find it on the right hand menu.
  • OperaEstate
    This yearly summer cultural festival, takes place throughout July and August and includes opera, dance, music, cinema and theatre, with many open air performances at suggestive heritage venues all over the Vicenza province and the Veneto.
  • Marostica Living Chess Match Reenactment
    The ultimate medieval reenactment takes place the second week of September in even years. The original chess match of 1454 was devised to settle a feud between two rival families both fielding suitors for the hand of a local maiden. Provides direct online booking and information on other Marostica events.
  • Informacittà
    Vicenza event listings. In Italian, yet easy to make sense of. If you are not an Italian speaker you will be mostly interested in the music and dance sections.
  • Vicenza Football Club
    If you're a fan of the beautiful game, why not attend a match of the legendary football club that developed the talents of great players such as Roberto Baggio and Paolo Rossi.

General Tourist Information

    Somewhat Idiosyncratic site that includes some excellent food and wine-related itineraries, as well as history and architecture background information and general excursion itineraries. In English, Spanish and Italian.
  • Provincial Tourist Information
    Though now rather dated, still very useful, particularly for the English language descriptions of outlying towns that are well worth visiting during your stay.
  • Vicenza's Museums
    Listing of museums covering the entire province. Provided by the local chamber of commerce.
  • Asiago and the Altopiano dei Sette Comuni
    Information on the mountain resort area in and around Asiago: Downhill and cross country skiing, golf, equitation and other nature-related activities and sports, and an excellent culinary tradition as testified by the famous Asiago cheese. Also the site of some of the bloodiest world war one battles with associated monuments as well as Italian, British, American and Austrian war graves.

Getting to Vicenza

  • Trenitalia
    The Italian national train service. Train timetables and online booking in English.
  • Michelin Maps
    Perfect for planning your route when driving, includes local city maps.
  • Venice International Airport (Marco Polo)
    Along with Venice-Treviso, this is Vicenza's closest international airport, with frequent direct flights from many world capitals. Provides full flight information.
  • Venice-Treviso International Airport
    Along with the above, the closest international airport to Vicenza, handles the popular Ryanair flights from the UK, Belgium, Germany and Spain.
  • Verona International Airport
    Flights from France, Austria, and Germany and once a day from London Gatwick with British Airways. Comprehensive and up-to-date flight information.
  • Verona-Brescia International Airport
    Shares its web site with Verona International (just click on Brescia). Ryanair flights from London and Rome
  • Milan Linate and Malpensa International Airports
    Includes English language information on getting to and from the airport. There is also a flight tracking service, however you will need to register in order to use it.
  • Ryanair
    The popular European carrier flies to Venice Treviso, Verona Brescia and many other Italian cities.
  • Easyjet
    Another well-known budget carrier, flies to Venice (Marco Polo) airport from the UK daily.
  • BMI Airlines (British Midlands International)
    Currently the only budget carrier to fly direct from London's Heathrow airport to Venice (Marco Polo).
  • Delta Airlines
    Flies direct to Venice from New York City and Atlanta daily.
  • Travelocity
    Well known and long established flight booking resource.

Getting Around Vicenza

  • Provincial Bus Service
    Explore Vicenza province by public transport. The central bus station (known as autostazione) is located adjacent to the train station. In some cases you can even take a bike on the bus, though you should confirm this at the ticket office. The entire province is well served, including important towns such as Bassano del Grappa, Marostica and Asiago. The site is in Italian, but the orari (timetable section) is clearly understandable. Remember that feriale means weekdays and festivo refers to weekends and public holidays.
  • Vicenza City Bus Service
    A handy listing of city locations and bus routes that serve them. In italian, but easy to make sense of. Note that feriale means weekdays and festivo refers to weekends and public holidays.
  • Rent a Bicycle
    Hiring a bike can be an ideal solution for exploring outlying areas. The service is available in Vicenza from the Olimpico hostel (near the Teatro Olimpico) and in Bassano at the Stadium park.


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