A Stroll Through Vicenza

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Remember Mr. Pentland’s Comparative Civilization class? I wrote an essay, quite randomly, on Andrea Palladio’s architecture. Well, Vicenza is the “City of Palladio.” Naturally I had to visit.

I ran into Mike the American at the train station in Milan. I’d met him the night before in the hostel, and I knew that his plan was to show up at the train station and purchase a ticket to anywhere. Lucky for me, he joined me (and complained) in Vicenza and I got to have someone take some nice pictures of me! See below.

This is a little town stuck on the map between Shakespeare’s famous Verona and Padua, packed to the seams with Palladian architecture and history. However, as Mike quickly deduced, it’s not the place to party. We tried the wine..

If you’re interested in the above, this town is a great stop. And it had the best weather of the whole trip!

Vicenza

Vicenza

Red, White, Sambuca…

Red, White, Sambuca…

The famous Palladian villa – La Rotonda

The famous Palladian villa – La Rotonda

Mike always took one good one, and one of me moving. This one turned out okay!

Mike always took one good one, and one of me moving. This one turned out okay!

Ponte St Michele

Ponte St Michele

Teatro Olimpico (1585)

Teatro Olimpico (1585)

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