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“Miradores” - 3 panoramic spots not to be missed in Vicenza

Some years ago, while I was in Piazza dei Signori with a group of tourists, a lady of the group asked me if it was possible to climb the Bissara tower.

"You see - she told me - every time I make a trip I try to climb to the highest point of the city to admire the panorama from above" and she started listing a series of beautiful places scattered all over the world of which she proudly claimed to keep the photograph taken from a privileged point of view.

I found it a beautiful idea.

I dedicate this article to that lady and to all those looking for an alternative point of view. Unfortunately you cannot climb the Bissara tower, but Vicenza has some noteworthy panoramic points.

Which are they? Keep reading and you'll find it out.

 

1. Monte Berico

 

The sanctuary dedicated to the Madonna of Monte Berico is still today a place of worship and devotion very important for the people of Vicenza, who celebrate their patron saint on September 8 during the famous "Festa dei Oto".

From the square in front of the Basilica you can admire a breathtaking view that, on clear days, goes up to our pre-Alps.

The vision is wide-angle and, guided by the indications shown on the balustrade, you can easily identify the various locations aligned on the horizon.

Looking down towards the historical center, we recognize the two extremes of the pedestrian zone that correspond to two fortifications: the tower of Piazza Castello and the Coxina tower of the Palazzo del Territorio, the current "container" of the Olympic Theater.

 

2. Basilica Palladiana

 

Exploring the historical center, there we find another Basilica, although this has never been a church and has nothing to do with religion. I am talking about, of course, of the Palladian Basilica, the very symbol of the city of Vicenza.

After the last restoration, which earned the monument a European prize in 2014, it is possible to access the terrace by paying an entrance ticket of 2 euros (residents in Vicenza and its province) or 4 euros (residents outside the province).

On the top of the building, you’ll enjoy a 360 degrees view of the city, since you can walk almost all the perimeter of the terrace and admire the various monuments from above.

 

Opening hours as follow:

– from 18 May to 25 August 2019:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 am to 4 pm

Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 16 and from 18 to 22

- from 27 August to 30 September 2019:

from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 16

- from 1 October 2019 to 6 January 2020:

from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 15

 

3. Medieval Tower in Piazza Castello

 

A new entry in this ranking has recently been added.

In fact, since May 2019, the tower of Piazza Castello has returned visitable, purchased in 2017 by Dr. Antonio Coppola and recently reopened to the public after restoration and safety procedures.

Inside it will be set up exhibitions with paintings of living artists and famous all over the world. Getting to the highest point of the tower can be quite tiring, but all efforts will be rewarded by the view of the city, since this is the highest point of the historical center that can currently be visited.

 

 

Opening hours as follow:

from Wednesday to Sunday from 11 to 18

closed Monday and Tuesday

tel. 0444/043272

Ticket: 5 euros

 

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