historic centre of Vicenza is testament to Palladio's architectural
legacy, with examples of just about every type of building at every
turn. Lest you forget, there are numerous streets, buildings
and so on also named after him, though for some reason his own house
is called something else, Casa Cogollo.
It is a delightful place to wander around
soaking up culture, with nice restaurants, shops (for those who are
intent on squandering their hard
earned cash on designer purses and similar essentials of life) and
bars to sit and watch the scenery.
On the downside, the city of Vicenza as a
whole is testament to the fact that since the Renaissance, Italian
road building has gone steadily downhill, along with a comprehensive
inability to provide consistent signposting...