Look to the loggia of Basilica Palladiana to find one of the first examples of what became known as the Palladian window. After the original version of this iconic building partially collapsed, local architect Andrea Palladio was commissioned to rebuild it in 1549. Check inside to see if an exhibition is running or if you can access the bar. To visit Basilica Palladiana on your trip to Vicenza, use our Vicenza route builder app .
Create an itinerary including Basilica Palladiana
map
Basilica Palladiana Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,466 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • I speak from Vicentino. I'm not arguing about the architectural and landscape interest it deserves 5 stars, but I think there should be a special price (if any) between residents and "fotesti". The tourist should be "pampered" facilitated and not discriminated against. Although, I repeat this is a single euro.
    View original
  • We loved seeing this, one of the Palladio's most famous buildings. The jewelry museum inside was beautiful. There are many cafes around the building too where you can sit and examine the building.  more »
  • Nice building right in Vicenza. Visited at a discounted rate. In the Hall were doing construction work. Very friendly staff and wonderful views from the roof.
    View original
Google
  • Located at the very centre of Vicenza, the Basilica Palladiana is a fantastic, very impressive Renaissance building. We were amazed by the fantastic artwork, details, colors, quality. Don't forget to visit the tower. The view is fantastic.
  • A fine example of Palladian architecture but also a lovely spot for a memorable aperitivo!
  • Great architecture, history, and charm. A must see.
  • The Basilica Palladiana is a Renaissance building in the central Piazza dei Signori, designed by a young Andrea Palladio and in 2014 it won the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage. It had a quite long restoration period over the past years and they've made a fantastic work both to the restoration of the building and the new lightnings which gives to the structure a gorgeous atmosphere at night. It's now used for temporary art expositions which gather paintings from famous painters from the most well-known museum all over the world (Van Gogh, Monet, e.g.). A very charming and elegant bar has been open on the loggia's roof since last year and it's accessible over the summer period. It's my favourite building in Vicenza and it's definitely worthwhile a visit. I very strongly recommend it.
  • Adults ticket 2 euro, great place to visit, nice view!

Plan your trip to Vicenza

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Vicenza

Consider exploring the Italian countryside from the comfort of a family-run farm. Vicenza's farm-based B&Bs provide clean rooms and regional specialties prepared with fresh local ingredients. For modern conveniences and easy access to the city's best shops and restaurants, book a room at one of Vicenza's centrally located luxury hotels.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Vicenza by other users

23 days in Italy & Croatia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Italy & Croatia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Italy & Croatia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Vicenza BY A USER FROM SPAIN March, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Vicenza BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Vicenza BY A USER FROM SPAIN February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ALGERIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Vicenza BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 52 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Vicenza BY A USER FROM ITALY February, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans