Discover Vicenza, with its European Center of Goldsmithing Arts, various Palladian buildings including the Basilica Palladiana and Teatro Olimpico, and the Museum of the A. Palladio International Architecture Study Center.
Cross the famous Bassano Bridge designed by Andrea Palladio, destroyed several times by Brenta River flooding and always immediately rebuilt.
Discover the charms of Italy’s greatest neo-classical sculptor, Canova, at the museum that gathers images of his art and life in Possagno.
Head to Marostica, with its living chess board, and other stunning walled towns, like Cittadella, the only city in Europe with a 15-meter-high Medieval ring wall atop which visitors can stroll, and Castelfranco, with Giorgione’s celebrated altarpiece.
Taste traditional Vicentine dishes, like Baccalà, Sopressa, cheeses from the Asiago High Plain, grappa from Bassano, Marostica cherries and rice from Grumolo delle Abbadesse.
Venture to the underground source of the Bacchiglione River and hike in the Natural Oasis of Villaverla, or visit the Sojo Contemporary Art Park.
Play a round at one of the area’s golf courses (Brendola and Creazzo, for example).