The first day of study visit in Italy
The study visit started on the 12th September 2019 in Vicenza in Italy. Representatives of the Project Partners from Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Italy met in Vicenza to better understand good regional practices on Intangible Cultural Heritage Valorization. After welcoming speech of the representative of the Veneto Region, participants visited the Palladio Museum.
The history of the "Palladio Museum" is very inspiring. Andrea di Pietro della Gondola was born on 30th November, 1508 in Padua, Italy. He was a member of a modest family of craftsmen. Under the influence of his patron - Gian Giorgio Trissino - he changed his name to Andrea Palladio.
He was a very famous Italian Renaissance architect and was mostly active in Venetian Region. Nowadays, he is widely considered to be one of the most influential individuals in the history of architecture. As it may be considered, most of buildings designed by him, are located in the area of Venetian Republic, but the whole knowledge, which he included in his treatise "The Four Books of Architecture", is widely recognized even till now.
The city of Vicenza, with its 23 buildings designed by Palladio, and 24 Palladian Villas of the Veneto is listed by UNESCO as part of a World Heritage Site named City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto.
The Palladio Museum is a very interesting place, that highlights the whole history and activity of Andrea Palladio - the most famous citizen of Vicenza. The large-scale models of many of his amazing designs, are kept in the museum and catch the attention of its visitors.
After visitng the Museum, all attendants of the study visit took a walk to the city centre. During that walk they had a chance to see more of Palladio's incredible designs.
The next point of the study visit was the Bassilica Palladiana. The mighty building, which has been the center of political and economic life in Vicenza for centuries, rises at Piazza dei Signori and it's name is inseparably connected with the name of the famous architect.