Restauro della Basilica Palladiana


Palladio’s Basilica in Vicenza is undergoing an intensive period of restoration. The stonework is being cleaned and repaired and the famous curving roof is being replaced. On a recent CiA visit it was possible to witness the individual sections being lifted into position.

A tour guide was overheard explaining that during WW2 the roof of the Basilica was damaged. Immediately after the war it was replaced with a concrete structure. Over the last sixty years, this has created problems of its own: the internal structure was starting to sink! It was therefore decided to replace this structure with a wooden and metal construction that is not dissimilar to the original.


If you are visiting, CiA recommends the Ristorante Al Pestello, a small restaurant that serves delicious, traditional Vicenzan food.

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