Vicenza (2)

After the Teatro Olimpico, I doubled back to pick up the buildings I had missed first time.

The Palazzo Thiene, designed by Giulio Romano, but executed by Palladio:-

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The Loggia del Capitaniato, much richer in surface ornament and sculptural decoration than the earlier Basilica:-

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And, lastly, the Basilica Palladiana itself, commissioned in 1546, when Palladio was 40, and begun in April 1549:-

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