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The city of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto is recognised as a World Heritage Site in northern Italy. This inscription protects the works of 16th century Italian architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), from whom the Palladian architectural style came into being. Within the city of Vicenza are townhouses, (called palazzo) and country houses (called villa), and the Teatro Olimpico, the oldest surviving enclosed theater in the world, all attributed to Palladio.


Teatro Olimpica in the Piazza Matteotti, Vicenza, Italy
Teatro Olimpica in the Piazza Matteotti, Vicenza, Italy
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Palladio's work played a major role in the development of architecture, inspiring the Palladian architectural style which became popular throughout Europe as well as North America.

Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 18th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Phuket, Thailand, on 12 - 17 December, 1994.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 45 32 57 E 11 32 58 located in the provinces of Padua, Rovigo, Treviso, Venice, Verona and Vicenza, in the Veneto Region, Italy.
Inscription Year: 1994
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II
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