UNESCO Series: 40 World Heritage Sites of Italy
16. City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
Italy, the city of Vicenza was built in 2nd century BC. Vicenza was earlier prospering as a part of the Venetian Republic for about four years from early 15th century to late 18th century. Andrea Palladio was the most influential architect in the region and his distinct style can be easily deciphered in most buildings in Vicenza.
15. Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto
The group of towns in the Val di Noto owes their special significance to the flowering of the Baroque art that lies in their geographical and chronological homogeneity. The towns existed in the medieval times and had monastic foundations. Each of these towns has its own story to narrate. Collectively, they present a spectacular stage of the Baroque art.