Shoppers crowd the marketplace in front of the Loggia del Capitaniato, which Andrea Palladio designed in 1571 as the seat of the Venetian military commander in Vicenza. The building now houses the Vicenza City Council.
A fruit and vegetable market operates every day. If you happen to be in Vicenza on a general market day, you'll find vendors of food, clothing, and other goods throughout much of the city center and on the Viale Roma (the main road from the railroad station to the historic pedestrian zone).
A mushroom vendor stands watch over his funghi.
Flowers and plants from a florist's shop spill onto the cobblestoned pedestrian street.
Hometown architect Andrea Palladio lends his name to a Vicenza movie theatre.
Vicenza is a great town for pedestrians and bicyclists, thanks to arcaded sidewalks and limited car access to the city center.
A couple and their baby go for a walk in Vicenza's pedestrian zone.
A well-groomed dachshund passes a well-dressed bicyclist in prosperous Vicenza.
A banner on a balcony sends a message of peace.
The city's historic center attracts a lively local crowd on a weekday in early November.
Even in elegant Vicenza, all roads lead to McDonald's.
Not all arches in Vicenza are golden. This brick-and-stone archway belongs to the Porta Castello, the western gate in the city's medieval wall.
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