This year Open Design Italia 2016 will be hosted in the prestigious Palladian Basilica, in the historic center in Vicenza.
The Palladian Basilica in Vicenza needs little introduction, being a world-famous building. It is one of finest works of the architect Andrea Palladio and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. The famous loggias in the city center have hosted prestigious exhibitions with the works of the best international artists, designers and architects.
Vicenza is known as “the city of Palladio”, yet its many artistic and architectural gems are not all Renaissance. The city, in the heart of Italy’s North East, is easy to reach by train and is well connected to the northern Italian highways network. The nearest airports, both for scheduled and low cost airlines, are Verona Villafranca, Treviso S. Angelo, and Venezia Tessera.
Here there are some advice to get there very easily.
You can reach Open Design Italia on foot from Vicenza’s train station in about 10 minutes. From the station, take Viale Roma. When you reach the end of Viale Roma, turn right into Piazza Castello. Take Corso Palladio and continue straight ahead until you reach Contrà Cavour on your right hand side. Take Contrà Cavour until you arrive in Piazza dei Signori; the Basilica Palladiana faces the square.
If you want to reach Open Design Italia by highway, take the exit called Vicenza Est. Drive straight toward the city center (Vicenza centro) for about 3.4km. At the roundabout connecting with SS11, take Via Camisano and then continue along Viale della Pace until the railway overpass. Take Via Giangiorgio Trissino on the left and proceed until the roundabout. The parking Park centrobus Bassano is on the left hand side, 50m after the roundabout. You can leave your car here and get to the city center by a shuttle service (Minibus) included in the parking fee – bus stop Basilica.