Piazza dei Signori








Piazza dei Signori is the heir to the medieval Piazza Grande and the Roman forum in Vicenza. The modern name comes from the representative palaces of the Venetian seigniory, which ruled the city from 1404 to 1797. Its rectangular shape measures 28 meters in width by 122 in length and extends to the two columns that mark the passage into Piazza Biade. One column dated around 1473 is topped by a winged lion, symbol of the Republic of Venice, while the second by a statue of Christ the Redeemer from 1640. The main side houses the Palladian Basilica and the 82-meter-high Bissara tower. On the tower, also known as the civic tower, a clock, the work of Faccio Pisano, has been placed since 1378, which in addition to the hours also indicates the phases of the moon. On the opposite side face the Loggia del Capitaniato, the work of Palladio, and the Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, with the Church of San Vincenzo inside.

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