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Landmark on the Piazza dei Signori.

The civic Bissara Tower was built in the late 12th century and overlooks Piazza dei Signori... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Paul B
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
A beautiful medieval tower, still one of the tallest buildings in Vicenza

You can find this tower on Piazza dei Signori, the main square in a town controlled by the Venetian... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Hendrik_NL
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

The civic Bissara Tower was built in the late 12th century and overlooks Piazza dei Signori, alongside the famous Basilica Palladiana. The tower was raised in the mid-15th century to it present height og 82 meters ans is still one of the tallest buildings in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

You can find this tower on Piazza dei Signori, the main square in a town controlled by the Venetian Republic. This impressive tower, still one of the tallest buildings in Vicenza, was built originally in the 12th Century. The structure weathered earthquakes and damage by...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This towwer is closed to visitors, so you can only look at it. It is a big clock tower. Adds charm to the piazza.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The medieval Torre Bissara fell victim of American bombing in WW2, ad was rebuilt in 2002. A peculiarity is the ringtone, a melody that belongs to this tower alone.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Torre Bissara is one of the most beautiful masonry tower in Italy. It dominates over Piazza Dei Signori in Vicenza,

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This area is a must Area to walk around. The restaurants are plentiful, and the architectural is amazing. I have been back to this area several times, and plan on going back several more times. There is so much to see and photograph.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Loved photographing the tower, enjoying the plaza, listening to the bells and watching the people. This is a peaceful place to visit.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

The whole city is easy to walk through, almost no cars but plenty of bicycles. Very photogenic. Avoid Thursday mornings when the street market spoils the view.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

In a country not exactly under-provided with dramatic towers, this is still pretty impressive, testing, as so many other Italian towers, the apparent limits of the acceptable slenderness ratio. Mellow brickwork with stone dressings reflect the materials of the Piazza dei Signori. It's not perhaps...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank pat f
Reviewed 15 February 2016

As soon as I turned right coming from "Corso Palladio" to enter "Piazza dei Signori" I have been astonished by the beaty of this tower. Its red bricks made it feel warm and gentle to me.

Date of experience: May 2015
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