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The Stones of Vicenza: Study Tour

The classical tradition in design and drawing

Vicenza, Italy 7-10 July 2017

The Study Tour will give participants the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the classical tradition, with the architecture and landscapes of Vicenza as primary source study material. Vicenza’s townscape and the surrounding countryside offer an extraordinary sense of place through their landscape, built heritage, and design, as well as the highly influential architectural legacy of Palladio’s 16th century villas. Learning and observation will be enhanced through sketching and drawing in a number of locations. Participants will also have lectures, guided visits of the Teatro Olimpico and Palladio Museum, and the chance to participate in a live ‘sketchmob’.

The Vicenza Study Tour will directly follow the INTBAU Italy Milan conference. Registrations are welcome for one or for both events.


Event Programme

7th July
Afternoon: Transfer from Milan and arrival in Vicenza;
Sunset: Welcome Address at Basilica Palladiana roof terrace. Dinner at Osteria Righetti (Piazza Duomo).

8th July
Morning: The Art of Building in Stone. Introduction to Morseletto Workshop & Quarries;

Keynote Speakers:
Robert Adam, ADAM Architecture, INTBAU UK Chair.

Pier Carlo Bontempi (Bontempi Associati), Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons (Fairfax & Sammons Architects), Helmut Rudolf Peuker (Peuker Gebäudevermessungen), Alireza Sagharchi (Stanhope Gate Architecture).

Brunch on the rocks Morseletto Quarries.
Afternoon:  Digital Palladio. Model, Drawing, Experience;

Teatro Olimpico:  Giuseppe Amoruso (Politecnico di Milano), Alberto Sdegno (Università degli Studi di Trieste), Alberto Sardo (CAM2/FARO Technologies).

Evening-Sunset: Sketchmob© Italia – Stefan Davidovici, Marco Muscogiuri, Matteo Schubert, Irina Suteu.

9th July
Morning: Palladio Museum Visit.  Presented by Guido Beltramini Palladio Museum Director;
Afternoon: Palazzo Chiericati Visit;
Evening: Palladio Museum visit and drawing;
Dinner at Angolo Palladio Pizzeria (Piazzetta Palladio).

10th July
Morning: Transfer from Vicenza to Milan.


How to get to Vicenza

By plane:
– from VERONA “CATULLO” airport, take a shuttle bus to Verona Porta Nuova railway station, and then a train to Vicenza (direction: Venice).
– from VENEZIA “MARCO POLO” airport, take a shuttle bus to Venezia Santa Lucia railway station or Mestre railway station, and then a train to Vicenza (direction: Milan).

By train:


Participants will book their own accommodation. Recommended hotels are: Hotel Key, Hotel Palladio, Ostello della Gioventù, Hotel Boutique, Hotel Santa Corona.


The cost will be 99€ per person (minimum group of 40 people), and includes:
welcome kit, tourbook, complimentary tickets to museums and Palladian places, return transfer from Milan (for Milan conference participants).
The fee does not include accommodation in Vicenza and any airport shuttle costs, travel tickets or health insurance.

The cancellation fee will be the entire enrolment fee.

Registration deadline: 1st June 2017

To enrol please email Prof. Giuseppe Amoruso at

With the patronage of:
U.I.D. Unione Italiana del Disegno
Comune di Vicenza
Palladio Museum
Laboratorio Morselletto

Partnered by
Hassel Comunicazione


Teatro Olimpico


Palazzo Chiericati Museum