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Video starts from Fimon lake, we run 10 flat kilometers to the city of Vicenza, where we can see the Palladio's Villa Almerico Capra called "La Rotonda". Unlike some other Palladian villas, the building was not designed from the start to accommodate a working farm. This sophisticated building was designed for a site which was, in modern terminology, "suburban". Palladio classed the building as a "palazzo" rather than a villa.
After few kilometers, we pass in front of the Monte Berico sanctuary.
According to the legend, the Blessed Virgin appeared on the hill twice to a peasant worker named Vincenza Pasini; the first time occurred on 1426, the second on 1428. At this time in the Veneto, the people and economy had been suffering from a terrible plague for years. The Madonna promised that if the people of Vicenza built a church on the top of the hill she would rid them of the plague. The people kept their promise and the church was built in 3 months.
After that we run to the south of Vicenza, passing through the Colli Berici area, a group of hills, a special formation in the alluvial plain on which stands Vicenza, originated on the bottom of an ancient sea over at least a hundred million years.
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