Arco delle Scaletteo, Vicenza, Italy

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Description

An arch in Vicenza, built in 1596, whose design is attributed to the architect Andrea Palladio. The arch marks the beginning of one of the routes climbing to the sanctuary of St. Mary of Monte Berico (built in the early 15th century). The path, called the “Scalette”, is a series of stairs with 192 steps. That was the only point of access from the city to the sanctuary before the building of the arcades by Francesco Muttoni in the mid-18th century.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Arch of the little stairs

  • Arch of the steps

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Arches

  • Monuments

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • 16th century

  • Palladian

  • Renaissance

Place of Creation
  • Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

  • +45.54672+11.5475

  • Vicenza

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Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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