Vicenza is known as the city of Palladio and it is one of the most important art centres, a destination for cultural tourism with visitors from all over the country and abroad. The town is part of UNESCO’s world heritage. The Basilica Palladiana, rebuilt in 1549, is its most famous public building. Try one of the typical dishes: baccalà alla vicentina (salt cod Vicenza-style). To the South-West of the town is the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Monte Berico, which is said to have been the site of two apparitions by the Blessed Virgin.