We've been to Vicenza numerous times for shopping and even to see some sights, but we'd never gone up to Monte Berico until this weekend. The church opened in 1429 and is on a hill overlooking Vicenza. (There's an interesting staircase from city level to the church, but I don't have any photos of it.)We didn't go into the church -- such visits are limited to about 6.5 minutes with Owen these days, so we'll go back later -- but we did spend some time in Piazzale della Vittoria, the square in front of the church that has lovely views of the city.
Here's an example:Supposedly it's also possible to see the Venetian lagoon from up there, but I didn't think to look for it. I guess that'll be a goal for our next visit, too.