Transportation: Alitalia has both international and domestic flights to Venice. From Venice travelers may rent cars and drive northward to Vicenza. Bus service is available within the Veneto itself, but car trips are advised.
Background reading: James Ackerman's "Palladio" (London: Penguin Books. $4. 95 [$:1.95]) is indispensable. A lucid architectural guide for layman and architects alike, it covers every aspect of Palladio's work.
Travel and cultural information: Apply to local cultural travel board for maps, times, and information relating to villas.