Just last week I posted a blog on La Rua, Vicenza’s symbolic “wheel of fortune,” that has been “spinning for almost 600 years.

La Rua - Vicenza, Italy | ©Tom Palladio ImagesIf you missed that post, just click HERE.

Sadly, today the city dismantled it and shipped La Rua off to a warehouse where it will remain in pieces, like an Indiana Jones-found artifact, until next September, when it will be reassembled, marched back out and stand proudly, once again, in iconic Piazza dei Signori, the epicenter of Vicenza’s centro storico (historic center).

If you missed seeing La Rua in all its glory and color, what a shame. Best circle your calendar for September 2014.

©The Palladian Traveler | ©Tom Palladio Images

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Written by The Palladian Traveler

Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along cobblestone streets that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches along the cobblestone via TravelingBoy.com.

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