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Palazzo Chiericati

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 37/39, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 222811
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Palladian Palazzo turned into Regional Museum

Step inside of this former grand house overlooking a market square - passing under the public... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
garyp281
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New York City, New York
Extraordinary! The restored Museum of Vincenza shines!

Little understood to even exist by travellers world-wide (being overshadowed by VENICE, it's... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
John N
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Cary, North Carolina
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The Palazzo Chiericati has been the historic home of the Civic Museum since 1855 and now houses the city's collections of paintings, sculptures and applied arts from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries. A masterpiece of Palladio's early maturity (1550), the building not only has decorations from that period but also holds important documents on Vicenza's art history. The Museum of Palazzo Chiericati reopened the Palladian wing on December 2013, after the restoration works. On the main floor, the visitor can enjoy the works of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, contemporary to the construction of the building. The attic hosts the Bequest of Marquis Giuseppe Roi: his personal collection of paintings, drawings and engravings from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, set in a charming display of house-museum. On the ground floor the visitor can admire, in a temporary exhibition, a selection of masterpieces of the collection not currently on display: Paolo Veneziano, Memling, Montagna, Fogolino, Sansovino, Tintoretto, Maffei and Pittoni. In the basement are located the works donated to the museum by the sculptor Nereo Quagliato.
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Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 37/39, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step inside of this former grand house overlooking a market square - passing under the public loggia into this beautiful home turned into a museum. The sequence of rooms unchanged since the mid 16th century - Renaissance Architecture frozen in time; the collection of paintings...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Little understood to even exist by travellers world-wide (being overshadowed by VENICE, it's glorious neighbour), here's one of the most renowned architectural masterpieces of Andrea Palladio & fabulously decorated with frescoed halls & stunningly hung with Venetian paintings encompassing 1200s thru1500s...unbelievable value at Euro7! Positioned...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The palace in itself is a pearl, the museum is absolutely worth visiting. It has just been renovated and the colection has some very good paintings. A stunning Tintoretto and an impressive and well presented set of altarpieces are only some of the major attractions....More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This palace is a landmark at Vicenza, especially due to its location at one edge of the most important street axis at Vicenza: the Corso Palladio

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

it would be nice if at the entrance someone would let you know that some of the most important pieces are on loan to other museums for exhibitions. having said this, it is a lovely exhibition space , very well done , with several masterpieces

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Palazzo Chiericati is really outstanding in its contents and also in its beautiful Palladian architecture. There are lots of valuable paintings, many of them of religious themes by Italian authors. As Chiericati is located a few metres away from the Olympic Theatre and Santa Corona...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

The museum holds a significant collection of Renaissance master painters, more than I would have expected in a mid-size town.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Palazzo Chiericati, is a very impressive and inspiring building, located in the heart of the old town of Vicenza, opposite the famous Teatro Olimpico. That masterpiece was designed by the well-known, Italian Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio, who also designed many other structures in the city...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Palazzo Chiericati is located not far from the Olympic Theater. The building occupied by the City Museum presently. Palazzo Chiericati is one of the stops on the Itinerario Palladiano which is well marked and has good signage in two languages at some buildings. You can...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Sometimes a smaller museum provides a better overview of historical trends in art, and the Palazzo Chiericati is proof. With excellent notations in Italian and English, it provides the visitor with a full perspective on painting and sculpture from the 14th to the 17th centuries...More

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