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Palazzo Chiericati

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 37/39, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 222811
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Great example of Palladian architecture

This palace is a landmark at Vicenza, especially due to its location at one edge of the most... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joao Pessoa, PB
very well done renovation of the museum

it would be nice if at the entrance someone would let you know that some of the most important... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nicolas s
Milan, Italy
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 37/39, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 222811

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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank icavalcantifilho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank jrb437
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank gabizolt
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

Thank Ron S
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

1  Thank Craig E
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Why, you may ask is Tuesday the day to go? Because you actually buy a ticket that allows you to visit 3 museums for the price of one ticket. It will save you money, especially if you enjoy going to museums. This beautiful museum which...More

Thank jeffreyshapiro
Reviewed 4 March 2017

At the end of a two years long refurbishing, Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza's Art Museum, is a true gem you shouldn't miss if you love italian Art. The new contemporary set up gives to the palladian palace breath, space, light. You'll find painting and sculpture masterpieces...More

1  Thank R_Zanetello
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Only got to view this from the outside, but another winner from Palladio. Beautifully proportioned and elegant. Although a large building it doesn't seem to overwhelm the fronting property. One of many attractions in the heart of this city.

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