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Palazzo Chiericati

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Address: Piazza Matteotti 37/39, Vicenza, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0444 222811
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Description: The Palazzo Chiericati has been the historic home of the Civic Museum...
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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Palladio building

Built by Palladio ,this impressive Building is just opposite the Teatro Olimpico- so don't miss out on it. Inside beautiful ceilings with frescoes and stucco. It houses an art... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I loved this art museum and will never forget the painting of Jesus down from the cross done by a local Fra. The skin tones are so realistic. Then, the Issac with his son painting too is exceptional. Beautiful ceiling frescos of Apollo and Diana as the sun and moon. It is REALLY worth a visit!

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Berrima, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This building has the most stunning approach - the first time Palladio used a loggia as the facade of a palace - and what a facade! Inside, more novelty - an apse (more than a niche) - at either end of the entry hall. The rooms are classic Palladio proportions with some surprising frescoes ( you have to wonder about... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Built by Palladio ,this impressive Building is just opposite the Teatro Olimpico- so don't miss out on it. Inside beautiful ceilings with frescoes and stucco. It houses an art gallery with mostly Italian art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

if you happen to visit Palazzo Chiericati, on the top floor of the <museum, do not miss the 3 rooms of the Fonazione Roi, full of books ,paintings, engravings and other fine art objects..a little BIJOUX...WE FOUND IT VERY INTERESTING

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Vienna
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

when we visited most parts of the museum were closed due to restauration. The exibitions that were shown were not so interessting for us but the Palazzo itself was really neat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited because we bought a combination ticket from the Teatro Olympico, and I'm glad we did. It was very interesting, and the art was stunning! It kept our 11 and 13 year old's attention easily. More an art museum than anything else, but very enjoyable.

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São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Located right across the street of the Teatro Olimpico, it is impossible not to see the Palazzo Chiericati, which drew us to want to visit it. It is included in Vicenza's Museum Card and is, unsurprisingly, another one of Palladio's architectural masterpieces. It was built for Count Girolamo Chiericati in the 16th century and distinguishes itself by the impressive roofline... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

An amazing building to see from the outside and a lovely local art collection on the inside. Besides the permanent exhibit, they had a local contemporary artist exhibit when I visited. As with all the museums, this one is professionally presented and well worth stepping inside. Enjoy

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Fairport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visitors to Palazzo Chiericati get a twofer. First a magnificent building designed by Andrea Palladio. Second an art museum with interesting works from ancient Rome to modern Italy. The Palazzo is one of the first examples of a private-public deal that allowed the building to be built. Not having enough land to build the Palazzo of his dreams, Girolamo Chiericati... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

This palazzo was designed by Palladio (the second story was added later). Contains some interesting art work. Favorite is the ceiling fresco on the room to the left as you enter. It's included with your ticket to the Teatro Olimpico (across the street) so the price is right. This site used to be on an island in the river before... More 

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