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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's Palazzo Chiericati Houses Vicenza Civic Art Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
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Vienna
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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Fairfax, Virginia
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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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Laguna Niguel, California
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The building itself was amazing - and I got a tour with my class by the architect who restored it so got a lot of background information. It is a beautiful structure and awe inspiring. The actual content of the palazzo, however was disappointing to me.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the architecture but we have small children so we didn't go in. I wish we could have since there was a Monet exhibit there then.

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Novorossiysk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It is definitely the place to be visited in Vicenza! It's only some metres away from Teatro Olimpico! You'll be pleased with one more masterpiece of Palladio and art exhibition inside)).

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Siena, Toscana, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We visited in August 2013 when a very interesting exhibit was on view of local portraits. It was not possible to visit the upper floors of the palazzo because restoration work was underway. Hope to be able to see it again on a future visit!

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