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Palazzo Chiericati

Piazza Matteotti 37/39, Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 222811
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Ranked #7 of 38 Attractions in Vicenza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Toronto, Ontario
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The Palazzo Chiericati is a very impressive palazzo by Palladio on the same square as the Teatro Olimpico at the end of the historic centre. The facade is very impressive. The museum itself is partly closed : the main galleries on the piano nobile are shut, but there is in the cellars a very charming exposition in the cellars, with... More

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Winter Park, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Great building holding the art collection of Vicenza. Perhaps the paintings are of greater historical interest than aesthetic. At least that was the case when we were there.

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Genoa, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I added a day in Vicenza on to my trip to Venice, to see this art museum and the wonderful architecture throughout the city of Andrea Palladio. I visited the museum's web site (in Italian only, used Google to translate) and read as much as possible before making plans to visit on Sunday, May 6th. I was tremendously disappointed to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Across the road from the Olympic theater, the touristic magnet of Vicenza, you find the exquisite Palazzo Chericati, another masterwork building of Andrea Palladio, the Renaissance chief architect of Vicenza. The palace houses the local pinacoteca, an old fashioned painting gallery, For the same ticket as the Olympic theater, you may visit the rather dreary, dark collection of oil paintings.

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