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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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The Palazzo Chiericati has been the historic home of the Civic Museum since...

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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Impressive architecture and interior

The attraction here is mostly the Palace itself both outside and inside. The elegant facade will charm you the frescoes on the ceilings will fascinate you. There are also some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The attraction here is mostly the Palace itself both outside and inside. The elegant facade will charm you the frescoes on the ceilings will fascinate you. There are also some interesting art works displayed inside but I could not find the Memling described in the guide book (maybe my fault).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The design and exterior of the building are at least as striking as the inside. This is an art gallery and portions of it are closed for renovations. It is still worth a visit, especially if you purchase the Museum Card which allows entry to a number of museums in Vicenza.

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Pula, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

It is near just oposite of Teatro Olympico which is on the list MUST SEE so do not hasitete to visit this place too. If you like museums one is inside of the this beutiful palace, but if you dislike than just see the palace itself going arround. It is small park in oposite than you can sit and rest... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The section is closed until 2016 but there are no signs at the entrance.. I came for that section. Unprofessional

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Beautiful. well preserved easy access, Not handicap accessible however. Easy to walk the outside to see all the detail

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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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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 3, 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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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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