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Palazzo Chiericati

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Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 37/39, 36100 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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Nice to visit if you have time!

I saw from outside. It is great!!! If you have plenty of time, It is worth the visit!! If not, try to walk around the city. It is beautiful!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw from outside. It is great!!! If you have plenty of time, It is worth the visit!! If not, try to walk around the city. It is beautiful!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We visited this Civic Art Gallery towards the end of a splendid day in Vicenza. There was only one friendly older lady on the first floor who was pleasant and helpful. We had one younger woman follow us around the exhibits as if we were thieves. I was totally bemused, this doesn't happen in London! Another woman pushed us out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This building is on the Palladian tour and is an imposing building in the Palazzo Chiericati. The statues which appear on the top of the building are imposing and add to the total grandeur.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

An amazing structure by Palliado. The artwork is wonderful and the staff very willing to share their knowledge of the pieces . The limited english was not an issue ... between Several staff we were able to have our questions answered and even shown things not on the general tour ! Thank You for that ! We will be back... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

A lovely palazzo just opposite the Teatro Olimpico housing a select collection of Etruscan pieces, Venetian art and a choice collection of Russian icons

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Chiericati because it was opposite the Teatro and it was very pleasurable. The frescoes on the ground floor unraveling Trajan column were magnificent. Interesting coins - but can't say much for the paintings as they were mounted so you could not stand well back to admire them. Plus, there seemed to be endless stairs, and the... More 

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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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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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