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Palazzo Chiericati

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tour through Vicenza's History

Beautiful building outside; very updated and easy to traverse inside.Paintings and exhibits take... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
TerryfromToledo
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Laguna Beach, California
A civic art museum that punches above its weight

The Palazzo Chiericati, also designed by Palladio, now serves as the civic art museum. It has a... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
FactotumDellaCitta
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Newton, Massachusetts
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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...more
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Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 37/39, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Beautiful building outside; very updated and easy to traverse inside.Paintings and exhibits take you through the city's history starting in the 13th century. Worth a visit. Use the weekly museum pass for the best deal.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TerryfromToledo
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The Palazzo Chiericati, also designed by Palladio, now serves as the civic art museum. It has a surprising variety of art, well displayed with helpful explanations. Most unusual was a ceiling fresco showing the god Apollo falling off his chariot while being chased by the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This is a wonderful museum designed by Palladio, great picture taking outside and inside. The collection of paintings and sculptures is not overwhelming but enjoyable. The audio guide is also a plus. A definite visit in Vicenza.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Linda I
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We were bowled over by this museum. Well presented. Fantastic art, carefully displayed. Gives a wonderful ‘history’ but as it only uses a few objects/artefacts for each period you are never over burdened. Go to the top floor to see the extra exhibition and make...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank zazu2012
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Across from the Olympic Theatre-- you must at least come and admire the façade--inside are beautiful ceilings and a respectable art collection.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Manningjen
Reviewed June 23, 2018

The palace has a beautiful exterior & magnificent painted ceilings. The paintings are mostly religious & were not, for me, the reason to visit. Perhaps if I'd made it to the top floor ............. but it was just SO hot & we'd walked such a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank WinstonSophie
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Nice paintings of the Veneto Heritage, in the city center od Vicenza. Nice to visit especially the chapel that is in the upper floors and there are often Music connect of pupil of the Conservatorio

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The location just crossed over from theater Olympic. Interesting museum, read more understand the story more! worth buy multi museum ticket!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Blossom S
Reviewed April 30, 2018

This masterpiece by Andrea Palladio stands in the heart of Vicenza. It strikes with its pure lines and the statues lining the top. Inside is a picture gallery on five levels, from Roman to modern art, and the rooms have magnificent frescoes and decorations. Among...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank opossumd
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Step inside of this former grand house overlooking a market square - passing under the public loggia into this beautiful home turned into a museum. The sequence of rooms unchanged since the mid 16th century - Renaissance Architecture frozen in time; the collection of paintings...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank garyp281
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