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Palazzo Chiericati

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 37/39, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 222811
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Palladio again

Great building holding the art collection of Vicenza. Perhaps the paintings are of greater... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2012
rlemon
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Winter Park, FL
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I added a day in Vicenza on to my trip to Venice, to see this art museum and the wonderful... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2012
AnnArborMHT
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Genoa, Italy
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 37/39, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
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+39 0444 222811

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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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Reviewed May 14, 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...More

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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...More

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