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Palladio Museum

Contra' Porti 11, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 323014
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If you have marvelled at the palaces in Vicenza and the surrounding area, and want to know more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
Tribute to one of the greatest artists

Palladio was one of the most influential architects ever and the visit to this museum, subsequent... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2017
Eric M
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a museum-workshop: this new kind of museum features not only works of art but also the experts who describe them.a museum in movement: having installed the hardware (a system of dynamic lighting for the spaces, video projection systems, showcases, etc), each year the software will change, i.e. the contents, according to the state of progress in studies and research.a marvellous building: one of Palladio's finest palaces and the only one that he saw completed both as regards the architecture and decorations (causing the ruin of the patron, Montano Barbarano).an intellectual challenge: to take specialist knowledge out of the ivory tower and communicate it to a wider public in the museum and on the web.a far from impossible mission: recounting architecture to non-architects, not as a history of buildings but of the people who designed, built and communicated them; and showcasing architectural drawings, the tools that body forth ideas, alongside models, photographs and videos.the beginning of a journey: to explore Palladio's buildings in Vicenza (associated with the Palladio Museum thanks to the combined ticket "Vicenza città bellissima") and his villas in the Veneto countryside.a crossroads: a place where institutions and scholars from various parts of the world work together and present joint projects.
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Contra' Porti 11, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 323014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have marvelled at the palaces in Vicenza and the surrounding area, and want to know more about the man who built so many of them, go to this museum.It is worth a few hours at least.

Thank nvulpe
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Palladio was one of the most influential architects ever and the visit to this museum, subsequent walk around UNESCO World Heritage city to see his many works with the walking guide map, and short drive to La Villa Rotunda was the highlight of our trip...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This gives a rare chance to enter part of an urban palazzo designed by Palladio. There's a good bookstore with books on Vicenza and Palladio but we didn't pay to go in and see the models and other artifacts.

Thank travelhoundGreece
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This museum houses a remarquable set of rather big models of buildings by the great Palladio. The use of videos and other animations brings the woks to life and makes your visit to a interesting and enjoyable experience. The play with the fading in and...More

Thank Hans W
Reviewed June 10, 2017

The tour in the museum is very interesting, informative and educational. The visit enables insight and learning about the life and the designs of the architect, Andrea Palladio, who the city of Vicenza is actually an "open air museum" to his masterpieces. Strongly recommended, allows...More

Thank gabizolt
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Get the full exposure to the marvelous work of this amazing architect and designs that echo into the 21st century.

Thank hfaigel
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

We went last night during Vicenza's "night of the museums" where the entrance fee was just €1. It was a nicely laid out abs informative museum. Beautiful building. Close to the basilica.

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed November 20, 2016

when you're in Vicenza you must visit this place as the work of Palladio is found everywhere in the city. it helps you understand better everything else you will see outside. other than that the building itself (of course designed by Palladio) is worth seeing....More

Thank Maikel1989
Reviewed October 7, 2016

Palladio is one of Italy's greatest building designers and this museum is dedicated to him and his work. Vicenza is full of Palladio buildings and it's a good idea to start here before stepping out!

Thank AubreyWenhaston_UK
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Prior to visiting Vicenza, I was pretty ignorant about the life and work of Andrea Palladio, and this was quite a good venue to remedy that gap in knowledge (but please don’t test me on that …). It’s probably a must-visit if you’re interested in...More

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