Chiesa di Santa Corona
Chiesa di Santa Corona
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The Dominican church was built in 1261 to house the relic of the Holy Thorn donated by Louis IX, king of France, to the bishop of Vicenza, the Blessed Bartolomeo da Breganze. The Gothic interior, with chancel by Lorenzo da Bologna from the second half of the fifteenth century, houses many important paintings and sculptural works. These include Giovanni Bellini’s masterpiece “The Baptism of Christ”, in the Garzadori altar, attributed to Rocco da Vicenza, and the “Adoration of the Magi” by Paolo Veronese. There is also a “Madonna of the Stars”, by Lorenzo Veneziano and Marcello Fogolino, a "Magdalen and Saints" by Bartolomeo Montagna and a “Virgin, Child and Saints” by Giambattista Pittoni. The apse is furnished with a fine wooden choir, carved and inlaid by Pier Antonio dell’Abate. The frescoes by Michelino da Besozzo in the Thiene Chapel are among the earliest decorations, dating from the early fifteenth century and offering a mature example of the International Gothic style.
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Bill A
Spring Lake, NJ598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Chiesa di Santa Corona is a beautiful Dominican church located in the heart of Vicenza. It’s brick facade is unassuming and its gothic interior exudes understated elegance. Look for the many hidden treasures inside including Bellini’s “The Baptism of Christ” and the stunning Valmarania Chapel designed by Andrea Palladio.
Written February 29, 2020
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Peter C
Canterbury, United Kingdom74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This church is a treasure box full of delights. Bellini's masterpiece is a must but the Lady Chapel is a tour de force too. The high alter is a master piece of pietra dura. Palladios Chapel in the lower level is something of a dissapointment in comparison!
Written January 9, 2020
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Oana C
Bucharest, Romania560 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
This particular church is one of the most beautiful in Vicenza. The painting, the ambience, the host all are amazing. The altar is worth special attention, due to structures and material used.
Written September 10, 2019
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
This church was reputedly designed by Palladio, who is also buried here. It has exquisite design details that are well worth a careful look around the church.
Written October 5, 2018
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Ryan H
Saint Peters, MO202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Business
This church is over 500 years old. It is beautiful inside and out, and has numerous beautiful frescos. You can walk through most of the church, not just the sanctuary. They charge a nominal fee, that is paid down the street as part of a multi entry ticket to several Vicenza sights. Its name "Church of the Crown" comes from the fact that the church once received a gift of a thorn from Jesus' crown of thorns from the pope.
Written October 11, 2017
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Michele A
Vicenza, Italy85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
The Holy See claims in this church there is one of the few real thorns from the Crown of Christ (hence the name), but even if you don't believe in such things, the shrine and the Inquisition Tribune will for sure be of interest.
Written January 8, 2016
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Marco_Batalha
Sao Paulo, SP401 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
The temple is considered one of the important city buildings and included in Vicenza's Museum Card (€15). Its rich history dates back to the 13th century and had gone through quite some constructional changes of style. In the second half of the 15th century, it got a gothic look by Lorenzo da Bologna. Its interior is beautifully decorated with sculptural and painting works, among which Giovanni Bellini's "Battesimo di Cristo" at the Garzadori altar and Paolo Veronese's "Adorazione dei Magi" stand out. Of course, it would not be a real Vicenza treasure if it had nothing to do with Palladio, who designed the Valmarana Chapel. The temple is the resting place of Luigi da Porto, a writer whose story was the inspiration for Shakespeare to borrow and adapt "Romeo and Juliet".
Written February 13, 2015
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jennifer d
Phoenix, AZ19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This little church has a few gems inside. It includes the valmarana chapel by Palladio, a painting by Bellini ( the baptism of Christ) a small piece of the crown of thorns, an exhibit with a copy of the cloth that supposedly was used to wrap Christ after he was removed from the cross, and a tiny remnant of a mural only showing the face of Mary, from the 13th century.
Written May 15, 2014
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CalBristol
Weston super Mare, UK2,148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The church does not look very interesting from the outside being made mainly of brick but inside there are treasures to be discovered!
The building is situated just off the main Corso Palladio and just up from the Teatro Olimpico and the Palazzo Chiericati. The admission charge is included in the Vicenza Museum Card. The Gothic nave is quite plain but light and airy; the Bellini painting should not be missed and there are several other paintings by Montagna, Veronese and Pittoni dotted about. The Palladio designed Valmarana Chapel is in the basement and there are several other chapels and a half ruined cloister around the church. (The main cloister has a seperate entrance and houses the Archeological Museum which I did not visit on this occasion) There is also a small chapel with a Monstrance containing a supposed thorn from the Crown of Thorns.
The high altar is a marvellous example of inlaid marbles of many different hues and colours and depicts scenes from the bible - the workmanship is outstanding!
The church is very peaceful and uncrowded but could do with some more information boards and direction signs so that you don't miss anything.
Written November 4, 2019
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Cynthia F
Fair Lawn, NJ2,366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This church is very close to some of the highest rated attractions in Vicenza and is definitely worth a stop, since you'll probably walk right past it anyway.

Beautiful inside. We did not appreciate the Valmarana Chapel in the basement designed by Palladio. We found this basement, as well as many others in Italy, damp and mildewy and quickly left for the fresh air upstairs.
Written October 12, 2019
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