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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church, not so much from outside, but for the frescoes inside. Just off Corso Palladio like all the main sights.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FTMDave
Reviewed October 22, 2018

we sauntered over to the Chiesa di Sacra Corona, dedicated to Christ’s Crown of Thorns, of which an alleged piece was given by the king of Franc. Some of the decorations seemed to race from the Baroque on to the Rococo; but the main altar...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is included in the Vicenza museum pass and well worth a stop. Some outstanding art and good altar.

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

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

The must see part and the main reason to visit has to be the beautiful Marble Altar with inlaid stones which dominates the church.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Bellini, Veronese, Montagna -a calm and beautiful chapel designed by Palladio ( and a tablet as his gravestone in the column near the altar. A priceless altar of inlaid stones that are made into pictures. -(the Last Supper) Intarsia choir stalls of great beauty. Go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

It rivals Palazzo Chiericati in the wealth of masterpieces it houses, including the recently restored and open to the public Valmarana Chapel, frescoes and canvases by the best known Venetian artists of the Renaissance. A visit is warmly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Great church, with stunning decorated marble altar and very nice paintings. Jesus’ baptism on the left cannot be missed

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

We came into the church basically because encouraged to by the guide. He popped up to us regularly to point out things of interest such as the baby Jesus being annoyed at the King kissing his foot (how many cross baby Jesuses do you know...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Of course there are many beautiful churches in Vicenza, but the Santa Corona is particularly worth a visit. Not many tourists when we there. It is a lovely quiet and light church with a serene atmosphere. And the famous Bellini painting of the Baptism of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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