Palazzo Chiericati

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Palazzo Chiericati

Palazzo Chiericati
4.5
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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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Bill A
Spring Lake, NJ450 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a wonderful museum that is relatively small in size and can easily be seen in an hour or so. It is located directly across from the Teatro Olimpico. I recommend that you purchase the museum pass and see both exhibits for a reasonable price.
Written 15 February 2020
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Peter C
Canterbury, United Kingdom69 contributions
Impressive
Jan 2020 • Solo
The building is worth seeing alone. The art inside is outstanding too. Tiepolo's Apollo is an uncensored sight! The basement collection of toys lead soldiers etc is vast and interesting. In the attic the personal collection of (?) is eclectic & includes photos of Princess Margaret not to mention an outstanding sketch by Sargent.
Written 9 January 2020
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christina_stilista
Perth, Australia67 contributions
Amazing and Can do in One hour!
Nov 2019
Very beautiful museum and Palazzo that is worth the visit. Beautiful collection of art in addition to the Palazzo. There is an antique toy exhibit in the basement that is EXCEPTIONAL. I have never seen better anywhere in the world. I suggest you include this Palazzo in your visit to the Teatro Olimpico.
Written 10 November 2019
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CalBristol
Weston-super-Mare, UK1,888 contributions
Magnificent palace housing Vicenza's civic art collection
Sep 2019
Just across the piazza from the Teatro Olimpico is this palace, designed in 1550 by Palladio for the Chiericati family.
It now houses the Vicenza city art collection most of which was gathered together in 1810 to keep them out of the hands of the marauding French! There are paintings by Veronese, Memling, Tintoretto, Tiepolo and local artists such as Montagna.
Apart from the paintings, the rooms are embellished by stucco and plasterwork and some wonderful decorated ceilings and frescoes. The basement areas have recently been restored and re-opened and contain temporary exhibitions and rooms used by the domestic staff of the palace. Up in the attic rooms is a small collection of drawings and watercolours.
The Vicenza Museum Card gets you in for free!
Written 10 November 2019
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Philip P
Herentals, Belgium790 contributions
Impressive building.
Oct 2019
We are so positively surprised by the "grandeur" of Vicenza. This "palazzo" is one of the many elements showing the richness that this city had (and partially still has).
Written 27 October 2019
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Cynthia F
Fair Lawn, NJ2,098 contributions
Lots of gorgeous large paintings and frescoes
Sep 2019
The building itself is interesting and worth seeing even without the art.
You can probably see all the rooms in 45 minutes.
There are some very lovely paintings and frescoes.
I enjoyed this attraction much more than another one that is more highly rated.
If you love art, don't miss this attraction.
Written 12 October 2019
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,303 contributions
A little bit of everything
Sep 2019
This is a fine-looking building from the outside - being designed by Palladio you'd expect no less - and is now the town's civic art gallery. So in addition to the exterior, you get some superb ceilings and a smallish collection of interesting art works. Definitely worth visiting on your way across the square to the Teatro Olimpico.
Written 26 September 2019
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Oana C
Bucharest, Romania545 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2019 • Family
From the top to the basement, this Palace is full of beautiful thinks. The paintings, the toys, the statue all are there to charm you.
Written 10 September 2019
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Perry Grinate
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK713 contributions
Combine with a visit to the theatre
Aug 2019
This splendid palazzo has some superb ceilings and some excellent Renaissance works of art. Entry is with the Vicenza museum card and the museum is located right next to the theatre.
Written 22 August 2019
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droprisdan
Campina, Romania33 contributions
arhitecture
Jun 2019 • Couples
IT is a verry beautifull Paladio"buildid near the teatro olimpica.It is also a interesting museum with works of many artistsThe arrangement of the museum had to be mentioned.It is a good start for visiting the corso Paladio the min street of Vicenza
Written 1 August 2019
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