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Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza
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The Palazzo Chiericati is a Renaissance palace in Vicenza (northern Italy), designed by Andrea Palladio.HistoryPalladio was asked to build and design the palazzo by Count Girolamo Chiericati. The architect started building the architecture in 1550, and some further work was completed under the patronage of Chiericati's son who was also the heir to the Valeros. However, the palazzo was not fully finished until about 1680, possibly by Carlo Borella.Palladio also designed a country home, the Villa Chiericati, for the family.The palazzo was built in an area called piazza dell'Isola ("island square", currently Piazza Matteotti), which housed the wood and cattle market. At that time, it was an islet surrounded by the Retrone and Bacchiglione streams, and to protect the structure from the frequent floods, Palladio designed it on an elevated position: the entrance could be accessed by a triple Classic-style staircase.Architectural detailsThe palazzo's principal façade is composed of three bays, the central bay projecting slightly. The two end bays have logge on the piano nobile level, while the central bay is closed. The façade has two superimposed orders of columns, Doric on the lower level with Ionic above. The roofline is decorated by statuary.ConservationSince 1855 the building has housed the Museo Civico and, more recently, the city's art gallery. It has received international protection since 1994, along with the other Palladian buildings of Vicenza, as part of a World Heritage Site. .Using our international travel planner, Vicenza attractions like Palazzo Chiericati can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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storico palazzo trasformato in museo pinacoteca, che contiene capolavori d'arte che, per chi passa per Vicenza, non può non dedicare una visita. Recentemente ristrutturato con apertura di nuove sale m... read more »historic Museum Art Gallery, which contains works of art that, for anyone who passes by Vicenza, cannot but dedicate a visit. Recently renovated with new salt deserves entry.show original
Bellissima pinacoteca, recentemente arricchita da una accurata opera di restauro. Di grande rilievo il palazzo, una delle più significative opere del Palladio. Da segnalare la cortesia e disponibilità... read more »Beautiful Gallery, recently enhanced by a careful restoration work. Of great importance is the palazzo, one of the most significant works of Palladio. The courtesy and helpfulness of the reception staff and surveillance.show original
Ho visitato il Palazzo dopo la ristrutturazione, quindi i 3 piani. Molto organizzato e ospitale. Quadri stupendi. Da provareI visited the Palace after renovations, so the 3 floors. Very organized and hospitable. Beautiful paintings. To tryshow original
Vittorio Savio Allegri von GhegaBeautiful Museum and well preserved.show original
William BordiniEven if you aren't interested in the paintings is worth the effort to visit it for the frescoes and the beauty of the building. A pleasant visit to the basement.show original
Cens OreThe Palace is stunning and often has interesting exhibits.show original
Matteo PiacentiniVery niceshow original
Nicolae GaleaAlready the columns seen from outside make you fall in love with this building!show original
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