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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. .
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  • A short distance from the Olympic Theatre, another jewel designed by Palladio for the Chiericati family. Richly frescoed ceilings and picture gallery full of works by Venetian artists made over the centuries. Beautiful the room containing the altarpieces. Is it worth buying the museum card (Eur 15) in order to gain access to the theatre, art gallery and other sites.
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  • Majestic Palace with a nice Museum but we think between everything there is in Vicenza is the least interesting thing to see. The top floor which everyone says it's interesting we find it corny. PASSABLE ...
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  • Palladium, which in the Veneto region and especially in Vicenza gave her better with the Palazzo Chiericati gave his best regards noble residences in the city. Located opposite the Teatro Olimpico in a large square, stands out with its neoclassical style and is a treat for the given only externally. Inside we saw beautiful works of art, a painting by Bellini chock full of allegories but not being art experts have enjoyed more the secret rooms of
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  • Minimal collection set in a beautiful palazzo with great frescoes.
  • Another beautiful place to see
  • I saw the show "iron and fire" in the basement, so I can only judge those; the exhibition on the first world war is very strong. Evocative. Very well made. To read descriptions shudder and tightens the stomach. The perspective of the soldier who was there.
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  • Very nice building that an architect Palladio drew about 500 years ago.
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  • Museum that besides the charm of his work also features a huge internal external robe all to admire!
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