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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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  • Palace still being renovated, contains a rich collection of works ranging from 1200 to 1600. Interesting to see in the basement the foundations of old houses. In the attic there is a legacy of Marquis Giuseppe Roi, formed by his personal collection of paintings, drawings and engravings from the 15th to the 20th century, set in an evocative setting of House-Museum.
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  • At the end of a two years long refurbishing, Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza's Art Museum, is a true gem you shouldn't miss if you love italian Art. The new contemporary set up gives to the palladian pala...  more »
  • Only got to view this from the outside, but another winner from Palladio. Beautifully proportioned and elegant. Although a large building it doesn't seem to overwhelm the fronting property. One of man...  more »
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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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