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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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  • Palazzo Chiericati is located not far from the Olympic Theater. The building occupied by the City Museum presently. Palazzo Chiericati is one of the stops on the Itinerario Palladiano which is well ma...  more »
  • Sometimes a smaller museum provides a better overview of historical trends in art, and the Palazzo Chiericati is proof. With excellent notations in Italian and English, it provides the visitor with a ...  more »
  • Why, you may ask is Tuesday the day to go? Because you actually buy a ticket that allows you to visit 3 museums for the price of one ticket. It will save you money, especially if you enjoy going to mu...  more »
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  • Minimal collection set in a beautiful palazzo with great frescoes.
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  • A Museum "different". Big D. Mauro Zocchetta! (Academic data enhancement to its Olympic deservedly City: La Rua, exhibition organizations of museums ... ...) The Chiericati has a setting other than as we are used to seeing museums. Is a path inside the opera as it was meant and thought, not a wonderful exhibition of masterpieces. Changes everything! You can't see the works of the Sistine Chapel to pieces on the walls of museums. Here is the Museum of Vicenza tries to play, also with fragments, the environment where they were entered originally making the visitor as current user of a service but a time traveler.
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