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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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  • After years of restoration work, masterfully curated by arch. Emilio Alberti in collaboration with the Soprintendenza, finally ended jobs, excluding only the nineteenth century wing. and with the completion of the restoration occurred in great shape, with exhibitions (on the first world war) and with the enhancement of the paintings of the civic art gallery, under the wise direction of prof. Villa. Vicenza now has another jewel of the Renaissance.
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  • The Palace contains a rich picture gallery which is well worth a visit at least two or three hours, for a first approach. Wonderful temporary exhibition of the crucifix with Bellini's Jewish cemetery. Also glad also visit the collection Joseph Roi: it is always encouraging to see thick men who have invested time and resources in culture and energy leaving significant traces in this field in the community. Thanks also to the heirs!
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  • Were several years that we missed the tour of this beautiful Renaissance building designed in the mid 1500 by Andrea Palladio for Girolamo Chiericati, the Grand building was completed at the end of the 17th century in forms basically faithful to the original design. The splendid rooms with frescoed ceilings have been revisited in the stands after recent renovations and the numerous works are presented to visitors as the best. A must visit!
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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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