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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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  • 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 »
  • The Museum houses a fine collection of Venetian operas, from medieval to contemporary, landscaped so appealing. Very interesting is the reconstruction of the Church of San Bartolomeo (now Campbell), for beautiful Mountain blades. In the underground now hosts the temporary dedicated to Cleto Munari and designers with which the artist worked: beautiful! Furniture, jewelry, rugs, cutlery makes a fine show set among the foundations of the medieval palace. Beautiful works!
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  • We paid a visit to this Museum, recently renovated (space/front garden should be valued) that develops inside the Palladian Palace Renaissance using the ticket Museum circuit of Vicenza and costs 15 €. The Museum offers a good collection of paintings of the Venetian school and beyond, you can admire the works of Tintoretto and Veronese, Memling and Van Dyck, of the famous painter from Vicenza Maffei and the equally famous Bellini. On the top floor are accepted works of influential artists, especially graphics, legacy of the collector Giuseppe Roi while in the basement floors are interesting works of applied art and design of Gorizia Cleto Munari.
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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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