Sanctuary of Santa Corona, Vicenza

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Santa Corona is a Gothic-style, Roman Catholic church located in Vicenza, region of Veneto, Italy. The church contains the Valmarana chapel (circa 1576), whose design is attributed to the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Palladio himself is buried in this church.HistoryConstruction on the church was begun in 1261 by the Blessed Bishop Bartolomeo di Breganze to house a thorn from the supposed relic of the crown of thorns forced on Jesus during his passion. The thorn had been given to this bishop as a gift from Louis IX of France. The church belonged to the Dominican order until suppression during the Napoleonic era.The church has an altarpiece depicting, the Baptism of Christ by Giovanni Bellini. The Thiene chapel has frescos by Michelino da Besozzo, and an altarpiece depicting an Enthroned Madonna and child venerated by Saints Peter and Pius V by Gianbattista Pittoni. Other works in the church include an Adoration of the Magi’’ by Veronese, a Madonna of the Star‘ by Marcello Fogolino, a St Mary Magdalen with Saints Jerome, Paola and Monica, by Bartolomeo Montagna, a canvas depicting St Anthony and friars distributing alms to poor by Leandro Bassano, and two canvases with depictions of St Sebastian and St Martin by Battista da Vicenza.
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  • Not to be missed. The complex is impressive, the pale di Paolo Veronese and Vincenzo Bellini are seeing absolutely outstanding altar (you can see) with inlaid marble, lapis lazuli, agate deserves careful and accurate observation
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  • passes absolutely here to admire "the baptism of Jesus" by Bellini, and the wonderful main altar entirely inlaid in marble.
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  • The Church is chargeable but worth the ticket. You can download on your smartphone explanations on things/special to see. Truly magnificent altar and all its scenes of polychrome marble inlaid ... more that you can visit and enjoy the spectacle. Very nice also the choir and the chapel of the Rosary with his 34 paintings
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  • Perhaps the most important and impressive church in terms of architectural and art historical value in Vicenza.
  • A. Palladio: 1576 circa: Capilla Valmarana
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