The Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia Sights

Palazzo Chiericati

  • Piazza Matteotti Map It
  • Vicenza

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

This imposing Palladian palazzo (1550) would be worthy of a visit even if it didn't house Vicenza's Museo Civico. Because of the ample space surrounding the building, Palladio combined elements of an urban palazzo with those he used in his country villas. The museum's important Venetian holdings include significant paintings by Cima, Tiepolo, Piazetta, and Tintoretto, but its main attraction is an extensive collection of rarely found works by painters from the Vicenza area, among them Jacopo Bassano (1515–92) and the eccentric and innovative Francesco Maffei (1605–60), whose work foreshadowed important currents of Venetian painting of subsequent generations.

Sight Information

Address:

Piazza Matteotti, Vicenza, Veneto, 36100, Italy

Map It

Phone:

0444-325071

Sight Details:

  • €7; €15, includes Palazzo Barbaran da Porto and Teatro Olimpico, plus other museums in Musei Civici group
  • Closed Mon.

Published 06/07/2016

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