Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza

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    Palazzo Chiericati and Teatro Olimpico.

    by Maurizioago Updated Sep 22, 2009

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    Palazzo Chiericati was designed by Andrea Palladio. Its construction begun in 1551. It was completed only at the end of the XVII century. It houses the city museum with lots of paintings by many artists. Among these you'll see works by Veronese, Tintoretto and Tiepolo.

    Teatro Olimpico was Palladio's last work. Its building started in 1580. Palladio died six months later; then it was completed by his son Silla and Vincenzo Scamozzi in 1585. The interior of this theater was built in wood and plaster. The stage represents the seven streets of Thebes. Teatro Olimpico is currently the seat for shows in summer.

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    by Diana75 Updated Oct 25, 2006

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    The palace was designed by Palladio in 1550 for Girolamo Chiericati and the construction works started soon after he finished the plans.

    Following Girolamo's death, the works passed under his son's directions, which also took care of the south wing decoration.

    The western section of the courtyard was built in the 19th century.

    The two-story building has a continuous loggia on the ground floor and an upper section with a closed central section with two lateral loggias.

    The interior is still adorned with 16th century decorations and frescoes. Since 1838 the palace is home to the city art museum.

    Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 – 17:00

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    Palazzo Chiericati

    by rubbersoul75 Updated Jun 14, 2006

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    This building is currently the home of Vicenza's Museo Civico. The building was begun in 1550, and yes, is another example of work from hometown renaissance Architect Palladio. A commission from Girolamo Chiericati.

    Inside you’ll find works of art by local Vicentini artists, but more impressive are pieces by the likes of Tintoretto, Veronese, and Tiepolo.

    The building is across the street from the Teatro Olimpico, at the beginning (eastern end) of Corso Palladio.

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