Palazzo Chiericati


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Designed in 1550, Palazzo Chiericati, one of Andrea Palladio's masterpieces, is located in Vicenza's Piazza Matteotti. Embellished with frescoes and stuccoes and enriched by one of Europe's most prestigious civic collections of paintings, sculpture and applied arts from the 13th to the 20th century, because of its exceptional cultural importance Palazzo Chiericati is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ground floor of the palace houses the Firmamento Room and the Hercules Room, with 16th-century decorations and a fresco by Domenico Brusasorzi, and the Council of the Gods Room with decorations by Battista Zelotti, white and gold stucco by Bartolomeo Ridolfi, and grotesque motifs by Eliodoro Forbicini. The sixteenth-century part of the main floor allows visitors to admire frescoes by Domenico Brusasorzi (hall of the Civil Virtues) and Battista del Moro (hall of the Trajan Column), while on the ceilings of the seventeenth-century part, among the white and gilded stuccoes.

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