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Palladio Museum

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Interesting Museum

Interesting Museum highlighting the history and works of Vicenza's most famous citizen. Of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Max S
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Museum includes a history of Palladio along with copies of his books and a background on him as a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
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a museum-workshop: this new kind of museum features not only works of art but also the experts who describe them.a museum in movement: having installed the hardware (a system of dynamic lighting for the spaces, video projection systems, showcases...more
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Contra' Porti 11, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 323014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting Museum highlighting the history and works of Vicenza's most famous citizen. Of particular interest are the large scale models of many of his famous designs and the impact he had on the western world. Get the museum pass, which includes the Teatro and several...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Max S
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We saved the Palladio Museum for last but should have visited it first, because it would have helped us appreciate his buildings more. The museum contained some well-executed scale models of Palladio’s major buildings, with cutaways revealing the interiors. One exhibit featured a copy of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Museum includes a history of Palladio along with copies of his books and a background on him as a person and his philosophy. Most impressive are the models of his buildings and how they relate to the architects he influenced. We followed this up with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TerryfromToledo
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The Palladio Museum is housed in the Palazzo Barbarano, of Palladio's design. It has exhibits about Palladio's work as well as more general architectural topics. Although we are not architecture experts, we had a wonderful time.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This will be of interest to fans of Palladio as well as novices to his work who just want to learn the basics of his 'grand designs'. The models around the different rooms really brought to life his achievements. A must see part of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank PrinceofPort66
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Not a bad museum, but it lacks something. In fact the entire way Vicenza presents the history of Palladio lacks something. There are no Palladio walks (showing you the different buildings), the city tourist maps are inaccurate. The museum is in a Palladio Villa -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank j0seph0d0n0ghue
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We were visiting Vicenza specifically to see Palladian villas, so this was a great addition to our trip. It is a small museum in one of Palladio's buildings, without "artifacts" from Palladio's life, but with good biographical details & terrific models of many of his...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Manningjen
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We were expecting something more from this building. After the impressive and vast amount of stairs we had to negotiate to get to the top we discovered that there was a lift round the corner out of sight of the entrance desk. Not a good...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LindylooCleveland
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Go here first, then visit Palladio's buildings. The staff was very open to answering our queries. Do listen to the virtual commentaries, they are brilliant additions to the curation. Where else can you get the greatest academics on architecture to comment on one of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Global-Villagerr
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Located in the centre of the beautiful city of Vicenza, the Palladio is definitely worth entering and doing the roof top walk. Stunning views across the piazza, city and the hills. Interesting exhibits - we caught a fabulous architecture exhibition. Worth stopping at and climbing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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