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The Dominican church was built in 1261 to house the relic of the Holy Thorn donated by Louis IX, king of France, to the bishop of Vicenza, the Blessed Bartolomeo da Breganze. The Gothic interior, with chancel by Lorenzo da Bologna from the second...more
Bellini, Veronese, Montagna -a calm and beautiful chapel designed by Palladio ( and a tablet as his gravestone in the column near the altar. A priceless altar of inlaid stones that are made into pictures. -(the Last Supper) Intarsia choir stalls of great beauty. Go...More
It rivals Palazzo Chiericati in the wealth of masterpieces it houses, including the recently restored and open to the public Valmarana Chapel, frescoes and canvases by the best known Venetian artists of the Renaissance. A visit is warmly recommended.
We came into the church basically because encouraged to by the guide. He popped up to us regularly to point out things of interest such as the baby Jesus being annoyed at the King kissing his foot (how many cross baby Jesuses do you know...More
Of course there are many beautiful churches in Vicenza, but the Santa Corona is particularly worth a visit. Not many tourists when we there. It is a lovely quiet and light church with a serene atmosphere. And the famous Bellini painting of the Baptism of...More
This church is over 500 years old. It is beautiful inside and out, and has numerous beautiful frescos. You can walk through most of the church, not just the sanctuary. They charge a nominal fee, that is paid down the street as part of a...More
The church is a very friendly place, the guides here were so helpful and welcoming. The Bellini "Baptism of Christ" is a sight to wonder at, just sit for a while and enjoy the art and ambience of this gem of a church.