Museo Civico

Museo Civico information

Vicenza , Italy
Street Piazza Matteotti 37/39
+390 444 22 28 11
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adult/reduced incl Teatro Olimpico €10/8
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

This civic art museum is housed in one of Palladio’s finest buildings, designed in 1550 with a colonnaded ground floor and double-height loggia. The frescoed ground floor includes the ultimate baroque party room: the Sala dal Firmamento (Salon of the Skies), with Domenico Brusasorci’s ceiling fresco of Diana the moon goddess galloping across the sky to meet a bare-arsed Helios, god of the sun.

Upstairs galleries present works by Vicenza masters in the context of a handful of major works by Venetian masters such as Veronese, Tiepolo and Tintoretto.