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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
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

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.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great church, with stunning decorated marble altar and very nice paintings. Jesus’ baptism on the left cannot be missed

Thank Riccardo G
Reviewed 16 April 2018

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

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

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

Thank Hennie100
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

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.

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This church is very well renovated and houses several masterpieces. Defintely to be visited and not far from the theatro Olympico.

1  Thank Hans W
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Bellini lovely painting a Verosnese, the alter, wth wooden choir , and the palladian chapel, lots of hidden treasures . thanks to the "very smart" town council , for every attraction, unless you decided upfront what to visit, you have to walk back to the...More

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This temple is impressive. I think that you have to pay to visit it -I´m not sure, as I went on a special night when all the cultural sites in town were free-, so I guess that can put you off visiting it, as its...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

In other parts of the world, this church would probably fall into the “very good” category. However, Italy does churches exceptionally well, so – to normalise the distribution – I’ve classed this one as merely “average” for Italy. It’s not particularly worth going out of...More

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