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Chiesa di Santa Corona

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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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This church in the neo-classical style is worth visiting if only because of the painting by Giovanni Bellini, the Baptism of Christ. The figures in the painting are so earthy snd at the same time so other-wordlz, it has to be seen to be believed....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HaNosseah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church interior is included in the Vicenza Museum Pass visits. The most interesting parts include a wonderful ‘Baptism of Christ’ by Giovanni Bellini, and some early tombs of the viacentine Thiene family in the chapel to the right of the high altar.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Clinor
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Beautiful church, not so much from outside, but for the frescoes inside. Just off Corso Palladio like all the main sights.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FTMDave
Reviewed 22 October 2018

we sauntered over to the Chiesa di Sacra Corona, dedicated to Christ’s Crown of Thorns, of which an alleged piece was given by the king of Franc. Some of the decorations seemed to race from the Baroque on to the Rococo; but the main altar...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is included in the Vicenza museum pass and well worth a stop. Some outstanding art and good altar.

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

This church was reputedly designed by Palladio, who is also buried here. It has exquisite design details that are well worth a careful look around the church.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The must see part and the main reason to visit has to be the beautiful Marble Altar with inlaid stones which dominates the church.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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