Città di Vicenza

Civic museums (english)

Aggiornato al: 25/05/2018


The civic museums of Vicenza include the Pinacoteca di Palazzo Chiericati, the Museo Naturalistico Archeologico and the Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza. The Teatro Olimpico (http://www.comune.vicenza.it/cittadino/scheda.php/42724,157381), Chiesa di Santa Corona (http://www.comune.vicenza.it/uffici/dipserv/cultur/musei/chiesasantacorona.php) and the Basilica palladiana (http://www.comune.vicenza.it/uffici/dipserv/cultur/musei/basilicapalladianaenglish.php) are also included as monuments of artistic importance. All museums are accessible to people with disabilities.

Teatro Olimpico

Piazza Matteotti 11
Tel. 0444222800, email: museocivico@comune.vicenza.it

Winter timetable:
from 1 September to 30 June: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am 5 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)
Summer timetable: from 1 July to 31 August: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (last entry 5:30 pm)
Closing days: Monday, Christmas and 1 January
Special openings 2018 for public holidays: 6 January, 1, 2, 25 e 30 April, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August, 8 September, 1 November, 8, 24 e 26 December
Tickets: full price 11 Euro, reduced price 8 Euro, schools 2 Euro - valid for seven days from the date of purchase

POP Visits - Palladio Olimpico Project

The initiative began with the City of Vicenza’s dream to make the visit to the Olympic Theatre memorable and innovative through a narrative method, conceived by Alessandro Baricco and Scuola Holden, which aims to enhance all the historical spaces of the theatre. The entire theatre will be involved in the narration, becoming prologue and epilogue of the show and visitors will take a journey discovering the stories, voices, videos and images. The stage and sets, usually off limits, will also be virtually accessible.
Tour itinerary: starting from the room “Odeo” you will go through a small theatre curtain and enter the room “Antiodeo”, which will host a virtual meeting with the writer Alessandro Baricco, who will recount – through a screen – the history and wonders of the earliest roofed theatre in Western culture. In the theatre hall, the heart of the narration, which will be accessible from the top as it was in the past, you will first see a show of sounds and lights; then through a tablet, you will virtually visit the hidden places of the theatre, and finally, you will be able to admire the extraordinary monument in all its natural beauty.

Visiting hours (the tour takes 45 minutes):

  • until to 10 June 2018: 9.45 am, 1 pm and 1.45 pm
  • from 12 to 30 June 2018: 2.15 pm, 3 pm and 3.45 pm
  • July and August 2018: 3.15 pm, 4 pm and 4.45 pm
  • from September 2018: 2.15 pm, 3 pm and 3.45pm

The visit may be made at no extra charge to the cost of admission to the theatre. Reservations are required through the call center tel. +39 0444964380 or via email booking@comune.vicenza.it.

Those who wish to visit the theatre in a traditional way can do so during other opening hours.

Info: Iat office tel.+39 0444320854, email iat@comune.vicenza.it website http://palladiolimpicoproject.it/


Palazzo Chiericati Picture Gallery

Piazza Matteotti 37 (offices in Levà degi Angeli 11)
Tel. 0444222811, fax 0444222155, email: museocivico@comune.vicenza.it
Winter timetable: from 1 September to 30 June: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am 5 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)
Summer timetable: from 1 July to 31 August: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (last entry 5:30 pm)
Special openings for public holidays 2018: 6 January, 1, 2, 23, 25 e 30 April, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August, 8 September, 1 November, 8, 24 e 26 December
"First Sunday of the month", free  openings for residents in Vicenza and province (collect the ticket to Tourist information office in piazza Matteotti or to Museo Naturalistico Archeologico Ticket Office; proof of residence required)

Closing days: Monday, Christmas and 1 January

The basements will remain closed to the public in May to allow the preparation of the exhibition of the Cavalli Rosazza toy collection (open to the public on Saturday 2 June 2018).

Tickets:

  • Annual ticket "Palazzo Chiericati", personal card, valid for 365 days from the issue for an unlimited number of entries: 30 euro
  • Full price: 7 euro (valid for seven days from the date of purchase)
  • Reduced price: 5 euro (valid for seven days from the date of purchase)
  • Schools: 2 euro (valid for two visits with reservation obligation for each visit at 5 euros per class; the ticket is valid for visiting the entire museum)

Audio guides
Individual visitors:
(duration 50 minutes, available in Italian, English and German): 5 euro
Can be rented directly at the entrance to Palazzo Chiericati upon deposit of a valid identity document
Content by Professor Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa, Honorary Director of Palazzo Chiericati
(organized by numbered room and corresponding to the various stages of the exhibition).

Chiesa di Santa Corona

Contra' Santa Corona  2
Tel. 0444222811, fax 0444 222155
Winter timetable: from 1 September to 30 June: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm (on Saturday reopening at 5.30 pm for holy Mass with free entry)
Summer timetable: from 1 July to 31 August: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (on Saturday closing at 5.00 pm and reopening at 5.30 pm for the holy Mass)
Special openings for public holidays 2018 : 6 January, 1, 2, 23, 25 e 30 April, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August, 8 September, 1 November, 8, 24 e 26 December
Closing days: Monday, Christmas and 1 January
Tickets: full price 3 euro, reduced price 2, schools 1 euro – valid for seven days from the date of purchase

Museo Naturalistico Archeologico

Contra' Santa Corona 4
Tel. 0444222815, email: museonatarcheo@comune.vicenza.it
Winter timetable: from 1 September to 30 June: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)
Summer timetable: from 1 July to 31 August: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm (last entry 1.30 pm)
Special openings for public holidays 2018: 6 January, 1, 2, 23, 25 e 30 April, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August, 8 September, 1 November, 8, 24 e 26 December

"First Sunday of the month", free  openings for residents in Vicenza and province (collect the ticket to Tourist information office in piazza Matteotti or to Museo Naturalistico Archeologico Ticket Office; proof of residence required)
Closing days: Monday, Christmas and 1 January
Tickets: full price 3,50 euro, reduced price 2,50 euro, schools 2 euro - valid for seven days from the date of purchase

Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza

Viale X June 115
Tel. 0444222820, email: museorisorgimento@comune.vicenza.it
Winter timetable: from 1 September to 30 June: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2.15 pm to 5 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)
Summer timetable: from 1 July to 31 August: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm (last entry 1.30 pm)
Special openings for public holidays 2018: 6 January, 1, 2, 23, 25 e 30 April, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August, 8 September, 1 November, 8, 24 e 26 December
Closing days: Monday, Christmas and 1 January
Tickets: free entry

Museums partner of the single ticket city museum circuit

Museo Diocesano

Piazza Duomo 12
Tel. 0444226400, fax 0444226404, email: museo@vicenza.chiesacattolica.it
website: www.museodiocesanovicenza.it
Opening days/hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm; Sundays 24 and 31 December 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm
Special openings for public holidays: 6 January 2018
Closing days: Monday, Christmas and 1 January, Easter and mid-August week.
Tickets: full price 5 euro, reduced price 3.50 euro, schools 1 euro, family 7 euro

Gallerie d’Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari

Contra' Santa Corona 25
Tel. 800 578 875, fax 0444991280, email: informazioni@palazzomontanari.com
Website: http://www.palazzomontanari.com
Opening days/hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
Special openings for public holidays: 1 January 2018 from 2 pm to 6 pm
Closing days: Monday and Christmas
Tickets : full price 5 euro, reduced price 3 euro, schools free entry

Palladio Museum a Palazzo Barbaran da Porto

Contra' Porti 11
Tel. 0444323014, email: segreteria@cisapalladio.org
Website www.palladiomuseum.org
Opening days/hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
Special openings for public holidays: 1 January 2018 from 2 pm to 6 pm
Closing days: Monday and Christmas
Tickets: full price 8 euro, reduced price 6 euro, family 12 euro, schools 2 euro (holders of the single ticket for the city museum circuit can visit both the Palladio Museum and the “Andrea Palladio. Il Mistero del Volto" exhibition without any extra charge)

Tickets

Single ticket, valid for seven days from its first use and allows a visit (one pass per single site) to eight sites (Teatro Olimpico, Palazzo Chiericati, Museo Naturalistico Archeologico, Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza, chiesa di Santa Corona, Museo Diocesano, Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari and Palladio Museum): full price 15 euro, reduced price 12 euro, groups 12 euro, schools 5 euro

Single family ticket, valid for seven days from the first use and allows to 2 adults and up to 4 minor children (one pass per single site) to eight sites (Teatro Olimpico, Palazzo Chiericati, Museo Naturalistico Archeologico, Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza, chiesa di Santa Corona, Museo Diocesano, Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari e Palladio Museum): 18 euro

Resident ticket, valid 30 days and available upon presentation of a document attesting the residence in Vicenza and province, it allows one entry for five sites (Teatro Olimpico, Palazzo Chiericati, chiesa di Santa Corona, Museo Naturalistico Archeologico and Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza): 7 euro

Reduced-price ticket for supporters of Vicenza Calcio's away teams, it can be purchased by showing a seven-day ticket for the Menti Stadium, and allows a visit to eight sites (Teatro Olimpico, Palazzo Chiericati, Museo Naturalistico Archeologico, Museo del Risorgimento e della  Resistenza, chiesa di Santa Corona, Museo Diocesano, Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari and Palladio Museum): 10 euro

Annual Ticket “Palazzo Chiericati”, personal card, valid for 365 days from the issue for an unlimited number of entries: 30 euro

Teatro Olimpico and Palazzo Chiericati special groups ticket, mandatory reservation by calling the call center (10 euros for each group of 10 to 25 people) valid for 7 days; reservations for the Teatro Olimpico up to its maximum capacity, reservations for Palazzo Chiericati of a group every 15 minutes respecting its maximum capacity: 10 euros per person

Elderly day care center group ticket, valid for seven days after its first use and allows a visit (one pass per single site) to four sites (Teatro Olimpico, Palazzo Chiericati, Chiesa di Santa Corona and Museo Naturalistico Archeologico); mandatory reservation by calling the call center (10 euros for each group of 10 to 25 people); reservations for the Teatro Olimpico up to the maximum capacity allowed for the site and for Palazzo Chiericati of a group every 15 minutes, respecting the maximum capacity: 5 euros per person

Single ticket Unpli group (Pro loco d'Italia), valid for seven days from its first use and allows the visit (one pass per single site) to four sites (Teatro Olimpico, Palazzo Chiericati, Chiesa di Santa Corona and Museo Naturalistico Archeologico); mandatory reservation by calling the call center (10 euros for each group of 10 to 25 people); reservations for the Teatro Olimpico up to the maximum capacity allowed for the site and for Palazzo Chiericati of a group every 15 minutes respecting the maximum capacity: 7 euros per person


Reservation

Call center
Tel. 0444964380
From Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm (except on 25 December and 1 January).
Email booking@comune.vicenza.it

Ticket Office

Ufficio Iat (Tourist information office)
Adress: piazza Matteotti 12 (next to the garden entrance of the Teatro Olimpico)

Opening hours to the public:

  • from September to June: every day from 9 am to 5.30 pm
  • July and August: every day from 9 am to 6 pm

Closing: 25th of December
Email: iat@comune.vicenza.it, info@vicenzae.org
Website: ww.vicenzae.org

Museo Naturalistico Archeologico (Natural Archaeological Museum) Ticket Office
Adress: contra' Santa Corona 4
Opening days/hours: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 12.30 pm and from 1 pm to 4.45 pm
Closing days: every Monday, Christmas and 1 January
Tel. 0444320854, email:
iat@comune.vicenza.it

Infopoint at Basilica Palladiana
Open from 11 May to 4 November 2018
Opening days/hours: Friday from 10 am to 1 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 17 to 19, Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm
Tel. 0444222855

Reduced price tickets

  • Single ticket for groups from 10 to 25 people – compulsory reservation
  • Single ticket for schools of all kinds and level – compulsory reservation (a list of students on a letterhead is required)
  • Single family ticket for 2 adults accompanying kids (from 1 to 4) up to the age of 17
  • Residents ticket for people resident in Vicenza and its province
  • Reduced-price ticket: students up to the age of 25 with a university record book or university card, FAI members, members of the Touring Club Italiano, members of the youth tourist center ISIC

Free entry

  • Kids up to the age of 17 included (no school groups)
  • Directors, conservators and museum officials, upon presentation of a valid ID document
  • ICOM members (International Council of Museums)
  • Tour guides
  • Italian and foreign journalists, upon presentation of a valid document attesting their membership to the association
  • Military and law enforcement officials duly recognized
  • Teachers only if accompanying school groups)
    People with disabilities and their accompanying persons

Celebration of civil weddings and civil unions

You can book the Garden of the Teatro Olimpico (or the Odeo dell’Olimpico in case of rain), Palazzo Chiericati (the Zodiac Room) and Villa Guiccioli (the auditorium) for the celebration of civil weddings and civil unions.
Info:

  • Weedings (http://www.comune.vicenza.it/uffici/dipserv/spdemele/anagrafe/pubblicazionematrimonio.php)
  • Civil unions (http://www.comune.vicenza.it/uffici/dipserv/spdemele/anagrafe/unionicivili.php)

 

Privates, concessions for events and shows

Prices and forms available at: http://www.museicivicivicenza.it/it/other/condizioni.php

 

Link to the pages of Culture, Growth Promotion and Museums sections
(link: http://www.comune.vicenza.it/uffici/dipserv/cultur/)