Città di Vicenza

The church of Santa Corona (english)

Aggiornato al: 29/12/2017

The church construction, laid on Dominican foundations, was started in 1261 to keep the holy thorn relic, that was donated by Louis IX, King of France, to Vicenza’s bishop, Beato Bartolomeo da Breganze.
The interiors are in Gothic style; the presbytery was made by Lorenzo da Bologna in the second half of the fifteenth century, and it has many and important paintings and sculptures. Among these works, there are Giovanni Bellini masterpiece “The Baptism of Christ”, located on Garzadori altar, attributed to Rocco da Vicenza, and Paolo Veronese “Adoration of the Magi”. Also, there are Lorenzo Veneziano and Marcello Frogolino “Madonna of the Stars”, Bartolomeo Montagna great altarpiece “Mary Magdalene and Saints”, and Giambattista Pittoni “Madonna with Child and Saints”. In the church apse, there is the remarkable wooden choir, carved and inlaid, made by Pier Antonio dell’Abate. Among the most ancient decorations, there are Michelino Besozzo frescos in the Thiene Chapel, dated back to the early fifteenth century, clear examples of the most updated international gothic style.
To allow visitors to gain a better understanding the intense work done to renovate this monument is possible to get a look at the illustrative boards located in the crypt.

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The church of Santa Corona is provided with a free digital guide, available for smartphones and tablets, both in Italian and in English. Just scan the QR code at the church entrance or download the digital guide app on Apple store or Play store, or connect to
Santa Corona’s church digital guide and the new didactic signage were made thanks to the contribution of the foundation Giuseppe Roi.

Where and when

Contra’ Santa Corona 2
Tel.0444222811, fax 0444 222155

Winter openings from 1 September to 30 June: from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm (on Saturday it reopens at 5.30 pm for the Holy Mass, free entrance)
Summer openings: from July the 1st to August the 31st: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (on Saturday it closes at 5 pm and reopens at 5.30 pm for the mass)
Closing: Monday, Christmas, and 1st of January
Entrance Fees: full ticket 3€, reduced ticket 2€, schools 1€ - valid for seven days from the date of purchase
Special single ticket for the exhibition, not bookable, available from 7 October 2017 to 8 April 2018 single ticket only, upon presentation of the exhibition ticket "Van Gogh: Between Wheat and Sky, valid for seven days from 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 del Gioiello): 12 euro

Ticket Office

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:

Ufficio Iat (Tourist information office)
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
  • from 7 October 2017 to 8 April 2018 on Fridays and Saturdays prolonged opening until 6.30 pm for the exhibition"Van Gogh: Between Wheat and Sky"
  • July and August: every day from 9 am to 6 pm
  • 1st of January 2018 from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Closing: 25th of December
Tel. 0444320854

Infopoint at Basilica Palladiana (operating from 7 October 2017 to 8 April 2018 only for the sale of the special single ticket "Van Gogh: Between Wheat and Sky" and the special reduced-price ticket Palazzo Chiericati)
Opening Days/Hours: from Monday to Thursday from 10am to 5pm, from Friday to Sunday from 10am to 6.30pm
Closing: 1th January 2018
Tel. 0444222855


It is possible to inquire about hosting appropriate events in Santa Corona’s church. For more information, please contact the Events Office, Culture section, development promotion and museums. (tel. 0444222121).

Link to the Culture section, museums development promotion web pages:

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