Basilica palladiana (English)
Updated to: 16/09/2020
Free-of-charge museums from 12 September to 29 November 2020, Saturdays and Sundays
Civic Museum of Palazzo Chiericati
Church of Santa Corona
As part of the measures adopted to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), you can visit museums by wearing a protective mask and using the available hand sanitiser gel.
You must keep a distance of at least one metre from other users. Your body temperature will be measured at the entrance: if it exceeds 37.5°C, access will be denied.
Museums are closed on Mondays.
Teatro Olimpico and Santa Corona Church: maximum 50 people at a time
Museo Civico di Palazzo Chiericati: maximum 40 people at a time
Museo Naturalistico Archeologico and Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza: maximum 30 people at a time
Basilica Palladiana: maximum 200 people, 150 of whom on the terrace (access limited to the first floor loggias and to the terrace)
The Basilica Palladiana is a symbolic building of Vicenza, north-eastern Italy. It is well-known for the loggia on orders of serlians, designed by the great architect Andrea Palladio, which surrounds the medieval Palazzo della Ragione, and became heritage of Unesco in 1994.
Between 2007 and 2012, the Basilica was restored thanks to the essential contribution of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Verona Vicenza Belluno and Ancona. It has been reopened on October 5th 2012, in conjunction with the great exhibit “Raffaello verso Picasso. Storie di sguardi, volti e figure”.
On May 9th 2014, the Basilica Palladiana became a National Monument thanks to the draft law approved on March 27th 2014 during its deliberation by the Culture Committee of the Senate. On May 5th 2014, during the Basilica Palladiana’s restore, it has been assigned in Vienna the “European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/ 2014 Europa Nostra Award” for the cultural heritage preservation.
Terrace, loggia and lounge
- Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4pm and from 7 pm to 1am
- Sunday from 10h00 to 16h00 and from 18h30 to 23h00
(last admission half an hour before closing time)
Bar on the terrace
- Friday and Saturday from 7 pm to 1am
- Sunday from 18h30 to 23h00
(last admission half an hour before closing time)
By booking with the call centre: reservation fee EUR 1.50 for individual visitors; EUR 5 for groups of 10 to 25 people
By booking online: reservation fee + 10% of the ticket price, valid for groups residing outside the province of Vicenza
By booking with the call centre: reservation fee EUR 1.50 for individual visitors; EUR 5 for classes)
- residents in Vicenza and province
- students up to 25 years of age with student card or university record book
- FAI members with card
- Italian Touring Club members with card
- Isic members with card
- Ctg members with card
- free admission events
- residents outside the Province of Vicenza with entry in the evening after 18:00 during opening hours of the bar service (if available), with possibility of visiting loggias and terraces
- residents outside the Province of Vicenza in the event of partial visit to the Monument
- free admission events
- residents in Vicenza and province with entry in the evening after 18:00 during opening hours of the bar service (if available), with possibility of visiting loggias and terraces
- residents in Vicenza and province in the event of partial visit to the Monument
Subscription for admission to the Palladian Basilica
EUR 10 (valid for 6 months from date of purchase)
Admission ticket to Basilica Palladiana and five other museums
Only for residents in Vicenza and province (please produce document proving residence)
EUR 9 euro (valid for 30 days from date of purchase, available at the ticket counter or by reservation with the call centre - reservation fee EUR 1.50/adult)
Sites that can be visited:
- Olympic Theatre
- Palladian Basilica
- Civic Museum of Palazzo Chiericati
- Church of Santa Corona
- Naturalistic-Archaeological Museum
- Risorgimento and Resistance Museum
disabled people and assistant
journalists with card
tourist guides and escorts with card
teachers accompanying school classes
army personnel and law enforcement agents
Icom (International Council of Museums) members
Children under 18
Archaeological area of Corte dei Bissari
Reservations from 4 June 2020
To visit the archaeological area you must book by contacting the Association for museum education (Ardea 3473938172, email@example.com), which will accompany you along the route, providing you with accurate explanations.
Available in the mornings of Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 to 12. A maximum of 10 participants may be admitted, plus the Ardea educational guide. The visit will last 30 minutes
Ticket price: EUR 2 for adults, EUR 1 for children under 18
Visitors must get to the archaeological area wearing a mask and must use the sanitising gel for the hands. People must keep a distance of one metre from each other. At the entrance, the body temperature will be measured: access will not be allowed if it exceeds 37.5°C.
Access to the archaeological area is from the main entrance to the Palladian Basilica, in Piazza dei Signori.
In the basements of the Basilica Palladiana there is the Archeological site of “Corte dei Bissari”.
The archaeological area allows visitors to immerse themselves in the living reality of a distant but crucial epoch to better understand the events that preceded the Palladian Renaissance. Not only ancient stored structures have been recovered, but also a selection of archeological materials retrieved during the excavation, shown in some reserved showcases, respectively, to the Protohistoric Age (VII-II century B.C.), to the first Romanization (II-I century B.C.), and to the Roman and Late Roman Age (I-V century A.D.). One showcase, located at the Langobardic burial reconstruction, keeps a precious golden cross. Thus, the site includes most of Vicenza history, from its foundation, made by the ancient Venetians, to the Renaissance, and also the main attraction, that generates much interest, a residential area urban reconstruction of the ancient Vicetia, at that time adjacent to the city forum.
The archeological site is 150 square meters and has a walkway, from which is possible to see, through the transparent glass floor, the remains of the original Roman road. The path also provides related explanatory materials with titles, subtitles, and captions, also in English.
This museum is the first in Italy and one of the few worldwide to be dedicated exclusively to jewellery. The Jewellery Museum (https://www.museodelgioiello.it/en), a permanent museum space of 410 square metres inside the Palladian Basilica, is a project first developed by Italian Exhibition Group in partnership with the City Council of Vicenza.
The new Museum, offers an original, varied aesthetic and educational jewellery experience, enhancing items with ancient origins, deeply rooted in human culture.
Privates, concessions for events and shows
For the exclusive use of the terrace (for a maximum of 150 people), the loggia (for a maximum of 350 people), the hall on the noble floor (for a maximum of 90 people) and the Domus Comestabilis room (for a maximum of 50 people), please refer to the Cultural and museum activities service (email: firstname.lastname@example.org- number 0444222122 - fax 0444222155).
Prices and forms available at: http://www.museicivicivicenza.it/it/other/condizioni.php
Celebration of civil weddings and civil unions
It is possible to book the terrace or the Domus Comestabilis room to celebrate civil weddings or civil unions in the Basilica.
For more info:
- Basilica's history
- Basilica’s upper hall
- Sito Unesco
- Basilica’s restore
- European Union Prize/ Europa Nostra
- Basilica Palladiana’s photo gallery
- Photo gallery of the Basilica Palladiana’s terrace and loggia
- Photo gallery of the Basilica Palladiana’s restore
Where and when
Address: Piazza dei Signori
Website: Civic Museums Vicenza