Città di Vicenza

The church of Santa Corona (English)

Updated to: 04/11/2020



As part of the measures adopted to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), museums ar closed.


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.

As the church of San lorenzo, the church of Santa Corona too is equipped with tactile maps for sight-impaired people.

Single tickets

Valid for eight days from the date of purchase

  • Full price: 3 euro
  • Reduced price: 2
  • Schools: 2 euro

Special tickets Civic museums

Free entry

  • Kids up to the age of 17 included, no school groups (upon presentation of a valid ID document)
  • ICOM members - International Council of Museums (upon presentation of a valid ID document)
  • Tour guides and tour leaders only with group (upon presentation of a valid ID document)
  • Italian and foreign journalists (upon presentation of a valid document attesting their membership to the association)
  • Military and law enforcement officials (upon presentation of a valid ID document)
  • Teachers only if accompanying school groups
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
  • Twinned cities or cities linked to Vicenza through a friendship agreement (free access to the host class and to the hosted foreign class)
  • Accademia Olimpica and its guests: free access to Teatro Olimpico

Privates, concessions for events and shows

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).

Where and when


The church of Santa Corona

Address: Contra' Santa Corona 2

Phone: 0444320854 (Iat, Tourist reception information)

Fax: 0444222155

Opening hours:

  • 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

Special openings for public holidays 2020: 6 January, 12, 13 and 25 April, 1 May, 1 and 2 June, 15 August, 7 and 8 September, 1 November, 7, 8 and 26 December


Ticket Office

Iat, Tourist reception information

Address: Piazza Matteotti 12

Phone: 0444320854


Opening hours:

  • July to August open every day from 9 am to 6 pm, from September to June open from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

Closing: 25th of December and 1st January

Booking is mandatory groups and schools (Olympic Theater and Palazzo Chiericati City Museum):

  • Call center 0444964380 (Operating from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm, and from 2 pm to 6 pm (closing days: 25th of December and the 1st of January)
  • Email:

Booking price:

  • groups (min 10 max 25 people): 10 euro
  • schools: 5 euro a class


Ticket Office

Natural Archaeological Museum

Address: Contra' Santa Corona 4

Phone: 0444222815


Opening hours:

Not available at the moment

Closing days: every Monday and Christmas

Website: Civic Museums Vicenza

Infopoint and Ticket Office

Basilica palladiana

Address: Piazza dei Signori

Phone: 0444222855


Opening hours:

From Friday to Sunday from 10.00 to 4pm

Website: Consorzio Vicenza è