In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the death of Giambattista Tiepolo, one of the major Italian painters of the 18th century, a new cultural tour has been developed to promote the places where he has worked during his career.
Since Tiepolo had been extremely productive in our territory, the tour offers five steps: It starts inside Palazzo Chiericati and Palazzo Barbaran Da Porto, both found in the historic centre of Vicenza, then Villa Valmarana ai Nani, up the hill of San Bastiano; Villa Zileri Motterle in the outskirts of the city and the majestic Villa Cordellina Lombardi at the foot of the Berici Hills.
*3 works inside Palazzo Chiericati,
*7 frescoes inside Palazzo Barbaran Da Porto,
*7 entirely frescoed rooms inside Villa Valmarana ai Nani,
*12 frescoes inside the central body of Villa Zileri Motterle,
*An entirely frescoed hall inside Villa Cordellina Lombardi.
The opening hours can be found on the official website www.tiepolo250.com and of the websites and social media of every villa/building involved.
It grants access to 5 sites, hosting Tiepolo’s works.
It is valid from 5th June 2020 until 31st December 2021, with the possibility for visitors to visit the sights on different days within a year.
It is sold at the ticket offices of the three villas and at the Tourist Information Office IAT in Piazza Matteotti, thanks to the collaboration of the local Consortium for Tourism Vicenza è.
The ticket costs 19 €, the reduced ticket costs 15 € for children (12 – 24 years old) and groups (+15 pax) and 11 € for students. The family ticket costs 52 € and will include 2 adults and 2 reduced tickets. Children up to 11 years old can enter for free and so can people with disabilities, tour guides and journalists.
The logo pays homage to Tiepolo’s style, which often paints suspended and winged figures, and to the classic Palladian architecture. The stylised cherub that holds a laurel wreath (underlining the recurrence of the anniversary) represents the lightness of Tiepolo’s frescoes, hovering on the steps that lead to the entrance of a Venetian villa. The neutral colour evokes the decorations made of stone or stucco.