16th December 2023 – 4th February 2024

Open everyday
from Monday to Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

Special openings
25th December 2023 ( 3 - 8 pm ) and 1st January 2024 (3 - 6 pm)

Special closings
25th December 2023 and 1st January 2024 in the morning

Knowledge and rise intertwine endlessly through the flowing of time, a neverending circular motion in which the different stages of the life of every human being take turns: this is the invisible theme which runs through the exhibition event “Three masterpieces in Vicenza”.

Inside the stunning background of the Basilica Palladiana the audience will be able to admire three masterpieces, each one of them bearer of a deep message: San Girolamo by Caravaggio, The four stages of man by Antoon Van Dyck and an unpublished work from the contemporary Vicenza’s artist Arcangelo Sassolino, No Memory Without Loss.

After hosting different famous paintings from national and international museums, for the first time Basilica Palladiana will welcome one of the most important paintings in the world, the San Girolamo of Michelangelo Merisi known as Caravaggio, painted in 1606 and housed in the Galleria Borghese in Rome. In the painting San Girolamo is depicted as a man of study devoted to the knowledge. Warm and cool tones evokes the neverending chase of the opposites: life and death, past and future and relentless passage of time.

The cycling flowing of time returns even in one of the most important works hosted by the Civic Museums of Vicenza, The Four Stages of Man by Antoon Van Dycks wich represent the season of life: childhood, adulthood and the old age. The dialogue between the two masters will be enriched by Arcangelo Sassolino, already present at the Art Biennale of 2022 for the Malta pavilion with a work for Caravaggio. The three paintings will lead us through the oniric and mysterious dimension of time.


5 € full ticket
2 €

Free entrance for citizens of Vicenza and province, primary and middle schools
For the non-residents in Vicenza and/or province the admission is included inside the Basilica Palladiana’s ticket.


Basilica Palladiana is provided with lift for disabled persons.

The cultural events organized during the exhibition opening tims are free and included in the Basilica’s ticket.

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