Christmas 2019: opening hours of monuments in Vicenza, Bassano and its surroundings



Here it is possible to download the chart with all the updated opening hours of the monuments in Vicenza and its province during the Christmas holidays, from the 31st December 2019 to 6th January 2020. 






You can also download the charts with the opening hours of the monuments in Bassano del Grappa and the Masses that will take place there during the Christmas holidays.



pdf_download Natale_Bassano_31-1-6_Gen_20.pdf


pdf_download Messe_Bassano_Natale_Capodanno_Epifania_19-20.pdf



Temporary change to the visits to the Basilica Palladiana

The Basilica Palladiana will be closed from 19th November to 5th December 2019.

Until 17th November, in order to allow the completion of the setting up for the upcoming art exhibition, it will be possible to partially visit the hall and the loggias on the first floor with a reduced ticket (visitors residing in Vicenza, upon showing the ID card --> 1€; other visitors --> 2€)

The Basilica will reopen on 6th December for the launch of the art exhibition “The new Twenties woman in the art of Ubaldo Oppi” and can be visited every day, from Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm (25th December 2019 and 1st January 2020, from 2pm to 6pm). Last entrance 30 minutes before closure.

The terrace will stay closed for the whole winter season and will open once again in spring, with favourable weather conditions.

You can find more updated information about the visits to the Basilica Palladiana here -->

VIOFF Golden arts - Vicenzaoro Fuori Fiera

The third edition of VIOFF Fuori Fiera organised for Vicenzaoro, the Jewellery Boutique show, will be back in town from 6th to 8th September for three days dedicated to all aspects of the art world, in reference to the title “Golden Arts”.


The main protagonist of Vicenzaoro Golden Arts will be the famous surrealist artist Salvador Dalì, the living example of the boundless potential of creativity thanks to the great variety of his works: difficult to place in just one single artistic category, they make him the perfect representative for Golden Arts.

In collaboration with Dalì Universe, an exhibition will then be set up between the centre and the Vicenza exhibition centre. Two 5-metre-high sculptures will be put on display in Piazza Matteotti and Piazza dei Signori during VIOFF, other two will be housed inside the exhibition centre, whereas 2-metre-high installations will liven up the streets and squares of the city centre.

Dalì’s works will also be showcased at the Museo del Gioiello Jewellery Museum of Vicenza, hosted inside the Basilica Palladiana. It will be possible to admire a selection of small sculptures made of gold and gemstones by Dalì until the 26th of January.

On Saturday, 7th September Piazza dei Signori will host the long awaited performance of the dancers from the prestigious Teatro La Scala in Milan, who will perform a choreography dedicated to the themes of the Golden Arts, followed by the Gala event of classic and neoclassic ballet, with extracts from the repertoire of Rudolf Nureyev.

The artisans’ shops in the historic centre will be promoted through special itineraries: “Antiche botteghe e Portoni segreti” is the title of the tour organised by Confartigianato Imprese using the ViArt brand.

Thanks to the Vicenza Underground initiative promoted by the Municipality of Vicenza, the Diocesan Museum and Palazzo Chiericati, it will be possible to book a guided tour to see the city from a different perspective:

The first tour allows tourists to visit the archaeological areas managed by the Municipality of Vicenza:
The underground rooms in Palazzo Chiericati, the Naturalistic-Archaeological Museum, the area near Palazzo Trissino and “Corte dei Bissari” (the Basilica Palladiana).
This tour starts at 11, 14 and 15.30.
It lasts 90 minutes and costs 2 €.
For more information and booking: Infopoint 0444320854 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The second tour allows tourists to visit the archaeological areas managed by the Diocesan Museum:
The Roman cryptoporticus in Piazza Duomo and the archaeological area of the Cathedral.
This tour starts at 9, 10, 15 and 16.
It lasts 90 minutes and costs 2 €.
For more information and booking: Museo Diocesano Vicenza 0444226400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The exhibition “Design del Gioiello” will be hosted in Contrà del Monte, presenting sketches, graphic studies, design and project research of jewellers, goldsmiths, art schools. Even the Loggia del Capitaniato will showcase installations by other artists from the Vicenza Manufacturing Company.

Visitors will be entertained by the many artistic performances in Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza San Lorenzo, thanks to the contribution of the Cultural Association Teatro della Cenere.

On 5th and 8th September the opera production “La Diavolessa” by Baldassare Galuppi, based on the work of Carlo Goldoni will be performed at the Teatro Olimpico.

The living room of the famous architect Carlo Scarpa becomes an exhibition area for the showcase of the artisan works of the city, in cooperation with the Municipality and Assoarchitetti association.
Dedalo Minosse” involves the display of unique pieces, from jewels to silver, with a food and wine tasting scheduled during the first evening of the event.

The “Vicenza in Festival” event will have the pop singer Max Gazzè as special guest, who will perform in a paid concert in Piazza dei Signori on 6th September.

On Sunday, 8th September it will be possible to attend the unreleased projection of the film “Palladio”, a 2019 biography directed by Giacomo Gatti and produced by Francesco Invernizzi, which will also be promoted at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

During VIOFF Golden Arts many Food Trucks will be located in Piazza Duomo, offering gourmet tastings and entertainment.








From November 23rd to 5th May 2019, the city of Vicenza has the greatest pleasure of hosting “The triumph of colour, from Tiepolo to Canaletto and Guardi” Exhibition.

The masterpieces of Europe's cultural heritage from the eighteenth century are selected by Pushkin Museum of Moscow.
The exhibition will be at Palazzo Chiericati, seat of the Civic Museum, and at Gallerie d’Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, museum seat of Intesa Sanpaolo in Vicenza; the exhibition is edited by MondoMostre and promoted by the partnership between the city of Vicenza, Museum of Fine Arts “A.S. Pushkin” and Intesa Sanpaolo.

The curators are Victoria Markova, head of Department of Italian culture from Pushkin Museum, Stefano Zuffi, art historian and Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa, scientific adviser.

The thirty paintings come from Pushkin Museum and they will be co-protagonists with the Italian artworks from Palazzo Chiericati and Palazzo Leoni Montanari; the masterpieces have the same context and they set in the same period, the eighteenth century.
The itinerary presents the development and the growth of Venetian Art during the 1700s and its deflagrating influence on European art with the breathtaking masterpieces of Giambattista Tiepolo, Giambattista Pittoni, Luca Carlevarijs, Giambattista Piazzetta, Antonio Giovanni Canal or Canaletto, Francesco Guardi e Pietro Longhi.


Vicenza is a territory surrounded by art: ancient churches, historical buildings and typical old villas make the city attractive and charming to those who visit it. City walking tour through “the city of Palladio” is possible thanks to organized groups and authorized guides; the main masterpieces to discover are undoubtedly Palladio Museum, Villa Valmarana ai Nani, Villa Cordellina and Villa Zileri, all internationally recognized as “UNESCO world heritage”.



from Tuesday to Sunday
from 9 am to 19 pm ( last entrance at 18pm).


from Tuesday to Sunday
from 10 am to 18 pm (last entrance at 17.30pm).

On Monday both palaces are closed. 



Full ticket for both locations: € 14,00
Reduced ticket (Possessors of entrance ticket at Palazzo Chiericati’s Museum, under 18, university students up to 25 years with university badge, people with disabilities, possessors of Trenitalia Regionale Ticket, groups and conventions): € 12,00
Groups ticket: € 12,00
2x1 Trenitalia ticket (Possessors of Frecce Trenitalia for two people): € 7,00
School ticket: € 5,00
Open ticket: € 16,00
Free for: Children from 0 years old to 5, touristic guides, journalists, touristic guides, carers of people with disabilities.

Guided Tours:
Guided Tours Groups:  €80,00 (the use of the microphone and headphones is €30,00).
Groups can have an individual guide but the cost of the microphone and headphones is required.

Guided Tours for individuals in the weekend with appointment: €8,00 adults and €6,00 children.

Audio guides: €5,00

The visit will last 45 minutes.
The exhibition will be closed on 24th and 25th December2018;
The exhibition will be opened on 31st of December until 14.30pm
On 1st and 6th January 2019, the exhibition will be open from 9am to 19pm.

Therefore, the visitors in possession of the ticket for the exhibition “The triumph of color. From Tiepolo to Canaletto and Guardi” can buy a unique ticket with a reduction on the price for all the city museums: Olympic Theatre, Museum of Palazzo Chiericati, Naturalistic Archeological Museum, Santa Corona’s Church, Resistance and Resurgence Museum, Museum of Jewelry, Palladio Museum, Diocesan Museum and the Italy’s Galleries- Palazzo Leone Montanari.

-The special Family Ticket: from €18 to €16
-The special Unique Ticket: from €15 to €13
-The special Groups Ticket: from €12 to €11
The special Reduced Ticket: from €11 to €11

The ticket has to be presented at Tourist Office IAT in Piazza Matteotti or at the Naturalistic Archeological Museum. Booking requested for groups and schools. ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Enjoy the visit!

Palladio Olimpico Project: a new way of visiting Teatro Olimpico

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The initiative began with the City of Vicenza’s dream to make the visit to the Olympic Theatre memorable and innovative through a narrative method, conceived by Alessandro Baricco and Scuola Holden, which aims to enhance all the historical spaces of the theatre. The entire theatre will be involved in the narration, becoming prologue and epilogue of the show and visitors will take a journey discovering the stories, voices, videos and images.

The stage and sets, usually off limits, will also be virtually accessible.

Tour itinerary: starting from the room “Odeo” you will go through a small theatre curtain and enter the room “Antiodeo”, which will host a virtual meeting with the writer Alessandro Baricco, who will recount – through a screen – the history and wonders of the earliest roofed theatre in Western culture. In the theatre hall, the heart of the narration, which will be accessible from the top as it was in the past, you will first see a show of sounds and lights; then through a tablet, you will virtually visit the hidden places of the theatre, and finally, you will be able to admire the extraordinary monument in all its natural beauty.

Visiting hours (the tour takes 45 minutes):

From October 2018, 30th to March 2019,  31st :  at 10.00 and at 15.00

Those who wish to visit the theatre in a traditional way can do so during other opening hours.

The visit may be made at no extra charge to the cost of admission to the theatre by going to the IAT Office in Piazza Matteotti. The ticket is single, cannot be booked and will be issued until the seats in the Olympic Theater have been filled.
Only for groups ( +10 pax), reservations are required through the call center tel. +39 0444964380 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Basilica palladiana open from April to November

The Basilica Palladiana, the ancient Palazzo della Ragione, opens againg to the visitors from April 24th to Novembre 4th 2018.

Opening time:

From May 1st to September 2nd: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10-13 and 17-24; Friday 10-13 and 17-24; Saturday ans Sunday 10-24. Last admission 30 minutes before the closing time.


full price 4 €
reduced fare (for bad weather thus impossible to access the rooftop) 2 €
school groups 2 €
free for under 14, journalists, tour guides, disabled people and their accompanying person
More details at this page 

The bar on the rooftop is also open  (for info on opening times of the bar


--> From May 12th to September 2nd the salone of the Basilica will host the exhibition David Chipperfiled Architects Works.

David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018 in the Basilica Palladiana

Commissioned by the City of Vicenza, in collaboration with the cultural association Abacoarchitettura, the event marks the return of contemporary architecture exhibitions to the salone superiore of the Basilica Palladiana.

The presentation will examine ‘the important role that architectural culture plays in the history and identity of the city’ and display 16 current and recent projects by the practice at varying stages in their development.
"This exhibition represents our attempt to show how we work, how we develop ideas, how we work in parallel in different projects, cultures, and with different resources, priorities and collaborators, balancing local and global perspectives" says David Chipperfield.

 “This is a long-awaited and particularly significant return: Vicenza is without doubt a world capital of architecture” comments Vicenza’s deputy mayor and councillor for development Jacopo Bulgarini d’Elci. On a practical level, the deputy mayor added that the exhibition will go back to the model tried and tested in previous such events: the architect who is the subject of the exhibition will himself “design his own presence in a place that is “sacred” to architects from all over the world, the Basilica Palladiana”.



From May 12 through September 2, 2018

Basilica Palladiana - Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza

Tuesday to Friday 10 - 13 and 17 - 20
Saturday and Sunday 10 - 20
Monday closed

Entrance fee 12 euro
Reduced fee 8 euro

Tickets on sale online

David Chipperfield Architects Media Relation

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