Chiesa di Santa Corona
Chiesa di Santa Corona
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The Dominican church was built in 1261 to house the relic of the Holy Thorn donated by Louis IX, king of France, to the bishop of Vicenza, the Blessed Bartolomeo da Breganze. The Gothic interior, with chancel by Lorenzo da Bologna from the second half of the fifteenth century, houses many important paintings and sculptural works. These include Giovanni Bellini’s masterpiece “The Baptism of Christ”, in the Garzadori altar, attributed to Rocco da Vicenza, and the “Adoration of the Magi” by Paolo Veronese. There is also a “Madonna of the Stars”, by Lorenzo Veneziano and Marcello Fogolino, a "Magdalen and Saints" by Bartolomeo Montagna and a “Virgin, Child and Saints” by Giambattista Pittoni. The apse is furnished with a fine wooden choir, carved and inlaid by Pier Antonio dell’Abate. The frescoes by Michelino da Besozzo in the Thiene Chapel are among the earliest decorations, dating from the early fifteenth century and offering a mature example of the International Gothic style.
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Uday T
London, UK1,899 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
An unassuming building just off the centre. The brick facade hides the fact that the interior is wonderful. Really worth going for a quick look around
Written 31 August 2023
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Bill A
Spring Lake, NJ585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Chiesa di Santa Corona is a beautiful Dominican church located in the heart of Vicenza. It’s brick facade is unassuming and its gothic interior exudes understated elegance. Look for the many hidden treasures inside including Bellini’s “The Baptism of Christ” and the stunning Valmarania Chapel designed by Andrea Palladio.
Written 29 February 2020
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Peter C
Canterbury, United Kingdom70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This church is a treasure box full of delights. Bellini's masterpiece is a must but the Lady Chapel is a tour de force too. The high alter is a master piece of pietra dura. Palladios Chapel in the lower level is something of a dissapointment in comparison!
Written 9 January 2020
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CalBristol
Weston super Mare, UK2,154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The church does not look very interesting from the outside being made mainly of brick but inside there are treasures to be discovered!
The building is situated just off the main Corso Palladio and just up from the Teatro Olimpico and the Palazzo Chiericati. The admission charge is included in the Vicenza Museum Card. The Gothic nave is quite plain but light and airy; the Bellini painting should not be missed and there are several other paintings by Montagna, Veronese and Pittoni dotted about. The Palladio designed Valmarana Chapel is in the basement and there are several other chapels and a half ruined cloister around the church. (The main cloister has a seperate entrance and houses the Archeological Museum which I did not visit on this occasion) There is also a small chapel with a Monstrance containing a supposed thorn from the Crown of Thorns.
The high altar is a marvellous example of inlaid marbles of many different hues and colours and depicts scenes from the bible - the workmanship is outstanding!
The church is very peaceful and uncrowded but could do with some more information boards and direction signs so that you don't miss anything.
Written 4 November 2019
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Cynthia F
Fair Lawn, NJ3,337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This church is very close to some of the highest rated attractions in Vicenza and is definitely worth a stop, since you'll probably walk right past it anyway.

Beautiful inside. We did not appreciate the Valmarana Chapel in the basement designed by Palladio. We found this basement, as well as many others in Italy, damp and mildewy and quickly left for the fresh air upstairs.
Written 12 October 2019
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Nino
Belgium195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The last church we've visited during our holiday. It's beautiful but I wasn't in awe like in Vicenza's cathedral (maybe we've seen too much in too little time). It's included with the museum pass and the Bellini alone is worth the visit.
Written 10 September 2019
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Oana C
Bucharest, Romania557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
This particular church is one of the most beautiful in Vicenza. The painting, the ambience, the host all are amazing. The altar is worth special attention, due to structures and material used.
Written 10 September 2019
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Ashby de la Zouch, UK715 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This huge 13th century church has some terrific works of art, most notably Bellini's masterpiece The Baptism of Christ. Entry with the Vicenza Museum card. Good to combine with the theatre and the Palazzo Chiericati. Both equally splendid and within 250m
Written 22 August 2019
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Zagreb, Croatia1,517 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
One of many churches in Vicenza and whole Italy. It has nice architecture from outside and inside. If you are church lover must to see, or if you want to browse around, otherwise it is nothing special.
Written 14 May 2019
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Daniel19721972
Leuven, Belgium784 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Business
Completely renvated and very beautiful to visit.
The church can be visited through a small entrance fee or via a package that offers a lot more buildings.
In the basement are also some photo's on the before and after the renovation
Written 15 April 2019
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