The Palazzo Chiericati was designed by Andrea Palladio and was meant to be a home for the powerful and popular Chiericati family who lived in the Veneto region of Italy. The Palazzo's construction began in 1550 but was not completed until 1680. Today it acts as an art museum for many Italian art works created during the Renaissance.
The Palazzo is well worth your time if you are traveling Italy and is an ideal spot for an intimate moment alone with priceless works of art in the charming small town of Vicenza. Across the street is the Teatro Olympico, also designed by Andrea Palladio and just up the street is a delicious local deli where you can purchase fresh salads, locally made meats and cheeses and the necessary wine for a picnic in front of the Palazzo or in the courtyard of the Teatro Olympico.