Santa Maria Nova, Vicenza

Church of Santa Maria Nuova
Basic information
Location Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Architectural description
Architect(s) Andrea Palladio, Domenico Groppino
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Renaissance
Groundbreaking 1578
Completed 1590

Santa Maria Nova is a renaissance-style, Roman Catholic church in Vicenza and attributed to 1578 designs of Andrea Palladio. It is the only complete church design in Vicenza assigned to Palladio, although he did design the Valmarana chapel in Santa Corona, a portal and the cupola of the Cathedral, and the portal of Santa Maria dei Servi.


In 1578, a nobleman from Vicenza, Lodovico Trento, funded the reconstruction of a church adjacent to the Augustinian convent of Santa Maria Nova in Borgo Porta Nuova, in the west of the city. Members of the aristocracy often joined this convent. The church was completed by 1590. Decoration of the interior, including ceiling and wall paintings, were completed by Francesco Maffei, Andrea Vicentino, Palma il Giovane, Giulio Carpioni, and also by Alessandro Maganza and his studio.[1] The works were dispersed during the nineteenth century when the church was deconsecrated. The only construction documents list as capomaestro, Domenico Groppino, who worked on other Palladian structures.


  1. Le tele dei Maganza, data=14/02/2003,accesso=29-08-09
Drawing of Plan by Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi, 1776
Detail of Facade

Coordinates: 45°32′54″N 11°32′15″E / 45.54833°N 11.53750°E / 45.54833; 11.53750

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