Dear newlyweds, if I tell you Andrea Palladio, Basilica Palladiana, Teatro Olimpico, Monte Berico, Altopiano di Asiago, the city of gold, Colli Berici, what do you think?
Vicenza, of course. This Veneto’s small jewel, in north-east of Italy, knows how to surprise at every turn. City on a human scale, art, culture, history can be breathed everywhere. His landscape is polyhedral and fascinating, protected by mountains and hills that make this place rich and hospitable.
If you chose Vicenza as the home of your perfect day, you will not be disappointed!
For your civil celebrations, some of the most beautiful and prestigious place are available for the couple and the guests.
CIVIL and RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES
Sala degli Stucchi, at Palazzo Trissino, the town hall, in the city center, welcomes you with its noble decorations, to give you an intimate and classy wedding.
Equally emotional wedding can be held in Zodiac room of Palazzo Chiericati, in Piazza Matteotti, a few steps from another historic site, the Teatro Olimpico. Even here, in the oldest indoor theater in the world, you can exchange the promises. At your disposal the garden, decorated with statues and ivy, or odeo, if the weather is bad.
Undeniable the charm of a wedding in the Basilica Palladiana, now at the peak of its beauty. The masterpiece that stands in the elegant Piazza dei Signori is a rare charm building that seduces everyone. The Terrace with panoramic views over the city (or the Domus Comestabilis, in case of rain) will welcome you and your loved ones to celebrate worthily the union of love.
Another place where you can admire the grace of Vicenza is Monte Berico, on top of which stands the Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico. But you can celebrate your religious wedding in one of many beautiful churches of which the center is full. Shortly after the Santuario, the auditorium of Villa Guiccioli, building surrounded by a huge English garden, is suitable as an additional location for your civil wedding.
GREEN, CLASSIC or INDUSTRIAL STYLE?
Are you green lovers? A few pictures has to be taken at Parco Querini, the green area of the city, in the center, inhabited by cute bunnies, statues, a temple and a water course.
Are you classical style lovers? Vicenza has villas and palaces with the signature of the architect Andrea Palladio (but not only), where you can feast sumptuously with the guests. One above all: Villa Almerico-Capra, known as La Rotonda. Villa Vamarana “Ai Nani” is another example of elegance and artistry, with rooms frescoed by Tiepolo. Even Residence Cà Beregana, noble house of 1620, is a fine and suggestive choice for events and weddings.
Are you industrial style lovers? Fabbrica Saccardo, in Schio, in the province of Vicenza, offers its industrial-lounge spaces, where originality breaks with the classical rules.
The center of Vicenza, then, is full of cool and chic cafés, where toast with wines produced in surrounding hills’ wineries and taste gourmet finger food, accompanied by jazz music.
COLLI BERICI and ALTOPIANO DI ASIAGO
Speaking about hills, there are many farms and restaurants on the Colli Berici where to celebrate promises just exchanged. Genuineness of the products and familiarity in welcoming melt with attention to detail and quality of the environment.
Finally, an hour from Vicenza, there is Altopiano di Asiago, where nature and feelings of peace and serenity dominate above all. Typical mountain churches, chalet and local which smell with wood and pine are waiting for you. A fireplace, candles everywhere, a green (or white) lawn out, large windows, seasonal food prepared by renowned chefs. What do you want more?
Then let yourself be charmed by the small but surprising Vicenza.