Vicenza Holidays will bring you in the heart of the Veneto region, in a multifaceted territory.
Here, mountains, plains, waterways, cities of art and magnificent villas offer many ways to spend an unforgettable holiday.
You’ll find emerald green valleys and vast meadows mixed with dense woods.
Below the plateau is the Bassanese area, there’s the Mount Grappa with its sweet hills and landscapes, historic places, traditions and ancient crafts.
Going down, the Upper Vicenza province offers notable landscape, historical and artistic interest.
But above all the city of Vicenza, with geometric rows of vines, expanses of olive trees and fruit trees in the countryside.
The mighty stones of the Berici Mounts is the landscape of the most southern Vicenza province.
Immerse yourself in a universe where nature, art and history blend harmoniously.
During your Vicenza Holidays, the Venetian villas are a highly suggested stop, especially those by Andrea Palladio dating back in the 16th Century.
These aristocratic opulent residences, the Palladian Villas, are UNESCO sites since 1994, to preserve the architecture of this great master.
In the Vicenza historic center, admire the splendid Piazza dei Signori, with the Palladian Basilica.
For this building, the great architect created a double order of porticoes and loggias, with the superb Loggia del Capitanio.
Vicenza’s works by Palladio include Palazzo Chiericati, one of the most beautiful palaces of the 16th and the Teatro Olimpico (Olympic Theater).
Among the most evocative villas, Villa Almerico Capra called “La Rotonda” is the undisputed masterpiece by Palladio.
Admire the interior with splendid frescoes and fine stuccoes.
Here, Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo are the authors of the marvelous pictorial works that decorate the interiors.
Other places to admire in Vicenza and surroundings: the paintings collection of Palazzo Chiericati; the St. Steven Church; the Saints Vito, Modesto and Crescenzia Church in Noventa Vicentina; Villa Cordellina Lombardi in Montecchio Maggiore.
Not far away, located in the beautiful scenery of Conca Smeraldo, you’ll find Recoaro Terme – one of the most famous thermal cities in Italy.
The different landscapes of the province of Vicenza offer a wide choice for sports lovers.
Climbing, paragliding and quads for the more adventurous, biking, trekking, orienteering, for those who love to keep their feet on the ground.
Exploration lovers can enjoy fascinating places like the Monti Berici, Monte Grappa and Altopiano di Asiago.
When snow comes, the opportunities to have fun in Vicenza Province double.
Skiing, snowboard, sled rides, ice skating are all different ways to enjoy your holidays in contact with nature.
If you are a wine and food passionate, the Vicenza Wine Route in the land of Recioto di Gambellara, as well as the D.O.C. (denomination of controlled origin) wines from Breganze and the Berici Hills, is the ideal solution for you.
Moreover, we recommend you the Route of Taste, to rediscover ancient flavors and delicious local dishes.
In particular, don’t miss the famous Vicenza Baccalà or the famous Asiago cheese.
Plus, are you a chocolate addicted?
Then, Vicenza offers you three days of intense emotions, with more than fifty stands to fulfill your desire for sweetness.
Many local festivals all dedicated to typical food products take place every year in the Vicenza province: from wine to cherry, from water to “corgnoi” (snails).
Amongst historical re-enactments, the most famous is the Chess Game with living characters in the main square of Marostica.
The Vicenza province is traditionally linked to the cult of good wine and the passion for good food with a variety of specialties from cheese, fish and salami.
Among the cheese specialties, you can taste the famous “Asiago PDO“, as well as the “Morlacco” or “Burlacco” in the Grappa area.
Typical sausages include the “Soppressa Vicentina“, a perfect combination of sweet and peppery; the “Berico-Euganeo PDO” ham; the “Val Liona ham” and the “donkey salami“, usually with polenta.
Among the several agriculture varieties, taste famous White Asparagus, the White Radicchio from Bassano del Grappa, the Rotzo potatoes, the Marostica Cherries, the Costozza mushrooms and the Black Truffles of the Berici Hills.
If you are a fish passionate, the famous Vicenza-style cod (or “Baccalà alla Vicentina”) is king.
Moreover, don’t miss the Fario trout, with its white meat and very delicate flavor: enjoy it baked in foil, grilled or boiled.
Needless to say that all the recipes are more enjoyable with a good glass of the highly valuable wines from the Vicenza Province.
Spirits production is also rich, from the Grappa brandy, to a wide variety of bitter liqueurs.
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