CONCERTS OPENIGHTS, Palazzo Leoni Montanari, 5th of August 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016 in Vicenza will be held in the baroque Palazzo Leoni Montanari , the Openights concert, arts-music-drinks under the stars from 8.45pm.

The theme of the evening will be the art of courtship and love in the time of Peter Longhi.

Pietro Longhi was a 1700 Venetian painter who investigated the society of the time and portrayed as part of stage scenery. His work should be understood taking into account the fact of the Goldoni comedy, his contemporary, that creates a new way of understanding art, more related to real life and the society frequented by artists.

Leoni Montanari Palace is the only baroque example in the city center and houses an important permanent collection of Russian Icons and Venetian painting of 1700. At the moment you can visit the exhibition “Dionisio. Myth, ritual and theater”, with Attic and Magna Grecian vases.

At 20.45 hours will begin in the cocktail buffet, at 21.15 the concert “Songs and love stories during the Serenissima”.

Tastings and the concert: € 10 per person

Concert including a drink: EUR 5 per person

For more information ask at the reception of our Relais Santa Corona or visit, for organizing the event, or the one with the location of Palazzo Leoni Montanari http://wwww.gallerieditalia.comRelais Santa Corona


Italia - Veneto - Vicenza - Villa Valmarana ai Nani - Veduta della facciata sud della villa e il giardino all'italiana con i nani sul muro di cinta

Italia – Veneto – Vicenza – Villa Valmarana ai Nani – Veduta della facciata sud della villa e il giardino all’italiana con i nani sul muro di cinta

The planned tour will last about one hour and the cost is 3 Euros in addition to the ticket price.

The villa dates back to the ‘700 and is famous for the frescoes by Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo.

It is called “the dwarves” for the legend that wants that the owner’s daughter was suffering from dwarfism and for this reason waiters and janitors were also hired dwarves. One day a handsome prince came to the house, and the girl, realizing his situation, killed himself by jumping from the tower. The dwarves were petrified in pain.

The main building presents a series of paintings linked to mythological classic themes like the Iliad, the Aeneid, excerpts from Jerusalem Delivered by Tasso or Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso.

The villa is a “memory space” in which the characters of the epic dialogue beetween them as in a virtual theater scenes. The guesthouse has a more innovative style that recalls the Enlightenment with everyday scenes of the country life.

For more information on tours please refer to the relevant page

EXHIBITION “OVER THE GARDEN”, Villa da Schio Costozza

Saturday 21th and Sunday 22th of May 2016 in the Garden of Villa da Schio Costozza will be held the exhibition dedicated to the plant world market.

The garden becomes a place where people can reflect, discuss, think, decorate, entertain. The exhibitors will be few and highly specialized selected primarily on the luxury market. Various cultural events enrich the days as the temporary exhibition “Contamination” curated by Simone Crestani and Bruno Pedrosa. The first is an artist in glass lampwork, the second is an engraver. By working together they create elaborate works in glass.

They will be offered the flowery cocktail, Italian aperitifs enriched by flower essences.

For more information please visit the website of Villa da Schio and the site

Free concert in Santa Corona Church, Sunday 22th of May

The next Sunday there will be in Santa Corona Church, just a few metres far from our Relais Santa Corona, a free concert organized by the Vicenza Music Conservatory Arrigo Pedrollo.

For more informations regaring the Conservatory please visit the web-page

The program will be: F.Mendelssohn-Overture “The Hebriden”, P.Chaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, F.Mendelsshn Symphony no. 3 “Scottish”.

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Vicenza Jazz 2016, XXI edition, from the 6th to the 14th of May

From the 6th to the 14th of May 2016 there will be the event Vicenza Jazz, XXI edition.

The festival was born in 1996 and since then the artistic director is Riccardo Brazzale. For ten days will be involved the main sights of Vicenza, such as the Palladian Basilica, the Teatro Olimpico, churches, palaces, bars and squares of the old town. International artists and emerging will perform.

The festival is an excellent opportunity to visit Vicenza.

For further information please consult the website is dedicated jazz 2016

until May the exhibition “Skin, the jewel’s surface” at the Jewellery Museum in Vicenza

Until 1 May 2016 the Jewel Museum in Vicenza will host the exhibition “Skin , the surface of the jewel . ”

The jewel will be read and interpreted through the works of various artists , craftsmen and designers who have reflected on the theme of the skin as a trial , contact, dualism , grafting. The Museum of Jewellery can be reached from the Relais Santa Corona in a few minutes walk and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00. The ticket price is 6.00 euro . For more information please visit del gioiello Relais santa corona