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

STRA VICENZA 2016, running competitive race Sunday, March 20 at 9:30 am

Sunday, March 20, 2016 along the main streets of Vicenza there will be the competitive running race over 10 km called StraVicenza.

We are now at the sixteenth edition, the route will wind through the streets of the old town and everyone can participate; there will be different routes. They will be involved the various green areas in Vicenza, Campo Marzio, the Giardini Salvi and Querini Park.

The non-competitive version for families will be 2 km, then the paths will be of 5 or 10 km depending on the preparation’s degree.

The race will start in Viale Roma, the end will be in Campo Marzio.

For all information please visit the page

During the race the will be the initiative stravicenza 2016 with the traffic’s block in the historic city center. For our customers who want to use their cars simply fill out a self-certification by following the above link

ABILMENTE in Vicenza’s fair from the 25th of February to the 28th of February

From the 25th to the 28th of February returns to Vicenza’s Fair the usual appointment with the international exhibition-atelier of manual creative.

There will be different themes, from sewing and crochet to cake design , from embroidery and lace to the natural dye .

The event will be open all day from 09.30 to 19.00 and ticket price will be 12 € .

In addition to visiting the various pavilions, people will be able to make purchases and participate in various workshops dedicated to sewing , dyeing of fabrics to make at home , the creation of felt objects and jewelry.

To reach the location from the city centre there will be a free shuttle service departing from the Central Train Station ; the stop is on required and the nearest one is placed in Piazzale De Gasperi . The bus will leave every half hour from 8.30 to 19.30 . For all information on the various courses in the program please visit the page fiera vicenza relais santa corona


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

JEWELS FOR PEACE exhibition at the Museum of the Jewel of Vicenza

until 7 January 2015, the Jewellery Museum in the Palladian Basilica in Vicenza will host an exhibition on the theme of peace . Young international emerging designers will parcipitate at the temporary exhibition elaborating these important subjects with educational and social order .

The jewels were never approached before in this concept , staying away from any political or religious ideal ; but there are many artists , writers , singers who have touched and explored the theme , from John Lennon to Gandhi , Albert Schweitzer to Alfred Nobel . For further information please visit the Jewellery Museum

CHRISTMAS idea 2015!

If you have not bought the Christmas gift for your family yet, we give you an idea : an open date stay in Vicenza to be decided in the course of 2016!

An original idea is to gift a stay in a city rich in art history and charm as Vicenza.

” Perhaps never architectural art has reached such a level of magnificence “. Goethe wrote these words when he stopped in Vicenza a week in the 1786 , admiring the beautiful architecture on the occasion of his trip in Italy .

He loves to mingle with the local people , walk along Piazza dei Signori admiring the Palladian Basilica , stop at the Loggia del Capitanio . He also admires the Santa Corona , located in Contra Santa Corona where the is also our Relais, and especially the “Adorazione dei Magi” by Veronese .

For all information ask at the reception of our Relais Santa Corona by calling 0444 324678 or send an email to