Tickets for the 2022 edition of the Omaggio a Palladio festival are on sale from Wednesday 9 February 2022 at the headquarters of the Società del Quartetto (Vicolo Cieco Retrone 24, Vicenza / tel . +39 0444 543729) and online on the Vivaticket circuit (

ANDREA BARCA. Presented as an elusive Italian musician, it would actually be a play on words: it corresponds to the Italianization of the name Andras Schiff, and therefore turns out to be a parody of the maestro.
Below, a joking “curriculum”, probably written by Schiff himself, on his Italian “namesake”; note that the same master resides in the Florentine countryside.
«Andrea Barca was a Florentine composer about whom little is known, despite the diligent commitment of modern musicologists. He was born between 1730 and 1735 in Marignolle, near Florence, of peasant parents. He had a close proximity to Mozart in the concert of April 2, 1770, in the villa of Poggio Imperiale in Florence, when he collaborated as a page turner. After that concert he decided to dedicate his life to the performance of Mozart’s piano works; his enthusiasm for this music also brought him to Salzburg, where his efforts were received with alternating evaluations by the local press; soon therefore he returned to Tuscany. Among his compositions, his main work is “La ribollita bruciata”, a playful drama in two acts, which can be considered the culmination of the Tuscan musical production of the time. ”

Our Relais Santa corona is just a few minutes walking from the Olympic Theatre.


Villa Valmarana ai Nani in Vicenza consists of three buildings located in a large park. The Palazzina (1669), the Foresteria and the Scuderia (1720) are surrounded by rose gardens, an Italian garden with a scenic backdrop and a well, and a hornbeam.
The Palazzina and the Foresteria are frescoed by Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo, called in 1757 by the owner, Giustino Valmarana. The Villa takes its name from the statues of the 17 stone dwarves, once scattered in the garden, now arranged on the wall surrounding the property. The suggestive legend of Princess Layana is linked to them. It is assumed that the real executor of the Dwarves is Francesco Uliaco and the inspirer Giandomenico Tiepolo.
Sunday 27 February 2022 Villa Valmarana ai Nani will be colored with sounds, images and delicacies to celebrate the first Carnival concert in collaboration with Be Ancient Be Cool.
Two hours of fascinating Baroque, Vicentine and Venetian music, a good glass of wine and a pleasant guided tour of the frescoed rooms of the Palazzina della Villa.
For the occasion, the trio Oblivion Soave will perform, with a soprano accompanied by archlute and baroque cello, a selection of Canzoni da Battello, a repertoire performed by Venetian gondoliers in the first half of the eighteenth century, famous for being burlesque, ironic It is funny.
At the end of the concert, everyone present will be offered a glass of wine or fruit juice, for the little ones, accompanied by biscuits from the confectionery firm Loison.
The event will end with a guided tour of the building, frescoed in the mid-1700s by Giambattista Tiepolo and his son Giandomenico.
For tickets, please visit the website:
The villa can be reached from the center of Vicenza and from the Relais Santa Corona in about 15 minutes on foot.

Vicenza: a widespread museum

Six works by Maestro Andrea Roggi will embellish Vicenza from 28 January to 22 August 2022 on the occasion of the exhibition “Terra Mater | Earth and Heaven ”which anticipates VIOFFGoldenGreen, scheduled from 16 to 20 March 2022.
The exhibition is proposed as a path of aesthetic and intellectual contemplation around the themes that inspire the poetics of the renowned Tuscan artist: the relationship with nature combined with the personal one with one’s own cultural roots, as well as the relationship between the individual and time, related to the protagonist. undisputed initiative: Mother Earth.
The exhibition locations that will design an evocative artistic and cultural path are:

  • piazza dei Signori,
  • la Loggia del Capitaniato,
  • piazza delle Erbe,
  • piazzale Alcide De Gasperi,
  • piazza San Lorenzo

Our Relais Santa Corona is very close to all the locations, reachable within a few minutes on foot.

For more informations:

Sacred and beauty in Russian art, exhibition at Palazzo Leoni Montanari in Vicenza

Until 26 January 2020, in the Baroque setting of the splendid Palazzo Leoni Montanari, next to our Relais Santa Corona, the exhibition “Kandinskij, Gončarova, Chagall. Sacred and beauty in Russian art” will be held.

The masterpieces of Russian artists are around 45 and interact with the precious collection of icons of Intesa San Paolo. A series of works, many of which have never been seen in Italy, mostly from the main museum of Russian art in Moscow, the Tretyakov Gallery, and also from the museums of Yaroslavl, Astrakhan, from the MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art ) And the Bakhrushin Museum of Performing Arts in Moscow, as well as the Musée Natiònal Marc Chagall in Nice and the Museum of Modern Art Costakis collection in Thessaloniki.

The Russian art world renews its interest in icons in the 20th century, even though by the 1800s many artists had shown interest in this kind of sacred art, but it is with the avant-gardes that the apotheosis is noted. For the Russian people – as Kandinsky constantly repeats – beauty is a sort of inner necessity that comes from experiencing, in everyday life (byt), even the invisible (nevidimoe).

Visiting the museum is an opportunity to learn more about Vicenza and all its surrounding beauties!

For info on entry methods and tickets, please consult the website


Every Sunday, 10.30 am

Villa Valmarana ai Nani offers visitors the opportunity to take a guided tour to the whole complex. During the visit of the Villa the guide will illustrate the historical park, the Palazzina with frescoes by Giambattista Tiepolo and the Foresteria with frescoes by Giandomenico Tiepolo.  A journey through charm, history and beauty. The cost of the guide is 3 € per person in addition to the price of the admission ticket. The villa can be reached on foot from our Relais Santa Corona, located in the center of Vicenza, in 30 minutes on foot.

Tel 0444 321803


Tutte le domeniche, ore 10.30

Villa Valmarana ai Nani offre ai visitatori l possibilità di effettuare una visita guidata all’intero complesso. Durante la visita della Villa la guida illustrerà il parco storico, la Palazzina con gli affreschi di Giambattista Tiepolo e la Foresteria con gli affreschi di Giandomenico Tiepolo. Un viaggio attraverso fascino, storia e bellezza. Il costo della guida è di 3 € a persona in aggiunta al prezzo del biglietto d’ ingresso. La villa è raggiungibile a piedi dal nostro Relais Santa Corona, collocato nel centro di Vicenza, in 30 minuti a piedi.

Tel 0444 321803



First appointment, Sunday 2 June 2019.

Musical weeks at the Olympic Theater: the seasons in the world on their way from Venice to Buenos Aires. They return to the Musical Weeks at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, a jewel of Andrea Palladio, 2019 edition. The protagonists will be Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the “Cuatro Estagiones Portenas” by Piazzolla, the latter in the version for violin and orchestra written for Sonig Tchakerian by M ° Luis Bacalov. A concert is an excellent opportunity to get to know our beautiful city and the Relais Santa Corona is the ideal accommodation, located in the historic center, just a few minutes walk from the theater.

To purchase tickets, please visit the website of Settimane Musicali:


Primo appuntamento, domenica 2 giugno 2019.

Settimane musicali al Teatro Olimpico: le stagioni nel mondo in cammino da Venezia a Buenos Aires.Tornano alle Settimane Musicali al Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, gioiello di Andrea Palladio, edizione 2019.  Protagoniste saranno le Quattro Stagioni di Vivaldi e le “Cuatro Estagiones Portenas” di Piazzolla, queste ultime nella versione per violino e orchestra scritta per Sonig Tchakerian da M° Luis Bacalov. Un concerto è un’ottima occasione per conoscere la nostra bella città ed il Relais Santa Corona costituisce alloggio ideale, collocato in pieno centro storico, pochi minuti a piedi dal Teatro.

Per acquistare i biglietti si prega di visitare il sito delle Settimane Musicali :

BIKE RENTAL – Vicenza – Relais Santa Corona

With the spring’ arrival, take advantage of the good weather to visit our beautiful city, located in the heart of the Veneto. Our Relais Santa Corona offers a new service: the rental bikes for our clients! Vicenza could be a wonderful base for visit the surrounding areas: for beginners there are many flat routes, for the most experienced there are paths on the hills. Reserve a room in our Relais and ask to our reception for more informations!

Con l’arrivo della primavera approfitta della bella stagione per visitare la città di Vicenza, situata nel cuore del Veneto. Il nostro Relais Santa Corona offre un nuovo servizio per i suoi ospiti: le biciclette a noleggio! Vicenza è un’ottima base per visitare le aree circostanti: per i principianti sono disponibili tanti percorsi pianeggianti, per i piu’ esperti invece i percorsi ideali sono sui colli Berici oppure Euganei. Prenota una stanza al nostro Relais e chiedi maggiori informazioni alla nostra reception!

New BIKES RENTAL SERVICE in Vicenza at Relais Santa Corona

With the spring’ arrival, take advantage of the good weather to visit our beautiful city, located in the heart of the Veneto. Our Relais Santa Corona offers a new service: the rental bikes for our clients! Vicenza could be a wonderful base for visit the surrounding areas: for beginners there are many flat routes, for the most experienced there are paths on the hills. Reserve a room in our Relais and ask to our reception for more informations!


Come ogni estate, torno anche quest’anno l’iniziativa organizzata dal Comune di Vicenza a Parco Querini, il piu’ grande polmone verde situato nel centro della città.

Fino al 9 settembre si susseguirà un calendario ricco di appuntamenti sportivi gratuiti di tonificazione muscolare e cardiovascolare. Sono state allestite nel parco 3 differenti postazioni: presso la Porta del Papa, presso il Tempietto e presso la Zona della Radura. Il parco si raggiunge dal nostro Relais Santa Corona in pochi minuti di passeggiata.

Per sapere quali saranno le lezioni in programma si prega di consultare la pagina

Parco Querini: il parco è circondato da due fiumi, il Bacchiglione e l’Astichello, e nel terzo lato da mura veneziane che corrono lungo l’attuale Viale Rodolfi. Nella zona centrale è presente uno stagno, al centro un isolotto dove sorge un tempietto in stile classico, progettato da Antonio Piovene nel 1820. Alla base era anticamente presente una ghiacciaia per refrigerare le bevande nei mesi estivi. Alle spalle della costruzione si notano le antiche volieri e serre, ormai in disuso, e l’abside della Chiesa. Il parco era luogo privato per gli abitanti dell’adiacente omonima villa, costruita nel 1500.

Like every summer, there will be again this year the initiative organized by the City of Vicenza in Parco Querini, the largest green lung located in the city center.

Until September 9th there will be a calendar full of free sports appointments of muscle toning and cardiovascular. Three different locations have been set up in the park: at the Porta del Papa, at the Tempietto and at the Zona della Radura. The park can be reach from our Relais Santa Corona in a few minutes by walk.

To find out what the scheduled lessons will be, please visit

Parco Querini: the park is surrounded by two rivers, the Bacchiglione and the Astichello, and in the third side by Venetian walls that run along the current Viale Rodolfi. In the central area there is a pond, in the middle a small island where there is a small temple in classical style, designed by Antonio Piovene in 1820. At the base an icehouse was originally present to chill the drinks in the summer months. Behind the building you can see the ancient aviaries and greenhouses, now in disuse, and the apse of the Church. The park was a private place for the inhabitants of the adjacent villa of the same name, built in 1500.

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What to do in Vicenza – Summer 2018 ?

What does Vicenza offer to tourists and not in the summer of 2018?

An interesting appointment will be Music for Life 2018. The garden of the Teatro Olimpico will be the perfect setting for various concerts: Sunday 15 July at 9.00 pm, “opera under the stars”, lyric concert with arias and famous duets from 1700 to 1900 with free admission. For info visit the website

Wednesday 18 July the same location will host instead of “living room 800”.

At Palazzo Barbaran da Porto the initiative of the Palladian Notturni will be held instead. Thursday, July 19 will be held “the red priest”, a solo wind concert of the orchestra of the Teatro Olimpico. For more info and reservations, please consult the website

During Open Nights, music, drinks and arts under the stars, the gardens of the Teatro Olimpico will host first an aperitif and then several concerts.

For the complete summer program in Vicenza, click on the following link

or ask at our Relais Santa Corona!

Cosa offre Vicenza ai turisti e non nell’estate 2018?

Un appuntamento interessante sarà Music for Life 2018. Il giardino del Teatro Olimpico sarà la cornice perfetta di vari concerti: domenica 15 luglio alle 21.00, “opera sotto le stelle”, concerto lirico con arie e duetti celebri dal 1700 al 1900 con ingresso libero. Per info consulta il sito

Mercoledì 18 luglio la stessa location ospiterà invece di “salotto 800”.

A Palazzo Barbaran da Porto si terrà invece l’iniziativa dei Notturni Palladiani. Giovedì 19 luglio si terrà “il prete rosso”, concerto di soli fiati dell’orchestra del Teatro Olimpico. Per maggiori info e prenotazioni si prega di consultare il sito

Durante Open Nights, music, drinks and arts sotto le stelle, i giardini del Teatro Olimpico ospiteranno prima un aperitivo e poi vari concerti.

Per il programma completo dell’estate a Vicenza, cliccate sul seguente link

o chiedi al nostro Relais Santa Corona !