Vicenza Province lies in the Veneto region of northern Italy. It is a largely rural area, consisting of rural plains, alpine hills and quiet forests, ideal for relaxing walking holidays. Vicenza holidays are known for many things, especially the wealth of nature, art, history and the range of truly exclusive Vicenza villas from which you can enjoy the finest attractions and sights of the province in real luxury.
Holidays in Vicenza Province are a delight for walking, hiking and riding. The province contains a huge variety of terrain from the low rolling hills of the Plateau of the Seven Communes to the peak of Mount Grappa in the Bassano region. Walking, cycling and riding holidays thrive from Vicenza accommodation in the Berici Hills especially, but wherever you decide to take a self catering Vicenza villa, there will be plenty of magnificent trails in the surrounding area.
Vicenza Province is awash with historical monuments dating back as far as pre-historic times. The pre-historic villages of Mount Corgnon and the Assa Valley near Lusiana are incredible sites, and you can visit the 8th Century hermitage of San Cassiano which is entirely carved from a solid rock face by foot, bicycle or by car. The Leiten War Memorial, Corbin Fort, the Astronomical Observatory, the WWI fortifications of Northern Vicenza and the Romanic Church of Saint Augustine are defiantly worth investigating from any Vicenza accommodation and there are guides to local walks from each available from the Vicenza tourist information offices in the Provincial capital, also called Vicenza.
Vicenza Province comes alive with festivals and events at various points throughout the calendar. The passion for fine food and excellent wines is almost tangible in the province, and local markets are awash with fresh fish (cod and trout mainly), meat, mushrooms and of course, cheese. Asiago Cheese is a real local delicacy, and if you have the chance, you will not regret filling the shelves of your self catering Vicenza villa with as much as you can lay your hands on! The famous Soco Fair is a food connoisseurs dream, and if you have any interest in traditional Italian cuisine, taking Vicenza accommodation during the festival is a must.
The Provincial capital, Vicenza is the most famous settlement in the area, attraction visitors from across the globe. There is an eclectic mix of monuments from throughout the ages in Vicenza, with parts of the Roman town still clearly visible. UNESCO have placed the whole town on the world Heritage List, mainly due to the unique ‘City of Gold’ appearance which the town gained during the 16th century. There are a huge range of historical attractions in the town, and after a hard day of sightseeing, there are many top-class restaurants in which to recuperate.
Vicenza Province has a great climate for walking and sightseeing holidays. In the summer months (July and August), temperatures stay between 25 and 30°C, whilst autumn and spring conditions remain comfortably warm, easily hot enough to eat outside during the evening, watching the sun set over the rural landscape.
Reaching an exclusive villa in Vicenza is remarkably easy. The town is ideally situated between three international airports; Treviso (TSF), which is the closest, Venice (XVQ) and Verona (VRN). RyanAir have made Vicenza holidays much easier to commence by providing weekly services direct to Treviso Airport from Dublin (DUB), Liverpool (LIV) and Stansted (STN).