Valentine's Day in Vicenza
Valentine's Day is coming and it isn't easy to have a romantic idea for your partner. Instead spending money to buy flowers and choccolate candy, as appreciated as featureless, enjoy a romantic weekend! Vicenza hide a sweet heart for all people in love who walk along its ways holding hands.
After over 1500 years, the cult of Saint Valentine, the healer bishop of Terni, is still alive. In the Basilica dei Santi Felice e Fortunato every year a relic of Saint Valentine, patron of those in love, has honoured with a nice feast.
Going on with our itinerary, visit the castle of Romeo and Juliet, the young lovers told by Shakespeare. This is not Verona of the story, but Luigi da Porto recounting a story of two unlucky young lovers who watch each other from the top of opposing hills. We all give credit to Shakespeare for the story of Romeo and Juliet, but according to popular belief, in Da Porto's house there is a tile with this words "Luigi da Porto wrote the Romeo and Juliet story in this room".
Our romantic itinerary moves to Marostica, known across the world for the Chess match. Story tell us that two young men, Vieri of Vallonara and Rinaldo of Angarano, challenged each other for the love and hand of the beautiful Lionora. five hundred years after the first challenge, this match, using live chess pieces, involves about 400 participants: almost the entire population of Marostica.
We conclude our romantic itinerary on the bridge by Palladio and of the Alpini soldiers, which which, for almost 500 years, has collected the secrets of lovers who, as the well known song says: "on Bassano Bridge, there shall we hold hands and exchange a kiss of love". Torna all'indice newsTorna indietro