The location of Villa da Schio is one of the locations that I have most appreciated during my experience as a wedding photographer in Veneto. I have collected all the most important information, to allow you to get to know the history, the structure and answer the most frequently asked questions about the location. Enjoy the reading!
Villa da Schio: history
The beautiful 17th century Villa da Schio is located a few kilometres from Vicenza, in the historic town of Castelgomberto. The complex was built by the wealthy Piovene family, counts of Vicenza.
Villa da Schio was planned and designed by architect Antonio Pizzocaro, following the canons of Palladian style. Initially it comprised two distinct bodies, one for each of the Piovene brothers. The first was located next to the chapel and the second where the Barchesse are today. Later the brothers preferred to build a single palace, with a more majestic and elegant appearance.
According to the original plan, Villa da Schio was to be built on the banks of the Agno River. However, following a flood, the Counts decided to move the structure to its present location. This also changed the layout of the complex, which took on its present appearance.
Once the building work on the Villa had been completed, the Piovene family also decided to embellish the adjacent area. To harmonise the grandeur of the structure, a magnificent park and portico were designed in the 18th century. The Piovene family retained ownership of the Villa for several centuries before passing it on through inheritance to the Porto family. However, during the Second World War, Villa da Schio was occupied by German troops.
Subsequently the complex passed to the da Schio family, who still own it today. The da Schio family undertook extensive restoration work on the structure and the park, restoring the Villa to its former glory. Today, the structure is an exclusive location, suitable for private events such as weddings and meetings and a place where to find hospitality.
Villa da Schio: the perfect setting for an elegant wedding
Villa da Schio is an immense agricultural mansion where history and nature blend to perfection. The rich variety of spaces makes it an extremely versatile location and suitable for all your needs. Thanks to the presence of such an important artistic and cultural heritage, the Villa is perfect for refined and elegant weddings.
Walking through the shade of the centuries-old trees of Villa da Schio, it is impossible not to fall madly in love with this enchanted place. Among the tall poplars and the eighteenth-century statues, you will be able to take romantic photographs with a dreamy, princely feel. The presence of a beautiful fish pond makes the atmosphere even more bucolic.
The well-kept Italian garden and the central cloister are the perfect setting for your summer receptions. You can celebrate your wedding banquet here, possibly using the beautiful portico for shelter from the summer heat. This area will be ideal for younger, cooler but still elegant weddings.
Do you prefer a more formal ambience with delicate and simple lines? Then the large main hall is the perfect choice for you. Carefully restored in recent times, from here you can still enjoy an incomparable view over the green park. The large windows open onto both the facade and the inner cloister, providing an incredible play of light. The Salone will truly be the perfect setting for elegant and refined weddings that will fill the eyes of your guests with wonder.
Whatever your preference, Villa da Schio will make your most beautiful day unforgettable. We are sure it will leave a sweet memory in your heart and in the hearts of your loved ones.
Villa da Schio: the structure of the location
The immense Villa da Schio, as we have seen, stands in the gentle countryside of Vicenza. Surrounded by green fields and numerous streams, the structure is a true architectural jewel. Entering the gates of the villa, one enters a luxuriant secular wood. Several paths branch out from it, from which it is possible to observe the many statues present here. Inside the park there is an elegant pool, beyond which the Italian garden of the complex extends.
The latter, full of geometric hedges and flowering bushes, surrounds the entire Villa and is clearly visible through its high windows. Passing through the entrance to the building, visitors are welcomed into the large main hall. Decorated with simplicity and elegance, it features a beautiful Venetian-style floor, delicate stucco work and a white wooden ceiling. Here it is possible to serve the wedding banquet or organise a rich buffet.
Through a further window, one reaches the central cloister of Villa da Schio. This is surrounded by a neoclassical portico and contains a second Italian garden. In this large area it is possible to organise elegant summer weddings while admiring the architecture of the Villa. In addition to the cloister, there is also the ancient Barchessa from the 18th century and the small chapel of Santa Maria Maddalena. Finally, there are four residences within the perimeter of the structure, where it is possible to stay overnight.
Villa da Schio is a truly magnificent location in which to spend unforgettable moments. Thanks to the wide choice and diversity of its settings, it will be able to fulfil your every wish.
Frequently asked questions about Villa da Schio
- Where is Villa da Schio? Villa da Schio is located a few kilometres from Vicenza, in the historic town of Castelgomberto.
- Can I celebrate my wedding at Villa da Schio? Certainly you can. You can organise the shooting and the reception inside the structure and in all the adjoining areas. The entire complex is exclusively dedicated to your celebration. It is also possible to celebrate your civil ceremony on request.
- Is there a restaurant inside Villa da Schio? Villa da Schio does not have an in-house catering service. However, we will be able to recommend an external caterer if you do not have one. In addition, the structure puts its kitchen at your disposal.
- Which events can be celebrated at Villa da Schio? At Villa da Schio you can organise your most important events. In fact, the structure is open to weddings and private parties. You can also organise your meetings, corporate and cultural events.
- Can Villa da Schio host business meetings? Certainly it can. Villa da Schio offers its indoor and outdoor areas to organise events and conventions. The structure is equipped with the best technologies and a dedicated staff at your disposal.
- Can I stay overnight at Villa da Schio? Villa Schio has four lodgings in which it is possible to stay overnight.
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