The Palladian Villas of Veneto are amongst the finest villas in Italy and were created by the famous 16th century architect Palladio. It was Palladio who was responsible for creating the neoclassical style that influenced all of Europe and England. The area around Verona and Vicenza is now declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Originally, the word “villa” meant country residence. The Palladian villas were the country homes of the richest and most noble families of Venice. A place for Venetian lords and ladies to spend their summers and escape the oppressive heat of the city.... and showcase their great wealth. Surrounded by magnificent parks and gardens, the villas of the Veneto are a sumptuous setting for a wedding in Italy.
Distinctive Italy Weddings will help plan your civil wedding ceremony in Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet and an elegant reception in a nearby Veneto villa. Verona offers four different spectacular civil wedding venues as well as several Palladian villas. And what could be a more perfect continuation to your wedding day than a magical outdoor reception in the gardens of one of the great Palladian masterpieces? Many villas also offer rooms, private suites, and romantic honeymoon towers; a wonderful way to begin your new life together!