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Christmas in Vicenza: markets, culture and wellness pampering

Spending Christmas holidays in Vicenza is a continuous, wonderful surprise: the streets and squares of the historic center are dressed in lights and decorations, shops display perfect gifts to unwrap under the tree, the pungent evening air lights up smiles.

An authentic tradition of this period, the Christmas markets in Vicenza take place in different parts of the city, transforming a simple walk into a festive occasion. Every weekend, from 18 November to 10 December 2022, the appointment is at the Galleria Parco Città, with a wide offer of gift ideas, decorations, objects, handcrafted products and Christmas sweets.

From 2 December to 6 January 2023 a large market winds its way through the main streets of the centre, from Corso Fogazzaro to Piazzetta Duomo and Corso Palladio and on weekends it doubles in Piazza San Lorenzo with the special creative craft village.

An unmissable chance to enjoy the irresistible warmth of Christmas from the beginning of December, looking forward to happy moments with your children under the tree, family get-togethers at the table, meetings with distant friends who just have come for holidays. A feeling of indescribable joy! Without forgetting the Christmas shopping, which in these markets reserve unique surprises for those you love or for yourself.


The exhibition on Ancient Egypt at the Basilica Palladiana

After a morning of Christmas shopping, treat yourself to a light lunch and dive into a journey back in time, to a mysterious and fascinating era: the grandiose Egypt of the pharaohs. At the Basilica Palladiana, from 22 December to 7 May 2023, a precious retrospective on Mesopotamian civilization will be staged, with a particular focus on the aspects that contributed to creating its collective imagination.

The creators of eternal Egypt. Scribes, artisan and laborers at the service of the pharaoh is a treasure chest of 200 precious artifacts dating back to the Egypt of the powerful pharaohs, with objects from the Museo Egizio in Turin and from the Louvre Museum in Paris. A real treasure to be explored without haste. Handcrafted artifacts, everyday tools, pottery are combined with colossal statues, decorated sarcophagi, bas-reliefs and painted steles, in the continuous cross-reference between the two reigns: life and death.

The common thread along the entire museum itinerary is the community of Deir el-Medina, a village nestled among the rocky hills not far from the royal necropolis, on the opposite bank of the Nile from Thebes. Here lived the laborers and their families involved in the construction and preparation of the pharaonic tombs. They are the real creators of the emblematic imagery of ancient Egypt with their funerary works. This exhibition, for the first time, shifts the perspective from the pharaohs to the small, great men who made them immortal. The exhibition is open every day, except Mondays, from 10 am to 6 pm.


Wellness stay at Hotel Viest

The Christmas markets fill the soul with euphoria, the splendid exhibition at the Basilica Palladiana offers an unprecedented perspective on an atavistic civilization, a wellness experience awakens the senses and restores body and mind. The perfect combination for an unforgettable winter holiday, right?

That is why a couple's stay at the Hotel Viest in Vicenza is the opportunity you have been dreaming of for a Christmas getaway, with those you love. The rooms are comfortable and cozy, the restaurant offers a menu designed for all appetites, our position is strategic. But above all, the spa, the pearl of our hotel in Vicenza, awaits you with promises of unforgettable wellness moments, at special rates.

If you stay for one night in a Superior or Deluxe room, you will enjoy exclusive three-hour access to our wellness centre, starting from 119 euros per couple.

Don't miss the opportunity to treat yourself to a romantic Christmas getaway, dedicated to comfort and relaxation: the Hotel Viest awaits you!