2015-02-022015-02-02 Campervan Hire Vicenza
Campervan Hire Vicenza
Vicenza is a historic city, strategically positioned between Verona and Venice, but a little less on the main tourist path than those better-known destinations. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its Olympic Theatre the oldest surviving indoor theatre in the world. A motorhome hire in Vicenza will put you in touch with the real Italy and make for an unforgettable experience.
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Road Trips from Vicenza
Vicenza is almost equidistant from Verona Villafranca Airport, 72km away, and Venice’s Marco Polo Airport, a little further at 76km. The cities are all part of the Veneto region, which has a diverse landscape, from mountains to the sea, and includes Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda. You can cycle in the foothills between wine regions, or sample the spirit at Bassano del Grappa.
Bologna and Milan are other cities you should visit while you are in the area.
Where to stay in Vicenza
Camping Vicenza has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, sauna and steam bath. If you don’t feel like cooking in the campervan hire, there is a pizzeria and restaurant on-site. It is close to public transport for getting around the city.
Eating and Drinking in Vicenza
Vicenza is famous for its springtime, white crop of asparagus. The signature dish is Baccala alla Vicentina, a delicate salt-cured cod, served over Polenta. It has many DOC registered wineries and distinguished local grappa distilleries.
A friendly place to sample local wines is the Osteria al Campanile, one of the city’s oldest taverns, behind the towering Basilica Palladiana Cathedral. Three generations of the same family serve behind the bar here. Try a glass of crisp white Vespaiolo, a pale red Tai-Rosso, or the slightly sparkling Durello, as a selection of the region’s wine offerings.
What to see and do in Vicenza
In Vicenza, you will hear a lot about Andrea Palladio, who was a devotee of classic Roman architecture and designed or reconstructed 26 buildings and villas in the city during the 16th century. Among his most famous projects was also his final piece, the Teatro Olimpico, one of the world’s last three remaining Renaissance theatres. The stage backdrop is an optical illusion of Vicenza’s streets narrowing into the distance, and is the oldest stage set in the world.
The Palazzo Leoni Montanari is one of the best of Vincenza’s art galleries. It is in a Baroque palace, which in itself is unusual amongst the classical architecture of the city. Inside is one of the world’s most important collections of ancient Russian icons and an extensive showing of 18th century paintings of the Veneto region. It is a cultural and spiritual meeting of East and West, unique to Vicenza.
Safe driving in Italy
Yes, Italian drivers can be somewhat aggressive, but they are also skillfull. Be aware when driving your campervan that you don’t have the same turn of speed as your car at home, so be conservative and considerate on the Autostrade. If someone is travelling speedily behind you and flashing their lights, pull over and let them go.