About


Pronuba is a boutique travel event company specialising in unexpected and spectacular locations in the Veneto region of Northern Italy, close to Venice.

At Pronuba we believe traveling, as well as celebrating, is an intimate experience, and it should never feel pre-packaged. We invite you to travel beyond Venice and discover the setting for a grandiose and meaningful celebration in authentic, history-rich Veneto, in a location that we are sure will take your breath away.
Thanks to our far-stretching local expertise, we have access to castles, stately homes and imperial residences, as well as intimate private villas. Our whole portfolio consists of exclusive properties we selected with great care not only for their stunning architecture, but also for their authentic character. We guarantee you won’t feel like you are just another tourist in Italy.

We are based between the gem town of Bassano del Grappa (a one-hour drive from Venice) and London, UK, and we know the Veneto area like the palm of our hand. We will take care of absolutely every detail to ensure your event or visit is a perfect success.

"Beyond Venice, Veneto is a state of mind"

Our team


Silvia Simioni: Founder & Head Planner


Silvia had a very international education which led her to a corporate career in the City of London, but she never ceased to be enamoured of her home region in Italy with its grand Palladian architecture and dramatic beauty. Over the years, she often flew to Venice with friends from all over the world, and showed them what she so often raved about. Her friends were typically well-travelled, well-read people, who had visited Italy and Venice multiple times before. Yet, their feedback was consistent:

“This was amazing and we could never have found it without you”

“I cannot believe this place doesn’t get flocks of visitors”.

Silvia’s desire to show the beauty of her region to intelligent travellers, paired with her love of meticulous planning and beautiful design, led to the founding of Pronuba.
Most often described as dedicated, friendly and trustful, Silvia is a hard worker with high standards. She loves to organise sophisticated experiences exceeding client expectations, which she has done extensively for international visitors. Her clients typically turn into friends.
Silvia divides her time between London, where she resides, and her native Bassano del Grappa.

Elena: Design & Productions Specialist


Elena’s 30-year career has always been about beautifying her surroundings. Before taking up wedding design 10 years ago, she worked as a set designer and art buyer for some of the most important Italian photographers.

Her elegant, creative and efficient approach to productions make her an invaluable resource. Her extensive experience means any space can be quickly assessed and reinvented based on the mood we want to achieve. She is also an in-depth connoisseur of the region’s best spots.
Elena calls home the beautiful Palladian city of Vicenza.

Federica: Assistant Planner


Federica has a keen eye for detail and a crowd-pleasing personality. A Design graduate, she is the quickest to identify palette mistakes.

Efficient and trustworthy, after earning her degree abroad she decided her native Veneto was the place to be, as it is no mistery to her how her native region is of extraordinary interest to the discerning traveller.

Federica is conveniently based in Bassano del Grappa, next to our office.