Italy – Venice & the Palladian Lands of Beauty

  • 10 Days , 2 Cities
  • From $8970
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Countries Visited Italy
Places Visited Venezia
Suggested Duration 10 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Luxury Honeymoons, Family Vacations, Wine Tours

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Loggia dei Palladini, Veneto, Italy

    Landing in Venice and we will pick you up directly at the airport; with our very comfortable Palladian Luxury Van, the experience starts earlier!

    Transfer from Venice airport, welcome and accommodation in Palazzo Valmarana Braga.

    Palazzo Valmarana Braga, situated in Vicenza, Italy, is an architectural gem that captivates visitors with its timeless beauty and rich historical significance. This magnificent palace, designed by the renowned Italian architect Andrea Palladio, showcases the elegance and grandeur of the Renaissance era.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
  • DAY 2
    Palladian Routes Architecture, Veneto, Italy
    Palladian Routes Architecture, Veneto, Italy

    Visit The Palladian Lands of Beauty

    Palladian villas and towns of the upper Vicenza area: You start to visit Villa Emo. The central body, preceded by a triumphal staircase, unfolds its wings forming two long barchessas intended, at the time Palladio designed it, for agricultural use by the family.

    The second stop will be Villa di Maser, a work for one of the most important patricians of Venice. Perhaps the richest of all, with the cycle of frescoes by Veronese and the sculptures by Vittoria full of love, honor, and wealth.

    You’ll continue with Villas Bassano and Marostica, including light lunch in Villa Angarano. A suggestive location frames a pleasant moment of sharing between delicious made in Italy delicacies and a sip of the Venetian tradition.

    The final wine tasting in Villa Angarano, a majestic villa, is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a tasting of unique and intense flavors, which tell of wines and perfumes linked to the territory.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 3
    Palladian Routes Vicenza, Italy
    Palladian Routes Vicenza, Italy

    The Palladian UNESCO Heritage

    An immersion in 16th-century Vicenza, in its heyday, offers the information necessary for the best use of the cultural attractions during the day.

    Today you will start to visit with your English Speaking tour guide Valmarana Braga Palace. In one of the most beautiful palaces of the Unesco Heritage is the story of the genesis of Palladianism between the precious cosmology in the count’s study and the ancient fabric emporium.

    Your tour will continue to explore the Villa La Rotonda, Villa Valmarana dei Nani, including a good drink (aperitive) in an exceptional location. A suggestive villa will be the perfect background to enjoy a tasty aperitif surrounded by art.

    Then, you will stop at the Monte Berico terrace, the gift of a breathtaking view that culminates over the entire city of Vicenza and extends to the mountain peaks in the distance.

    Olympic Theater is the first covered Theater in history, the last Palladian masterpiece with its perspective illusions and the Renaissance-style lodge. You will continue to see the Santa Corona Church. It’s a symbol of the city since 1200, enriched during the Renaissance by cloisters, works of art, and the crypt of one of the most noble Venetian families: the Valmaranas.

    You admire The Jewel of Vicenza, The Diocesan Museum. Precious objects of the medieval, Renaissance and baroque goldsmith’s art bear witness to the history of the goldsmith’s art of Vicenza, up to the jewel that represents the heart of the historic center of the Berici city.

    Overnight in Palazzo Valmarana Braga.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 4
    Capitoline Venus, Palazzo Grimani, Venice, Italy
    Capitoline Venus, Palazzo Grimani, Venice, Italy

    Euganean Hills and Brenta River

    Today English Speaking Guide picks you up from your Palazzo. The itinerary will start from Euganean Hills. Immersed in the heart of the Veneto plain, the Euganean Hills rise as the “garden of the Serenissima,” developing in enchanting paths between uncontaminated nature, characteristic ancient burgs, and extraordinary villas that dot the landscape.

    Later, you’ll arrive at the Brenta River, a tranquil natural path along which the majestic Venetian villas overlook one after the other, an ancient oasis immersed in romantic landscapes, knowing their secrets, to be covered on foot, by bike, or by boat.

    Visit the beautiful Gardens of Valsanzibio with its Statues, fountains, and verdant paths leading to the ancient seventeenth-century labyrinth, with a highly symbolic value, a metaphor for the arduous journey that man takes in the course of his life.

    Our itinerary will include Villa dei Vescovi, Praglia Abbey, and many other masterpieces of the Palladian Renaissance.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 5
    The beautiful blue and gold of the Clock Tower on St. Mark’s Square.
    The beautiful blue and gold of the Clock Tower on St. Mark’s Square.

    Enchanting Hills of Valpolicella and visit Palladian Villas

    Today with your tour guide, discover the Enchanting Hills of Valpolicella. Uncover the Hidden Beauty, Savor the Finest Wines, and Experience Pure Bliss. The motherland of many excellent wines from the Verona area, the gentle slopes are designed by boundless expanses of vineyards. These fantastic villas are treasure chests of the Italian culture, magical cellars, and lots of uncontaminated peace.

    Centuries of history and passion between the medieval walls of the Scaliger castle surrounding the historic center and the centuries-old winemaking experience from which the homonymous white wine of the city, known today throughout the world, is born.

    Visit Villa Mosconi Bertani immersed in the Valpolicella, in the heart of the hills from which the exceptional Amarone wine originates, a villa inspired by the style of the great Palladio was born, once used as a residence for great intellectuals and today as a renowned wine cellar.

    Villa della Torre Allegrini, inspired by the ancient Roman Domus, between grotesque fireplaces and an underground cave, this masterpiece of Renaissance architecture hides the secrets of a dense and ancient symbology deep inside. A majestic villa is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a tasting of unique and intense flavors, which tell of wines and perfumes linked to the territory.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 6
    The Villa Roncado, Veneto, Italy
    The Villa Roncado, Veneto, Italy

    Garda Lake and Mincio River

    After breakfast, you have a guided tour of Lake Garda and its tributary, Mincio.

    Mincio River is a river of great importance that comes to life from the waters of the Garda Lake: a natural barrier during wars, a watershed between borders, a trait union for ancient commerce, and a home to flora and fauna that become tasty old recipes.

    The Garda Lake is the largest lake in Italy, where nature, art, food, and wine combine to create breathtaking landscapes, picturesque views, and magnificent tastings of local flavors, leaving an indelible nostalgia mark on every visitor.

    Afternoon our program will continue to Sigurtà Gardens, Borghetto sul Mincio, Bardolino, and other visits.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 7
    Palladian Routes in Venezia, Italy
    Palladian Routes in Venezia, Italy

    Transfer to Venice & Bacaro Tour

    Transfer to Venice in Palladian Luxury Van & a boat to your hotel in the area of St. Mark Square.

    The first approach with the city of water includes an hour gondola tour and a late afternoon aperitif on a private boat on the Gran Canal in the evening, just before a typical bacaro tour.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
  • DAY 8
    The best sightseeing in Venice with the gondola, Italy
    The best sightseeing in Venice with the gondola, Italy

    City Tour in Venice

    Your guided tour exploring the Venetian Renaissance, including the archeological museum, The Palazzo Grimani collection, S. Francesco della Vigna, and other secret places.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 9
    Grand canal, Venice, Italy
    Grand canal, Venice, Italy

    Classic city tour in Venice

    After breakfast, you will start the classic Venice Tour, including Palazzo Ducale, S.Mark’s Basilica, Fortuny Museum, and Museum Correr, with an exclusive experience in the Tessitura Bevilacqua.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
  • DAY 10

    Departure

    This is the last day at the wonderful Venice and the Palladian Lands.

    Free time until departure with the taxi boat to the Venice airport to back home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer

PRICES

Starting from $8970 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
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Price excluding international flights
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HIGHLIGHT

What’s Included?

  • 6 nights + breakfast in our Unesco Heritage Palace, as per subsequent specific detailed agreements
  • 3 nights + breakfast in a 4* hotel in the area of St. Mark Square in Venice
  • The guided tour in English Speaking is from the 2nd day until the 6th day.
  • The guided tour in English Speaking is on the 8th and 9th days.
  • Entrances to villas, palaces, and other cultural attractions as per described program
  • Selected Palladian Routes guides for the entire duration of the tour
  • Transfer from Vicenza to Venice by Luxury Van
  • Transfer to the taxi boat to Venice Airport
  • Aperitifs, tastings, light lunches, and activities in historic locations as per described program
  • Continuous on-site assistance throughout the duration of the stay

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Visit Villa Emo, Villa De Maser, Villa Bassano, Villa Marostica,
  • Wine tasting in Villa Angarano
  • Discover Teatro Olimpico, Basilica Palladiana, Villa La Rotonda
  • Visit Villa Valmarana dei Nani, including an aperitive
  • Explore Euganean Hills and the Brenta Riviera
  • Admire to see the Gardens of Valsanzibio, Villa Foscari la Malcontenta, Praglia Abbey
  • Discover the Hills of Valpolicella, Soave, Villa Allegrini
  • Lake Garda and its tributary Mincio with Sigurtà Gardens, Borghetto sul Mincio, Bardolino
  • An hour gondola tour in Venice Canals
  • Exploring the Venetian Renaissance: archeological museum, the Palazzo Grimani collection, S. Francesco della Vigna
  • Classic Venice Tour Palazzo Ducale, S.Mark’s Basilica, Fortuny Museum, Museum Correr
  • An exclusive experience in the Tessitura Bevilacqua

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