Duration: 8 Days
Duration: 8 Days
On your exclusive trip through the Veneto region, you will discover the most beautiful Palladian Villas and hidden treasures and delights of Veneto. You will overnight in historic Venetian villas and drive through the beautiful countryside on the Soave Wine Route. On a boat trip on the Brenta river from Padua to Venice, you will pass the Palladio villas and visit them.
In the beautiful medieval town of Asolo you can enjoy the view over the Veneto landscape. During wine tastings, you will taste the best varieties of Valdobbiadene Prosecco and Soave wine in the region.
You will visit the cities of Vicenza with the Palladio Buildings and Treviso and taste the regional products of the season. Let yourself be pampered for a week and discover the hidden treasures of the Veneto region. In Padua you can visit the famous Scrovegni Chapel with the unique paintings by Giotto.
The exclusive trip to the Palladio Villas in Veneto is planned for eight days and can be carried out with your own vehicle, a rental car or a minibus with a driver. You will spend the nights in historic villas in three different locations. We organize the itineraries as well as the stops for sightseeing, guided tours and tastings of your culture and gourmet trip.
You can drive yourself or we can organize a vehicle with a driver for you. Please let us know your wishes with your inquiry.
The world-famous architect Andrea Palladio left us a large number of mansion buildings that were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994. On your trip, you will get to know about his life and these structures and visit some of the fantastic villas.
Asolo belongs to the “Borghi più belli d’Italia” and is beautifully situated in the Prosecco hills north of Treviso and is considered the pearl of Treviso. From the ruins of the Rocca tower you have an almost infinite view, which earned Asolo the title “City of a Hundred Horizons”. With good visibility, you can watch over the Euganean Hills to Venice. In the central Piazza Garibaldi with the beautiful fountain is the cathedral, where you can admire valuable works by Lorenzo Lotto and Jacopo Da Ponte. We recommend a visit to the Villa Freya, in whose beautiful garden the remains of a Roman theater can be found. The noblewoman Caterina Cornaro, the only Queen of Veneto, resided in the Castello della Regina.
You will be amazed by Treviso. Treviso is crisscrossed by canals and is also known as the city of waters. Within the well-preserved city walls, you can find frescoes on the buildings at all corners and ends. The 12th-century cathedral with its Romanesque crypt is particularly worth seeing. Here you can admire the Malinti Chapel with an altarpiece by Titian and frescoes by Pordenone.
The historic center is in Piazza dei Signori with the famous Palazzo dei Trecento and Palazzo Podestà. A stroll along the Cagnan Canal, with the beautiful palazzi on the banks and the frescoes, is particularly romantic. In between are beautiful places with historical fountains. The characteristic fish market is also located on a small island in the canal.
Prosecco wine is produced around Treviso and the “Trevigiano” radicchio is grown. It is here that the popular Italian dessert tiramisù is said to have been invented.
Vicenza is the city of Palladio with its numerous palazzi, a highlight for all lovers of architecture and the buildings of the Renaissance.
With the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Andrea Palladio built the first free-standing theater building in Europe after antiquity.
The most famous Renaissance buildings by Andrea Palladio are the Palazzo Barbaran da Porto, the Villa La Rotonda (Villa Almerico Capra Valmarana) and the Basilica Palladiana (Palazzo della Ragione). In 1994 Vicenza was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as the “City of Palladio”. A statue is dedicated to him in Vicenza.
UNESCO World Heritage: City of Vicenza and Palladian Villas of the Veneto
In the center in Piazza dei Signori is the Basilica Palladiana. It is not a basilica in the classical sense, but was constructed according to the ancient model as a market hall and courthouse with large arches. The building in Piazza dei Signori is dominated by the almost 80 m high tower Torre di Piazza from the 12th century.
In the center of the Veneto region are the charming towns of Bassano del Grappa, Marostica and Castelfranco Veneto. The well-preserved massive city walls are characteristic for these towns.
Bassano del Grappa is located on the banks of the Brenta River and is famous for the distillation of the world-famous Grappa. Like the entire region, you will find the architecture of Andrea Palladio in the historic center.
Marostica is located on the slopes of the Asiago plateau. The central square in the center, Piazza degli Scacchi, is decorated with chess fields. Every two years, the live chess game with actors in medieval costumes takes place here in the open air. The city wall with the battlements surrounds the city with the lower Castel and extends through the landscape to the upper Castel.
The fertile area around Marostica is known for the cultivation of cherries (Ciliegia di Marostica)
The historic center of Castelfranco Veneto is also enclosed by thick walls. The famous painter Giorgione was born here, whose paintings can be admired in the cathedral. In the Casa Giorgione Museum in Casa Marta-Pellizzari there is a mysterious wall frieze.
The above price has been calculated for 4 participants with seven nights in two double rooms. We assume that you arrive in your own car and drive yourself. The price can change depending on the season and will be communicated bindingly with the individual offer. Please let us know the number of participants and special wishes with your request.
You will spend two nights in an authentic Venetian villa. The villa is located just a few steps from the center of the famous medieval town of Asolo in a panoramic position. You have a spectacular view of the surrounding plain and on a clear day, you can see the Euganean Hills and even Venice in the distance. You can relax by the hotel pool. The villa offers tastings with a sommelier.
Overnight stay two nights in a nice boutique hotel in Vicenza in double room b&b
Overnight stay three nights in a historic villa near Treviso in double room b&b
The trip is organized only for you and your fellow travelers. You will be guided in the language you choose. We have experienced local guides.