Palladian Villas Tour

Private Palladian Villas Tour

Take a relaxing trip into the Venetian and Paduan contryside with our Palladian Villas Tour, to visit the charming palladian villas. 

Departure from:
  • Venice Piazzale Roma
  • Venice Cruise Port
  • Mestre hotel
Itinerary:  From Venice to Padova following the Brenta river
Duration: 4 hours

 

For this relaxing Palladian Villas Tour, your English speaking driver will pick you up at the selected meeting point at the required time.

The driver will guide you through the Palladian Villas Tour alongside the Brenta River. You will immerse yourself in the art and beauty that only the structures of Palladio can give.

You will visit Villa Foscari a patrician Palladian villa designed by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio. It is also known as La Malcontenta, a nickname which it received when the spouse of one of the Foscaris brothers was locked up in the house because she allegedly didn’t live up to her conjugal duty.

In this Palladian Villas Tour you will also visit the famous Villa Pisani, the “Queen” of the world – famous venetian villas, is one of the main tourist attractions in the Veneto Region, broad façade is topped with statuary, and presents an exuberantly decorated center entrance with monumental columns shouldered by caryatids.
The fine villa of the noble Pisani family lies along the Riviera del Brenta, an ideal extension of Venetian Gran Canal on the land. In its 144 rooms doges, kings and emperors were welcomed and nowadays it is a national museum which conserves eighteenth and nineteenth century works of art and furniture, as Gianbattista Tiepolo’s masterpiece, The Glory of the Pisani family, a fresco on the ceiling of the ballroom. “Every step is a new sight and a new beauty”: thus described Villa Pisani garden an enthusiastic traveller in the nineteenth century. As in the past, the garden is enchanting with its flamboyant sights, original architecture, its famous maze, its valuable citrus fruit collection and its greenhouses with plants and flowers, “everything which gives pleasure to the sight and gratifies our taste”, as boasted Almorò Pisani.

During your Palladian Villas Tour you will also see Villa Widmann Foscari Rezzonico.
Charming example of 18th-century stately home, frescoed and decorated in a refined rococo style. Refinement is also the distinguishing feature of he first floor with its slender balconies surrounding fine and well-measured windows. The whole is dominated by a roof perforated by a large cross-vault wih tympanums repeating the motifs below. The side rooms are interstings but cannot compete with the remarkable reception hall where brilliant decorations by G. Angeli emerge among stucoes and mock architectural effects. To the east is the Sacrifce of Iphigenia”, to the west “The Rae of Heln, an ewaple of mythology revisited with joyful serenity. The rooms on the first flor face onto th central hall with the crafted gallery and walls decorated with monochromatic frescoes of mythological themes. The ceiling bears the final hymn of prais “The Glory of the Widmann Family”. The Villa ornated by a delightful garden with statues and outbildings, was visited by a number of famous names (Goldoni, D’annunzio and Stravinsky).
At the end of the Palladian Villas Tour, the driver will then take you back to the departure place in Venice.

Take the Palladian Villas Tour with us and return home with unique memories and emotions!

Benefit of our on board WiFi in the Palladian Villas Tour, to share your great moments on line in real time!

 

★ WE GUARANTEE ★

★ professional and corteous chauffeurs, properly dressed

★ drivers are English speaking (real English speaking not just “hello and welcome in Venice”!)

★ great vehicles – Mercedes-Benz Vianos

★ vehicles and companies fully lincesed, insured and law compliance

★ 24/7 multi-language customer service

★ 100% private transfers (the driver and vehicle are there for you, and you only. We will never make you share your tour!)

★ online payment with PayPal

★ No intermediary you are paying directly the car hire with driver company!

 

 

Medieval Atmosphere Tour

Private Medieval Atmosphere Tour

Take a relaxing trip into the Veneto contryside with our Medieval Atmosphere Tour, to visit the charming walled town of Marostica, the home of grappa at Bassano del Grappa, and enchanting Asolo, with its delightful gardens and palatial villas.

Departure from:
  • Venice Piazzale Roma
  • Venice Cruise Port
  • Mestre hotel
Itinerary: Marostica + Bassano del Grappa + Asolo
Duration: 5 to 6 hours

For this relaxing Medieval Atmosphere Tour, your English speaking driver will pick you up at the selected meeting point at the required time.

Your first tour stop is Marostica, famous all over the world for the human chess game it carries out every other year, with personages living in the city public square. Starting inthe second week of September, it is a tradition dating back to in AD 1923 inspired by a supposed event in AD 1454.

Then it’s on to the peaceful town of Bassano del Grappa, synonymous with its production of the firewater of the mountains know as grappa! Crossin the celebrated Palladian bridge over the river Brenta, you will be able to visit the famous distillery situated right on the bridge and have an opportunity to stock up on a bottle or two of grappa.

Next stop of the tour will be Asolo, spectacularly set in the cypress-clad foothills of the Dolomites. With its tiny archways, architectural details and castle of Caterina Cornaro, the Queen of Cyprus, it’s no wonder Asolo is known as the pearl of Veneto.

The Asolo Theatre remains there today, where it enjoys a teinassance of theatre performances, both from the Asolo Repertory Theatre and the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.

The town was also home to the English poet Robert Browning, the actess Eleonora Duse, the explorer Freya Stark, the violinist Wilma Neruda and the composer Gian Francesco Malipiero.

At the end of the Medieval Atmosphere Tour, the driver will then take you back to the departure place in Venice.

Take the Medieval Atmosphere Tour with us and return home with unique memories and emotions!

Benefit of our on board WiFi in the medieval Atmosphere Tour, to share your great moments on line in real time!

 

★ WE GUARANTEE ★

★ professional and corteous chauffeurs, properly dressed

★ drivers are English speaking (real English speaking not just “hello and welcome in Venice”!)

★ great vehicles – Mercedes-Benz Vianos

★ vehicles and companies fully lincesed, insured and law compliance

★ 24/7 multi-language customer service

★ 100% private transfers (the driver and vehicle are there for you, and you only. We will never make you share your ride!)

★ online payment with PayPal

★ No intermediary you are paying directly the car hire with driver company!