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.
|Itinerary:||From Venice to Padova following the Brenta river|
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!
★ 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!