4 days
Duration
April – October
Seasonality

Wines & Villas in Venetia : from Garda Lake to Venice
4 days / 3 nights

The Wine Route of Venetia and the Palladian Villas
4 days of wine, gastronomic and cultural experiences on the steps of Andrea Palladio

  • Visiting three of the most beautiful Palladian Villas, of which two with magnificent frescoes respectively painted by Veronese and Tiepolo.
  • Along the Wine Route of Venetia you get to know family-run wineries on the banks of Garda Lake, in Valpolicella, in Soave, in the Valdobbiadene and on the Venetian lagoon.
  • Visiting Vicenza, the city of Palladio with the Olympic Theater and Verona with the Arena and its lyric Art festival.
  • Two cruises : on the Brenta River and then on the Venice Lagoon.
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Day 1 : Vicenza and the Berici Hills

  • Visiting Vicenza, the city of the famous Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio : The Olympic Theatre, the Palladian Basilica, Piazza dei Signori.
  • Visiting two of the most famous Palladian villas in the south of Vicenza.
  • Visiting and tasting the local cheese, the “pecorino”, in a farm of the Berici Mountains.
  • Back to the hotel.
  • Free dinner and overnight.
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Day 2 : the Valdobbiadene, Maser and Bassano del Grappa

  • Visit, wine tasting and lunch in a historic winery of the Valdobbiadene region – homeland of a renowned sparkling wine, the Prosecco.
  • In Maser, visiting Villa Barbaro dating from 1560, one of the most famous Palladian villas with its “en trompe l’œil” frescoes from Veronese and its gardens.
  • Lunch at the Villa’s Restaurant.
  • Visiting a medieval village near Maser.
  • In Basssano del Grappa, you can admire the Ponte degli Alpini built by Palladio, then visit a distillery and taste different varieties of Grappa.
  • Stroll through a medieval village known for its “Place of chess” where stands a giant chessboard.
  • Back to the hotel.
  • Free dinner and overnight.
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Day 3 : Valpolicella, the Garda Lake, Verona and Soave

  • In the North West of Verona, visiting and tasting of Valpolicella Classico Superiore and Amarone della Valpolicella Classico in a historical wine estate.
  • On the shores of the Garda lake, visiting a winery and tasting the local red wine, the Bardolino.
  • Lunch in a trattoria overviewing the Lake.
  • Visiting Verona: the bullring, Piazza delle Erbe, la Porta Borsari.
  • Visiting and tasting Soave Classico and Recioto di Soave Classico in a wine estate in Soave. Strolling through the medieval village.
  • Back to the hotel.
  • Free dinner and overnight.
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Day 4 : Padua, the Brenta river and the Venice lagoon

  • Visiting Padua : the Scrovegni chapel and Saint Antoine Basilica.
  • Small cruise on the Brenta River down to Venice. Visiting a historic villa on the Riviera del Brenta.
  • Lunch in a restaurant on the banks of the river.
  • Tour of the lagoon by private boat. Stop and wine tasting on an island of the lagoon where a fine white wine is produced.
  • Transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport.
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