08.00am :

Private transfer from Venice to Vicenza.

09.00am :

Meet your private guide in Vicenza city center and begin the walking tour of the city, where the famous architect Andrea Palladio designed several civic and religious buildings. Enjoy a visit that will give you many insights on Palladio’s life and architectural masterpieces; visit the Teatro Olimpico especially, a perfect example of Renaissance architecture by Palladio, and several palaces and highlights that are present in Vicenza city center.

11.00am :

Leave from Vicenza to visit some of the most interesting Venetian villas, immersed in the surrounding countryside. For example, the famous Villa Godi, surrounded by a wonderful garden and characterized by several 16th century frescoes, represents the artistic values and architectonical elements of the Venetian villas’ tradition. Afterwards, you will proceed to Villa Rotonda, the most important and original work by Palladio. It is similar to a classical temple, built around perfect symmetries and characterized by a royal elegance.

01.00pm :

Lunch in a typical restaurant of the area, where you will taste local specialties based on fish prepared in an original way, home-made pasta and other special dishes.

03.00pm :

End of the tour on the river Brenta, where you will admire several famous villas and summer residences of Venetian noble families: among others, you will visit Villa Malcontenta, a typical example of Palladio genius and originality.