This tour will enable you to enjoy the best Palladio’s villas, Villa Barbaro at Maser, Villa Emo at Fanzolo and a third villa that changes according to the day of the week the tour takes place (Villa Rotonda at Vicenza, Villa Malcontenta at Mira or Villa Cornaro at Piombino Dese).
You will learn everything about the architecture of this wonderful artist who started as a humble and unknown stonecutter and became the most famous and copied architect in the world. You’ll learn about his passion for simmetry and his harmonic medium proportion.
You’ll see the breathtaking frescoes by Veronese, and by Giambattista Zelotti. You’ll learn everything about the origin of all these wonderful villas and about the 16th century society. And why, all of a sudden everybody turned to Palladio, a humble stonemason, to have their villa made.
This tour is absolutely tailored made. Maybe you prefer to see the town of Vicenza and its world heritage Palladio buildings (Teatro Olimpico, Palazzo Chiericati, Basilica, Palazzo Thiene, and many more!)
In this case prices will be quoted separately upon request).
170 EUR per person
The quoted price refers to a shared tour up to eight people. Please enquire for a private tour.
- English speaking Palladio expert guide and driver
- Air-conditioned confortable sedan (a mini-van if more than 3 people)
- Entrance fees
- Villa Emo at Fanzolo
- Villa Barbaro at Maser
- A third villa that is open on the day of booking
- Frescoes by Paolo Veronese
- Frescoes by Giambattista Zelotti
- The medieval town of Asolo
Price does not include:
- Optional gratuities
- Your optional lunch in Asolo
NOTE: This tour operates every day expept for Sundays.
Tour departs at 8.30 am
from Venice, piazzale Roma, or from any hotel in Verona. We can organize a different pick up and drop off. Please contact us for more information.
Tour returns to the original departure point at approximately 5.30 pm.
On request other villas can be visited like: Villa Valmarana ai Nani, Villa Godi-Malinverni, Villa Cordellina Lombardi. You’ll have a thorough, full explanation of the site you wish to visit performed by an expert in Palladio guide.
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