Vicenza and Palladio
Many people were quite skeptics when Gian Giorgio Trissino, a 16th-century poet and playwright, decided to provide Andrea di Pietro della Gondola, an architect, with a humanistic education. Why a specialized technician should possess a humanistic background? For what purpose? This is an easy answer: the poet saw something that others couldn’t even imagine. The sensibility and the grace that he could find in those texts brought the young technician to develop an architectural revolution that shocked the whole Europe for its features, gathering positive reviews in many countries. As one of the angel of its own poem “L’Italia liberata dai Goti”, G. G. Trissino then renamed the architect as Andrea Palladio; this will be the signature of many of the most important architectural works that it is possible to find in Veneto, most of them in Vicenza. Vicenza will be the theatre of our tour. We’ll bring you to see some of the most iconic Palladio’s creations as the Basilica, the Teatro Olimpico, and the Villa la “Rotonda”, without forgetting the contact with the local social tissue and its products, as a Slow Tour travel should always be.
DAY 1: Arrival in Vicenza and check-in. Guided visit of Vicenza city center where you can admire some of Palladio’s most important works. Dinner in a traditional restaurant with typical Vicenza dishes and overnight stay in a rustic farmhouse located near the city center.
DAY 2: After breakfast, you will visit Monte Berico and its Sanctuary by foot, following a ring trail that will begin right from the farmhouse you spent the night in. Free lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue our walking tour on Monte Berico hill, where you’ll have the chance to admire and visit some of Palladio’s most famous villas. Return to the farmhouse and check-out. N.W.: In case of bad weather or physical impossibility, the same tour can be carried out by car.
2 days, 1 night
Available all year long - 2 days
- 1 night in a farmhouse with breakfast included
- 1 dinner
- Guided visit of Basilica Palladiana and Olympic Theatre
- Entrances for Villa Almerico Capra and Villa Valmarana ai Nani
Transfers, beverages during meals, everything not included in the wording “Included”.
- Possibility to request additional transfers
- Possibility to extend your stay
- Possibility to request a quotation for more than 6 people
Medical and baggage insurance provided by Europ Assistance
Price per person: from € 240,00 p.p.
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