PALLADIO VILLA TOURS OF THE FAMOUS VILLAS OF ANDREA PALLADIO WITH A LOCAL EXPERT LICENSED GUIDE! Tour features 3 villas by Italian Renaissance Architect Andrea Palladio; Villa Emo, Villa Barbaro and Villa Foscari (also known as La Malcontenta). A visit to the enchanting village of Asolo is also included on this itinerary as well as lunch in a local restaurant where we will enjoy the delicious regional cuisine and some of the local wines. PRIVATE VENICE DAY TOURS CAN BE ORGANIZED IN ENGLISH & OTHER LANGUAGES!
PALLADIO VILLA DAY TOURS FROM VENICE
Includes Local Palladian Expert Guide / Driver and Mercedes vehicle
The Villa Emo by Andrea Palladio, unencumbered by lavish decoration, surrounded by elegant gardens, its simple form makes it one of Palladio's purest creations as a Villa architect. Enjoy the Zellotti's frescoes, one of Palladio's favourite frescoes artists, as we tour the villa. And learn why many people regard this as the most beautiful of the Palladian Villas.
The Villa Malcontenta by Andrea Palladio, along with its famous legend, is one of Palladio's most famous villas. Built for the wealthy Foscari family, it sits in splendid isolation beside the waters of the Riviera Brenta Canal. As we tour the interior we'll discuss how Palladio's architecture evolved. The design of this Villa reflects the transition of Palladian architecture from his early years of imitating other architects to a period when he began to realize his own unique designs.
Villa Barbaro by Andrea Palladio, the most richly decorated of all Palladian villas, is famous for its delightful Veronese frescoes. As we tour the interior, we'll discuss the beautiful frescoes of the Villa and the famous conflict between Palladio, the patron Marcantonio Barbaro and Veronese as they wrestled over the design and ideology of the building.
Providing the perfect interlude between villas, we'll visit the enchanting village of Asolo and take a leisurely lunch at a local Osteria where we'll enjoy delicious regional cuisine and some of the local wines. Asolo, "the pearl of Veneto", is arguably one of the most beautiful hill-towns in Italy.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE FEES TO VISIT THE VILLAS :
On Tue and Sat all Three Villas listed are open to the public - The per person total fee for visiting all three Villas is 22,50 Euro - On other days , some Villas can only by visited by appointment and as private visits . We will inform you of the cost at the time of your request .
PRIVATE TOURS CAN BE ORGANIZED IN ENGLISH & OTHER LANGUAGES!
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