Private Palladian Villas Day Tour from Venice

Private Palladian Villas Day Tour from Venice

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Discover Palladio's Masterpieces in this Private Palladio Villas Tour. Embark on an immersive journey from Venice through Veneto's Renaissance treasures with our expert Palladian guide. Explore the enchanting Villa Barbaro, Villa Emo, and Villa Malcontenta, each masterpiece crafted by the renowned architect Palladio

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9 hours

Private Palladian Villas Day Tour from Venice

From: 260.00

Duration: 9 hours

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Included in the Tours of Palladian Villas (Italy) from Venice
  • Fully Licensed Local Expert guide on Palladian Villas
  • Driver and Mercedes vehicle or similar make
  • Visit Villa Emo, Villa Barbaro, Villa Malcontenta & the enchanting hill town of Asolo
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Palladian Villas Tour from Venice: Explore Architectural Elegance
Embark on a captivating Palladio Villa Day Tour from Venice, featuring visits to the illustrious Villa Barbaro, Villa Emo, and Villa Malcontenta, guided by an expert Palladian guide. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned Mercedes (or similar make) vehicle, and discover the enchanting hill town of Asolo along with three of Andrea Palladio's most celebrated villas.

Villa Emo: A Highlight of Vicenza Palladian Tours
Visit Villa Emo, celebrated for its uncluttered grace and surrounded by elegant gardens, which is one of Palladio's most pristine architectural achievements as a villa designer. Admire the Zelotti frescoes — favored by Palladio — as you explore the villa and learn why many consider this the most beautiful of all Palladian villas.

Villa Malcontenta: A Gem in Tours of Palladian Villas Italy
Explore Villa Malcontenta, famed not only for its architectural significance but also for the intriguing legends that surround it. Built for the wealthy Foscari family and located beside the serene Riviera Brenta Canal, this villa showcases the evolution of Palladio's architectural style. Discover how the design reflects Palladio's transition from mimicking other architects to developing his own unique and influential designs.

Villa Barbaro and Asolo: the Palladio Villas Tour Continues
Tour Villa Barbaro, the most elaborately decorated of the Palladian villas, renowned for its exquisite Veronese frescoes. As you walk through, discuss the intense creative conflicts between Palladio, the patron Marcantonio Barbaro, and Veronese regarding the villa's design and artistic direction. Following the villa tours, enjoy a scenic interlude in Asolo, "the pearl of Veneto." Here, indulge in an optional leisurely lunch at a local Osteria, savoring the regional cuisine and local wines, in what is arguably one of the most picturesque hill towns in Italy.

Personalize Your Private Tours of Palladian Villas (Italy)
Our private tours are tailored to cater to diverse linguistic needs, offering services in English and other languages to enhance your experience of the Palladian legacy in Italy. Please contact us to organize the tour in other languages than English.

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  • Entrance fees not included. Per person, the total cost to visit all three villas listed is approx. 30 Euro
  • Gratuities, or any additional fees for extended tour options

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Your Private Palladian Villas Tour Begins in Venice
At Tronchetto, Venice, your guide will be awaiting you on the platform of water-bus line nr. 2 station, holding a sign displaying the name of the tour

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Private Palladian Villas Tour Important Information and Accessibility
From April to October, all Three Villas listed are open on Saturdays and Sundays to the public. The per person total fee for visiting all three Villas is approximately 30 Euro to be paid on spot. In the winter season, some Villas can only be visited by appointment and as private visits. We will inform you of the cost at the time of your request.

All Palladian Villas are privately owned and we are not responsible if owners decide to close their villas on days when they were scheduled to be open.

This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.

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Mr richard DOUGHERTY
May 23 2023

Knew very little about the Villas going in. Daniela did not overwhelm us with info---just enough, and some great stories as well. It was a real pleasure spending time with her and Marco, our driver