Small group hill towns of Veneto day trip from Venice

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Small group day tour from Venice, featuring Bassano del Grappa, Asolo, Marostica, Villa Barbaro by Palladio and wine region with final Prosecco wine tasting. Escape the crowds of Venice with a day-tour excursion to explore the captivating region of Veneto. Stroll around enchanting hill towns, savor the delicious cuisine and famous wines of Veneto region and visit a famous Renaissance country estate designed by Andrea Palladio.After traveling along the scenic back, visit medieval Marostica, with its imposing fortified castle and giant chess-board permanently laid-out in the town square, where the famous living game of chess is played every two years. The game revolves around a legend, dating from the 15th century when the fate of one young lady was decided on the outcome of a game of chess. While at Marostica, enjoy some free time walking around this lovely small town.You'll then visit the picturesque town of Bassano del Grappa, featuring a magnificent Palladian bridge, crossing the mighty Brenta river. Enjoy a walk around its narrow streets, spacious squares and at spectacular viewpoints, enjoy superb views over the surrounding hills and mountains. Here, you'll also have the chance to sample some of the local firewater - "Grappa" (optional). Bassano is also a shopper's paradise famous for its ceramics produced in town, porcini mushrooms and other local delicacies. You can take the opportunity to do some shopping during your free time.The last hill town you'll visit is the enchanting and elegant Asolo, the pearl of Veneto, perched on lush-green hills. Along with its delightful gardens, palatial villas, beautiful renaissance palaces, the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside have inspired poets and writers over the centuries, the likes of Robert Browning and Freya Stark.A true gem with a lovely castle and an imposing fortress, you'll fall in love with the peaceful atmosphere of this town, one among the "most beautiful borghi" of Italy. After lunch in a typical trattoria (optional), you'll continue your tour visiting a Palladian Villa designed by Andrea Palladio.Visit Villa Barbaro (Tue-Sun) or Villa Emo (Mon), both splendid examples of Palladian country houses. Although the Villa Barbaro is more famous because of its famous frescoes by Veronese, the Villa Emo is also an important Palladian Villa with delightful gardens and frescoes by Palladio's favorite artist Zelotti. Your day concludes with a casual wine tasting at a local winery, located in the Prosecco wine region, which offers stunning views of the terraced slopes thickly planted with vines.After a refreshing glass or two of Prosecco wine, relax as you'll return back to Venice.

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In evidenza

Wander around picturesque hill towns at the foothills of the Dolomites, Visit the Medieval Marostica, Bassano del Grappa and Asolo, Drive along the Prosecco wine road and a enjoy a wine tasting

Servizi inclusi

English-speaking driver/guide, A/C Mercedes minivan, Visit to Marostica, Bassano del Grappa, Asolo, Entrance fees to Villa Barbaro or Emo, Casual wine tasting at selected winery in the Prosecco wine area

Servizi esclusi

Lunch, Gratuities

Informazioni utili

  • Tutte le ville palladiane sono di proprietà privata, quindi non siamo responsabili se i proprietari decidono di chiudere le loro ville nei giorni in cui erano programmate per essere aperte.
  • Questo tour non è completamente accessibile agli utenti di sedie a rotelle o alle persone con disabilità motorie. Tuttavia, ti preghiamo di contattarci direttamente per percorsi alternativi adatti a te.
  • Questo tour opera con un minimo di 4 e un massimo di 8 partecipanti.
  • I bambini devono essere accompagnati da un adulto.
  • I seggiolini per bambini sono disponibili su richiesta se avvisati al momento della prenotazione.
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