Tour Ancient Countries Veneto

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Marostica

a small medieval town whose walls are still almost intact.
Along all the walls it is still possible to see the medieval towers placed at regular intervals.
Marostica is a small town and its center develops all around the Piazza Castello, famous for the chessboard painted on its floor.
According to the legend, in 1454, Rinaldo da Angarano and Vieri da Vallanara played an important chess game in Marostica on a huge chessboard painted on a special occasion in Piazza Castello, the reason for the game was the hand of Leonora, daughter of the Lord of the toll booth , Taddeo Parisio.
Since 1954, this game has been repeated every two years and has become a festive occasion for the country and a major tourist attraction.
The living pawns, dressed in 15th century clothes, alternate on the huge chessboard reproducing a real chess game.

Bassano del Grappa

crossed by the Brenta river, is one of the most populated and well-developed cities in the Veneto region.
Its industrial activities are continuously growing as well as cultural activities and gastronomy, whose main products are asparagus and Grappa.
The whole country is full of wonderful buildings enriched with precious ornaments.
In the central Piazza Monte Vecchio there is the imposing Palazzo del Monte di Pietà and the Casa Dal Corno Bonato, whose facade was frescoed by Jacopo da Ponte; next to it we find the Piazza della Libertà where the neoclassical church San Giovanni stands, built in the 14th century by the architect Giovanni Miazzi.
Of great importance also the Loggia del Comune of the XV century.
However, the pearl of Bassano remains the wooden bridge designed by Andrea Palladio in a material that makes the structure more flexible and resistant to the river.
The bridge was often damaged by the river and the bombing, but was always repaired following the design of Palladio.
The last restructuring took place in the second post-war period thanks to the Alpine troops.

Asolo

a small town surrounded by ancient walls, known as the village “Dai Cento Orizzonti, Asolo is one of the most charming medieval villages in Italy and a jewel in the Veneto region.
Its extraordinary position and mild climate have made Asolo a renowned center since its prestige and later, a settlement center for the people of Veneto.
Asolo was a resting place for the poet Robert Browning and the explorer Freya Stark.

Villa Barbaro

completed in 1565, also known as Villa di Maser, designed and built by Andrea Palladio, with frescoes by Paolo Veronese and sculptures by Alessandro Vittoria for Daniele Barbaro, Patriarch of Aquileia and Ambassador for Queen Elizabeth I of England. Villa Barbaro was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

DURATION:

8 h

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. 1/3 pax € 450 + 10% VAT

. 4/8 pax € 500 + 10% VAT

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