Tour Vicenza and Palladio Villas

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Departure to the center of Vicenza, Andrea Palladio architect’s birth and working city.

Morning:

Visit of the historical center where you can admire some of the most beautiful and important works by Andrea Palladio:

Corso Andrea Palladio: Corso Andrea Palladio is flanked by numerous buildings built by the great master Andrea Palladio.

Basilica Palladiana: it is the main work of the artist Andrea Palladio and one of the most impressive and beautiful buildings in the whole of Veneto.

Palazzo Chiericati: A sumptuous palace where you can admire Venetian painting from the Middle Ages to Mannerism, including numerous paintings by famous artists such as Tiepolo, Tintoretto and Veronese.

Olympic Theater: a monument of European importance, the oldest covered theater in Europe. Thanks to the representation of the seven streets of Thebes and the three gates, the illusion of a perspective depth is created.

Time available for lunch.

Afternoon:

Departure for the tour of Villa La Rotonda and Villa Valmarana:

Villa La Rotonda: known as Villa Capra Valmarana designed and built on commission for Msgr. Paolo Almerico by Andrea Palladio around 1570, the residence passed to the Capra family in 1591. Since 1911 it has been owned by the Valmarana family which has opened it to the public since 1986.

Villa Valmarana ai Nani: whose interiors were frescoed by Giambattista Tiepolo in the Palazzina and by Giandomenico Tiepolo in the Foresteria, a jewel!

At the end return.

DURATION:

4 h or 8 h

RATES:

4 h:
1/3 pax € 250 + 10% VAT
4/8 pax € 300 + 10% VAT

8 h:
1/3 pax € 400 + 10% VAT
4/8 pax € 450 + 10% VAT

+ villa entrance tickets
+ any tasting costs to be paid locally
+ any guide cost

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