Hill Towns of the Veneto

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Hill Towns of the Veneto

Starting from EUR €112 per person

Duration: 9 1/2 hours
Commences: Venice, Veneto

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Medieval Marostica
Medieval Marostica
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Enjoy the tranquil hills of Veneto and visit enchanting Asolo, Bassano del Grappa famous for its Palladian bridge, and for being the home of Grappa. Also enjoy Villa Barbaro designed by Andrea Palladio and many other fine examples of Renaissance art and architecture. Enjoy some of the regional cuisine, along with wine tastings and a visit to a local vineyard on the Prosecco wine road. Limited driving time means you spend the vast majority of the day off the vehicle enjoying the company of the locals.
Throughout the day your friendly and informative guides, Monica and Jonathan, will entertain you with the legends of Veneto. Visit medieval Marostica, famous for its living game of chess. This world-famous event, full of pageantry, is played with living players dressed in sumptuous costumes upon a giant chess-board that is permanently laid-out in the town square. This event re-enacts a game first played here in 1454 between two citizens to decide who would win the right to marry the daughter of the Lord of the castle. At the point where the cool, clear waters of the river Brenta emerge from the Dolomites you will find Bassano del Grappa. Famous for both its alpine bridge designed by Palladio and for being the home of Grappa "the firewater of the mountains".
After lunch, fall under the spell of Asolo, a village under enchantment, where every few steps journey back in time. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the village which has been a popular resort for centuries as the spacious villas dotted around the landscape attest. Throughout the day you will pass a bewildering succession of villas of different periods and styles. But, the most famous villas of Veneto are the villas designed by Palladio, whose designs have influenced architects all over the world. Visit one of the best examples of his work, the Villa Barbaro at Maser, a villa set in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside.

This tour is seasonal and only operates from April through to Octobe

Product Code: 2635TOUR1

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