Palladio Villa Tour

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Palladio Villa Tour

Starting from EUR €123 per person

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


Discover a very beautiful area of Italy. Visit enchanting Asolo, and take a leisurely optional lunch at a fine restaurant with magnificent views of the countryside. The tour includes Villa Emo, unencumbered by lavish decoration, surrounded by elegant gardens, its simple form makes it one of Palladio's purest creations as a Villa architect. Enjoy the frescoes of Zellotti, Palladio's favorite fresco artist, as you tour the villa.

Visit Villa Malcontenta, along with its famous legend, it is one of Palladio's most famous villas. Built for the wealthy Foscari family, it sits in splendid isolation beside the waters of the Riviera Brenta. Here as you tour the interior the guide will discuss how Palladio's architecture evolved. The design of this Villa reflects the transistion of Palladian architecture from his early years of imitating other architects to a period when he began to realize his own unique designs.

Villa Barbaro, the most richly decorated of all the Palladian villas, is famous for its delightful Veronese frescoes. As you tour the interior, the guide will discuss the beautiful frescoes of the Villa, and the famous conflict between Palladio, the patron Marcantonio Barbaro and Veronese as they wrestled over the design and ideology of the building.

Providing the perfect interlude between villas, the tour also includes the enchanting village of Asolo, "the pearl of Veneto", is arguably the most beautiful hill-town in Italy.

This tour is seasonal and only operates from April through to October.

Product Code: 2635TOUR2


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