Padova, Asolo and the Venetian Villas

COUNTRY Italy
REGION Veneto
AVAILABLE FROM Venice ,
INTEREST Art & Culture ,

Your private tour showcasing Padua, Asolo and the Venetian Villas commences in Venice. Take in the grandeur along the Brenta Canal as you see some of the most beautiful 16th and 17th century Venetian villas where noble Venetian families enjoyed summertime holidays. Then your professional driver-guide takes you on to explore Padova. Stroll along the charming town’s streets hearing insights from your guide about the places you will visit including the ancient University, Piazza delleErbe,and St. Anthony’s Basilica where “Scrovegni Chapel” and itsfamed Giotto frescoes are sure to captivate you. Next we will visit the enchanting hill village of Asolo. Often referred to as the “Pearl of Veneto,” Aslo has a long history of capturing the hearts of politicos, artists, and intellectuals starting with Venetian-born queen of Cyprus Caterina Cornaro(1454-1510), who spent her years in exile in a lavish Renaissance palace here. It was also a favorite for American writer Ernest Hemingway as well as British Poet Robert Browning to name just few. As the day’s adventuring starts to wind down, enjoy time viewing the Palladian classical villas where Venetian nobles lived in opulence, and then return to Venice with these beautiful memories etched into your mind to cherish always.