Venetian Villas Tour

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8 H
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The river Brenta, the waterway connecting Venice to Padua, was the ideal extension of Venice onto the mainland, almost a continuation of the Grand Canal, lined with dozens of palatial villas dotting the banks of this ancient river.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 8-Hour Private Guided Tour
  • Total price up to 4 persons
  • Professional Tour Hostess in English
  • Visit Riviera del Brenta
  • Discover Palladio's Masterpieces
  • Villa Widmann & Villa Pisani | interior
  • Villa Contarina & Villa Corner | exterior

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The best architects were called in to design the stately country homes, a far cry from the traditional farmhouse, so splendid that a new name was coined for them – villa.

Between the 17th and 18th century it experienced a golden age which turned it into a privileged holiday resort for rich Venetian.There are indeed many in this area, possibly thanks to the precense of the main architect of this villas, Andrea Palladio, from Padua (1508-1580), who designed them with theclassical and noble forms destined to fascinate the whole world.

We will visit two of them along the river: Villa Widmann built in the 17th century by the Scerimann family, and Villa Pisani, now National Museum, built for the Doge Pisani in the same century.

ITINERARY: We will visit: Villa Foscari Malcontenta (outside), Villa Mocenigo (outside), Villa Sceriman-Widmann (visit inside), Villa Contarini (outside), Villa Corner (outside), Villa Pisani (visit inside).

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