The private guided tour Palladian Villas and Wine reveals how Andrea Palladio became the ideal architect to build beautiful countryside houses for the Venetian noble families. Palladio was thoroughly versed in the newly fashionable architectural vocabulary of ancient and contemporary Roman buildings. He was not the only great architect employed on the Venetian mainland, but he was the most prolific. So elegantly did his villas combine the gentlemanly and the useful, that their style became the model for both Britain and America houses for the next three centuries.
Palladian Villas were intended to express the ideals of reason, humanity and civilization in Renaissance life, and to provide practical settings from which the sophisticated merchants from Venice could exercise their privileges as landowners and their responsibilities as farmers – provisioning the cities where they too spent much of their lives.
More than 2000 country residences were built throughout the Veneto and this phenomenon became known as the Civilization of the Villas.
Palladian Villas and Wine private tour will take you to see some of the most outstanding county houses along the banks of the Brenta river, like Villa Foscari La Malcontenta and those built on the hills around the town of Treviso like Villa Emo in Fanzolo and Villa Barbaro di Maser.
Our tour will also take you along the celebrated Prosecco and other wine routes of the Veneto Region, stopping here and there for food and wine tasting, thus pleasing both your minds and your palates.
We’ll have lunch in a typical restaurant of the area.
DURATION: 8 hours
THE PRICE OF PALLADIAN VILLAS AND WINE PRIVATE TOUR INCLUDES:
- the full day service of a qualified guide
- the full service of a private van
- wine tasting with appetizers