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Palladian Villas and Wine

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Palladian Villas and Wine tasting private tour. In the 1500 the Venetian Republic was ready to exploit to the full the agricultural potential of its mainland territories. The Government offered  subsidies for reclamation of marshlands, and the aristocracy began to build beautiful villas on their country estates.

First available date: 17 06 2024
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Palladian Villas and Wine to please your eyes and your taste buds!

The private guided tour Palladian Villas and Wine is about the most famous Renaissance architect  Andrea Palladio.  The tour reveals how Palladio became the ideal architect to build beautiful countryside houses for the Venetian rich families. Palladio was thoroughly versed in the newly fashionable architectural vocabulary of ancient and contemporary Roman buildings. He was not the only great architect building villas 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 expressed the ideals of reason, humanity and civilization in Renaissance life. They provided practical settings from which the sophisticated merchants from Venice could exercise their privileges as landowners.

Throughout the Veneto region, there are more than 2000 country residences,  and this phenomenon became known as the Civilization of the Villas.

Palladian Villas and Wine private tour will takes you to see some of the most outstanding county houses.  You will see Villa Foscari La Malcontenta, along the banks of the Brenta river. Furthermore we’ll take you on the hills around the town of Treviso to visit  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.  We’ll stop 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 full day service of a qualified guide
  • the full service of a private van
  • wine tasting with appetizers

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