Giorgione, Palladio, Venetian Renaissance painting & architecture, wine tasting
Durations: 9 Hour(s)
Group Size: 1+
Full day tour to visit the medieval town place of birth of Giorgione, the medieval village of Asolo, Villa Emo masterpiece of Andrea Palladio, and a wine region along the foothills of the Venetian Prealps.
After a little more than 1-hour driving distance, along back roads passing by villages and a flat landscape, you will reach the medieval walled town of Castelfranco Veneto that welcomes you with its clock tower and its two entrance gates surrounded by crenelated walls.
Here you will meet your licensed English speaking guide to visit a town that preserves the colors and the fragrances of ancient history. The center of the castle is a little jewel, with its diverse styles of architecture. From those with a stamp from the Middle Ages to edifices with an eighteenth-century matrix.
But most of all, Castelfranco Veneto is the place of birth of Giorgione. The artist that starts the Renaissance painting in the Veneto area, famous for his canvases of unrivaled beauty, from his Altarpiece located in the cathedral to the Tempest.
After your guided visit of Castelfranco Veneto, you will reach the medieval village of Asolo with your professional driver. Here you will have some free time to discover this tiny Venetian site and where you can enjoy your lunch.
Your afternoon journey continues along the foothills of the Venetian Prealps where you will take the wine road that goes across gentle slopes and vineyards. Unexpected, on a slope, another masterpiece of Andrea Palladio: Villa Barbaro. Here you will make a short stop to admire the faĂ§ade of the villa from outside and the chapel. After less than a mile, you will reach a farmhouse to visit a cellar and to have a Prosecco wine tasting.
Your tour continues on the way to the little village of Fanzolo where is located Villa Emo. Here you will meet your licensed guide to visit a Palladio's masterpiece reported in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Most probably the construction of villa Emo was between the years 1557 and 1560, and the interior frescoes of the main rooms were made by the painter Zelotti that was partner and collaborator of Veronese.
At approximately 5 pm you will leave the area to return back to Venice. By the accord, the local guide will end the service. During your back journey, your professional driver can propose you a tea break halfway, you will decide about.
- Entrance fees to the places of visit
- Professional guide
- Private tour
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Fuel surcharge
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Infant seats available
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum drinking age is 18 years
- Dress code is smart casual
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 72 hours or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 10 days or less before event