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Tours for Christmas / New Year Tour Program 2019-2020

Tours for Christmas / New Year Tour Program 2019-2020

 TOURS FROM 23rd December 2019 TO THE 9the January 2020

MONSELICE, A LITTLE WALLED TOWN OF VENETO REGION

 MONDAY 23rd DECEMBER

Departure at 2.00pm. Duration 3 hours.

With this experiential tour to Monselice we’ll know better this walled city by which many writers, artists, and poets were inspired. We’ll visit the Castle of Monselice, a real treasure chest where ancient weapons, beautiful tapestries and marvellous furniture from all Italy are preserved. We will tell you the story of this fascinating place, we’ll come to know how its ancient inhabitants lived and we’ll admire the extraordinary gardens. The family of the Carraresi from Padua, the Visconti from Milan, the Scaligeri from Verona and the Este from Ferrara are just some of the families and powerful Lords who tried to conquer the Castle and whom ghosts still haunt the rooms of the ancient manor house.

We’ll walk up Via del Santuario, which is called the most beautiful panoramic promenade in the Venetian Region which, with its Villas and the seven Churches (who remind the seven Churches of Rome), is a unique beauty. Panoramic points from which admire the city will not lack and you will have the possibility to admire the walled city.

Price 55,00 euro per person, including:

  • Guided Tour of the Castle of Monselice
  • Panoramic walk along Via del Santuario and its Seven Churches
  • Transfer to-and-from Abano/Montegrotto

Accompaniment of the Local Tour Leader

Guaranteed departure with minimum 4 paying adults.
The price does not include what is not indicated.

THE CASTLE OF CATAJO

THURSDAY 26th DECEMBER
THURSDAY 2nd JANUARY

Departure at 2.15pm from Abano Terme. Departure at 14.30 From Montegrotto Terme. Duration 2.5 hours

Choosing this experience, we’ll visit the Castle of Catajo, one of the most beautiful and mysterious places of the Euganean Hills. This majestic residence, built up in the XVIth century and composed of 350 rooms, was in part frescoed by the famous G.B. Zelotti, who painted real scenes and legends of the family Obizzi. Here live even two ghosts: the ghosts of Barbara and Lucrezia, unfortunate inhabitants of this imposing building, whose stories will be whispered by the tour guide.  Later we will have a walk in the Garden of Delights ‘’Giardino delle Delizie’’and see its big collection of citrus trees, a little lake and over centennial plants.

Price 30,00 euro per person, including:

  • Guided Tour of the Castle of Catajo in English and Italian language
  • Transfer to-and-from Abano/Montegrotto

Guaranteed departure with minimum 4 paying adults.
The price does not include what is not indicated.

PADUA, WALK WITH THE LOCAL TOUR LEADER

FRIDAY DECEMBER 27th
THURSDAY 2nd JANUARY
SATURDAY 4th JANUARY
MONDAY 6th JANUARY
WEDNESDAY 8th JANUARY

Departure at 2.00pm. Duration 3 hours.

This tour will take us, together with a local accompanist, will lead us to discover the real Padua. We will take a walk around the city to discover the most important sights and monuments. We will see Prato della Valle, the largest square in the city of Padua and among the largest in Europe, which with its 78 statues is an album of the important characters of Padua. The Basilica of Sant’Antonio or “Il Santo”, a destination for millions of pilgrims each year and a romantic mix of styles and cultures from all corners of the world. Along the cobblestone streets we will reach the medieval heart of the historic center. We will see the ancient Ghetto of the city that with its narrow streets has become a meeting place for young students. Then the Squares, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta with the views of the Palazzo della Ragione and often enlivened by the stalls of the Market and the swarming of people under the “Salone”. We will reach Piazza dei Signori, a meeting place for Paduans at the aperitif and once the home of the Lords of the city. Palazzo Bo, headquarters of the University of Padua, founded in 1222, which has always attracted students from all over the world. We will conclude the tour in the most typical of manners: we will stop for a coffee in the historic “Caffè Pedrocchi”.

Price from 50,00 euro per person, including:

  • Walk accompanied by the Local Tour Leader
  • Transfer from/to Abano / Montegrotto Terme
  • Accompaniment of the Local Tour Leader
  • Paduan coffee break

Guaranteed departure with minimum 4 paying adults.
The price does not include what is not indicated.

DISCOVER BASSANO DEL GRAPPA WITH A LOCAL FRIEND

SATURDAY 28th DECEMBER

Departure at 2.00pm. Duration 5 hours.

The walk in Bassano del Grappa starts near Palazzo Bonaguro, a sixteenth-century building now home to the naturalistic section of the Civic Museums, decorated with frescoes from the school of Paolo Veronese. From Via Angarano we will continue towards Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte degli Alpini, the historical symbol of the city, of vital economic and military importance, was often destroyed by the events of the war and by the floods of the Brenta and always rebuilt, in stone or in wood. In the sixteenth century the famous Venetian architect Andrea Palladio was charged with the reconstruction.

We will continue towards our first destination, the Poli Grappa Museum where we will retrace the history of the most famous Italian distillate: grappa. We will discover its origins, how it was produced in the past and how this pomace distillate (grape skins) is produced today and we will grant ourselves a guided grappa tasting. Leaving the museum we will continue slightly uphill and admire ancient palaces, the remains of the ancient city walls, the Ezzelini Castle, Palazzo Pretorio, Piazza Garibaldi dominated by the Civic Tower which dominates the entire historic center, Palazzo Sturm with its splendid collections dedicated to local ceramic production, known for the fineness of the dough, the richness of the decoration and the brilliance of the enamel.

Price from 50,00 euro per person, including:

  • Walk accompanied by the Local Tour Leader
  • Transfer from/to Abano / Montegrotto Terme
  • Visit of the Grappa Museum

Guaranteed departure with minimum 4 paying adults.
The price does not include what is not indicated.

THE EUGANEAN HILLS: THE ABBEY OF PRAGLIA AND ARQUA’ PETARCA

SUNDAY 29th DECEMBER

Departure at 2.00pm. Duration 3,5 hours.

First, we’ll visit the Abbey of Praglia, ancient Abbey built in IX century along the ancient street which took from Este to Padua. We’ll end our visit in the Abbey of Praglia with the Church. Here we’ll enjoy the austerity and silence of this place and the aromatic odour of incense. The majestic Church has been decorated by Zelotti, well-known painter of the frescos in the Castle of Catajo and many Venetian Villas.
We’ll continue our experience with a panoramic drive of the Euganean Hills and the visit of the Medieval Village of Arquà Petrarca.

Price from 45,00 euro per person, including:

  • Transfer from/to Abano / Montegrotto Terme
  • Accompaniment of the Local Tour Leader
  • Visit of Abbey Praglia
  • Visit of Arquà Petrarca

Guaranteed departure with minimum 4 paying adults.
The price does not include what is not indicated.

WALK IN VENICE WITH THE LOCAL TOUR LEADER

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30th
FRIDAY JANUARY 3rd
SATURDAY 4th JANUARY
TUESDAY 7th JANUARY
THURSDAY 9th JANUARY

Departure 9.15am. Duration 7.5 hours.

Take a day and discover Venice accompanied by a local. The walk in Venice with the Local Tour Leader consists of an accompanied journey aimed at showing you the highlights of the city while discovering traditions and curiosities.

Through the narrow and quiet Venetian streets we can discover Cannaregio and the Ancient Jewish Ghetto with the Synagogues, the marvelous antique shop windows and the Jewish tradition shops. We can stop to drink a great espresso in the small ancient coffee shop of the city that for almost a century has always used the same espresso mixture. Around us we will appreciate the cheerful chatter of the Venetians.

We can then set off towards the beating heart of Venice in the Sestieri di San Polo and San Marco. We will not fail to cross the Rialto Bridge and have a stop at the Rialto Market, the first settlement of the lagoon city. If time permits, we will be able to visit a panoramic terrace not far from which to enjoy a completely exclusive view.

A bit hungry? Ask your Local Tour Leader the place to stop for your lunch. Among the narrow and intricate streets of Venice you will surely hide in your eyes an ancient bacaro where you can enjoy excellent cicchetti or the small tavern where you can stop for a taste of traditional dishes.

We will reach Piazza San Marco discovering its main buildings, the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Basilica of San Marco. Afterwards, if you wish, we will be able to discover together the Sesteri of Dorsoduro and Santa Croce. This area is little frequented by tourists where we can visit the Basilica della Salute, admire the view of the Grand Canal from the Accademia Bridge, walk in the quiet streets often frequented by students, stop for an aperitif in Campo Santa Margherita … Do you want to visit a particular monument? We will be able to adapt the route to your needs.

Price from 60,00 € per person, including:

  • Walk in Venice
  • Entry in the Basilica of San Marco
  • Entrace to a Panoramic Terrace
  • Transfer to-and-from Abano/Montegrotto to Venice (by taxi and train)
  • Accompaniment of the Local Tour Leader

Guaranteed departure with minimum 4 paying adults.
The price does not include what is not indicated.

TOUR IN THE EUGANEAN HILLS WITH WINE AND CHEESE TASTING

THURSDAY 2nd JANUARY
SUNDAY, JANUARY 5TH
WEDNESDAY 8th JANUARY

Departure at 2.00pm. Duration 3 hours.

You will enter the heart of the Euganean Hills to discover, thanks to a visit to a renowned winery in the Euganean territory, the best wine production in the area. The entire tasting will be accompanied by a tasting of local cheeses and Veneto.

In the Euganean hills the particular volcanic origin of the soil and the favorable climate allows the cultivation of various vines: the Serprino, biotype of the Glera vine, is the “volcanic” version of Prosecco, but also Pinot bianco, Garganega and Chardonnay among the most common whites, without forgetting the presence of the white Manzoni. Among the reds, the Bordolese Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmènere found their place. Between a walk through the vineyards (if the weather allows it), a visit to the barrel cellar and various wine tastings combined with typical local cheeses we will listen to the wise story of the winemakers who will tell us all the expressions of their best wines.

Price from 65,00 € per person, including:

  • Transfer to-and-from Abano/Montegrotto to Venice
  • Accompaniment of the Local Tour Leader
  • Wine Tasting paired with local cheese

Guaranteed departure with minimum 4 paying adults.

VERONA

FRIDAY JANUARY 3rd
SUNDAY JANUARY 5th
TUESDAY 7th JANUARY
FRIDAY 10th JANUARY

Departure at 2.00pm. Duration 6 hours.

We will visit the historical centre of the city with an itinerary aimed at showing us all the historically salient points of the city. We will depart from Piazza Bra, where we will admire the Arena di Verona Roman amphitheater located in the historic center of Verona, icon of the Venetian city along with the figures of Romeo and Juliet. Along the “Listòn”, the main route for walks for real Veronese people, we will reach the Casa di Giulietta and the Piazze.

Piazza delle Erbe, the oldest square in Verona, and rises above the area of the Roman forum, where the Torre dei Lamberti overlooks, from its 84 meters high you can enjoy an incomparable and unmissable 360 ° view (ticket entrance to the tower not included). We continue on Piazza dei Signori which was born in the Middle Ages from the development of the Scaligeri palaces, and assumed from the beginning political, administrative and representation functions.

The walk continues to Porta Borsari, the ancient gate of the city where the story tells that the “stock exchanges” were posted, tax collectors to enter and leave the walls of Verona. Along the streets we will pass near historic buildings, each steeped in history. We will pass near a stone that jokingly foresees the weather of the city, we will pass next to the historical Palace of the Melegatti Company, historical producer of the Veronese dessert “Pandoro” and finally near a door with various signs on the jambs: each sign will tell the water during the historic floods of the Adige over the centuries.

Along the bank of the Adige river we will reach Castelvecchio, a powerless castle of the Scaligera family. We will finally return to the historic center along Corso Cavour.

Price: 85,00 € per person, including:

  • Accompanied walk to discover the most important monuments of Verona
  • Transfer to-and-from Abano/Montegrotto
  • Accompaniment of the Local Tour Leader

Guaranteed departure with minimum 4 paying adults.
The price does not include what is not indicated.

 AN AFTERNOON OF SHOPPING OF ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL BRANDS

THURSDAY 2nd JANUARY
SATURDAY 4th JANUARY
TUESDAY 7th JANUARY
THURSDAY 9th JANUARY

Departure at 2.00 pm from Montegrotto Terme, Piazza Mercato (In front of Hotel Tergesteo), Departure at 2.15 pm from Abano Terme, Piazza Repubblica. Duration 6 hours in total with 4 hours of free time for shopping.

Your holiday in the Venetian Region cannot end without a shopping tour to the Designer Outlet of Noventa di Piave where you’ll find the all the all the brands of Italian and international Fashion. Surrounded by the venetian architecture inspired from the palaces of Treviso and Venice, you’ll do the shopping of your dreams: prices are here always reduced of 30 % to 70 %. You’ll find brands as Prada, Gucci, Armani, Fendi, Polo Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Jil Sander and Paul Smith, sport brands as Nike e The North Face, and many other famous brands as Guess and Desigual.

Price: tour by collective taxi 60,00 € per person, including:

  • Transfer to-and-from
  • Welcome Coffee
  • 10%-discount-card for your shopping at Noventa di Piave (when available).

Departure is guaranteed with minimum 4 participants.
The tour does not include everything’s not mentioned as included.

For info and bookings:
Agency Lovivo Tour Experience, Viale delle Terme 107/B, Abano Terme (PD)
T. +39 049 29 69 340 M. +39 333 994 52 88
info@lovivo.it

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