Vicenza & Palladio Tour
VICENZA & PALLADIO TOUR
With the tour “Vicenza & Palladio Tour” we’ll discover many interesting monuments not only by Andrea Palladio and sightseeings just outside Vicenza as Villa “La Rotonda” Almerico Capra, Villa Valmarana ai Nani and the Sanctuary of Monte Berico.
First, we’ll visit the gardens Villa Almerico Capra “La Rotonda”, by Andrea Palladio. Commissioned by a priest, Paolo Almerico, this villa was designed and constructed by Andrea Palladio in 1570. It is now the symbol of his art and considered as an “ideal villa”. In 1591 this dwelling was ceded to Capra family. In 1911 it was acquired by Valmarana family, who opened it to the public in 1986.
We continue with Villa Valmarana ai Nani and its wonderful frescos by Tiepolo. Situated in the Berici hills, just outside Vicenza, this villa is Gianbattista Tiepolo’s last work in Italy. Count Giustino Valmarana asked Tiepolo and his son Giandomenico to fresco the walls of his villa. The building still belongs to Valmarana family and it includes two adjacent edifices with superb frescoes. In the Palazzina (small palace), upon Giustino Valmarana’s suggestion, Giambattista worked on great epic themes, such as Iphigenia in Aulis, Iliad, Furious Orland, Aeneid. He also painted the frescoes of Olympus Room in the Foresteria (guestrooms), which also includes the Chinese Room and the Rooms dedicated to Peasants’ life and Lords’ walks as well as to Venice Carnival, painted by Giandomenico. The villa is surrounded by a magnificent park.
We end our tour with the visit of the Sanctuary of Madonna di Monte Berico. Built in 1428 after the Virgin Mary appeared twice when the city was stricken with a devastating plague, the Sanctuary daily hosts pilgrims and visitors. It houses various masterpieces of sacred art and the annexed ex-voto museum is one of the most important Italian collections devoted to people’s worship. From the panoramic balustrade we’ll see Vicenza from the height!
Price from 70,00 € per person, including:
- Entrance to the gardens of Villa Almerico Capra “La Rotonda”
- Entrance to Villa Valmarana ai Nani,
- Entrance Santuario di Monte Berico
- Accompaniment of the Local Tour Leader
Guaranteed departure with minimum 2 paying adults.
The transfer service (with additional charge) is available on request.
The price does not include what is not indicated.
For information, please contact us:
Lovivo Tour Experience, Viale delle Terme 107/B – Abano Terme (PD)
M. +39 333 994 52 88 T. +39 049 29 69 340