Holidays of relax, art and typical tastes
Six days to discover and fall in love with the Veneto Region!
Six days among thermal relax, culture, food & wine traditions, craft, sport, nature and local products!
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN THE HOTEL
Arrival in the thermal hotel 3* in Abano Terme (PD), accommodation in the room and free time to relax in the thermal spa pools of the hotel.
DAY 2 – CHIOGGIA
Chioggia is like a small Venice. You can admire the charm and the elegance of this city between its Calli and Venetian Bridges: the palaces built in venetian style that overlook the canals, the typical and colourful boats called “Bragozzi”, the fish markets, the main road Corso del Popolo, churches, museums and monuments, Vigo Square with its famous and beautiful bridge. Admire the ancient House of Goldoni, author of famous masterpieces like “Baruffe Chiozzotte” and then board on a motorboat to discover the traditional canals of the city, the docks, the sea city of Sottomarina, the natural oasis, the Madonna of the fisherman learning about the secrets of the fishing by the staff on board.
DAY 3 – DOP & DOC – OLIVE OIL AND WINE, EXCELLENCES OF THE EUGANEAN HILLS
Since a long time ago vineyards and olive trees are cultivated and grown in the territory of the Euganean Hills and from these products are produced real delights. Olive oil is certainly a source of proud of this area: you visit an olive oil mill, where the producers show you the art of olive oil production, and they guide you during a tasting of the final product, to discover the differences from a good or a bad olive oil. Then you drive in one of the best wineries of the Euganean Hills, where you can taste wines and local typical products as salami and cheese, listening the stories of the owner that will explain you the details and the secrets of his products.
DAY 4 – VENICE
Visit the traditional and authentic Venice with a walk among Calli (the little streets of Venice), Campielli (the little squares of Venice), the Grand Canal, over 400 bridges, ancient colourful palaces and famous small shops. Listen the shouting of the gondoliers, look how is the typical daily life of the venetian people and enjoy yourself with the sparkling sea breeze. Discover all the small and charming aspects of this city that is a real masterpiece, until to reach the majestic Saint Mark’s Basilica. Here suffused light welcomes you that can amaze in front of the awesome golden mosaics that tell the story of the Ancient and the New Testament and also the floor mosaics that decorate the symbol of Venice. Then following the direction of Punta della Dogana you arrive at the “Stazio” (dock to board). Here you can find your private charming Gondola and with it you can admire the beauties of Venice in another new and useless point of view.
DAY 5 – PADUA
Discover the real city of Padua made of secrets alleys and awesome glimpses that surprised you on the reflections of the water of the channels or on the plays of lights and shadows under the medieval porticos of the city. You can know the typical inhabitants of Padua that traditionally take a coffee in the Caffè Pedrocchi or an aperitif under the “Salone”, the ancient covered market under the Palazzo della Ragione. Here, in the symbol of the city, you can stop for lunch and taste the best local products of the Region. The lovers of art, history and culture could visit also the Padua Baptistery, frescoed at the end of ‘300 by Giusto de’ Menabuoi, the popular Basilica of Saint Antony, the Palazzo della Ragione, The Bo Palace that is the most ancient building of the University of Padua, the second oldest University in Italy that is proud to have all the departments except architecture (the entrance tickets of the monuments listed are not included in the price). At the end you conclude with an unforgettable place, also symbol of the city: The Scrovegni Chapel that enchant the visitors with its frescos by Giotto and its vault that seem a starry night. In that époque Enrico Scrovegni called Giotto to decorate the small church near his majestic palace in the surrounding of the ancient Arena. With this work Giotto obtained global fame. After the visit of the Chapel don’t miss the Civic Museum of Padua: an art gallery with more of 500 paintings from the Collection of Emo Capodilista, archaeological sections, sculptures and all the other beautiful masterpieces preserved in this museum like the wooden Cross of Giotto and the angelic hosts of the court painters of the family Da Carrara, Guariento di Arpo.
DAY 6 – DEPARTURE
Enriched of positive energies in the soul, you can come back home with a baggage of beautiful memories.
Price per person starting from: 649,00 €
The price per person includes:
– 5 nights in a thermal Hotel 3* (bed and breakfast) in double room per person,
-1 boat trip per person of 1 hour by motorboat in Chioggia,
-1 visit and tasting of olive oil in an olive oil mill per person
-1 visit and tasting of wine in a local winery per person,
-1 entrance with option “Skip the line” for the Saint Mark’s Basilica per person,
-1 private tour on the typical Venetian Gondola of 30 minutes for 2 persons,
-1 entrance tickets for the Scrovegni Chapel per person,
-lunch in a typical restaurant of Padua.
The price not includes:
– visitors tax (to pay directly in the hotel),
– supplement for single room,
– supplements for public holidays,
– supplements for High season,
– other extras,
– lunch/dinner/tasting not indicated in “The price per person includes”,
– tickets entrance to museum/ monuments/ exhibitions not indicated in “The price per person includes”,
– everything else not clearly indicated.