With the Palladio in Vicenza tour you will discover Palladio’s masterpieces in the city but also outside the gates of Vicenza: you will visit Villa Almerico Capra ‘La Rotonda’, the Sanctuary of Monte Berico, the Basilica Palladiana and the Olympic Theater.
Your Palladio in Vicenza tour will take you first to one of the most beautiful monuments on the outskirts of Vicenza and its gardens: Villa Almerico Capra known as “La Rotonda”.
Visited over the centuries by poets and artists, royalty and statesmen, scholars and art lovers, travellers and tourists, La Rotonda is today one of the most famous works of Andrea Palladio‘s architectural genius.
Almost 500 years after its construction, it is still a place of pure beauty that fascinates and charms anyone who stands in its presence. Designed and built on commission by Andrea Palladio around 1570, it is the emblem of his art and is considered a kind of ‘ideal villa’.
You will continue the tour dedicated to Palladio in Vicenza towards the famous Sanctuary of Monte Berico, built in 1428, following two Marian apparitions during the plague, which welcomes pilgrims and visitors every day.
Inside the sanctuary are masterpieces of sacred art and the adjoining Museum of ex-votos is one of the most important Italian collections dedicated to popular devotion. Finally, you can enjoy the wonderful view of Vicenza from the Sanctuary’s terrace.
Finally you will move to the historic centre. The walk in Vicenza starts at the Olympic Theater, the absolute summit of Andrea Palladio’s creativity, inaugurated on 3 March 1585, it is the oldest covered theatre in the world, inspired by the Greek and Roman theatres of antiquity.
After that, you will move on to one of Andrea Palladio’s masterpieces: Palazzo Chiericati, designed in 1550 for Girolamo Chiericati. Embellished with frescoes and stuccoes, it houses one of Europe’s most prestigious civic collections of paintings, sculptures and applied arts from the 13th to the 20th century.
Take Corso Palladio and head towards Contrà Santa Corona to visit the Sanctuary of Santa Corona. A splendid church founded by the Dominicans, its Gothic interior houses numerous important sculptures and paintings, including Giovanni Bellini‘s masterpiece ‘The Baptism of Christ’, Andrea Palladio’s Valmarana Chapel and works by Bartolomeo Montagna, Paolo Veronese and Giambattista Pittoni.
You will stroll along the corso admiring small shops and splendid palaces along the way, until you reach Contrà Porti where the Palladio Museum awaits you.
At the end of the Palladio tour in Vicenza, as you return to the corso, you will see before you the imposing bulk of the Basilica Palladiana surrounded by squares.
Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 4 paying adults.
EXPLANATIONS DURING THE TOUR: only touristic guides can and are allowed to explain the monuments, the city and the museums. Accompaniers just help you in case you need it or take you to the most beautiful places chosen for your tour.
MEETINGS: In case the meeting point with the guide/accompanist is in the place of the tour it is necessary to give an active telephone number, which will be given to the guide/accompanist. In case you can’t find the guide/accompanist please call the number +39 333 994 52 88. If you don’t contact us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.
OPENING TIMES OF THE MONUMENTS: Some monuments are not always open. If you are interested in visiting a special monument, tell us in the moment of request of quotation. In case you don’t asked us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.
TRANSFER SERVICES: The transfer service for the client, if done with the Minivan of the agency, is included as a transfer service for free and carried out for courtesy only in order to full fill the necessities of the tour.
WEATHER: The tour takes place even in case of bad weather. If the tour is cancelled it is to protect your safety. The tours to Venice take place even in case of high water.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN DURING THE TOURS: Tours could be held in multiple languages at the same time.
RESPECT FOR TIMETABLES AND GROUPS: With the confirmation of the tour, you accept the timetable indicated in the program. In order to have an above-board tour, it will not be possible to change the timetable except it is a decision of the tour leader.
TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION: Lovivo Tour Experience by E3 srl, Viale delle Terme, 107 / B 35031 Abano Terme (Padua), T. +39 049 2969340 F. +39 049 2969349, e-mail email@example.com www.lovivo.it,EUROP ASSISTANCE Insurance Policy n. 9040153, Guarantee Fund: IL SALVAGENTE s.c. a r.l. n. 2020 / 1- 3114, Authorization of the Province of Padua 1226 of reg. of 18.08.2016.
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