The Tour of Labyrinths

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    Lovivo Tour Experience


    Via A.Vespucci, 17 – 35031, Abano Terme (PD)
    M. (+39) 333 994 52 88 - T. (+39) 049 29 69 340
    info@lovivo.it

    The Tour of Labyrinths. This tour will take you to three of the most beautiful labyrinths of Veneto Region: the labyrinth of the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio, the labyrinth of the Castle of San Pelagio and the largest lavender labyrinth in Italy.

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    You can enjoy your tour as a playful, leisurely experience among the intricate hedges and grassy corridors, or as an introspective experience, reflecting on the symbolism of the places you will visit. The three stages of the tour are, in fact, reminiscent of the three stages of Dante’s famous journey: hell, purgatory and paradise.

    The Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio. The first stop will be the centuries-old Labyrinth of the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio, consisting of six thousand evergreen boxwood shrubs planted between 1664-1669. Designed by architect Luigi Bernini on the instructions of San Gregorio Barbarigo, this labyrinth represents the arduous path of human perfectibility. You will proceed between the high boxwood walls, searching for the way out. There will be many shortcuts that will mislead you, leading you into one of six dead ends, symbolising the deadly vices of Gluttony, Lust, Avarice, Sloth, Wrath and Envy, or into the vicious circle representing Pride. The lesson this labyrinth will leave you with is that the right path is never the seemingly shortest one. Once out of this ‘hellish’ labyrinth, you will be ready to face purgatory.

    The labyrinth of the Castle of San Pelagio: Here, you will walk through the mirror labyrinth, symbol of disorientation: you risk losing your sense of direction and, through a visual game that creates a sense of estrangement, even yourself. The labyrinth, with no dead ends, represents purgatory, a spiral with only one exit. Once you understand the key to liberation – retracing your steps – you will be ready for paradise.

    A Lavender Maze. The last labyrinth will take you to a heavenly place, immersed in the green Veneto countryside where horses live following the natural method. In this place of peace and silence, you will walk through a lavender labyrinth inspired by the one created at Notre Dame de Chartes by the Knights Templar. Inebriated by the scent of this officinal plant and free of all worries, you will end your journey aware that the tortuous path of life is worth living in order to achieve your dreams and goals.

    The experience includes: 

    • Entrance to the labyrinth of the Monumental Garden of Valsanzibio
    • Entrance to the labyrinth of the San Pelagio Castle
    • Entrance to the lavender labyrinth
    • Round trip transfer to the place of departure (when selected includes train ticket, and in some cases taxi from the accommodation to the train station, see available rates)
    • Traditional Italian life with your local guide
    • Insurance and technical organisation by certified travel agency

    The experience does not include: 

    1. anything not expressly indicated. 

    Rates available:

    • From Terme Euganee: includes to-and-from transportation by car/minivan and pick-up from your hotel in Abano Montegrotto Terme. You will meet your guide on board. Duration about 5 hours, including travelling times. 
    • From Padua: includes to-and-from transportation by car/minivan and pick-up from your hotel in Padua city. You will meet your guide on board. Duration approx. 6 hours, including travelling times.
    • From Venice: includes return ticket from Venice to Terme Euganee and pick-up by car/minivan from the Terme Euganee train station. The train journey is independent, with no accompaniment. You will find your guide in Terme Euganee on board the minivan.  Duration about 6 hours, including travelling times. 
    Notes

    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 info@lovivo.it 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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