Tour to the Castle of Valbona: an immersive experience

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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

    Tour to Valbona Castle: experience the manor and relive History. With this tour you will live an immersive experience in a 13th-century manor wearing the armor of the soldiers who lived there, visiting the dungeons where enemies were locked up, and tasting the ancient recipes that refreshed the fighters.


    Located on the border between Padua and Vicenza and built in the mid-1200s, Valbona Castle is a military structure, where today you can also dine, designed to defend and offend, inhabited only by soldiers and a captain. The manor was involved in the struggle between the Scaligeri and Carraresi: the feudal lords of Orgiano took it in 1313, but were driven out of it as early as 1319. The Carraresi, during the time they owned the castle, turned the entrance gate into a customs house.In addition to the “old customs house,” the following can be seen: the hall of arms, the knights’ hall, a courtyard with stables for horses, a well, two drawbridges, and the prisons. Related to the latter are registers that give us the names of prisoners and convicts up to the year 1420.

    The spaces of the manor give us the opportunity to observe technological innovations: those put in place by the feudal lords of Orgiano. Already Counts of Agugliaro, the feudal lords of Orgiano applied their superior military techniques to dig ditches and drainage canals, reclaimed the land and introduced pig farming. This, once salted, was preserved longer so it was transported through the Bisatto canal to the Serenissima Republic of Venice where it became one of the foodstuffs of the sailors who crossed the Adriatic and the Mediterranean aboard galleys.

    During the tour, all facets of daily life will be recounted without neglecting the culinary customs and traditions of the time while also lingering on the typical recipes of the time (fish with mushrooms, risi e bisi, “minestra maridà,” gameberi di Valbona etc.).

    The experience includes: 

    • Roundtrip transfer from the hotel
    • Entrance fee and guided tour of Valbona Castle
    • Lunch at the castle tavern (available upon request)
    • Tour leader of the agency
    • Insurance and technical organization of certified travel agency

    The experience does not include: 

    1. anything not expressly indicated
    2. transfers from other locations are available on request at an extra charge.

    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 7 hours, including travelling times. 

    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,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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