The Beauty of the Venetian cities
Padua, Venice, Verona
Visit the town of Asolo, a small medieval town with its stronghold called Rocca.
Many important people lived in Asolo such as Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, the famous theater actress Eleonora Duse, Gabriele D'Annunzio muse, Robert Browning, world-famous artist, and Freya Stark.
Visit Villa Sandi wine cellars, in Crocetta del Montello a stunning XVI century property.
Prosecco and other tastings of local wines, accompanied by different local cheeses such as Asiago, Imbriago and Morlacco and local salami on the Valdobbiadene area.
The hills of Prosecco DOC laying in the northern part of the province of Treviso create a fantastic amphitheater between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, a land of endless vineyards.
From Valdobbiadene we reach Miane and Follina through Combai, known for its chestnuts fruit and forests. Visit the famous Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria (dating from 1100) and Brandolini beautiful castle built in the thirteenth century.
Passing Revine Lake, you will be fascinated by the story of Vittorio Veneto. The Roman Castrum and the Church of San Lorenzo with the Cathedral Square of John Paul I.
In Refrontolo there is the opportunity to visit the old flour mill Molinetto della Croda partially carved on the rock, a rare Venetian mill dating back to the sixteenth century.
Last but not least is the town of Conegliano also called 'Wine cellar of Saint Mark' the Republic of Venice, with the ruins of its Collalto castle built in 1100 and destroyed during the First World War, as well as the Castle of San Salvatore. It 's also a very important center of studies with its Royal School of Winery founded in 1876, the first in Italy, for a very busy area of production of wines, spirits and champagnes.
Breakfast a the hotel
The "City of Bridges", as it is called, extends along the mouths of the Po and Piaveand has developed historically one of the most powerful cities in the Mediterranean, for centuries, and during its heyday was the Serenissima Republic of Venice. The area of the city stretches across 118 small islands, located in the districts called 'sesteri' (6 in total), of which the best known are Cannaregio, Santa Croce, San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Paolo. Other districts include the islands of Murano, Burano and Mestre.
The Rialto Bridge is one of the eternal symbols of Venice, at different times were built here several wooden bridges, but they went all destroyed by fire. In 1444, the bridge collapsed under the weight of the crowd gathered to see the wife of the Marquis ofFerrara. Today the bridge is made of stone and was built in the sixteenth century.
Venice i salso world known for its Piazza San Marco. The monuments in this square are amazing, the Basilica of San Marco, the bell tower of San Marco, the columns, the Marciana Library, the Palazzo Ducale, the Procuratie the Clock Tower.
Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit of Bassano del Grappa with its famous bridge Ponte degli Alpini, built to a design by Palladio, the Pottery Museum, the shops selling crafts in ceramics, the Civic Museum and the churches.
Departure for Valsugana Valbrenta to enjoy the natural beauty of the area: the Caves of Oliero, Calà del Sasso in Valstagna, the Tobacco Museum that shows the various tools used by farmers in the late 17th century.
An unusual fortress the Covolo di Butistone: is a cave situated between Cismon and Primolano located about 50 meters above ground level, and carved into the Mesozoic limestone. Over the centuries the Covolo has often been used as a fortress by large families in the area, by the Venetian and Austrian empires, and, finally, by the Kingdom of Italy.
Transfer to Marostica, the city of chess. Every 2 years, in fact, in this small town is played a live chess game. This eventi s an impressive historical recall of the 1454 game, when two nobles of the area played to marry the daughter of the Lord of Marostica. Also visit the 2 castles and the historic settlements of the city.
Dinner at the Castle of Marostica or Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit to Villa Emo in Fanzolo of Vedelago, a Venetian villa built to a design by Palladio, and Castelfranco Veneto where you can admire the famous Pala Giorgione in the main church of the city, the walls around the city dating back twelfth century, the Tower Civica, the castle and the surrounding gardens .
Departure for a guided visit of Treviso that arose during the Bronze Age. The city passed through the power of the Estensi, Ezzelino and Alberico da Romano, the Scaligeri of Verona and the Republic of Venice. From this period onwards the city and the surrounding area are known as "the garden of Venice."
Visit the nearby nature reserve of Cervara with its unique swamp and its water source called 'springs'. Here we have the opportunity to take a boat trip on the traditional boat 'floor'.
Dinner in a typical restaurant in Treviso, where you can taste the local dishes according to the season, or dinner at the hotel.
Buffet breakfast at hotel.
Departure for a day full in Padua. Padua is a city with over 200,000 inhabitants, known as the City of Saint Antony. The remains of St. Anthony are indeed preserved in theBasilica of St. Anthony and annually attract millions of pilgrims from all over the world.
The heart of the historic city center is made up of three famous squares, Piazza dei Signori, which houses the Palazzo del Capitanio, Piazza delle Erbe, which is filled with young people every Wednesday night, and where you can admire the Palazzo della Ragione, and Piazza dei Frutti (the Fruit Square), to the rear of the Palazzo della Ragione and where is the market.
Among the buildings to visit during a stay in Padua, we highlight the Palazzo del Bo, the historical headquarters of the University of Padua. Touring through the streets of downtown, you can take a coffee at Caffè Pedrocchi, the famous "coffee shop without doors."
The Prato della Valle is one of the largest squares not only in Italy, but throughout Europe. This area is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world.
Among the religious places do not miss Basilica del Santo, the Cathedral and Baptistery adjoining the Basilica del Carmine, the Abbey of Santa Giustina (adjacent to the Prato della Valle), the Scrovegni Chapel, the Church of St. Nicholas. In the area of the Jewish ghetto (near the squares) is the Synagogue of Padua.
The Scrovegni Chapel, now visited by tourists on reservation only, is entirely covered by frescoes of Giotto
Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel
Departure for an excursion to Mount Grappa to visit the monument to the soldiers who fought in the First World War, the paths, the trenches where soldiers lived and fought to make Italy free and independent.
To follow visti of Feltre ancient Roman town.
Dinner at the hotel.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to Verona. Verona is the second most important art cities of Veneto, after Venice, which is little more than an hour from Verona. Expressions of Roman ruins, not to be missed are: the 'Arco dei Gavi, the Stone Bridge, the Port of the Pirates, the Lion Gate, the Roman theater of Augustan Age, built at the end of the first century BC and recovered in the first half of '800, and the' Arena di Verona, the great amphitheater of Age Flavia, built outside the city walls.
Important examples of 'Roman and Gothic architecture, the church of San Zenodating from the twelfth century, in whose altar is a beautiful triptych by Mantegna, while the crypt houses the body of the patron saint of the city, the Cathedral complex, which contains, among other priceless art treasures, a spectacular altarpiece by Titian, and the Church of San Fermo Maggiore, which keeps inside some frescoes by Giotto, works by Pisanello and various paintings of Veronese School.
Next to the Roman church of Santa Maria Antica, built in the twelfth century, stands the complex of Scaligeri: the monumental tombs of the Scala Grande, Mastino II and Cansignorio, the lords of Verona from 1260 to 1387.
But it is without doubt the 'itinerary that takes the places where there were the exciting story of Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare located in Verona to make this city a preferred destination for thousands of tourists from all over the world and that every year visit Verona. We thus find the House of Juliet, of the twelfth century, with the famous balcony overlooking the courtyard and the bronze statue of the sweet girl, a little far away is the home of Romeo and a short walk away is the Tomb of Juliet, situated in the site of a convent.
We should also mention the various museums in the city: the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Castelvecchio, above and Lapidary Museum, which contains priceless works of art.
In addition to the monuments indicated, Verona has many other religious monuments (churches, oratories, monasteries) and civil (villas and mansions), which bear witness to the long and glorious history of the city.
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