The great Veneto: Verona, Vicenza and the Riviera del Brenta

The great Veneto: Verona, Vicenza and the Riviera del Brenta

Length of stay: 5 days / 4 nights

The flavours and fragrances of DOC Wine Berici Hills and Recioto Road

€ 640.00 per person

 


PROGRAM

1st day
Arrival in Verona, the city of love, walk in the old town which is home to the majestic Arena, Juliet’s House, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza dei Signori.
You will have the option of visiting either Berici or Gambellara Hills.
Dinner and overnight stay in hotel or a farmhouse.

2nd day
Arrival in Soave, visit the old town and its beautiful medieval castle.
In the afternoon, visit to one of the Palladian villas in the green hills of Vicenza.
Visit of a wine estate  selected from the Colli Berici DOC Wine Road or the Road of Wine Recioto and  Gambellara DOC tasting of DOC.
Dinner and overnight stay in hotel or farmhouse.

3rd day
Transfer to Vicenza, the city of Palladio, stroll through the downtown streets to admire the prodigious heritage of architecture Palladian Teatro Olimpico, Palladio’s House and the many palaces attributed to the artist.
In the afternoon, visit a winery to be selected between Colli Berici DOC Wine Road or the Road of Wine Recioto and Gambellara DOC. DOC Wine tasting and Wine Museum of Gambellara.
Ability to walk or horse riding in the hills of Vicenza.
Dinner at the wine estate or at a local farmhouse.
Overnight stay at the hotel or farmhouse.

4th day
Morning to relax at a wellness center with access to the spa or at a company of local products of your choice: meat factory, beekeeping or bakery. Visit and tasting.
In the afternoon, transfer to Stra to visit the majestic Villa Pisani, with the famous fresco by G.B. Tiepolo in the ballroom.
Visit of the charming park and ancient labyrinth.
Dinner and overnight stay in hotel or farmhouse.

5th day
Board a motorboat for Stra and sail along the Riviera del Brenta, the route of the ancient Venetian “burchielli” (ancient, traditional boats). Lunch on board with a menu of fish. Stop in Dolo and walk through the picturesque lakeside resort. Along the way you can enjoy the numerous and wonderful palaces of the Riviera. In the afternoon, optional visit to the Villa Barchessa Valmarana*, custodian of paintings by Michelangelo Schiavoni of the Venetian Baroque school or to the Villa Widmann, a lavish residence of the 18th century planned by Andrea Tirali and decorated by Giuseppe Angeli.
The trip continues along the calm waters of the Brenta, continue to admire the innumerable and majestic villas of the Riviera.
At Malcontenta, one can see the wonderful Villa Foscari (“La Malcontenta”) planned in 1560 by Andrea Palladio, with its walls entirely frescoed by Giambattista Franco and Giambattista Zelotti.
Returning on board, we will sail towards Fusina, passing through the unequal water level of the basin of Moranzani, an ancient, hand-made artefact of the 17th century built using the technique of Leonardo da Vinci.
The excursion will finish in Fusina (transfers by public transport will be available for the return to Stra**).


*on request for groups, guided tours to the villas.

** the navigation route along the Riviera del Brenta can be done either from Stra to Fusina, or vice versa, depending on the days required for the service.

Minimum number of participants: 6 people.
Price per person includes: 4 nights and 3 dinners in a 3 stars hotel or farm house, 1 dinner in a farmhouse and a lunch of fish by boat, 2 winery visits with wine tasting, access to a spa or visit and tasting of the company’s typical products, entry to the Castle of Soave, Villa Pisani and another Venetian Villa in the Palladian style, Excursion by boat for a day.
The price does not include: transfers, tips, extras and anything not listed in the note “the price includes “.
UPON REQUEST: for the wine lovers, an evening with a sommelier for wine tasting and grappa can be arranged.