Marostica, Bassano and Cittadella

Marostica, Bassano and Cittadella

Length of stay: 3 days / 2 nights

Walls and castles, culture and enogastronomy in the lands of Ceramics

€320.00 per person


 

PROGRAM

1st day
Arrive to Marostica, meet with the tour guide and visit the historic city center including the Iower Castle; stroll on the ronda walk-way. Tasting of coffee and liquors in an ancient coffee house.
Lunch in a local restaurant in the city center.
In the afternoon, upon request, you can enjoy a spectacular show put on by hawks, eagles and owls, under the guidance of the falconers of Marostica, in the splendid amphitheatre in the Upper Castle.
Your visit will continue to Schiavon for a visit to one of the most famous distilleries of the Veneto region, followed by tasting.
To follow, transfer to Bassano del Grappa and stroll at leisure in the historic city center.
In the evening, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

2nd day
Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to Nove, land of ceramics by definition. Visit a craft workshop with a demonstration of the handicraft techniques of ceramics. You will make your own souvenir plate.
Visit with guided tour to the Nove Museum of Ceramics.
Transfer to Bassano del Grappa and lunch at your leisure.
In the afternoon meet with the tour guide and visit the city of Bassano, following the medieval route along the wall, the Castle and the North Tower. Not to be missed, in the evening have typical aperitif on the Ponte Vecchio, symbol of the town and meeting place for the locals.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight night.

3rd day
Breakfast at the hotel and meeting with tour guide.
Transfer to Cittadella, a perfectly restored walled city.
Visit to the Tower of Malta and to the Archaeological Museum and exit on the walkway for an invigorating stroll above the city walls, arriving at the belvedere, where you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic sight of the town and of the surrounding lands.
To follow, walk in the center of the medieval town and visit the imposing Cathedral that houses important art treasures, including “La Cena in Emmaus” of Jacopo da Ponte Equally interesting and evocative will be the visit to the Teatro Sociale, a work of art from the 19th century with splendid frescos that, still today, represent the culture of Cittadella.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.
In the afternoon, transfer to Piazzola sul Brenta for a visit to one of the symbols of the Venetian villas: Villa Contarini. Originally the Castle of the Carraresi, the palace of the Contarini family, from the middle of the 500s to the second half of the 600s, was a grand royal place with guest accomodation for the republic of Venice, a place for both parties and artistic, musical events.
Today, thanks to the important works of restoration and recovery, the Villa is a main reference site of Veneto for culture and leisure, for the promotion of both public and private institutions.

Minimum number of participants: 15 people. Upon request: demonstration with birds of prey by the master falconer of Marostica.
Price per person includes: 2 overnight stays and 2 dinners in a 3 star hotel, entry to the Lower Castle and access to the Marostica ronda walkway, coffee tasting, visit and tasting at the distillery, visit to the ceramics craft workshop, entry to the ceramics museum, to the Torre di Malta, ronda walkway, the Dome, the Theater of Cittadella, Villa Contarini, aperitif on Ponte Vecchio, guided services, 2 lunches (drinks included).
The price does not include: transfers, tips, extras, and any other service not listed in the note “price per person includes”.