Venetian Villas

 

GUIDED ITINARIES IN THE VENETO VILLAS 

 

giardino villaville-1Centres of scientific, economic, agricultural and handicraft development, artistic musical and theatrical meeting places, scientific and literary academies: the Veneto villas were all this. At the same time, they played the role of refined summer residences of the noble Venetians, expression of the highest architectural and artistic beauty of the past time. The Veneto villas constituted a real civilization over four centuries, inspiring literary men, thinkers and musicians of all countries. They were the secret core and at the same time the concrete achievement of one of the highest inspiration of the Serenissima Republic.
Today the Veneto villas are a historic and artistic heritage, that can be re-discovered and enhanced for its incommensurable originality and beauty.
The Veneto Tour Guide Association here proposes tours and guided visits to introduce visitors in the history of these rural microcities of the Renaissance and to let appreciate their architectural and artistic masterpieces.

Villas and Castles of the ancient Castellana, Noalese, Miranese ways

Guided tour along the ancient roads of Castellana, Noalese, Miranese (area of Roman road network called “Roman Graticule”), rich in old villas, ancient churches and medieval castles.

Guided visit of Priuli-Grimani-Morosini’s Villa called Ca’ della Nave, Soranzo-Conestabile’s Villa, Castle of Noale and Towers of the Castle of Tempesta, Castle of Stigliano, Farsetti’s Villa in Santa Maria di Sala, Erizzo’s Villa called Belvedere and Villa Giustinian Morosini’s villa in Mirano.
Viable route by bike, car, private or public bus.
Duration: full day.

Villas and castles of the Marca Trevigiana


Tour 1.
Corner’s Villa in Piombino Dese, Marcello’s Villa at Levada, Castelfranco Veneto, Emo’s Villa in Fanzolo, Barbaro’s Villa in Maser. Viable route by bike, car, private or public bus.

Duration: full day.

Tour 2. Quinto di Treviso, Nature Reserve of Cervara, Tiepolo-Passi’s Villa at Carbonera, Castle of Roncade.
Viable route by bike, car, private or public bus.
Duration: full day.

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Villas of the Riviera of Brenta

Guided tours along the Riviera of Brenta, rich in innumerable villas and enchanting gardens.

villa foscarivilla pisaniTour 1. Villas of Malcontenta, Oriago, Mira. Viable route by bike, car, private or public bus. Free boat excursions, private short cruises on Brenta river.
Guided visit of Foscari’s Villa, Foscari-Widmann-Rezzonico’s Villa, Barchessa of Villa Valmarana, Ecological Museum of Villa Contarini of the Lions, Venier’s Villa.
Duration: full day.

Tour 2. Villas of Dolo and Stra. Viable route by bike, car, private or public bus. Free boat excursions, private short cruises on Brenta river.
Guided visit of Nani Mocenigo’s Villa, Tito-Velluti’s Villa, Badoer-Fattoretto’s Villa, Barbariga Villa, Foscarini-Rossi’s Villa, Pisani’s Villa.
Duration: full day.

 

Villas of East Veneto

Tour 1. Villas of Portogruaro and Cinto Caomaggiore.
Viable route by bike, car, private or public bus. Free boat excursions, private short cruises on Lemene river.
Guided visit of Portogruaro, Concordia, Summaga, Bornancin’s Villa in Cinto Caomaggiore.
Duration: full day.

Tour 2. Teglio Veneto, Fossalta di Portogruaro, Castello di Fratta, Alvisopoli.
Viable route by bike, car, private or public bus.
Guided visit of Alvisopoli, Castle of Fratta and Ethnographic Museum of Fossalta of Portogruaro.
Duration: half day.

Tour 3. the lagoon of Caorle.
Viable route by bike, car, private or public bus. Free or private boat excursions in the Lagoon of Caorle allow to see typical fish houses and flora and fauna of the lagoon.
Duration: full day.
Guided visit of Vallevecchia, Caorle, Archeological Sea Museum, Ca’ Corniani.

Tour 4. Food and wine routes in the villas of the D.O.C. wine area of Lison and Pramaggiore.
Viable route by bike, car, private or public bus.
Guided visit of Dalla Pasqua’s Villa, Ethnographic Museum in the Mill of Belfiore, Blessaglia, Muschietti’s Villa.
Duration: full day.