The charming town of Vicenza is indelibly linked with the architecture of Palladio. We can admire the splendid palaces and civic buildings of this extraordinarily gifted and versatile architect in the town, before venturing into the countryside where we will be entertained by the owners of the finest of his villas. These villas, so full of variety and interest, have exerted an enormous influence on the history of British and American architecture. Many of the greatest names in Venetian painting hailed from the Veneto, and these villas are filled with frescoes by Veronese and Tiepolo.
One of the highlights of the tour will be a private visit to the famous Villa Rotonda, followed by dinner in the Villa Valmarana which is sumptuously frescoed by the Tiepolo family. We end the tour in the charming town of Asolo, standing in the foothills of the Dolomites, on the northern border of the Veneto.
Six Nights - £4,200
This includes Half Board plus two dinners, all lectures, coach and boat trips, and entry fees. We reserve the right to adjust the price should there be a significant alteration in the rate of the exchange. Please note that the cost of air travel is not included.
The Hotel Villa Michelangelo is a charming country hotel in an 18th century villa a few kilometres from Vicenza. It has an excellent loggia restaurant, lovely views of the Berici hills and an indoor swimming pool.
There will be a supplement of £480 for single occupancy of a double room.
Please let us know if you would like to travel as part of the group and we will advise you of the return flights we have selected for this tour.
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Charles FitzRoy and Jane Rae