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. Our garden visits will include Villa Valsanzibio and Villa Fracanzan Piovene with its delightful walled orchard and vegetable garden.
One highlight of the tour will be an evening drinks party at the famous Villa Rotonda and we end with dinner at the Villa Valmarana, sumptuously frescoed by the Tiepolo family.
Six Nights - £4,200
This includes Half Board plus two dinners, all lectures, coaches 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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