Imagine the audacity of building a city of marble palaces on a lagoon – and that was only the start!
*Start and finish your journey in Venice (see tour's details below, at the end of tour's description):
Venice never lost its capacity to enchant travelers by a glittering canal with the dome of San Simeon Piccolo beyond remains heart-stopping, whether they're doing it for the first time or the 100th.
Take a stroll through the Castello district, leaving the tourist hordes behind, until you reach the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni. After the opulence of St Mark's, indulge in one of the city's most charmingly intimate cultural draws: an early 16th-century cycle of paintings by local artist Vittore Carpaccio narrating episodes from the life of Dalmatia's three patron saints, George, Tryphon and Jerome...
Known as the City of Water, Venice is the quintessential couple’s retreat - a city steeped in history and split by the flowing ribbons of myriad canals.
Even if you refrain from riding gondolas amongst the romantic, sun-kissed architecture, you’d be hard-pressed to escape the atmosphere of love that suffuses this city.
The area between Frari and Zattere – in particular campo Santa Margherita and ...
...the narrow streets behind San Pantalon – is a secluded evening favorite for those ever been there...
We guarantee not one of them experienced Venice without getting lost and if they did, then they surely missed out.
You’ll find that majority of the streets don’t lead anywhere, you’ll find many dead ends leading to the water,...
...and if you’re lucky you’ll find a bridge to lead you to another area to get lost in; but this is half the fun...
Enjoy a morning stroll in next day along the scenic Riva degli Schiavoni waterfront promenade and Get off at the island of San Giorgio Maggiore...
You still have couple more days to enjoy your wonderful trip and so many treasures to see...
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Treviso is the closest of the three Veneto cities to Venice. The most sophisticated, it’s often likened to a ‘Little Venice’ due to its beautifully frescoed buildings, medieval arcades, and pretty stone bridges that cross tranquil canals. Don’t miss Ponte di Pria (Stone Bridge) at the confluence of the city’s Canal Grande and Buranelli canal.
Treviso’s affluence is evident in the elegant city streets, well-dressed locals and excellent shopping. It’s a fabulous town for strolling, whiling away a couple of hours in a stylish little bar or café, or taking in the atmosphere of the lovely squares, such as Piazza Rinaldi (with three elegant palaces built by the Rinaldi family, between the 12th and and 18th centuries) and Piazza dei Signori (with its handsome Palazzo di Podesta and lofty tower).
Churches worth gawking at include the majestic Duomo with seven domes and splendid art by Titian (the original building dated to Late Roman times) and the Late Romanesque-Early Gothic Chiesa di San Francesco, built by the Franciscan monks between 1231 and 1270, which has fine frescoes in its peaceful chapels and the tomb of Pietro Alighieri, son of poet Dante.
There are also frescoes by Tommaso da Modena in the 13th century Venetian-Romanesque and French-Gothic Chiesa di San Nicolò. As with many of the Veneto region’s cities and towns, Treviso also has a lovely loggia, the Loggia dei Cavalieri, but unlike the others, typically in the Venetian-Gothic styles, this one is Romanesque with Byzantine influences.
Small but elegant, Vicenza has historic ties to Venice – indeed it was known as the ‘Mainland Venice’ and its canals were once linked to those of the Venetian island-city. Like many of Northern Italy’s cities and towns, Vicenza boasts beautiful churches, many of them filled with art.
Start with the 11th century Duomo, restored in the 16th and 19th centuries, then the Chiesa di Ara Coeli, dating to 1244, which features works by Tiepolo. The Pinacoteca Civica (Municipality Art Gallery) also has an abundance of fine paintings by great artists.
But what Vicenza is most notable for is its classical architecture by Palladio, which has earned the city and surrounding region a place on the UNESCO Heritage Site listing as ‘City of Palladio and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto’.
The city is home to twenty-three graceful buildings by Palladio, including the Teatro Olimpico, Basilica Palladiana, Palazzo Chiericati (Vicenza’s city museum), Palazzo Barbaran Da Porto, Palazzo Thiene, and Villa Capra, known as ‘La Rotonda’.
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Of these three Veneto cities, Padova, apart from its basilica and churches, palazzi and villas, Padova (Padua in English) holds few attractions for tourists, yet that’s just what we love about it. It’s a vibrant little city with a historic town that is a lovely, low-key place to spend a few days relaxing.
Start with the must-see sights including the vast 13th-century Basilica of St Anthony, which has enormous Byzantine-style domes and notable artworks, and also contains its namesake saint’s tomb, along with Padova’s number one attraction, the Cappella degli Scrovegni. The chapel is a touchstone for Rinascimento (Renaissance) art in Northern Italy.
The break away from the Byzantine style to the Proto-Renaissance period (1290–1400) is commonly attributed to the paintings of Giotto di Bondone (c1267–1337) and the Cappella contains the best known of his works and the frescos, focussing on the Virgin Mary’s life, and completed around 1305. The artwork is breathtaking and particularly impressive due to the emotion depicted in the subjects’ faces and the three-dimensionality of the work. Due to deterioration, the Cappella was sealed off and now has its own ‘microclimate’.
Your 7 days, 6 nights Itinerary
- Day 1: You arrive to Venice, start to enjoy your holiday and stay overnight.
- Day 2: Your day in Venice and stay overnight.
Day 3. In a morning you will board a train from Venice to Treviso (40 min). Enjoy your day and come back to Venice in the evening
Day 4. In a morning you will board a train from Venice to Padua (30 min). Enjoy your day and come back to Venice in the evening
Day 5. In a morning you will board a train from Venice to Vicenza (1 hour). Enjoy your day and come back to Venice in the evening
Day 6. Your day in Venice and stay overnight.
Day 7. After hotel check-out you will have your time in Venice before come back home.
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* The price of the hotel is based on a double room, so you will need to buy a trip for two.
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* You can change the dates of your holiday before full coordination of details and completed travel documents.
*No cancellation after full coordination of details and completed travel documents. Changes are possible, subject to availability.
* Refund before final approval of documents guaranteed.