Vicenza and its Palladian villas
Visit the splendid city of Vicenza, listed on UNESCO World Heritage sites, and listen to its fascinating story, rich in legends and characters.
The excursion includes the panoramic villa route a few steps away from the historical center. You will see the gorgeous Almerico Capra villa, called La Rotonda, a masterpiece from Andrea Palladio, designed in the second half of the 16th century. It is considered the “perfect villa”, achieved at the peak of his career, and surrounded by a beautiful park. You will then visit Villa Valmarana ai Nani, a splendid villa from the 18th century, famous for its frescoes from Giambattista Tiepolo and known for the lovely dwarf statues that decorate the long driveway. Where do they come from? Our friendly guides will tell you all about it! A relaxing lunch break will follow. You will be free to wander in the city center or you can book your lunch at a special price with the excursion! Try a typical Vicenza menu at a well-known inn, where locals go! Don’t waste your time waiting for a table! If you have a sweet tooth, you should attend the Italian pastry crash course near the Palladian basilica! Directed by a local pastry chef, you will learn how to bake millefoglie (Napoleon), a delicate sweet with custard and puff pastry that you will eat at the end! After lunch, you will visit Vicenza’s historical center, an area of refined beauty where the Palladian Basilica, Piazza dei Signori, historical coffee bars, the Cathedral (Duomo), Palladio Boulevard and its splendid palazzi definitely stand out. Then, you will visit a unique and fascinating place: one of the oldest artistic print shops in Veneto, located in the heart of Vicenza in 16th century palazzo. This visit will allow you to observe the master printer at work, an age-old trade getting rarer and rarer.
Adults: 60 EUR/person
Kids from 8 to 18 y.o.: 48 EUR/person
Kids from 2 to 7 y.o.: 30 EUR/person
Infants up to 2 y.o.: free
Family Pass – 4 people (2 adults & 2 kids up to 21 y.o.): 198 EUR
From 7.30 am to 7 pm
English, German, Italian and French. The tour can be bilingual.
Should the excursion not take place, other excursions or a full refund will be available. The experience will take place even in case of bad weather. The price includes entrance tickets for included visited sites, transfer with a tour guide, guided tour of Vicenza and Villa Valmarana ai Nani and visit of an historical print shop.
Terms of Sale
Users must show up on time for departure. To allow maximum efficiency for all users, users may wait for the coach a maximum of 5 minutes after the specified schedule. To get on the coach, all users must have their purchase coupon to be checked by our staff, either as a paper copy or on their smartphone. A valid ID document can be requested upon boarding. Infants under 2 years old will travel at no cost, on their parent’s lap. Dog friendly: Small dogs are allowed in all tours (must be in a pet carrier or cage while on the coach). Tour cancellation and refund policy: 100% refund for cancellations done up to 48 hours before departure. 70% refund for cancellations done between 48 to 24 hours before departure. No refund for cancellations done within 24 hours of departure. VivoExperience has the right to cancel scheduled tours in case of exceptional conditions such as extreme weather forecast, safety reasons, etc. In case of cancellation, users will be advised by email. VivoExperience cannot be held responsible for incorrect or missing contact information under no circumstances. In case of tour cancellation by VivoExperience, users will be proposed another tour or a 100% refund. Tour term modification: Departure schedules may vary due to traffic or unexpected events. Any rate, schedule, itinerary posted in this program may be modified without prior notice.