9-Day The Small-Town Gems of Veneto

9-Day The Small-Town Gems of Veneto

Experience the Palladio Tours difference with the opportunity to discover Veneto’s fascinating villages and small towns, plus cooking classes led by an internationally recognized chef.
We take you to charming Treviso, with its centuries-old canals; to Vicenza, world-famous for classic Palladian architecture and venture to the delightful medieval towns of Marostica and Bassano del Grappa.
In your exploration of this region, the one we believe to be the richest in all of Italy, you will discover new cuisine, Italian art and fall in love with the warmth of Veneto village life.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and welcome dinner

Stop At: Hotel Villa Cipriani, Via Canova, 298, 31011 Asolo TV, Italy
meet you tour leader and fellow guests with an aperitivo
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Castelfranco Veneto, Castelfranco Veneto, Province of Treviso, Veneto
Transport to Ca' Amata for welcome dinner
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Dinner at Ca' Amata, the site of your cooking lessons
Accommodation included: All nights will be spent at Hotel Villa Cipriani, 4-star or equivalent

Day 2: Cooking class #1

Stop At: Castelfranco Veneto, Castelfranco Veneto, Province of Treviso, Veneto
All cooking classes will be held at Villa Ca' Amata, a private Palladian villa, just outside of Castelfranco Veneto. You will meet Chef Giuseppe Agostini and go to his adjacent vegetable garden to select your ingredients for your class
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Asolo, Asolo, Province of Treviso, Veneto
Your afternoon is free. Dinner is on your own
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast is at your hotel
• Lunch: Dine on your cooking class creations, plus others that Chef Giuseppe will prepare
Accommodation included: All nights will be spent at Hotel Villa Cipriani, 4-star or equivalent

Day 3: Cooking class #2 plus visit to Villa Barbaro and Villa Emo

Stop At: Castelfranco Veneto, Castelfranco Veneto, Province of Treviso, Veneto
Enjoy cooking class #2 with Chef Giuseppe in Ca' Amata.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Villa Barbaro - World Heritage Site, Via Barbaro, 1, 31010, Maser Italy
It was designed and built between 1560 and 1570 by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, with frescos by Paolo Veronese and sculptures by Alessandro Vittoria. The villa was added to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1996.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Villa Emo, Via Stazione 5, 31050 Fanzolo Italy
A villa in Veneto, designed and constructed by Andrea Palladio. It was completed in 1565 and added to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1996.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at your hotel
• Lunch: Lunch with your cooking class creations plus extras prepared by Chef Giuseppe.
• Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant in Asolo or one of the small neighboring towns.
Accommodation included: All nights will be spent at Hotel Villa Cipriani, 4-star or equivalent

Day 4: Day-long prosecco tour

Stop At: Valdobbiadene, Valdobbiadene, Province of Treviso, Veneto
A visit to the scenic hills where prosecco is produced with a visit to a winery for a tasting.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at your hotel.
• Lunch: Lunch at a local trattoria
Accommodation included: All nights will be spent at Hotel Villa Cipriani, 4-star or equivalent

Day 5: Cooking class #3

Stop At: Castelfranco Veneto, Castelfranco Veneto, Province of Treviso, Veneto
Cooking class #3 with Chef Giuseppe. Visit his nearby vegetable garden for today's ingredients.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Castelfranco Veneto, Castelfranco Veneto, Province of Treviso, Veneto
Free afternoon to shop or return to the hotel to relax
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at your hotel
• Lunch: Enjoy lunch with your cooking class creations plus extras prepared by Chef Giuseppe.
Accommodation included: All nights will be spent at Hotel Villa Cipriani, 4-star or equivalent

Day 6: Bassano del Grappa and Marostica

Stop At: Marostica, Marostica, Province of Vicenza, Veneto
Marostica is a little marvel with a beautiful well-preserved castle and a gorgeous piazza with a human-sized chess board.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bassano Del Grappa, Bassano Del Grappa, Province of Vicenza, Veneto
Bassano, at the foot of the Alps, is famous for its pottery and its wood bridge designed by Andrea Palladio.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast in your hotel
• Dinner: We will host dinner in Bassano.
Accommodation included: All nights will be spent at Hotel Villa Cipriani, 4-star or equivalent

Day 7: Vicenza

Stop At: Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 11, 36100 Vicenza Italy
The Teatro Olimpico is a theatre in Vicenza, northern Italy, constructed in 1580–1585. The theatre was the final design by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and was not completed until after his death. The onstage scenery gives the appearance of long streets receding to a distant horizon, was installed in 1585 for the first performance held in the theatre, and is the oldest surviving stage set still in existence.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Basilica Palladiana, Piazza Dei Signori, 36100 Vicenza Italy
The Basilica Palladiana is a Renaissance building in the central Piazza dei Signori in Vicenza, north-eastern Italy. The most notable feature of the edifice is the loggia, which shows one of the first examples of what have come to be known as the Palladian window, designed by a young Andrea Palladio, whose work in architecture was to have a significant effect on the field during the Renaissance and later periods.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast will be in your hotel
• Dinner: Dinner on us at a local restaurant in Asolo.
Accommodation included: All nights will be spent at Hotel Villa Cipriani, 4-star or equivalent

Day 8: Treviso

Stop At: Asolo, Asolo, Province of Treviso, Veneto
The morning is free before your departure to Treviso
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Treviso, Treviso, Province of Treviso, Veneto
Described by the New York Times, in comparison to Venice, as an oasis. “Canals flow in Treviso, too, but trout swims in their canals and water hens glide on them, and water mills still wheel in them...This is the town of radicchio, tiramisu and spritz. The vegetable market is the finest you will see in the world. Its many canals make it look like a small version of Venice without the chaos of Venice.”
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast is in your hotel
• Dinner: Our farewell dinner will be in Treviso.
Accommodation included: All nights will be spent at Hotel Villa Cipriani, 4-star or equivalent

Day 9: Departure

Stop At: Aeroporto, Viale Galileo Galilei, 30/1, 30173 Venezia VE, Italy
Drop off at the Venice airport or the Mestre train station depending on your subsequent itinerary
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast at your hotel
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"



Hora de Inicio: 3:00 PM
Duración: 9 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Hotel Villa Cipriani, Via Canova, 298, 31011 Asolo TV, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Guide will have a sign with your name. Details of pickup will have been arranged beforehand via email.

Airports

  • Marco Polo Airport, Venice Italy



Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Incluye

  • 8x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Villa Barbaro - World Heritage Site
  • Entry/Admission - Villa Emo
  • Entry/Admission - Teatro Olimpico
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica Palladiana

No Incluye

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