Palladio’s Veneto: Exploring Northern Italy’s culture, cuisine, architecture and art in the land of the Renaissance master

April 14–22, 2015

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This exclusive custom-designed tour is set amid the rolling hills of the Veneto where the magnificent Renaissance villas of Andrea Palladio stand. You will gain private access to a wide variety of Palladio’s patrician villas, palazzi, and important landmarks, which chronicle Palladio’s life and career as a humanist architect. Among his most famous works - including the Villa Rotonda and Villa Foscari - travelers will also visit lesser known works like the Villa Emo, one of Palladio’s greatest feats, and the Villa Poiana, inspired by the ancient Roman baths. You will also visit the Villa Cornaro owned by an American family.

Study Leader Information

On this tour you will follow local experts as they reveal this historic and artistic community formed around Palladio, Renaissance master and most influential architect in Europe and America.

Tour Itinerary

April 15 - Depart on independent flights for Venice. Arrive at Venice’s Marco Polo airport and board a group transfer to the central Hotel Campo Marzio in Vicenza. Attend a Welcome Dinner at a nearby restaurant.

April 16 - Villa Barbaro, Asolo, Emo, and Cornaro

April 17 - Vicenza and La Rotonda

April 18 - Porto Colleoni, Godi, Poiana and Pisani

April 19 - Independent Day - Vicenza

April 20 - Padua, Palladio’s Birthplace

April 21- Mantua and Private Villa Farewell

April 22 - Group transfer to Venice International Airport for independent departures returning to the U.S.A.


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