Palladio’s Veneto: Exploring Northern Italy’s culture, cuisine, architecture and art in the land of the Renaissance master
April 14–22, 2015
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.
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.
Please email National Trust Tours for questions about this program. Be sure to include your mailing address if you are requesting a paper copy of the brochure for this program.