Walled towns: Bassano, Marostica and Thiene

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Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent), French (fluent), German (conversational), Italian (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

A dip in the Middle Ages with a taste of "grappa"

This tour is a real opportunity of visiting charming medieval towns and being immersed in their magical atmosphere.

Bassano is a treasure chest, colourful and lively with its handicrafts shops and unique bistro where to taste its typical spirit, the grappa. Marostica is a gem, fully circled by its entire and well-preserved walls. And finally Thiene, with its elegant old city centre and the castle, a precious ancestor of Venetian villas.


A very special tour through memorable chess games, duels between valiant knights and romantic walks in the shadow of the castles.
The tour goes to:
- Bassano del Grappa: enchanting town built on the shores of the impetuous Brenta river that has carved its nature and appearance. A stop on the famous Old bridge of the Alpini, the shooters of the Alps during the First and Second World Wars, and sipping some of the virtuous aqua Vitis, "grappa"
- Marostica: famous for its game of chess using live pieces, we'll visit its streets full of history and mystery and the square showing the big chess board.
- Thiene: the elegant city center is dominated by the prominent castle Porto Colleoni, a remarkable aristocratic home with tower-like corners, and merlonated roof edges. The interior has frescoes by Paolo Veronese's best pupil.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel in Vicenza or surroundings, or at the railway station. Any other location is possible on request.

End location: To your hotel in Vicenza or surroundings, or at the railway station. Any different location is possible on request.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.


A private car with driver (Mercedes Viano or a similar one).

What’s Included

- Transportation and full-day guiding and assistance
- Grappa tasting in Bassano
- Entrance fee at 1 museum in Marostica OR in Thiene.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 EUR - Bassano is full of handicraft shops: ceramics, typical food and grappa. They may be nice souvenirs and interesting workmanship.

What’s Extra

Lunch and personal expenses.


I'm not a professional driver: I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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