The Venetian Villas along the Brenta canal


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. Yes. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Venetian Villas

Along the road leading from Padua to Venice - paralleling what is considered to be an extension of the Grand Canal - runs the beautiful Brenta River, the area preferred by Venetian aristocratic families to build their summer residential homes. Villa Pisani is one of Italy's most beautiful villas. The vast park still preserves an intact labyrinth where tourists often amuse themselves among its hedges. Finally, we visit Villa Foscari Malcontenta, a Palladian masterpiece that celebrates the powerful Venetian Foscari family, who proudly remain the owners of the villa to this day, a place where time seems to stand still.

***Customize - As your private tour guide, I can adjust the schedule, duration and activities to meet your needs or create a customized tour for you in case you have special request or you are more than 4 people and need a larger vehicle. Please let me know.


Villa Pisani, Villa Widman Foscari, Villa barchessa Valmarana and villa Foscari la Malcontenta.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Venice, piazzale Roma or Padua, train station (or any other location in the city center)

End location: Venice, piazzale Roma or Padua, train station (or any other location in the city center)

Duration: 4 hours


Private car with one of these vehicles:
Fiat Panda year 2006, 4 passengers, not air conditioned.
Toyota Yaris year 2009, 4 passengers, air conditioned.
Opel Zafira year 2009, 7 passengers, air conditioned

What’s Included

The price includes a half-day guided tour (four hours walking tour) and transportation.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 euro - Tickets for the villas

What’s Extra

Admission tickets may vary depending on the number and age of guests and are at the visitors' charge.

You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.


I am a Qualified Tourist Guide and have access to any landmark.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was an excellent tour of 4 Brenta Canal villas, with wonderful narration about their history and families. Touring with Reuben gave us the chance to really enjoy the day, learn a great deal and not worry about the logistics of driving and locating these sites. We highly recommend this tour, one which has been on our bucket list for a long time!
Susan Bennett

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