The Venetian Villas along the Brenta canal

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Tour Number

Activity Level

247295


Categories

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

Details

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

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

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.

Itinerary

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

Transportation

Private car with one of these vehicles:
Fiat Panda year 2006, 4 passengers, not air conditioned.
Toyota Yaris year 2009, 4 passengers, air conditioned.
Wolsvagen Golf year 2016, 4 passengers, air conditioned

What’s Included

Other: 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

Other: 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.

Restrictions

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

A Recent Review of this tour

This is a very specializes tour, as it focuses on a fairly narrow segment of the region's history. If you are interested in the Palladian villas, and the Venetian villas, you will really enjoy this. Ruben took us to see three villas, each very different from the other. He does a very nice job of putting each in its historical context.
Lawrence Koegel Jr

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Private tour guide Ruben

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Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/Brentavillas

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