Palladian villas: Villa Barbaro and Villa Emo


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: 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 noble country buildings

The architecture of Villa Barbaro reflects the typology of the typical Venetian noble country building. The villa was commissioned by two brothers and the interior is decorated with one of Paolo Veronese's most extraordinary fresco cycles. Villa Emo incarnates the Venetian noble's profound bond to the earth and agricultural life. A magnificent fresco cycle by Giambattista Zelotti - Palladio's collaborator par excellence - brilliantly decorates the interior.

This tour can be customized with a visit to the Brion Tomb by Carlo Scarpa.

***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***.


This tour has the following schedule:
Trip from Vicenza or Padua to Villa Emo (around 50 minutes)
Visit of Villa Emo
Trip from Villa Emo to Villa Barbaro (around 15 minutes)
Visit of Villa Barbaro.
Trip back to Vicenza or Padua (around one hour)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

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

End location: Venice (Piazzale Roma), Vicenza 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

16 euro - Admission tickets per person for Villa Emo and Villa Barbaro.

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

I was impressed by the tour with Ruben and would rate it 5 out of 5. He was very knowledgable in the areas that I was interested, drove well and safely and was prepared to make amendments to the tour which I appreciated. I would use him again and would recommend him to others.
Jane Fulcher

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