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 Barbaro is today in perfect condition and it is the only palladian villa that boasts a marvelous nymphaeum in the back garden. Villa Emo incarnates the Venetian noble's profound bond to the earth and agricultural life. The rectilinear and symmetrical wings of the barchesse enfold us in an embrace that we are reluctant to leave. A magnificent fresco cycle by Giambattista Zelotti - Palladio's collaborator par excellence - brilliantly decorates the interior.
***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.
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.
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.
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