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City Tours in Venice: Unusual Venice 11

The Villa Malcontenta by Palladio

Villas and Wine on the Veneto Mainland.

In the 1500 the Venetian Republic was ready to exploit to the full the agricultural potential of its mainland territories. The government offered substantial subsidies for reclamation of marshlands and the aristocracy began to build beautiful villas on their country estates. Between the 15th and the 18th Cs more than 2000 country residences were built throughout the Veneto by the richest Venetian families. This phenomenon became known as the Civilization of the Villas.

Palladio's Villa La Rotonda in Vicenza Palladio became the ideal architect who knew how to build cheaply and quickly and was also thoroughly versed in the newly fashionable architectural vocabulary of ancient and contemporary Roman buildings. Palladian Villas were intended to express the ideals of reason, humanity and civilisation in Renaissance life, and to provide practical settings from which the sophisticated merchants from Venice could exercise their privileges as landowners and their responsibilities as farmers – provisioning the cities where they too spent much of their lives.

He was not the only great architect employed on the Venetian mainland, but he was the most prolific. So elegantly did his villas combine the gentlemanly and the useful, that their style became the model for both Britain and America houses for the next three centuries

A selection of Local Wine Our tour will take you to visit some of the most outstanding country houses following the celebrated wine routes of the Veneto Region, stopping here and there for food and wine tasting , thus pleasing both your minds and your palates.
We’ll have lunch in a typical Veneto restaurant.


Duration: 8 hours

Admission fees:
Admission fees vary depending on the itinerary chosen.

Tour price:
Private tour up to 4 people: 950,00 € + admission fees
Larger parties rates on request
Group rates on request

Restaurant and wine tasting: will be given on request

The price is inclusive of the service of a certified tour guide and the hiring of a luxury limousine car

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