Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa

Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa

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Noble palaces and culinary traditions. Vicenza is the city where the famous XVI century architect Andrea Palladio grew professionally: the streets of Vicenza and the surrounding countryside are spotted with its prestigious Venetian Villas and palaces. We visit some of them and then we move to Bassano del Grappa, surrounded by mountains and medieval villages. We don’t forget the culinary side of the trip: the lush hills of Vicenza hide great spots where to enjoy captivating truffle hunts and in area around Bassano we taste the local grappa and cheese. 

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DAY 1 – Arrival in Vicenza
Private minivan transfer to a hotel in Vicenza city centre or agriturismo in Berici Hills.

DAY 2 – Villas and Vicenza
The tour starts with a introduction of the great architect Andrea Palladio, one of the most influential architects in the history. We visit one of the Villas he designed and we learn his innovations linked with the Classic-era influences during a interessing guided tour. In the afternoon, lunch in a typical osteria and visit of the city of Vicenza, whose centre is embellished by great buildings designed by Palladio.

DAY 3 – Truffle and Bassano del Grappa
Berici Hills, the hills that overlook Vicenza, are spotted with beautiful Venetian Villas but are also a great place where to find one of the gastronomical treasures of the region: black truffe! We learn everything about this valuable subterrean fungus during an exciting truffle hunt, followed by a cooking class. In the afternoon, private minivan transfer to Bassano del Grappa and grappa tasting, the best end for the day!

DAY 4 – Asolo, Prosecco and Villas
We explore the area around Bassano del Grappa, situated at the bottom of high mountains. We visit the Palladian Villa di Maser with a final wine tasting, than enjoy a lunch in Agriturismo in the Prosecco hills, before leading to the village of Asolo. If we want we can enjoy a short walk to the Rocca or just enjoy a coffee at the castle in front of a great panorama.

DAY 5 – Departure
Check out and private transfer to the airport

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