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Palladio & the Villas of the Veneto

25 May — 3 Jun 2017 | Tour Director: Charles Hind

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Charles Hind , MA, FSA

architectural historian and Chief Curator and H.J. Heinz Curator of Drawings at the RIBA

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Gatwick 1145 on British Airways to Venice, arriving 1450. Transfer to Vicenza for five nights at Hotel Campo Marzio.

Day

2

Excursion to villas south of Vicenza: Villa Pisani La Rocca (by Scamozzi), Villa Pisani at Bagnolo. Afternoon: Noventa Vicentina for Villa Barbarigo-Rezzonico, Villa Poiana.

Day

3

Vicenza: Teatro Olimpico, Basilica Palladiana, Loggia del Capitaniato, Church of Santa Corona, Barbaran da Porto, Palazzo Thiene, Museo Civico (Palazzo Chiericati). Free evening.

Day

4

Excursion to Villa Porto Colleoni and Villa Godi (Palladio’s earliest villa). Afternoon in Padua: San Antonio (work by Donatello and Palladio), Loggia Cornaro, Odeon and botanical gardens (oldest in Europe, founded by Daniele Barbaro).

Day

5

Villa Trissino (home of Palladio’s first major patron and where Palladio worked as a mason), Bassano del Grappa (site of Palladio’s famous wooden bridge). Afternoon: Villa Emo at Fanzolo, town of Castelfranco Veneto.

Day

6

Palladio’s famous Villa Rotonda, Villa Pisani at Strà (frescoes by Tiepolo), Villa Foscari in Malcontenta then by boat along Brenta Canal to Venice for four nights at Hotel Ca’ dei Conti.

Day

7

Free day and evening in Venice for independent visits.

Day

8

San Giorgio Maggiore and monastic buildings, Il Redentore, Palladio’s cloister of Santa Maria della Carità (Accademia di Belle Arte).

Day

9

Walking tour: Arsenale, Scuola di San Giorgio (paintings by Carpaccio), San Francesco della Vigna (Palladio’s first church façade), San Zanipolo, San Giorgio dei Greci (splendid Greek Orthodox church) and Rialto Bridge.

Day

10

Depart Venice 1130, arriving Gatwick 1240.

Tour Dates

25 May — 3 Jun 2017

Days

10

Cost

£2655

Tour Code

PALL-17

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Testimonial

What made this tour special...

"The leader's deep knowledge, exclusive contacts and terrific enthusiasm."

ACE Customer Jun 16

Cost includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, two lunches, seven dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Excluded: travel insurance, single room supplement (double room for single use in Venice) £475.

 
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