DAY 1 06/01/2023 INZAGO - VALLE CORNIO
Departure from Inzago by Gt coach in the direction of Riviera del Brenta . Hotel accommodation in Campagnia Lupia. Lunch at the hotel drinks included. Early afternoon check-in and room assignment.
Transfer by Gt coach to Valle Cornio and departure by boat for excursion to the fishing valleys of the southern lagoon. Here you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a particularly educational and interesting natural environment among bird flights, tree-lined embankments, hunting and fishing lodges, and ancient canals.
Along the way we will also see the ruins of old casoni, cavane, fishing nets dipped in water or placed on sandbanks to dry.
At the end return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 2 02.06.2023 VILLAS OF THE BRENTA
Breakfast at the hotel and meet your guide for a panoramic tour of the Brenta Riviera, which has always been considered by Venetians as the ideal extension of the Grand Canal. In particular, they will visit Villa Pisani, one of the main tourist destinations in the Veneto region. The majestic villa of the Pisani nobles that hosted doges, kings and emperors in its 114 rooms, and today is a national museum that preserves furniture and works of art from the 18th and 19th centuries. The park enchants with its original architecture, from the Coffee House to the Exedra, the famous hedge maze, and the precious collection of citrus trees, plants, and flowers.
Continuing on, visit Villa Widmann, in Mira, a splendid example of a French-style rococo villa in a strategic location. The complex consists of the Dominical House, Oratory, Historic Garden and Monumental Park. Stroll through the villa's lush park, where linden, cypress and horse chestnut trees provide a backdrop for numerous stone statues, to a romantic pond of late 19th-century creation with numerous swamp cypress trees.
Lunch at the hotel and in the afternoon visit to Villa Foscari known as "La Malcontenta," which is Palladio's only villa along the Brenta Riviera. Villa Foscari stands majestically, as a single block, with its façade facing the river, in perfect Venetian style, but enriched with classical references from the 4th and 5th centuries CE well known to Palladio.
In the evening return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
3RD DAY 03.06.2023 UNUSUAL VENICE
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the nearby train station and travel about 20 minutes to Venice Santa Lucia.
Upon arrival meet with the guide and tour the Venice you may not have known.........
From the station, we reach the Ghetto, new and old, with its synagogues, pawnshops, Campo do Mori, Tintoretto's house, Madonna dell'Orto Church, which preserves some of the most famous works by the famous painter Tintoretto, who is buried there, Mastelli or Camel palace (Venetian trade...), Fondamenta Abbazia, Scuola Misericordia, along Strada Nuova, we reach Chiesa dei Miracoli, S. Giovanni e Paolo, Santa Maria Formosa, and then we will arrive in the surroundings of San Marco.
Afternoon at leisure for individual visits, shopping and relaxation.
In the evening return by train. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
DAY 4, 04.06.2023 PADOVA - INZAGO
Breakfast and check out. Depart for Padua and meet your guide for a walk that will start from the Basilica del Santo, Padua's shrine with St. Anthony's tomb and reliquary, and wind through narrow medieval alleys to reach the historic center with its Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza della Frutta and Piazza dei Signori, the heart of 13th-century Padua. External tour of the most emblematic buildings: the Palace of Reason, better known as the Hall for its huge hanging room. Until recently it was the largest in the world, with its distinctive inverted ship hull roof rising in the middle of a bustling commercial area. From "under the Hall" it spreads with stalls of the most delicious fruits and vegetables and local products on the Squares of Fruit and Herbs, the Pedrocchi Café and the University "BO".
At the end of the visit transfer and light lunch.
At the end of the light lunch departure for the return journey.