PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR - visit Vicenza and enjoy your Palladio tour

To find the true soul of a place you need to live there, but if you want to find it in just a few days we recommend a tour with Monica Facchini, an English speaking art historian and expert tourist guide specialised in Andrea Palladio’s works
During your stay in our hotel she will give you a lot of useful recommendations and answer all your questions and if you go with her on a guided tour you will really get to know this beautiful part of Italy.

To discover the most amazing places around Marostica we suggest booking one of the following half-day guided tours: you will not regret it!

1. VICENZA, WORLD HERITAGE SITE

- Vicenza is a wonderful Renaissance city and a walk through its historical centre is the best way to admire the buildings designed by Andrea Palladio in 16th century. Wandering around its elegant streets, you can visit:
  • the Olympic Theatre, the most beautiful theatre in the world and Palladio’s last work
  • the Palladio Museum, inside the sumptuous Palazzo Barbaran da Porto
  • Palazzo Chiericati, an elegant Palladian mansion, which is home to the civic art gallery
  • the exterior of the Palladian Basilica, symbol of the city

Group tour: € 20 per person
Private tour
: € 120 per tour
Entrance tickets: € 15 total

2. VILLA GODI, THE FIRST VILLA BY PALLADIO

– You can discover the secrets of Palladian villas, admire the wonderful frescoed halls and walk round the landscape garden, which surrounds the first country-house built by Palladio.

Group tour: € 15 per person
Private tour € 80 per tour
Entrance ticket: € 8

3. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PALLADIAN VILLAS

 – Half-day tour in the idyllic Venetian countryside to admire two of the most beautiful villas designed by Andrea Palladio in the mid-16th century:
  • Villa Barbaro in Maser, where the genius of Palladio meets the extraordinary colours and painting skills of Paolo Veronese
  • Villa Emo in Fanzolo, the “perfect Palladian villa” and the most loved by modern architects for its minimalist design

Group tour: € 20 per person
Private tour: € 120 per tour
Entrance tickets: € 19 total

4. FROM PALLADIO TO CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE

- An interesting trip through the history of Italian architecture, from the Renaissance to the 21st century:
  • Villa Barbaro in Maser, one of the most famous villas designed by Palladio. Here he combines his passion for Roman architecture with the innovative solutions he had the chance to admire when he was in Rome
  • Tomba Brion, the sophisticated monumental cemetery designed by Carlo Scarpa, the greatest 20th century Italian architect
  • Nardini’s Bubbles, the futuristic glass building designed by the famous architect Massimiliano Fucksas, which houses the laboratory and the conference hall of the Nardini Distillery

Private tour: € 150 per tour
Entrance ticket: € 9 in total

5. MAROSTICA, THE CITY OF THE CHESS GAME

 – During the tour you will take a nice stroll around the historical centre of the most beautiful medieval walled town in Veneto. Do not miss the chance to visit the Lower Castle, walk around its patrol path and admire the original costumes used for the Living Pawns Chess Game.

Private tour € 60 per tour 
Entrance ticket: € 5

6. VILLA LA ROTONDA AND THE MASTERPIECE OF TIEPOLO

: a half-day tour just outside the historical centre of Vicenza, in one of the most idyllic area of the Berici hills. During the guided tour you can admire:
  • Villa La Rotonda, the most famous Palladian villa designed for Paolo Almerico
  • Villa Valmarana ai Nani, with more than 300 square metres of frescoes painted by Tiepolo in 18th century

Private tour: € 120 per tour
Entrance tickets: € 20 in total


GOOD TO KNOW
    • Please book the tours before your arrival at the hotel in order to find available places
    • If you travel without your own car, you can ask for a transfer service when booking
    • Entrance tickets need to be bought at the entrance to monuments and are not included in the tour’s price
    • Discounts will be applied for groups of more than 8 people
YOUR GUIDE
    • is an art historian, graduated with honours
    • has been an English speaking tourist guide for Vicenza and Palladian villas since 2003
    • has been working for many years with national and international tour operators
    • you can contact her by email or by phone at +39 329 4876 651
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WHAT SOME OF OUR GUESTS SAID
Monica conveys the history and culture of the Veneto with joy and a deep understanding. I have hired her a few times for myself and also recommended her to friends - because she opens your eyes to what lies beyond the surface. In particular she seems to really understand Palladio and his influence in the region and around the world. Monica gives you a deeper appreciation for - well - just about everything!”
Connie - Bike Camp
"Da oltre 10 anni Monica è la nostra guida locale di Vicenza e accompagna i gruppi svedesi che vengono in Italia per scoprire Palladio. Propone un tour interessante nel centro storico, è sempre molto disponibile nel rispondere alle domande e sa adattarsi agli interessi dei partecipanti, cosa assai importante durante le visite guidate. Ha una bella voce e si sente bene anche nei gruppi numerosi."
Ingrid - Italian Travel
"My first visit to Marostica and hopefully the first of many! We LOVED this hotel and I can't say enough about the high quality of service it provides. Everyone was so pleasant and helpful, especially Monica who, when she learned of my interest in art (particularly modern), enthusiastically provided great itineraries for local points of interest - some of which are not to be found in any guide book!"
Elizabeth - New York
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WHAT SOME OF OUR GUESTS SAID
Monica conveys the history and culture of the Veneto with joy and a deep understanding. I have hired her a few times for myself and also recommended her to friends - because she opens your eyes to what lies beyond the surface. In particular she seems to really understand Palladio and his influence in the region and around the world. Monica gives you a deeper appreciation for - well - just about everything!”
Connie - Bike Camp
"Da oltre 10 anni Monica è la nostra guida locale di Vicenza e accompagna i gruppi svedesi che vengono in Italia per scoprire Palladio. Propone un tour interessante nel centro storico, è sempre molto disponibile nel rispondere alle domande e sa adattarsi agli interessi dei partecipanti, cosa assai importante durante le visite guidate. Ha una bella voce e si sente bene anche nei gruppi numerosi."
Ingrid - Italian Travel
"My first visit to Marostica and hopefully the first of many! We LOVED this hotel and I can't say enough about the high quality of service it provides. Everyone was so pleasant and helpful, especially Monica who, when she learned of my interest in art (particularly modern), enthusiastically provided great itineraries for local points of interest - some of which are not to be found in any guide book!"
Elizabeth - New York
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