The Venetian Republic and Euganean Wonders
Day 1: Padua
Arrival and private transfer to the Hotel in Padua area. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Padua
After breakfast, departure to Padua and half day guided visit of the city centre. In the afternoon, visit of Giotto’s Scrovegni Chapel. After the visit, typical Italian “Spritz” Aperitivo in one of the crowded squares of the city centre. Dinner and ovenight at hotel.
Day 3: Euganean Hills
After breakfast, departure to discover the enchanting Euganean hills and the hamlets of Arquà Petrarca and Villa Vescovi at Luvigliano. Lunch in a typical restaurant. Stop at a local producer for wine and olive-oil tasting. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Riviera del Brenta
After breakfast departure to discover the Brenta Riviera favoured by Casanova, Galileo, Byron and D’Annunzio, painted by Tiepolo and Canaletto, described by Goethe and Goldoni, hosted French and Russian Royal Families. Even Napoleon, the Hapsburgs, the Savoy stayed here. Full day excursion by boat to admire Venetian Villas including Villa Pisani and Villa Malcontenta. Lunch with fish menu in a typical restaurant in Dolo. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Venice
After breakfast, departure to Venice Tronchetto and transfer by boat to the city centre. Guided walking tour of this unique city: St. Mark’s square, the Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge’s Palace, the bridge of sighs and the prisons. The visit proceeds with a Bacaro tour, a gastronomic experience in the several Bacari (typical pubs) of Venice to eat the tasty “cicchetti” combined with good wine. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Monselice – Este – Montagnana
After breakfast departure for a full-day guided excursion to the Medieval Boroughs of Padua: Monselice, Este and Montagnana. During the visit, stop to a local producer of Montagnana Ham and tasting. Dinner and ovenirght at hotel.
Day 7: Padua
Time at leisure and transfer to the railway station. End of services.