Departing from Venice, enjoy a relaxing day in the beautiful hills of the Veneto north of Venice, Italy. Strolling around enchanting villages and towns, savour the delicious cuisine and famous wines of the Veneto, this tour will provide you with an intimate experience of the “Secret Italy”.

Visit enchanting Asolo, the pearl of Veneto, perched on lush-green hills. Along with its delightful gardens and palatial villas, the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside have inspired poets and writers over the centuries.

In picturesque Bassano del Grappa, enjoy a guided tour of the town which includes a magnificent Palladian bridge crossing the mighty Brenta river and a chance to sample some of the local firewater – “Grappa”.

Bassano is also a shoppers paradise; famous for its ceramics, porcini mushrooms and other local delicacies and you will have some free time to explore its charming shops.

A tour of Veneto would be incomplete without visiting a Palladian Villa. Visit Villa Barbaro, (Tues – Sun) one of Palladio’s most celebrated works with fine frescoes by Veronese.

Veneto is a land of good food and wine. For lunch we have selected a local restaurant, where you can taste the regional cuisine accompanied by local wines. Lunch is optional and not included in price, but we strongly recommend taking lunch at the quaint little trattoria we visit that offers great value for money, with a great selection of dishes at reasonable prices.

Last but not least we finish our day on the Prosecco Wine Road – La Strada del Prosecco visiting a local winery with stunning views of the terraced slopes thickly planted with vines, where we’ll celebrate our day in the Veneto with a refreshing glass of Prosecco or two. While enjoying the sweeping views of the hill country and the distant plains of the Veneto.

*Included : Mercedes minivan or similar make, Expert English speaking driver/ guide – entrance fees to a Palladian Villa, casual wine tasting in typical winery of the Prosecco wine region

Other info

  • All Palladian Villas are privately owned and we are not responsible if owners decide to close their villas on days when they were scheduled to be open.
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • Price excludes lunch and gratuities
Pick up : Tronchetto waterbus station,Venice
Drop Off : Piazzale Roma, Venice- you will then have to catch ferry back to your hotel
Operates:  May-Oct : Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat
Closed  winter and Italian public holidays
Time: 9.00 am
Duration: 9 Hr
Min No. 4
Max No. 8
* Price includes entrance fees.