DOLOMITES, VENICE AND VENETIAN VILLAS - Italian treasures

VERONA CAREZZA LAKE MOENA VAL DI FASSA - CANAZEI PASSO PORDOI ARABBA CORTINA DAMPEZZO VILLA BARBARO TREVISO - TREVISO VENEZIA TREVISO BY TRAIN - TREVISO VENETIAN VILLAS PADUA TREVISO - TREVISO CONEGLIANO PROSECCO WINE ROUTE BASSANO VERONA

DOLOMITES, VENICE AND VENETIAN VILLAS
Italian treasures

1° day VERONA – CAREZZA LAKE – MOENA – VAL DI FASSA

In the morning meet your travel assistant in Verona and get on a G.T. bus in a direction of Lake Carezza. From Bolzano, the capital city of the province of Alto Adige, we will turn to the Val d’Ega, “the gate of the Dolomites” and through the landscape of incredible beauty, we will reach Lake Carezza and impressive Rosengarten peaks mirrored in its emerald water. Stop for a walk and take some magnificent photos. In the shadow of Rosengarten peaks with famous Torri del Vajolet (Vaiolet towers), the six summits, we continue to Val di Fassa. Stop for a lunch at leisure in Moena, called the “Fairy of Dolomites”. Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the town center with its old houses and the typical craft shops and the enchanting scenery of magnificent surrounding landscapes in all seasons. Continue to Canazei, one of the most important places in the Valley resort surrounded by Dolomite peaks of Sassolungo, Marmolada and Sella Ronda.  Hotel check-in in Canazei, dinner and overnight.

2° day CANAZEI – PASSO PORDOI – ARABBA – CORTINA D’AMPEZZO – VILLA BARBARO – TREVISO

Hotel breakfast. Departure to Passo Pordoi (Pordoi pass), indissolubly linked to famous cycling race, Giro d’Italia. Stop for a picture. Continue to Arabba, surrounded by the most beautiful peaks, in a setting of rare beauty, at the foot of the Sella group. Stop for a Coffee, Tee, something. Arrival to Cortina d’Ampezzo, elegant and worldliness, queen of Italian lifestyle, culture and gastronomy. Lunch at your leisure and continue to Maser. Upon arrival, guided tour of magnificent Villa Barbaro, the work of famous architect Palladio, protected by UNESCO.  Continue to Treviso, hotel check-in, dinner and overnight.
 

3° day TREVISO – VENEZIA – TREVISO (BY TRAIN)

Hotel breakfast. From the mountains, we are moving to the seaside to visit the Italian marvel number one, its beauty Venice. Departure by train to Venice. Upon the arrival to S. Lucia station in Venice, meet your tour guide. Venice, a work of art in itself, a big open sky museum, placed on UNESCO’s list in 1987. The city puts on display artistic and unique architecture on the world stage that, even after centuries of such splendor still attracts millions of visitors each year. Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon, free time for exploring the city on your own. Dinner in a restaurant in Venice. At the end board on vaporetto, continue along the railway station and return to Treviso. Overnight.

4° day TREVISO – VENETIAN VILLAS – PADUA – TREVISO

Hotel breakfast. Departure to Mira and visit Villa Foscari, constructed by famous architect Palladio in 1559. Continue to Villa Pisani a Strà, “The queen of Venetian Villas”. In its 114 rooms, the Villa has hosted the Dodges, kings and emperors. Today it is a national museum where the artworks and paintings from 18th and 19th century are kept. Arrival to Padua for a lunch at leisure. Guided tour of the city and its main monuments: Prato della Valle square, Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta with famous Palazzo della Ragione, ancient seat of the City Court. In the afternoon visit the famous Scrovegni Chapel (Italian: Cappella degli Scrovegni), masterpiece of Italian and European painting of 14th century considered the most complete cycle of frescoes made by Giotto in his mature period. Return to Treviso. Dinner and overnight.

5° day TREVISO – CONEGLIANO – PROSECCO WINE ROUTE– BASSANO – VERONA

Hotel breakfast. Departure for Conegliano, a  great initial point to start famous Prosecco Route, “The Strada del Prosecco”. Drive through a countryside of rolling hills dominated by orderly rows of grape vines. Arrival to Valdobbiadene where you will have a chance to taste famous Prosecco, a real excellence of the Treviso area. In the afternoon, proceed to Bassano del Grappa, beautiful town on the banks of the Brenta River which was a strategic point of the Italian troops during the First World War. Guided tour of the town. The symbol of Bassano is famous “The Alpine Corps’ bridge” (Ponte degli Alpini) designed by the architect Andrea Palladio in 1569. The bridge was destroyed many times, the last time in World War II. Finally, it was rebuilt in 1948 by Italian Alpine troops. Here is also the Alpine Corps’ Museum and a part of the pedestal of the statue of the "Madonna del Grappa" destroyed by a cannon. Proceed to Verona. Evening arrival to the starting point.




 



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Travel Time 5 days  
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What's included

• Modern air-conditioned motor coach designed for sightseeing • English speaking tour guide from first to last day of the program • Hotel accommodation in 4 star hotel, rooms with private facilities and breakfast buffet • Meals as per itinerary • Special visits and sightseeing as specified in the program (entrance fees not included) • English speaking driver and local English speaking guides • Luggage handling (1 per person) • Service charges and hotel taxes • 24/7 Englsih speaking assistence by phone • Train to Venice (return ticket) • Vaporetto from Venice train station to San Marco square (return ticket) • Prosecco tasting in Valdobbiadene

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• International flights, unmentioned entrance fees, meals and drinks, insurance, tips

UNESCO Sites

• Dolomites • Venice and its lagoon • Venetian Villas

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