Discover the little-known Valpolicella Classico wine country just outside Verona and connect with a local winemaker with this exclusive winery visit. Take a guided walk through the historic vineyards to learn about the traditional cultivation methods, visit the former icehouse (now the aging room) and barrel cellar, and then relax with a tasting of a number of Valpolicella and Amarone wines.
The Palladian Villas Owners Network invite you to immerse yourself in our Unesco Heritage, with an itinerary to discover at least 7 places of historical interest that Palladio's brilliance has made so unique that they deserve universal recognition.
In Vicenza in the 16th century, a very wealthy city in its heyday, a genius architect completely changed the face of the city and the way of conceiving architecture, becoming a timeless model. An itinerant tale in art and history, in which Vicenza offers itself to your eyes as a unique Renaissance gem in every glimpse.
The only tour in the city to include the famous villa La Rotonda (on request even outside visiting hours), and Palazzo Valmarana Braga, a private heritage jewel of the Palladian Unesco Vicenza. Besides, purchasing the tour you can optionally use a Palladian E-Bike for free, a relaxing and pleasant way to optimize visit times, with a mileage of 15 km.
The tour ends with a small exclusive surprise, only for our customers.
Discover Vicenza’s traditional specialties and the secret spots where locals go to savor them with this insider’s food tour. Join a local host to taste your way through the city, stopping at landmark food shops to meet the vendors and sample sweet and savory treats. Learn about Vicenza’s classic cuisine from your guide and come away with a better understanding of the authentic local food culture.
Explore all around the city of Vicenza without wearing yourself out on this small-group Segway tour of the city suitable for all fitness levels. Follow your guide as they take you to Vicenza attractions including the Olympic Theatre, the Villa Capra Valmarana, and the Piazza dei Signori. This small-group tour has a maximum of eight participants.
For a sampling overview of Vicenza's suburban Palladian Villas and the fascinating history of the great Architect. A splendid self-guided E-Bike ride among bucolic landscapes and works of genius that marked the history of our Golden Age.
Every place in Vicenza has seen the works of this brilliant architect come to life. In the streets of the center, cobblestones recall the steps of a young stonemason who came from Padua to build the new face of the city and its fortunate countryside. Just outside the urban area, among the stones and dust of courtyards in the making, Giangiorgio Trissino coined the most famous name in modern architecture: Palladio, who, like an angel with golden wings, came to shape the forms of a new culture.
In addition to the Unesco heritage sites listed in the tour details, you will also be able to pass by and admire the Oasis of the Sources of the Bacchiglione River and the beautiful Villa da Porto Pedrotti and Villa da Porto Casarotto.
Learn Italian techniques and approaches to cooking while enjoying some creative freedom that will let you experiment in this private cooking class in Vicenza. Visit a local market in Vicenza with your teacher and pick out ingredients that interest you. In your teacher’s home kitchen, learn how to best use the ingredients to create a dish with Italian inspiration. Dine on your creation, served with a selection of local wine.
Vicenza is one of the most elegant small cities in Italy, home to architectural treasures like the Palladian Basilica and Teatro Olimpico. With this walking tour, skip the hassle of a map and guidebook and take in the highlights with a guide. Learn about the history and culture of this UNESCO-listed gem, and enjoy the individual attention and slower pace of a private tour.
Take a break from the crowds and hustle of Venice for the day and explore a landscape of vineyards, villages, and medieval castles on a private cultural food tour. Visit a dairy farm and vineyard in the morning, then, in the afternoon, visit an olive oil mill and ham and sausage factory.
The Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio designed villas that shape luxury architecture even now and his work around Venice and Vicenza holds UNESCO World Heritage status. This private tour lets you visit three of the finest—La Malcontenta, Villa Emo, and Villa Barbaro—and look at privately-owned Villa Cornaro from outside. Your chauffeur will provide general information as you travel, but visits to the mansions are self-guided.
Meet a passionate home cook in Vicenza and learn how to prepare two of Italy’s most beloved dishes in just a few hours with this hands-on pasta and tiramisù class. Join a small group of curious foodies and roll up your sleeves to make two types of fresh pasta from scratch, then assemble an authentic tiramisù. Cap off your experience by sampling your handiwork with a family-style meal.
Visit Villa Valmarana ai Nani near Vicenza and discover the stories behind the Palladian villa's famous dwarf statues and Tiepolo frescoes. With a multimedia tablet as your guide, you'll explore the frescoed rooms of the owner's residence and guest house along with the historical park and gardens. Learn about the Valmarana family who originally commissioned the artwork, and hear their story as the villa owners through to the present day. Most visits typically last around an hour.
The most complete guided and narrated tour to discover Vicenza, a city of many priceless UNESCO World Heritage beauties, captivating stories and troubling events, and of a humble stonemason who will go down in history by forever redefining Architecture and its canons. You will enjoy it aboard a comfortable and fun Palladian E-Bike, to reach even the wonders out of town inaccessible on foot, and not really miss anything in the City of Palladio.
Your Cicero Palladiano will lead you into the history of an unexpectedly ancient community, independent in spirit and merchant by vocation. A plot that will tell of international political alliances born from the ferment of the Reformation, of nobles not only in rank, and of the parable of a genius of the artist who became a model of modernity. From squares to palaces, from villas to bridges over the water to historic villages: every glimpse or panorama, every illustrious person will become part of an intertwining that you cannot help but love.
Benefit from personal guidance and instruction from your instruction without the distraction of other participants with this private cooking class in Vicenza. Learn how to make several pasta dishes authentic to the region from a home cook in a fully-equipped kitchen and end the class by tasting your hard work. This private class has a limit of eight participants.
The medieval town walls of Cittadella offer the rare opportunity to walk along a perfectly preserved defensive parapet, and admire both the original architecture and the views across the surrounding hills. This ticket gives you access to the 800-year-old parapet ring 15 meters above ground, and a number of historic halls, towers, and a panoramic terrace incorporated into the walls.
We are a totaly family run cellar: we have no employees. You will taste the Valpolicella wines and you will meet the Vogadori family!
We work in a green way, we are certified but you can experience when you taste our wines!
Third generation we produce wines.
We have also rooms next the cellar.
The Director of the Business Network created by the owners of the Unesco Palladian villas will take you into a virtuous tale about Vicenza in its Golden Age, offering you an unparalleled perspective from which to start your visit to the city of Palladio.
This story tells of a community that was independent in spirit and devoted to commerce by vocation. A compelling story of international political alliances born from the great ferment of the Reformation, of families whose nobility was not only a rank, linked to the silk trade that made the Serenissima a socio-cultural center of such relevance that even Rome feared it. A plot whose texture is represented by the rich Unesco heritage that the genius of Palladio left to the city, becoming a model of timeless modernity.
A story that you will hear in the exceptional context of Palazzo Valmarana Braga, one of the architect's most beautiful creations today privately owned, and in its immediate surroundings.
Don't lose the opportunity to become a "pizzaiolo" (pizza-maker) and a great tiramisu maker! Enter a local home, connect with an expert home cook and discover how Italian mamma and nonnas used to prepare awesome pizza at home.
With this private hands-on cooking class, you will learn how to make pizza and tiramisù from scratch from a real Italian family. To complete your feast, enjoy what you have prepared for lunch or dinner with a selection of local wine included.
Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family with a pizza party once you come back home!
This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.
Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
A visit for wine lovers, curious to know the evolution over time and the harmony of a wine that is famous in the world and inimitable. There are few wineries in Valpolicella where you can taste the aged Amarone in barrel 10, 15 and 20 years!
Explore the culinary heritage of Vicenza with the help of a local cook on this small-group market tour combined with a cooking class. Go to a local market with your host so they can show you what types of local produce are in season before using them to prepare a handmade pasta dish and tiramisu in their home kitchen. Finally, it’s time to try the dishes for yourselves.
Treat yourself to an alternative meal out in Vincenza, and enjoy a private dining experience at a local’s home instead of the city restaurants. With your personal group of family and friends, you’ll savor a 4-course meal of regional dishes, made from the recipes of your host—a Vicenza local who’s part of Italy’s Cesarine home cook community.
Valpolicella is one of the most important wine regions of Italy. This is a tour with a professional English speaking driver to visit 2 wineries (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and to taste some important Italian red wines like the Amarone.
Discover parts of the countryside between Verona and Lake Garda that you might not find on your own and sample local wines with this shared e-bike tour around Custoza. Ride with your guide from Villafranca through the Italian countryside admiring the natural scenery along the way. Taste test wine at an old family-run winery and visit local landmarks such as the Castello Scaligero di Villafranca and Ossario di Custoza monument.
In this experience you will get to know the sparkling wines of Lake Garda, with the Classic and Charmat method, starting from the territory and the vineyard, to move on to the cellar where you will understand the different production methods, and finally to taste 3 glasses accompanied by quality cold cuts and cheeses.
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"Loved the experience. By getting the one day tour, you get access to an e-bike for one day, plus a ticket that’s gets you into all the major Palladian sites that is good for up to 8 days (so you can stagger your visits if you like). E-bikes were in great condition and guide in the beginning was super knowledgeable and interesting."..."
"Loved the experience. By getting the one day tour, you get access to an e-bike for one day, plus a ticket that’s gets you into all the major Palladian sites that is good for up to 8 days (so you can stagger your visits if you like). E-bikes were in great condition and guide in the beginning was super knowledgeable and interesting."
Cheese dairy farm, winery, liqueurs and spirits, ham and sausage factory
"The experience was wonderful! Everyone we met for each experience was friendly and passionate about their products. Our tour guide was excellent as well and added to this memorable experience. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great time with great people, products, and places."..."
"The experience was wonderful! Everyone we met for each experience was friendly and passionate about their products. Our tour guide was excellent as well and added to this memorable experience. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for a great time with great people, products, and places."
The story of Vicenza: Guided Half-Day E-Bike sightseeing Tour
"Palladian Routes delivered an exceptional tour. We got to see all the Palladian highlights with a knowledgeable and engaging guide, Manuel. This compact 2.5 hour worked well with our limited schedule and provided us with an informed overview of the major Palladian sites to visited more thoroughly on our own. Highly recommend this tour. Excellent value and great people. Also, the bikes worked great."..."
"Palladian Routes delivered an exceptional tour. We got to see all the Palladian highlights with a knowledgeable and engaging guide, Manuel. This compact 2.5 hour worked well with our limited schedule and provided us with an informed overview of the major Palladian sites to visited more thoroughly on our own. Highly recommend this tour. Excellent value and great people. Also, the bikes worked great."
Private pasta-making class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Vicenza
"We had the most wonderful time learning how to make pasta and tiramisu with Francesca. She shared so much of her knowledge with us not only on the pasta and dessert but also other sauces and some of her very own recipes. Francesca shared history of her city and Italy as a whole. She made our experience truly one of a kind with her authentically Italian hospitality."..."
"We had the most wonderful time learning how to make pasta and tiramisu with Francesca. She shared so much of her knowledge with us not only on the pasta and dessert but also other sauces and some of her very own recipes. Francesca shared history of her city and Italy as a whole. She made our experience truly one of a kind with her authentically Italian hospitality."