A perfect vacation includes luxury, beauty, and history, and the splendor of Veneto embodies excellence from the architecture, artwork, and natural landscape of the region. Roman ruins contrast with opulent Renaissance castles. Villas decorate the banks of canals that connect the historical cities of Padua and Venice as marble façades, and staircases accentuate the rich past of the Venetian Republic. Your custom tailored tour will overflow with Italian perfection, from the attention to detail...
Verona – Arrive in the Charming and Historical Atmosphere of Verona
Verona is a city that lives up to its legendary reputation for being full of history and beauty. Romans settled the province as a center for trade in the 3rd-century BC. In the Middle Ages, Verona flourished under a ruling family eager to fill the city with wealth and art before Venice took control in the 15th-century, followed by Napoleon in the late 18th-century. The variety of ruling parties has each left their mark on the city through architecture, art, cuisine, and culture. Your flight will land at Verona Villafranca Airport where your private transfer will await your arrival. You will then venture into the historical heart of town with a stop at San Fermo Maggiore for a panorama of the fair Verona, and the banks of the River Adige.
The original church was erected in the 8th-century and refurbished in the 11th-century, and the Romanesque style remains in the lower portion of the structure with the upper section representing Gothic architecture from the 13th and 14th-centuries. The marble façade embodies the grace and opulence of the structure and the city at large, which stands out from the verdant hills and rushing waters that border Verona. Your accommodations are situated in a gorgeous palace in the historical center near the dramatic figure of the Roman arena. In the summer, you can catch a concert that varies from rock to opera and draws crowds from around Italy, each performed inside the Roman stadium which dates back to the 3rd-century AD.
Verona – Discover the Stunning Ancient and Literary History of Verona
Padua – Travel to Padua for a Full Day Tour of Iconic Churches and Palaces
Padua – Delight in an Excursion to the Gothic Town of Vicenza
Venice – Relish in a Cruise along the Brenta Canal to Reach Venice
Venice – Explore the Iconic Marvels of Venice on a Private Guided Tour
Venice – Enjoy the Artistry and Museums of Venice on an Island Excursion
Venice – Depart for Home
- Enjoy a full-day luxury cruise down the historical Brenta Canal, connecting Padua to Venice, with a stop en route to visit lavish antique villas
- Witness the marvels of Padua’s “Sistine Chapel” decorated with Giotto’s masterpiece celebrated for changing the art-world forever
- Experience the grandeur of Venice on a private tour of the Doge’s Palaces elegant galleries and lavish décor
- View the marvelous art of glass blowing on Murano Island during a walking tour followed by a demonstration of the coveted artwork
- Relish the historic charms of Verona in the castles and Roman history accentuating the beauty of the architecture
- Visit what has become the legendary home of Juliet Capulet of Shakespearean fame in Verona to discover the evolution of its connection to the city
- Revel in the unique architecture of Vicenza, which celebrates Palladian architecture in various churches, palaces, and villas
The great works of Italy go beyond the artwork and incorporate entire towns and cities. From the cobbled streets to the Roman arenas, and the church frescoes to the statues that adorn the regal facades, you will discover the captivating wonders of Italy’s Veneto region. Your 8-day tour will take you from Verona to Venice, and highlight the grandeur of the Renaissance, the power of the medieval communes, and the drama of Venice’s Republic while you bask in the luxuries provided by the celebrated restaurants, private tours, and opulent accommodations. Your tour will begin with your arrival at Villafranca Airport in Verona. Your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim and escort you to your luxurious hotel situated in a historical palace. Relax with the remainder of the day at your leisure to wander the cobbled streets of Verona as you please.
Wake the next day and your private guide will meet you at your hotel eager to introduce you to the splendor of the city. From Roman ruins to the literary influence of William Shakespeare, your lively tour will also include Gothic tombs and an incredible panorama from the Torre dei Lamberti watchtower. Next day, you will transfer to the town of Padua, known for its relaxed and youthful atmosphere that derives from the university within. Enjoy an introductory guided tour of the city to view the impressive palaces and piazzas. Your tour will culminate at the Scrovegni Chapel, which contains Giotto’s masterwork.
Venture next to Vicenza for a full day excursion to explore the marvels of the medieval streets, and then discover the Teatro Olimpico and the symmetrical design of Villa Valmarana. Next day, you will board a luxury boat for a full day cruise down the Brenta River. The canal will lead you to Venice where your private transfer will meet you at the dock. En route to Venice, you will stop at three different villas to see the estates of noble families that once traveled back and forth to Venice.
Continue with a private guided tour of Venice and the Grand Canal. Traverse the magnificence of the Doge’s Palace and witness the elegance of the palaces around the city that was designed specifically to impress passersby. The next day will take you around the islands of the Venetian lagoon, the most notable of which is Murano. Enjoy an immersive experience into the history of glass making with a tour and demonstration. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at the dock of your hotel ready to escort you to Marco Polo Airport for your flight home.
$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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