Veneto Hill Town Tour
Asolo, Bassano del Grappa & Marostica
Our English speaking driver will pick you up at Venice port and after an 1-hour and a half ride you will be in Asolo. Travelling at a relaxed pace, along scenic back-roads, with plenty of time to enjoy each destination, it will feel as if this tour was designed just for you. 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. Afterwards, you will be driven to the picturesque Bassano del Grappa, where you will 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. You'll have free time to shop while we are in Bassano and to have lunch.
A tour of Veneto would be incomplete without visiting a Palladian Villa. Visit the Villa Barbaro, one of Palladio's most celebrated works with fine frescoes by Veronese. The price of the tour includes entrance fees of the Villa Barbaro.
After the Palladio's villa, the next stop will be the Medieval Marostica, with its imposing castle and giant chess-board permanently laid-out in the town square, is where the famous living game of chess is played every two years. The game revolves around a legend dating from the 15th century when the fate of one young lady was decided on the outcome of a game of chess. While at Marostica you'll also enjoy a walking tour of the back-streets of this charming town.
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