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Private Veneto & Prosecco Road Tour
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venice Piazzale Roma, more details at booking
– Round trip transportation with private car
– Expert English speaking driver and guide
– Independent visit of Asolo
– Independent visit of Marostica
– Visit of Villa Barbaro
– Prosecco wine tasting
– Prosecco Road Landscapes
– Villa Barbaro
Depart with your private driver for a delightful day in the beautiful countryside of the Veneto region. During this excursion you will visit the medieval towns of Asolo and Marostica, stop by Villa Barbaro, and enjoy a Prosecco wine tasting in a local vineyard.
Your first stop will be Asolo, pearl of Veneto, perched on lush green hills. Nicknamed “The City of a Hundred Horizons”, Asolo is considered to be one of the loveliest towns in Italy. Along with its delightful gardens and summer villas, the spectacular views of the surrounding countryside that have earned it its nickname have inspired many poets, writers and artists over the centuries.
Nearby, at the foot of the Asolo Hills, is the stunning Villa Barbaro, also called Villa di Maser. It is one of Palladio’s most celebrated architectural works, its interior decorated with fine frescoes by the artist Paolo Veronese. Its gardens are also quite beautiful, particularly the Nymphaeum hidden away behind the villa.
Next is the town of Marostica, with its imposing castle and giant chess board that doubles as the town square. This is where, every evenly numbered year, the famous living game of chess is played. Each piece is a townsperson dressed in medieval garb, including knights on horseback.
Lastly, your driver will take you through the Prosecco Wine Road, where you will celebrate the end of your excursion in Veneto with a refreshing glass of Prosecco, enjoyed in the hospitality of a local vineyard.
You will be returned to Piazzale Roma in Venice at the end of your excursion.
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking
– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.
– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
Pick-up at your accommodation
Drop-off at your Accommodation
Also known as “The City of a Hundred Horizons”, Asolo is a small town located in the Veneto region. It is considered one of the nicest cities in Italy thanks to its culture, architecture and of course, fine cuisine. Surrounded by a rampart, Asolo is built around a hill with the fortress La Rocca erected on top, overlooking the whole town. Old houses and narrow medieval streets with arches are the main components of the city.
Thanks to the Alps, Asolo enjoys a mild climate, best enjoyed with a walk through its historical streets, passing under arches, or by visiting one of its many gardens and villas. This small city has always attracted artists, poets, writers and singers, inspired by its charm. For instance the author Pietro Bembo wrote “Gli Asolani”, which makes a few references to Asolo, while the poet Robert Browning bought Villa Cipriani in 1889 and briefly lived in Asolo until his passing.
Visitors can explore the medieval fortress on top of the hill and continue their visit to the Civic Museum. Another interesting place to explore is the Castle of Queen Caterina Cornaro (the queen of Cyprus between 1474 and 1489). She stayed in this castle with her court during the 15th century and it later became her official residence. As the years passed, the castle of Queen Caterina Cornaro became the symbol of the Asolan countryside. Three of its four towers still stand today.
Finally, a visit in Asolo is not complete without stopping in one of its restaurant to enjoy a delicious Italian meal accompanied by tasty wines from the area such as the Asolo Prosecco Superiore, a dry yet sparkling white wine.