This is a private full day excursion to visit the medieval walled towns of Cittadella and Castelfranco Veneto, as well to discover the renaissance Palladian villa Emo. If you are interested on Middle Ages and Renaissance history, this is the suggested tour to spend with your professional English speaking driver and a licenced local guide. In conclusion, this day journey is to discover the period of the Lords and the Signories, as well as the renaissance time with masterpieces of Giorgione and Palladio.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mura Medioevali di Castelfranco Veneto, Castelfranco Veneto, Province of Treviso, VenetoThe town of Castelfranco Veneto welcomes you with its clock tower and with its two entrance gates surrounded by crenelated walls. The town preserves the colors and the fragrances of an ancient history and the center of the castle is a little jewel, with its diverse styles of architecture from those with a stamp from the middle Ages to edifices with a matrix of the eighteenth-century. Like also the Cathedral and the Theatre.Castelfranco Veneto is the place of birth of Giorgione that was the artist that starts the Renaissance painting in the Veneto area, famous for his canvases of unrivaled beauty, from his Altarpiece to the Tempest.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Villa Emo, Fanzolo, Province of Treviso, VenetoVilla Emo is a Palladio's masterpiece reported in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Most probably the construction of the villa Emo was in between the years 1557 and 1560, and the interior frescoes of the main rooms were made by the painter Zelotti that was partner and collaborator of Veronese.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Duomo di Cittadella, Cittadella, Province of Padua, VenetoCittadella is a well preserved town of the Middle Ages built by the Carraresi lords of Padua in the years 1220-21 where they create their military and administrative strategic center. The position of this walled town is at the intersection of two important roads: the one that connects Padua to Bassano from south to north, and the road that is the directrix from Treviso to Vicenza that goes from east to west. This second road was part of the larger system of the Roman Decumanus Maximus Via Postumia.The main attraction of this town are the walls where the walkway still entirely viable.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes