Padua & Brenta River villas transfers tour, this 9-hour tour will make you discover the city of Padua, renowned all over the world for its artistic and religious sites: you will reach Padua from Venice by the Brenta river, where you will admire magnificent ancient villas. It will feel like being thrown back in time.
In the past the Brenta riversides were the ideal location for the Venetian noblemen where to boild their luxurious residences in the mainland: magnificent villas that were designed by important architects, as was the case of Palladio’s Villa Foscari in Malcontenta.
These 51 ancient villas have played different roles over the years and nowadays embellish the Brenta riviera as museums, fantastic private houses, hotels and restaurants.
The tour will stop by important villas such as Villa Foscari in Malcontenta, Villa Widmann in Mira and the imposing Villa Pisani in Stra (every villa has different opening times).
You will enjoy lunch break in the historic center of Padua, where you can admire the famous squares, the Museum at the Eremitani, the Basilica di Sant’Antonio and one of the largest square in Europe, Prato della Valle (second only to Red Square in Moscow).
The tour ends with a visit to the Scrovegni chapel (booking compulsory) where you can admire the most complete fresco cycle by Giotto.
Lunch and museum admission are not included and must be booked in advance.