You ride through ancient extinct volcanoes, to reach Abano terme and the renowned Terme Euganee, in a land by nature very rich and generous.
After breakfast at the villa, you will be accompanied by the owner to the discovery of the monumental garden of international fame, Valsanzibio, a jewel of landscape architecture of the XVI century.
During the afternoon, the lap of the hills before returning to the villa, enjoy the pool and the view, to end the day with another special evening.
The day revolves entirely around the majestic villas of Palladio, the architect of the patrician venetians of the sixteenth century. The direction is that which leads towards Vicenza, passing through Colli Berici, to reach the first houses after a few kilometres.
The historic centre of Vicenza will amaze you, svelandovi its history and the major architectural works of palladio.
The lunch will be dedicated to the tasting of the typical specialities of the territory and then continue the ride to the discovery of villas, “hidden”, for then to reach the thermal baths of Abano, where you can enjoy your well-deserved rest.
Dinner will be served in the halls of a prestigious residence, in the company of the owners who will tell you the history and traditions of the ancient families of the residents.
The nearby city of Padova is worth a visit, even for the extent of contamination, historical, Prato della Valle, the largest square in Europe, the Scrovegni Chapel frescoes by Giotto dated 1300; the Basilica of Sant’Antonio, for centuries a place of worship and pilgrimage, the botanical garden is among the oldest in the world dating back to the 1500s, as well as the prestigious palazzo del Bo, seat of the University from 1222, adjacent to the historic Caffè Pedrocchi, a wonderful setting for a light breakfast.
Duration: 7 days – 6 nights
350 Km and 1,800 meters of difference in altitude
Duration: 4 days – 3 nights
150 Km – an 800 metre climb