Featured holiday In the footsteps of Palladio holiday Italy

4 nights/5 days
This is a holiday based on the work of architect Palladio. Follow in his footsteps and explore his home territory and his works of the High Renaissance in the little-known region of the Veneto in north-east Italy. You stay in a 4-star hotel at Vicenza and explore the area by hire-car.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Verona or Venice, economy
  • Hire of a group B car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury holiday in the footsteps of Palladio

Highlights

Stay in 4-star hotel at Vicenza • Visit the city of Vicenza • Visit Villa Pisani, Villa Pojana and Villa Badoer • Visit Bassano, Villa di Maser and Villa Emo • Villa Foscari (la Malcontenta) on the Brenta Canal • Use hire-car to explore the region

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1.090 Four-star hotel

Holiday Code FHIT05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury holiday in the footsteps of Palladio

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1.090 Four-star hotel

Holiday Code FHIT05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include ● Scheduled flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Verona, returning from Venice (or Verona if preferred) to London Gatwick, in economy
● Four nights’ bed and breakfast in a classic double room at the Villa Michelangelo, Vicenza
● Hire of a group B car for the duration of the holiday
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1.090 Four-star hotel

Holiday Code FHIT05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Verona, returning from Venice (or Verona if preferred) to London Gatwick, in economy
• Four nights’ bed and breakfast in a classic double room at the Villa Michelangelo, Vicenza
• Hire of a group B car for the duration of the holiday
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are several British Airways flights from London to Verona and Venice daily. Upon arrival, you collect your hire-car for the drive of about 50 minutes from Verona airport to Vicenza and about 55 minutes from Venice Marco Polo airport to Vicenza.

Luxury holiday in the footsteps of Palladio

Expressions Holidays includes this hotel in Vicenza for this holiday.
Hotels included in this tour
Vicenza
Villa Michelangelo

Villa Michelangelo is an elegant, historic 4-star boutique hotel near the fascinating city of Vicenza. The hotel emphasises the beauty of the countryside surroundings, with breath-taking views of the Berici Hills, alongside gourmet cuisine for a restorative retreat.

Classic double room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1.090 Four-star hotel

Holiday Code FHIT05

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Verona, returning from Venice (or Verona if preferred) to London Gatwick, in economy
• Four nights’ bed and breakfast in a classic double room at the Villa Michelangelo, Vicenza
• Hire of a group B car for the duration of the holiday
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are several British Airways flights from London to Verona and Venice daily. Upon arrival, you collect your hire-car for the drive of about 50 minutes from Verona airport to Vicenza and about 55 minutes from Venice Marco Polo airport to Vicenza.

Luxury holiday in the footsteps of Palladio

Highlights of Veneto

Veneto has a wealth of culture and interest to immerse yourself in, including: Venice carnival, an extravagant pageant making the city even more impossibly beautiful than normal; the islands of the lagoon, including Murano, famous for its glass-makers, whose workshops you can visit, and Burano, with its wonderfully colourful facades; Treviso, a scaled down Venice, great escaping the high-season crowds; Soave, a fairy-tale castle town famous for its wines; Albano, a classic 19th century thermal town; Lake Garda, flanked by lemon and olive groves, with the Dolomites reflected in its lakes, and 7,227ft Monte Baldo behind it, which you can reach by cable car; tiny village of Marostica, which stages a human chess game with ‘pieces' dressed in Renaissance costumes; Valpollicella, a lush valley strewn with family wineries; Padua and its Giotto frescoes; the Romanesque abbey of San Pietro di Foletto in Follina; numerous Palladian villas, including Bararao, Villa Emo, La Rotonda, Villa Godi and Villa Valmarana; Cima's masterpiece of an altarpiece in Conegliano cathedral; the August Palio in Feltre, with medieval games, horse racing and celebrations; Treviso's festival of dance, poetry and music in August; birdwatching on the Venice lagoon and Po delta; local cuisine, including Spaghetti alle Vongole and Prosecco from Conegliano; the fishing port of Chioggia.

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