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Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5.30pm

Call to speak to your personal Travel Consultant

01483 345 701

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5.30pm

veneto-1
veneto-2 Prosecco vineyard
veneto-3 Villa Rotonda
Hotel Alla Torre 1 Hotel Alla Torre
Hotel Alla Torre 2 The cosy lounge at the Hotel Alla Torre
Hotel Alla Torre 3 A typical standard room at the Hotel Alla Torre
Hotel Alla Torre 4 The Hotel Alla Torre bar where you can enjoy your evening drinks.

A Taste of Prosecco and the Veneto

The Veneto in the northeast of Italy is of course well known as home to the floating city of Venice, but the whole region was once under the mighty Serenissima meaning there are many more gems to be found here, such as the architectural treasures of Vincenza and the Giotto frescoes of Padua. Our tour is based in the walled town of Castelfranco which is also handily linked by rail to Venice and other places of interest and we include a couple of days at leisure so that you can either rest or explore further afield under your own steam.

Tour Highlights

Why choose Inghams Italy?

  • We offer small groups – max. 26 people
  • All excursions, trips and entrance fees are included and escorted by local guides
  • Dedicated Tour Managers with Italy expertise
  • All hotels in central locations – perfect for free time
  • 7 nights in 4 star Hotel Alla Torre in Castelfranco Veneto 
  • Half board included throughout with evening meals taken in a nearby restaurant 
  • Prosecco wine tasting and light lunch of local products 
  • Drive through the hills to Asolo 
  • See Giotto's frescoes in Padua
  • Visit Palladio's masterpieces in Vicenza 
  • Free time to relax or travel further afield

 

 

Hotel Alla Torre is in the heart of Castelfranco and positioned next to the towns clock tower and within the medieval walls. Housed in a characteristic building, the interior is furnished in a refined and elegant style. The bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink in the evenings and there is a fitness room open 24 hrs a day and a wellness area offering massages and treatments, at a local charge. 

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive on your chosen flight to Venice and transfer to the Hotel Alla Torre in Castelfranco Veneto. In the evening meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers. 

 

Day 2 | A short drive away lies the pretty town of Asolo, known as 'the town of a hundred horizons' for its wonderful mountain views. Loved by residents Freya Stark and Robert Browning, it's also home to works by Venetian artists Giorgione and Veronese. 

 

Day 3 | The nearby city of Vicenza has a wealth of neo-classical treasures by the 16th century architect Andrea Palladio. A walking tour of the centre will visit the Teatro Olimpico and the Basilica. In the afternoon we'll head out to the countryside to visit Palladio's famous villa, La Rotonda (subject to availability), which so influenced 17th century British style. 

 

Day 4 | There is a chance to relax today and explore the delights of medieval Castelfranco

Day 5 | The beautiful city of Padua lies less than an hour's drive away and today we'll visit with a local guide the famous Scrovengi Chapel to see amazing 14th century frescoes by Giotto. There will then be time to visit the historical city centre and the Basilica where St Anthony of Padua lies buried. Before heading home we have time to see the world's oldest botanical garden created in 1545 and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

 

Day 6 | Fruity, sparkling Prosecco has become very popular lately and so today we learn a little more about it with a visit to the vineyards of the Conegliano and Valdobbiadene regions. The landscape is beautiful with ancient villages, churches and impressive abbeys surrounded by splendid vines. We visit the cellars of a winemaker and enjoy wine tasting and a light lunch of local products. 

 

Day 7 | Today you have another opportunity to relax in Castelfranco or you could choose to take a train to visit the inimitable city of Venice. 

 

Day 8 | Transfer to Venice airport for your flight home or continue with your holiday by enjoying one of our great destinations such as Venice, Florence or Lake Garda.

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