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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.
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.