Villa dei Vescovi Tours and Activities
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The Villa dei Vescovi was built in the 16th century, perched on a hill about 11 miles from Padua, as a summer retreat for the bishops of Padua. Today, the stately villa and the grounds are open to the public.
The rooms feature beautiful frescoes and high ceilings with wooden beams, both of which extend out onto the porticos that overlook the gardens, and there is historical furniture throughout. The grounds surrounding the villa include a vineyard and an orchard of fruit trees.
The second story of the villa contain the rooms in which the bishops lived, from the time it was built through the 20th century. The property was renovated and restored from 2007 through 2011. Today, two of the apartments on the second floor are available to rent, with two bedrooms each, plus private kitchens and bathrooms.
Guided tours are available for an additional €2 per person above the admission price. A photographer’s ticket, allowing visitors to take pictures in the villa, is another €3.
Address: Via dei Vescovi 4, Torreglia 35038, Italy
Hours: Apr-Oct, W-Sa 10am-6pm & Su 10am-7pm; Mar & Nov W-Su 10am-5pm
Admission: €10 adults, €3 children ages 4-14, €5 students 26 & under
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Villa dei Vescovi
Don't look for other tours as this is the TOUR!!! Our incredible Italian guide who has extensively travelled the world will take you around the Veneto region looking after you, describing history and customs of this magic land. In this full-day tour you will experience the real Italian Dolce Vita sipping a glass of wine under the "portico" surrounded by "affresco", relaxing in the middle of nature, eating genuine Italian products, admiring beautiful landscapes out of the bustle of the cities, chilling on thermal pools and forgetting what stress is. In fact we called this tour Dolce Vita (sweet life) as you will be totally disconnected from the chaos of the city and you will regenerate your soul. Get out of the overcrowded touristic destinations and avoid the watch-and-go tours where they treat you as a dummy, join this tour and live a genuine and authentic Italian experience where you will enjoy every single second as we really care about you and your opinion.
You are in the green heart of the Euganean Hills Natural Park, in the center of the Veneto cycle paths, in a unique place with endless opportunities for knowledge and entertainment to celebrate the last day as a single with your friends or friends. What you can't miss in the Euganean Hills: The perfectly conical profiles of these volcanic hills, The tasting of DOC and DOCG volcanic wines in local cellars, The second most beautiful village in Italy: Arquà Petrarca. To reach our agency you can take the train from the following cities of Veneto. Get off at the Terme Euganee Abano Montegrotto stop located in Montegrotto Terme. From the station there are 5 minutes on foot to our agency. - Train from Padua (10min.) - Train from Venice (40min.) - Train from Bologna (1h20min.) - Train from Treviso (55min.) - Train from Vicenza (1h.) - Train from Verona (1h.55min.) - Train from Ferrara (50min.)
The Euganean Hills are one of the most beautiful hilly areas of northern Italy, a Natural park surrounded by ancient canals. Collect your bike at our shop at Montegrotto terme and follow the itinerary we have created for you to discover the highlights of the Euganean Hills. Start your experience with the visit of the Villa dei Vescovi, recently restored and opened to the public. After your relaxing time in the Villa, reach by bike the Praglia Abbey, the most important Benedictine monastery in the Euganean Hills. In their shop you will find wine, honey and cosmetics. To reach our agency you can take the train from the following cities in Veneto. Get off at the train stop Terme Euganee Abano Montegrotto which is located in Montegrotto Terme. The station is 5 minutes walking from our agency. -Train from Padua (10min.) -Train from Venice (40min.) -Train from Bologna (1h20min.) -Train from Treviso (55min.) -Train from Vicenza (1h.) -Train from Verona (1h55min.) -Train from Ferrara (50min.)
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Villa dei Vescovi hours of operation?
Villa dei Vescovi hours of operation: Apr-Oct, W-Sa 10am-6pm & Su 10am-7pm; Mar & Nov W-Su 10am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Villa dei Vescovi?
The best ways to experience Villa dei Vescovi are:
- Dolce Vita Tour with Cheese, Olive Oil and Wine Experiences
- Bachelor or bachelorette party on bike for cellars
- Bike Tour through Euganean Hills Highlights
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