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Villa Barbaro (Villa di Maser) Tours

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Villa Barbaro (Villa di Maser)
Villa Barbaro (often known as Villa di Maser), masterpiece of 16th-century Italian architect Andrea Palladio, is one of the most striking of Veneto’s UNESCO-listed Palladian villas. This group of elegant patrician residences are scattered in the hills between Vicenza and Treviso, and make for a fascinating day trip from Venice.
 
The Basics
The countryside surrounding Vicenza is dotted by dozens of stately villas with classical architecture and sweeping manicured gardens. Known as the Palladian Villas after their architect Andrea Palladio, these rural residences were constructed in the first half of the 16th century for a handful of wealthy families from the Venetian Republic. Villa Barbaro (also known as Villa di Maser), completed around 1558, is characterized by its Roman-inspired façade with four ionic columns, interior frescoes by Paolo Veronese, tempietto (chapel), and nymphaeum with elaborate stuccoes by Alessandro Vittoria.
 
Today, the villa estate includes a working farm and winery, and visitors can explore the sumptuous residence, view the carriage collection, and enjoy a wine tasting. Day trips from Venice to Villa Barbaro can also include stops in the picturesque medieval hill towns of Bassano del Grappa and Asolo, along with a prosecco tasting at an area winery.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Touring the villa and gardens requires a bit of walking, so wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.
  • The villa is not accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Visitors are required to wear shoe coverings (provided) to protect the historic floors.
  • Photography without flash is permitted inside the villa.
  • There are public restrooms, a snack bar, and gift shop outside the villa.
 
How to Get There
The villa is located on Via Barbaro near the village of Maser, just over an hour from Venice by car. Arriving by public transportation involves multiple bus connections, so the most convenient way to visit is by joining a small-group or private tour that includes transportation.
 
When to Get There
One of the main draws of Villa Barbaro are the lovely grounds, which are in full bloom in spring and fall.
 
The Palladian Villas
The Veneto region is home to numerous Palladian Villas. Among the most famous are Villa La Rotonda, officially known as Villa Almerico Capra, which is an example of Palladio’s skill in blending architecture with the surrounding landscape; and Villa Emo, home to a fresco cycle by Giambattista Zelotti.
Address: Via Cornuda, 7, Maser, Veneto, Italy
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Semi-Private Prosecco Wine, Charming villages and Palladian Villa Day Tour

Semi-Private Prosecco Wine, Charming villages and Palladian Villa Day Tour

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Get a taste for the hill towns near Venice with this small-group tour of Veneto. Wander the charming medieval streets and gardens of Asolo and Bassano del Grappa, and visit the well-preserved Villa Barbaro, designed by the famous Renaissance architect Palladio. Savor Veneto cuisine at a local restaurant, and toast your trip with a bubbly glass of prosecco at a vineyard tasting. Numbers are limited to 8 people to ensure an intimate, personalized experience.
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  • 9 hours
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Palladian villas, Foscari La Malcontenta, Emo, Barbaro, UNESCO World Heritage

Palladian villas, Foscari La Malcontenta, Emo, Barbaro, UNESCO World Heritage

The Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio designed villas that shape luxury architecture even now and his work around Venice and Vicenza holds UNESCO World Heritage status. This private tour lets you visit three of the finest—La Malcontenta, Villa Emo, and Villa Barbaro—and look at privately-owned Villa Cornaro from outside. Your chauffeur will provide general information as you travel, but visits to the mansions are self-guided.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$441.60
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$441.60
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Prosecco region cellar visit, wine tasting, Palladian Villa, medieval village

Prosecco region cellar visit, wine tasting, Palladian Villa, medieval village

Private tour to the Prosecco wine region. You will visit a cellar with a wine tasting, and enjoy stunning views from a panoramic area. Lunch in a local trattoria, short stop to see a villa of Palladio and free time in a picturesque medieval village.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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The House of Cornaro amidst the Asolo Hills

The House of Cornaro amidst the Asolo Hills

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This E-bike journey starts from Possagno, the birthplace of the intriguing sculptor Antonio Canova, discovering the metamorphosis of the feminine shapes at Gypsoteque plasters collection. Riding the E-Bike, it's time you discover the land of the Queen of Cyprus, Caterina Cornaro. Once we reach Asolo, it's a pleasure discovering this ancient hamlet, surrounded and protected by its walls. This was a well known destination for writers, poets, artists and travellers from around the world. After a stop for lunch at a local restaurant, we will then visit Villa Barbaro, one of the greatest masterpieces of the superlative brilliance of Palladio, discovering the Portrait of the Ladies of Villa Maser by Paolo Veronese. Pedaling among the gentle slopes of the Asolo Hills, the landscape of vines tells the ancient vocation: in the local winery, a glass of sparkling Prosecco Superiore DOCG refreshes the tastes, before the last ride to Possagno. Finally, in Possagno it’s time come back in Vicenza.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Bike Tours of the Asolo Hills The City Of 100 Horizons

Bike Tours of the Asolo Hills The City Of 100 Horizons

Starting from the town of Follina towards Valdobbiadene, we will cross the Piave river to head towards Crespano Del Grappa towards Asolo. The destination of our itinerary is Asolo, the city of the Hundred Horizons, a splendid village appreciated by important figures of culture, art and politics of every historical period. Inevitable the coffee break in Piazza Garibaldi with its fountain, the bell tower and the tower of the Castle.
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  • 6 hours
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$260.08
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