A beautiful opportunity to enter a region that, for many centuries, belonged to the Republic of Venice. Starting from Venice Piazzale Roma visit some of the beautiful villas that noble Venetian families built along the Brenta Canal, where they enjoyed the summertime and also they got control over their possessions in the mainland.
Then the lively Padova, with the ancient University, the colorful Piazza delle Erbe and the precious Scrovegni Chapel, with the expressiveness of Giotto frescoes (this visit has to be booked in advance).
Asolo will be the next stop. An enchanting town set in a mild landscape of hills. It was the court of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cypruys, and the favourite retreat for the famous Eleonora Duse and Ernest Hemingway.
Before coming back to Venice, a last glance to the bucolic atmosphere in which the great master Palladio built classical villas for the pleasure of Venetian nobles.
A moderate amount of walking is involved.