Palladio: a 16th century architect in Venice
Andrea Palladio is perhaps the most influential architect in the history of the western world. Influenced by Greek and Roman styles, he built temple-like villas for the Venetian noblemen who started to invest in land properties and farming from the mid-16th century.
Today, you can still visit these magnificent country houses on the mainland surrounding Venice. However, in the city you’ll have a unique opportunity to become closely acquainted with a very special element of Palladio’s architectural practice: his religious masterpieces.
In these architecturally focused tours, we offer the chance to explore Palladio’s world in full and at the same time enjoy some true Renaissance paintings and masterpieces.
The Gateway to Venice: the Churches of Palladio
A 2 to 3 hour tour hopping by boat between two fascinating islands, visiting three of the only four and a half churches this genius of 16 th century Italian architecture built throughout his life.
The villas of Palladio in the surrounding countryside of Venice
A day excursion on the Venetian lyrical country side visiting some of the architectural masterpieces of Palladio : his world wide famous villas.
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WHICH VENICE WILL YOU DISCOVER?
These tours are intended for first time visitors who wish to become acquainted with Venice’s main sights and landmarks, gaining an overall picture of its history and modern-day life.
Art, in all forms has been a unique ingredient of Venice’s success. Discover the magnificence of the grand Venetian architects and painters. For the ones that live in the now the contemporary art, contemporary architecture and the truly authentic glass studios where masters are at work.
These tours are intended for visitors who wish to experience areas and sites rarely seen by tourists, in both urban locations and beyond. Take this opportunity to discover truly authentic art studios, furnaces and lagoon islands with us.