MEETINGS, VICES AND VIRTUES IN THE COURTS OF THE PALLADIAN VILLAS.
Duration: 9 hours
Riding trough the streets of the centre, the stones have memories of the steps of a young stonemason who came from Padua to build the new face of Vicenza and its successful countryside. Genius and luck. Intuition and resources. A meeting. Just outside the city, between the stones and the dust of the yard of the Villa Triissino, his patron Giangiorgio coins the most famous name of modern architecture: Palladio.
In the center of Caldogno, among the trees stands out the roof of Villa Caldogno, which reveals the elegant harmony of its Palladian forms. Inside, the life of the nobility that dwelt in these spaces is captured in the frescoed walls: card players, court musicians and lavish banquets.
The discovery of the harmonious landscape leads trough nature, Villas and orderly crops. A song of the nightingale gladdens the passage in the Oasis Risorgive, where the Bacchiglione river, after a long rest re-emerges in this place of refreshment of the soul. In Villa Valmarana Bressan the serliana filter the sunlight and elegant frescoed hall is immerse in a magic atmosphere. The garden will be the magical location for a gourmet pic-nic.
Riding along the countryside path, the water lilies float like the thoughts of those who are absorbed contemplate the façade of Villa Da Porto Pedrotti, only to be surprised by a few pedal-stones further on, at the sight of the majestic eighteenth-century staircase of Villa Da Porto Casarotto.
In the Bertesina area, it welcomes the atmosphere of an ancient village enriched by the Palladian Villa Gazzotti Grimani and the elegant Villa Ghilanzoni Curti. The last stop before coming back to Vicenza is on of Palladio's masterpieces: Villa la Rotonda.
The Suburban Palladian Villas
1 . E- Bike tour at the discovery of the countryside Palladian Villas
2 . The notes of the concert frescoed on the wall in Villa Caldogno resound
3 . The sounds of water: the Oasis of Bacchiglione Springs
4 . The magical light of the serliane in Villa Valmarana Bressan: gourmet pic-nic in the park.
5 . Visit of Villa la Rotonda