Vicenza: Private Walking Tour with Teatro Olimpico
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 2.5 hours
Enjoy a private tour and explore a lesser-known jewel of the Veneto region, the beautiful city of Vicenza. With a dedicated guide, enter the unique Olympic Theater, the first enclosed theater in the world. Constructed by architect Andrea Palladio between 1580 and 1585, it boasts interiors made of wood, stucco and plaster, and is now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Next, walk through the Vicenza historic center to see its most important sites, such as Chiericati Palace, the "Ca’ d’Oro," Piazzetta Santo Stefano, Sesso-Zen-Fontana Palace, Negri-De Salvi Palace, Thiene Palace, Contra’ Porti, Porto-Festa, Porto-Colleoni, and the Porto-Breganze e Barbaran-Porto Palaces. Visit the beautiful Piazza dei Signori to marvel at the great Basilica Palladiana, one of Andrea Palladio’s masterpieces. Since 1994, this basilica, together with other Palladian buildings in and around Vice...
Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine. Afterwards, you will taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. Throughout your lesson, your cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, with a workstation equipped with utensils as well as all the ingredients to make the dishes. At the conclusion of your activity, you will be free to taste everything you have prepared, as accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, this is your chance to take home Italian cooking skills which will stay with you for life.
Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at a local chef's home in Vicenza. Learn the secrets of the Veneto region's most famous pasta dishes and savor the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine after the class. During the lesson, learn the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes from your chef/guide and have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, sample everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.
Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert. At the end of the experience, not only will you take home your official apron, you’ll also have memories that'll stay with you for life.
Your experience begins at the Venice Santa Lucia Train Station. To begin your tour, you will travel from Venice to Vicenza for 1 hour with a fast train ticket. Once there, you will enjoy one of the best Italian cities throughout a 3-hour tour with a local guide. You can discover the historic centre of city, seeing and discovering the history of the city's most prominent landmarks. You will encounter Piazza dei Signori, Basilica Palladiana, Palazzo Chiericati, Loggia Valmarana, the Roman Ruins and the neoclassic park, among other attractions. At the conclusion of your tour your guide will take you back to the train station from where you will return to Venice.
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Daniela's comments on Palladio's life and work were very illuminating and interesting. Their statements about the country and its people were also very good.