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Our most recommended Vicenza Activities

  • Villa Valmarana with Tiepolo’s Frescoes: Admission Ticket

    1. Villa Valmarana with Tiepolo’s Frescoes: Admission Ticket

    Book your admission ticket for the Villa Valmarana in Nani. Enter by the enchanting front garden and the historical park. On this hour-long visit you’ll explore the palazzina (owner's house) and see the 5 rooms featuring frescoes by Giambattista Tiepolo. Admire some of the greatest works of classical and Italian literature translated into frescoed images by Tiepolo. On the ground floor see the rooms with vaulted ceilings that were once the villa's service rooms and now house the bookshop. From here enjoy a relaxing walk to the back garden or go directly to the Foresteria where there are 7 other rooms to admire, boasting frescoes by Giandomenico, Giambattista’s son.

    Villa Valmarana is located downtown Vicenza on an off street. It was a really nice day trip to stay local for the weekend. They also have a Cafe and you can set onside and enjoy the view.

  • Vicenza: Private Walking Tour with Teatro Olimpico

    2. Vicenza: Private Walking Tour with Teatro Olimpico

    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...

  • Vicenza: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

    3. Vicenza: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

    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.

  • Vicenza: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

    4. Vicenza: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

    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.

  • Vicenza: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

    5. Vicenza: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

    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.

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What people are saying about Vicenza

It was a beautiful experience going around the beautiful rooms, painted by Tiepolo father and son, of this very nice villa veneta near the city center of Vicenza. Especially with the very interesting and amazing explanations of the local staff. They made us very clear that they love to receive the tourists as you were the guest of the villa. And it is really how me and my friend felt that day. Totally to recommend if you are in Vicenza!

Villa Valmarana is located downtown Vicenza on an off street. It was a really nice day trip to stay local for the weekend. They also have a Cafe and you can set onside and enjoy the view.

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.

Very interesting experience, a villa rich in history and precious frescoes by Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo.