"I first fell in love with the Veneto on a school trip to see every public building designed by Palladio. We wandered around the area for weeks, ate like kings, sketched every building we say and I have forever wanted to share this love with my travellers."
—Nathan Lane, Experience Designer
the best things in life are enjoyed slowly
Which is how we approach the Veneto region. Historically, wealthy Venetians had mansions in the countryside here, and we explore some designed by the master himself: Andrea Palladio. The Veneto is home to good food and good drink (you've likely heard of two of its hallmarks, Valpolicella and Amarone). As the breadbasket of Italy, the gustatory adventures here are unrivalled: the Prosecco is local, vegetables come straight from the garden and pasta has been rolled the morning of.
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With backdrops like the Dolomites, Lake Garda and St. Mark’s Square, a tour through the Veneto on two wheels is certain to leave you mesmerized. Explore our quiet routes leading to medieval towns, UNESCO Palladian villas and iconic cities like Venice, Verona and Vincenza. Along the way, catch up with some of our favourite historians, chefs and local producers while settling into some of the region’s most beautiful hand-picked accommodations.
Food & Drink in the Veneto
Combine fresh ingredients and award-winning wines with hospitality and regional pride, mix in dramatic landscapes such as the canals of Venice and the rolling green hills of Prosecco and the result is a magnificent culinary journey through the Veneto. Naturally, the gustatory adventures here are unrivalled and what better way to experience it than through the people cultivating and creating some of the country’s best eno-gastronomy.
The origin of your favourite Italian sparkling wine, Prosecco, is the epicentre of some of the most recognizable and enjoyable culinary delights. Bike along country roads, stopping to sample local fare and take in the quintessential architecture of the area. Visit with local wine producers, pedal the rolling Prosecco hills and foray into Valdobbiadene and perfectly preserved medieval Bassano del Grappa, the region home to radicchio, asparagus, risotto and tiramisu.
Veneto with Your family
Whether navigating through Venice's canals via kayak, painting alongside Renaissance and Gothic churches or rolling out some tortellini, the kids are bound to enjoy the Veneto, perhaps just as much as the "big ones" on board. A multi-active, multi-gastronomic and multi-fun adventure is certain to leave all captivated.
Follow the peaceful green Sile river into medieval Treviso, visit Follina, the heart of UNESCO Prosecco hills, hike the glorious Monte Grappa and walk to reach Marostica. En route, make forays into Valdobbiadene and perfectly preserved medieval Bassano del Grappa. Meander through walnut and beech trees and reach the small Romanesque parish church of Collagù, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Pre-Alps mountains and—on a clear day—Venice from the crest of the hills.
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These highlights are just a sample of what you can do and discover in the Veneto. Mix and match a little bit of everything, perhaps even add on a few nights in Venice and finish with a few nights in fair Verona to coincide with the famous opera season in the outdoor area. Connect with your Experience Designer for the Veneto to start piecing together your perfect trip.
Notes From Your Designer:
Ideal trip length: 4 - 7 days
Starting Price: US $1,000 Per Person/Day