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Terraferma; Artistic Treasures in Venice's Hinterland

26 February 2021

6 days from £2,275pp

From handsome Vicenza we will acquaint ourselves with the cities of this region: Padua, Verona and Bassano as well as delightful smaller towns like Castelfranco, Asolo or Possagno harbour masterpieces by Giorgione, Lorenzo Lotto and Antonio Canova, making everyday of this tour packed with highlights from most periods of art history.
  • Giotto’s frescoes in the Cappella degli Scrovegni
  • Arena in Verona
  • Palladio’s Vicenza
  • See art history highlights from most periods 
The term dominio di terraferma refers to the historic mainland possession of the Republic of Venice in north-eastern Italy, annexed by the Serenissima in the course of the 14th and 15th centuries. At its greatest extent, this included large parts of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the northeast, the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia in Lombardy up to the River Adda where it bordered on the Duchy of Milan in the west, while to the south it stretched beyond the Po delta to Ravenna. Our Study Tour will focus on the rich cultural heritage of Venice’s immediate hinterland, defined by the rivers Adige and Brenta, the foothills of the Alps and the Adriatic coast. From handsome Vicenza we will acquaint ourselves with the prosperous cities of this region: erudite Padua, cosmopolitan Verona and busy Bassano. They all feature great works of art and architecture – whether created by home-grown talent such as Andrea Palladio and Jacopo Bassano, internationally renowned masters from the capital Venice such as Bellini and Titian, or by ‘foreigners’, among them the Florentines Giotto and Donatello. In between the ‘big five’, delightful smaller towns like Castelfranco, Asolo or Possagno harbour masterpieces by Giorgione, Lorenzo Lotto and Antonio Canova, making every day of this tour packed with first-rate highlights from most periods of art history.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Campo Marzio, Vicenza

★★★★
Overview
The four star Hotel Campo Marzio is situated right in the city centre and borders the Campo Marzo gardens, the largest that can be found in Vicenza. 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Minibar (additional charges may apply)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Air conditioning