Tours

Le biciclettate in Riviera del Brenta

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The Riviera del Brenta: cycling among villas and secret gardens, mills, Squeri (Boatyard) and romantic views of the river

Guided bicycle tour of half a day for those who love to discover and be enchanted. Every Saturday or Sunday in April / May / June and September / October.

The tour includes a visit to a private Venetian Villa:
Fattoretto Badoer, Bob Tessier, Brusoni Scalella, Tron Mioni, Tito.

Route 15-km (3 hours)

prices:

Euro 15 per person.

Children under 3 years free.

Up to 12 years Euro 10,00 discount.

Any bike rental Euro 5

Departures: h. 9:45 or 14:30

from Villa Alberti, Dolo

Reservations required

For information and reservations
Hotel Villa Gasparini 0415608156
Limosa: 041932003 to 3294760543
www.unfiumediville.com

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Program:

April 2012

Monday 9. (morning)
villa Badoer-Fattoretto

Saturday 21. (afternoon)
Villa Brusoni-Scalella

Sunday 29. (morning)
Visiting a private villa

May 2012

Saturday 5. (afternoon)
villa Badoer-Fattoretto

Sunday 13. (morning)
villa Tito

Saturday 19. (afternoon)
villa Bon-Tessier

Sunday 27. (morning)
villa Badoer-Fattoretto

June 2012

Sunday 3. (morning)
villa Badoer-Fattoretto

Saturday 9. (afternoon)
Visiting a private villa

Sunday 17. (morning)
villa Badoer-Fattoretto

Saturday 23. (afternoon)
Visiting a private villa

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Passeggiando sul Brenta

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Departure from Mira destination Dolo!

Two hours to spend on the typically Venetian boat, which will allow you to admire the beauties of the Riviera del Brenta.

An assistant, who will accompany the tourists for the entire journey, explain the features of the beautiful monuments that will be encountered during the voyage.

The release will be made ​​on Saturday morning and afternoon from Mira to Dolo.

Upon request the excursion Mira – Malcontenta.

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April 2012:
Saturday the 28th: afternoon from 2.00 pm- to 5.00 pm

May 2012:
Saturday the 5th: morning from 9.00 am -12.00 am
Saturday the 12th: afternoon 2.00 pm-5.00 pm
Saturday the 19th: morning 9.00 am -12.00 am
Saturday the 26th: afternoon 2.00 pm -5.00 pm

Individual fee € 35.00
maximum 20 people

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Tours individuali con guida: alla scoperta del Veneto

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Organize your own tour and discover Riviera del Brenta, Venice, Padua and surroundings.

Professional expert guides will come along and introduce you to local History and legends, architecture, art and wars.

A tour for you and your friends… that include pick-up and drop-off in your hotel!

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Carefully sewed for your commodity and to be interesting:

Discovering the villas of the Riviera del Brenta: Villa Foscari known as La Malcontenta, Villa Widmann Rezzonico, Villa Pisani

Discovering the venetian villas of the territory: Villa Capra called “La rotonda”, Villa Godi Malinverni, Villa Barbaro, Villa Emo, Villa Contarini, Villa Fogazzaro Colbacchini; Castello Colleoni, Villa Trento Carli

The Castles: Soave, Monselice, Bevilacqua

Parks and gardens: Orto botanico di Padova, Gardens of Valsanzibio, Garden litoraneo of Porto Caleri

Discovering cities : Venice, Padua, Chioggia and Vicenza

By boat: la Riviera del Brenta, the Po river Delta, Venice Lagoon and its islands; Classical tour: Murano, Burano e Torcello; Spiritual Tour: Torcello, San Francesco del deserto, San Lazzaro degli Armeni; Insolito: S.Servolo, Lazzareto Nuovo, S. Giorgio Maggiore

In cooperation with Associazione Ricreativa Kultura Arte (A.R.K.A.) and thanks the professional support of guides Claudia, Alessandra and Irene, we are able to create individual tours (max 4 persons). Touristic know-how at your disposal. Booking advised.

Approximate price: Euro 100,00 for half day, entrance tickets not included.
Pick-up and drop-off at Hotel Villa Gasparini included.

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Venezia di Notte : crociera sulla laguna

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After leaving from the Terminal Fusina, the boat will go slowly in the dark of the night and through the unmistakable smell of the lagoon.
The magic of an unusual late night Venice is amplified by the live music and the typical Venetian dinner.
The wonderful buildings facing the Canale della Giudecca will welcome you to Venice : Molino Stucky, the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute and the famous Piazza San Marco.

A panoramic tour will guide you through the most important isles of the Venetian archipelago.
A stop at Riva Sette Martiri will allow you to have a short walk in Piazza San Marco.

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Later will be the embarkation and the continuation of the dinner with fruit, cakes and sparkling wine, served on the boat’s terrace.

The arrival at Fusina will be at about midnight, passengers will be disembarked and services will end.

After returning to Villa Gasparini, a relaxing night in the typical Venetian atmosphere, will refresh you before going on with your tours throughout the territory.

Euro 260,00 per couple

The price includes : boat service, dinner and music entertainment on board, overnight stay at Villa Gasparini for two people, breakfast.

Not included : exclusive hire and what’s not mentioned in “The price includes.


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Tours in bicicletta

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Riding along the Riviera del Brenta is a nice/cultural way to discover its natural beauty and visit its ancient villas.

Turning your holiday into a culturally significant experience is easy in the Riviera del Brenta: riding a bike is the best way to see the countryside and enjoy the view of the great Venetian art of the villas and their parks.
A most instructive way to keep fit!
Many routes wind their way along the river and the fields: we have chosen two not too challenging and absolutely pleasing itineraries for you. We hope you will enjoy yourselves!

West route (about 14 km)
Start from the Hotel Villa Gasparini.
Turn right into Riviera Martiri della Libert cross over the river by taking the first bridge on the left and follow directions to Chioggia. The tour starts from via Brenta Bassa, on the right. The road is quite narrow and surrounded by the countryside, fields, vineyards and gardens. Keep riding on the main road until you see Villa Angeli-Ferretti on the right: we suggest you take a walk from the park to the river, where its best fa軋de can be seen. Get on your bike again and enjoy the view of the Venetian inland: roses, geraniums and bluebells brighten up gardens and terraces.
After a while Dolo bell tower can be seen standing out against the sky and, having left behind fields and gardens, also the river can be seen again. At the traffic lights at the end of the street go straight on and take Via S.Giacomo, which takes you to Paluello. At the traffic lights turn right into via Piove. Leaving the countryside for a while you ride along the strada statale (dual-carriageway) towards Padua. On your way is the small village of Fiesso d’artico and further, on the left across the river, stands Villa Pisani detta la Barbariga. After 3 kilometres, on the right there is the other Villa Pisani, the Nazionale. Take the narrow street that runs along the green meadows and enjoy a break in the shade of the age-old trees that tower over the villa walls. The ancient building is definitely worth a visit.
If you are not too tired you can keep on riding a bit further towards Padua, on the way take a look at Villa Foscarini Rossi on the right and then turn left at the traffic lights as far as S.Pietro di Str The town hosts a lovely Footwear Museum. Once you have crossed the bridge, you are on the return route to the hotel, which may seem a bit longer than the first half of your ride. Surrounded by sweet-smelling lindens follow the route along the river and its bright, sun-kissed nuances of green.
After a short ride you can catch another glimpse of the most secret, beautiful part of Villa Pisani detta la Barbariga, peeping through the magnificent gates of its wonderful gardens.
At the traffic lights you find yourself riding along a part of the outward route, leave via Giovanni XXIII behind you and turn into via Dolo, then via Argine sinistro and via Argine up to the hotel.

East route (about 17 kilometres)
Start from the Hotel Villa Gasparini.
Turn right into Riviera Martiri della Libert cross over the river by taking the first bridge on the left and follow directions to Chioggia. The tour starts from via E.Tito, on the left. Ride along the river and through the small towns of Dolo, Mira e Oriago: the genuine spirit of the Venetian inland, its noble soul with the villas, the rural one, and the one linked to the water world.
To the right there is Villa Badoer Fattoretto, a private villa hosting an exhibition of ancient rural tools. Next to it are splendidly preserved Villa Tito and Villa Velluti, Villa Brusoni Scalella and Villa Selvatico Granata. Ride past Mira and have a look at Villa Badoer and Villa Corner. Take the first bridge on the right and ride along the Brenta river, up to the strada statale SS11 (dual-carriageway).
At Villa Widmann and Valmarana turn right into via Riscossa. Cross over the wooden bridge and take via Valmarana on the left (the main narrow road, not the dirt one). At the end of the road turn left towards Forte Tron and ride as far as the river. Then turn right into via Lago di Candia and ride across fields, vineyards and gardens. At the end of the road, on the right, keep riding along the Seriola stream. At the roundabout go straight on (the flyover is on the right), take the first bridge crossing the river and turn left into the main road. On your way back you can see the villas Contarini, Levi Morenos (its wonderful park is open to visitors), Alessandri, Venier and Nani Mocenigo (now a restaurant).

Have fun and keep fit while riding across the Venetian inland and past its villas.

Our special package:
overnight accommodation and breakfast for 2 at the Hotel Villa Gasparini
1-day bike hire for 2 people
tour maps describing the above mentioned routes
2 bottles of water
Jacuzzi hydromassage relaxing bath

Euro 140,00


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In barca a Venezia: Murano, Burano e Torcello

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You will leave St. Mark’s Square, sail the Lagoon and reach Murano. In half an hour you will visit the island famous for its glass-making tradition.
Then you will stop at Burano, with its brightly coloured houses and its lace production. Then you will take a short boat ride to the Island of Torcello, which, though now almost uninhabited, was the first settlement in the Lagoon.

The tour must be booked well in advance.

Our special package:
overnight accommodation and breakfast at the Hotel Villa Gasparini for 2 people
Half-day boat tour in the lagoon and its islands
Multilingual guide on board
Half-day tour
€ 120,00

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Tour in gondola a Venezia

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A gondola tour is the best and most romantic way to visit this wonderful city. You will spend 35 minutes gently cruising its impressive labyrinth of canals and waterways and enjoying the quaint, unforgettable charm of the ‘real Venice’ and its secrets.

A romantic adventure and an absolute must for all lovers

Our special package:
overnight accommodation and breakfast at the Hotel Villa Gasparini for 2 people
gondola tour
35-minute tour
Min. 4 people
Max. 6 people
The tour must be booked well in advance.

€ 136,00

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(English) Tasting in Venice: wine and cicchetti

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An Enoteca Cicchetteria or bacaro (local down-to-earth version of wine bars), very close to Saint Mark’s Square, will give you the chance to get a taste of the real Venice as well as sample 5 of the most important wines in the Veneto region, Prosecco, Soave, Pinot grigio, Valpolicella, Amarone.

Each glass of wine will come with a selection of cicchetti, the traditional Venetian bar-counter finger food made of meat or fish, which is the best way to snack and socialize before and after meals.

This will also be a wonderful opportunity to meet other people and get to know Venetians for whom snacking with cicchetti and ombre (glasses of wine) is almost a way of life.

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The tour must be booked well in advance.

Our special package:
double room overnight accommodation and breakfast at the Hotel Villa Gasparini for 2 people
wine tasting and selection of cicchetti in an osteria (traditional Venetian spot)
1 hour tour

€ 130,00
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