Villa Capra 'La Rotonda'
1) Visit the masterpiece of the Architect Andrea Palladio in 10 minutes on foot or even in 3 minutes by byke.
Via Rotonda 29 - tel. 0444 321793 - 049 8790879 - fax 049 8791380
Open from 16th of March until the 2nd of Novembre
Time: externals tue-sun 10 to 12 am and 3 pm to 6 pm
Intern mer 10-12, 15-18
From the 3rd of November until the 15th of March
Time: externals tue-sun 10 to 12 am and 3 pm to 6 pm
Interiors only on Wednesday from 10 to 12 am and 3 pm to 6 pm

Villa Capra 'La Rotonda' is a Renaissance villa in Vicenza, northern Italy, designed by Andrea Palladio. The correct name is Villa Almerico-Capra. It is also known as La Rotonda, Villa Rotunda, Villa La Rotonda. The name 'Capra' derives from the Capra brothers, who completed the building after it was ceded to them in 1591. Like other work by Palladio in Vicenza, it is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
The site selected was a hilltop just outside the city of Vicenza.
Then and for centuries to follow, it was fashionable to be what is today called 'a gentleman farmer'; buoyed by arcadian values, prosperous Italians wished to enjoy 'the simple life.' As a single man, Almerico had no need of a vast Palazzo but wished for a sophisticated Villa, and this is exactly what Palladio poduced for him.

2)Villa Valmarana ai Nani
Villa Valmarana to Nani is a Venetian villa located in the city of Vicenza, on the ground of Monte Berico. Properties of Valmarana noble family, is still partly inhabited by the family. It is characterized by stone sculptures representatives of dwarfs, once scattered in the park, now aligned on the wall (hence the nickname by which he is known). The villa is located within walking distance from the Villa Capra called Round of Palladio. The avenue of access to the villa branching apparent from the road to Rotonda, which is a few hundred meters. The main building and guest house were painted by Giambattista Tiepolo and his son Giandomenico in 1757. In particular, the main building looks back mythological and classical themes, with scenes from the Iliad, by mythology, liberated Jerusalem from Torquato Tasso, and the Orlando Furioso of Ariosto.
The guest instead reflects a more modern style, which recalls the Enlightenment, with scenes of daily life, the representation of the Venetian to the distant China.In this part of the villa appear more frequently hand Tiepolo son, who denies the sublime taste of fatherly. At the guest arise even the stables, built on two floors with access from the path in the villa and the square above.

Legend
An ancient legend, the daughter of the lord of the villa were affected by nanism, and that the
servants and guardians of the villa were chosen exclusively between dwarfs, because the girl did not wish to make known their physical defect. When the villa penetrated a prince, in
his view the girl is desperate, becoming aware of their status, and the dwarves were petrified by pain.

3) Ten minutes by byke to visit the historical centre of Vicenza

Vicenza is a city in northern Italy, is the capital of the eponymous province in the Veneto region, at the northern base of the Monte Berico, straddling the Bacchiglione. Vicenza is approximately 60 km west of Venice and 200 km east of Milan. As of 2007 Vicenza had an estimated population of 114.268

History
Vicentia was settled by the Italic Euganei and then by the Palaeo-Veneti in the 2nd-3rd century BC, from whom it was taken by the Gauls. The Romans conquered it to the latter in 157 BC, giving the city the name of Vicetia or Vincentia ('victorious').
Little survives of the Roman city, but three of the bridges across the Bacchiglione and Retrone rivers are of Roman origin, and isolated arches of a Roman aqueduct exist outside Porta Santa Croce.
Vicenza came under rule of Venice in 1404, and its subsequent history is that of Venice.
Modern age
Vicenza was a candidate to host the Council of Trent.
The 16th century was the time of Andrea Palladio, who left many outstanding examples of his art with palaces and villas in the city's territory. After 1814, Vicenza passed to the Austrian Empire.
Vicenza's area was a location of fights in both World War I and World War II. After the end of the latter, strong economic development made it one of the richest cities in Italy.
Vicenza is home to the United States Army post Caserma Ederle (Camp Ederle), also known as the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza. In 1965, Caserma Ederle became the headquarters for the Southern European Task Force, and today is the central U.S. military installation in Southern Europe.

Economy
The city has an active and lively industrial sector, which is especially famous for jewelry and clothing factories. The Gold Exposition is world-famous and it takes place in Vicenza three times per year (January, May, September).
4) One-day trip to Venice by catamaran Every Thursday:

We’ll meet in Chioggia by 9.00 o’clock. Then from the Lusenzo lagoon, we head to Venice. We’ll navigate through the open sea and re-enter the lagoon along the canal of Santo Spirito. After passing the beautiful island of San Giorgio, we’ll enter the port at San Marco. The program, concentrated in one day, provides the opportunity to visit the most important places of the lagoon in a fast but complete tour, it’s a unique way to visit Venice arriving from the sea.
5) Villa Fracanzan Piovene is one of the most interesting historic homes in the Veneto region. Built in 1700 by Francis Muttoni, baroque architecture, is at the center of a large complex of ancient buildings.
Famous is the kitchen, with its collection of arms el'acquaio red marble that Napoleon wanted to bringe to the Louvre. Rooms with four-poster beds, living room of the plebiscite and billiards, large halls and dining rooms, furniture and witnessed the history of centuries past.
Located at the food of hills Berici, this 'historic' is in the middle of a tour of Palladian villas, protected by UNESCO. Italian and foreign tourist, fans of parks and gardens, architects and visiting schools for over fifteen years, this important task. For the quality of the furnischings and the vast interior and exterior spaces, Villa Fracanzani Piovene is an ideal location for events of high quality. All visits are guided and have a duration of 1 hour. They include the villa, the museum 'Daily life and work in the villa' the farm buildings and the collection of agricultural tools and tractors, the house of Gastaldo. At the end of visti to the park and access to the garden is free.
INDIVIDUAL VISITS: Sundays and holidays from March 15 to November 1 from