If you book a stay in the Villa Tenuta Castel Venezze you can visit the numerous cities of art of our region: Venice, Padua, Verona, Vicenza and Ferrara (city of art in Emilia Romagna just 30 minutes from the Estate).
Tenuta Castel Venezze offers a pleasant weekend in Venice. From the Estate you can reach Venice or the train from Rovigo or a direct-drive to TERMINAL FUSINA, where there are large parking lots and where every hour a boat to Piazza San Marco (crossing the lagoon in about 20 minutes).
From the ground floor, the path begins with the Museum and the Opera, passing through the stunning courtyard, it continues towards the upper rooms of the palace with a visit to the precious rooms of the Doge, on the first floor, and the Institutional Chambers that develop between the second floor and the floor of the lodges, and finally concludes with a visit to the Armoury and the Prisons. Then there are the Secret Itineraries, which are not part of the normal course of the Palace, but can be visited on special conditions.
Located in Campo San Samuele and overlooking the Grand Canal, Palazzo Grassi presents major temporary exhibitions, some of which are based in whole or in part on the resources of the Pinault collection.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of the most important museums in Italy for European and American art from the first half of the twentieth century based in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni on the Grand Canal, in what was the home of Peggy Guggenheim. The museum houses the personal collection of Peggy Guggenheim, as well as masterpieces of the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden and temporary exhibitions. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which also operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
A weekend in Padova is an opportunity to learn about famous artistic and architectural treasures: the University, the oldest in Europe; the Basilica of St. Anthony, which houses valuable bronzes of Donatello; Prato della Valle and the Basilica of Santa Giustina; Palazzo della Ragione and patrician palaces richly frescoed; The Pedrocchi Café; the masterpiece by Giotto in the Scrovegni Chapel. Do not miss the art exhibitions held at Palazzo della Ragione and Zabarella Palace, former home of Carrara.
In Padua you can see major traces of the Middle Ages, in particular '300, a period of great splendor during which the city, ruled by poptente family of Carrara, is enriched with monuments and frescoes. Leaving in the Arena Chapel the highest testimony of his art, Giotto gives a powerful impetus to the renewal of painting in Padua and inspires artists who come after him, including Guariento, Altichiero and Giusto de 'Menabuoi, authors of frescos of the highest value.
The largest square in Europe. Originally the area of Prato della Valle was swampy and uncultivated. In 1774 the Attorney Andrea Memmo decided to reclaim. It was left to the center island, connected to the rest of the square by four bridges located exactly at the four cardinal points. The bridges cross a channel that enters and leaves the bridge south and surrounding the island. Around two laps were placed statues of famous men linked to the history of Padua. 78 are soft stone statues.