Brenta Rivers and Villas

  • Port

    Venice, Italy

  • Activity Level

    High

  • Activity Type

    Excursion Types

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost From

    Adults

    GBP85.0 Per Person

  • Minimum Age

    2

  • Duration

    Approximately 5.00 hours.

  • Meals Included

    No

Take a scenic drive by the Brenta river and visit two spellbinding villas.

Relax and soak up the peaceful panoramas of the Riviera del Brenta, which connects the Venetian Lagoon with Padua. Hear the stories of this idyllic region, where noble families from Venice built their holiday homes in the 16th century.

Soon you’ll arrive at the stately Villa Foscari, which perches on an 11-foot-high pedestal by the riverbank. Follow your guide inside and admire the colourful frescoes covering the walls and ceilings depicting various mythological scenes.

Head to Villa Pisani and explore the ‘queen’ of all the Brenta villas. Wander round the dazzling rooms where doges, kings and emperors were once entertained and marvel at the masterworks of art on display. Be sure to admire The Glory of the Pisani Family, a captivating fresco on the ballroom’s ceiling, and take a stroll through the lush, manicured gardens.