Venice Serenissima

Introduction

Venice has the richest concentration of art and architecture in Europe. We design trips to Venice which keep you away from the crowds and allow you to enjoy its glories in private.

Day 1 Venice

Your flight arrives in Venice and you are whisked away across the lagoon to stay in a private palazzo on the Grand Canal. Enjoy a tour of the Grand Canal with your guide by private boat and an exclusive evening visit at one of Venice’s greatest museums.

Day 2 Venetian History

After breakfast your guide will take you on a walking tour of Venice, introducing its history from the backstreets. Lunch is in a family run restaurant well off the tourist path and this is followed by a visit to a private collection and a spectacular private evening visit to one of Venice’s greatest churches.

Day 3 Venetian Painting

Spend the day with your expert guide learning about Venice’s greatest painters: Carpaccio, Giorgione, Titian and Tintoretto. Explore atmospheric streets missed by most tourists and finish with a magnificent private evening visit at one of Venice’s major monuments.

Day 4 Islands in the Lagoon

Speed off in your private boat to two hidden away islands in the lagoon filled with fascinating history. Lunch in the garden of the Cipriani on Torcello before exploring the fabulous Duomo, one of Italy’s greatest churches. Exclusive evening visit at one of Venice’s most important collections of contemporary art.

Day 5 Vicenza & Palladian Villas

Enjoy a day trip to Vicenza and a private visit to a beautiful palazzo. The day has an architectural theme as you explore some of Palladio’s greatest buildings. Highlights include the magnificent Villa Barbaro and The Malcontenta.

Day 6 Departure

Private boat to the airport.