Cross section of Palladian villa
Banner photo ©Marco Valmarana
Venice is one of our most popular destinations and we have a black book of hidden gems to share with you – and keep you away from the crowds. The art agenda is endless: from the luminous colour of the Venetian painters – Bellini, Titian and Giorgione – to the twentieth century works at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the contemporary art extravaganza of the Venice Biennale. When it’s time to slow down we organise private boat trips around the lagoon with lunch onboard and stops at lesser known islands full of history and atmosphere.
The Veneto is a personal favourite of Art Tours Founder James McDonaugh, ‘it is full of beautiful towns and villages to explore, from Asolo in the foothills of the Dolomites to the historic cities of Padua and Verona. Palladio’s villas are a must and there are so many hidden gems across the region, missed by most tourists’.