Small Group Tour to the Walled City of Monselice
- Live Guide
- Group Tour
- Pickup Service
- 3 hr
With this tour of Monselice we will get to know better this walled city which has inspired many writers, artists and poets. We will visit the Castle of Monselice, a treasure trove of ancient weapons, chests, fine tapestries and splendid period furnishings from all over Italy. We will tell you the history of this fascinating place and see how its ancient inhabitants lived. The Carraresi, the Scaligeri, the Visconti, the Este, are some of the famous lords who contended for its possession, whose spirits are still said to hover in the rooms of the ancient manor. We will then walk along what has been described as the most beautiful promenade in the Veneto, Via del Santuario, with its villas, its famous Seven Churches, which are reminiscent of the Seven Basilicas of Rome and are still a popular pilgrimage destination for devotees from all over Europe. There will also be panoramic points from which to admire the town from above.
Operated by: Lovivo Tour Experience
Stop At: Castello di Monselice
The most famous monument in the walled city of Monselice is the Cini Castle, named after its last owner. The monument is currently owned by the Veneto Region, which has converted it into a prestigious museum with a wealth of medieval furniture, furnishings and weapons.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Villa Duodo, Balbi Valier
Villa Duodo, also known as Villa Valier, is attributed to the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi and built for a Venetian patrician, Francesco Duodo, around 1592. Located high above the fortress of Monselice, the villa shows Palladian influences and is composed of two L-shaped blocks that create a rectangular courtyard. Attached to the villa is a church dedicated to San Giorgio, the last and largest church that completes a 'sacred route' of pilgrimage of the seven small churches that climb from the centre of the city to the top of the Rocca hill.
Duration: 1 hour