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Walking in the Venetian Hills

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Walking in the Venetian Hills

This walking holiday is based in the unspoilt Euganean Hills, tucked below the beautiful medieval city of Padua. Stay in characterful family run hotels as you amble through colourful meadows in the shadow of Italy’s striking conical volcanoes.

  • Style: Self Guided Walking Tour
  • Duration: 9 days/8 nights
  • Starts in: Cortela
Guide Price £1045
per person
Highlights:
  • Unspoilt Euganean Hills
  • Cortela
  • Valnogaredo
Itinerary:

Day 1 Cortela  
Make your way to your hotel in Cortela. An arrival transfer from Vicenza train station is included at certain times.  

Day 2 Cortela to Arqua Petrarca  
Head across bright poppy fields, then through forests of mountain ash and oak to the hamlet of Valnogaredo. Enjoy glorious views over Arqua Petrarca before heading to your hotel.  

Day 3 Arqua Petrarca  
Explore the well-preserved Arqua Petrarca. Visit the house of the poet Petrarch, and walk through the geranium-decked streets lined with sumptuous 15th Century villas.  

Day 4 Arqua Petrarca to Galzignano  
Today's walk undulates through shady woodland before dropping down to the fabulous Villa Barbarigo at Valsanzibio.

Day 5 Galzignano  
Catch the local bus to Padua, the region's second art city, to view the frescoes of the Cappella degli Scrovegni and admire Donatello's Gattamelata statue. You may wish to treat yourself to a spa/massage at Montegrotto.  

Day 6 Galzignano to Teolo  
Ascending through olive groves reach Monte Rua hermitage, a popular stop for lunch. A woodland path leads towards Rocca Pendice, an imposing volcanic stone massif. Skirt round it to enjoy breath-taking views across a chain of hills as you descend to Teolo.  

Day 7 Teolo  
Supposedly the birthplace of the Roman historian Livy, Teolo is alive with history, and many of the buildings from its Serenissima heyday remain. There are lovely walks available, including a circular route up Monte della Madonna for panoramic views. For a longer day out, take the bus/train to Venice and see St Mark's Square, the Doges' Palace and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum.  

Day 8 Teolo to Cortela  
Walk through rows of lush green vines to reach the highest point of the holiday, on the flanks of Monte Venda (601m). The plain is mapped out below, with views towards the Berici Hills near Vicenza. Then it's on through oak and chestnut forests, and down through vineyards and olive groves, back to your hotel.  

Day 9 Cortela  
Your tour ends this morning with a transfer back to Vicenza train station.  

Departs:
Frequent departures May - Oct  2019 & May - Oct 2020.

Prices
Guide Price £1045
per person
Inclusions
  • Return train station transfers (only available in conjunction with certain trains, please check)
  • 8 nights 2star to 3star hotel accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts & 8 dinners
  • Luggage transfers on days 2, 4, 6 & 8
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/07/2019 to 31/10/2020. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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