Overview of the San Bastiano
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Villa San Bastiano
Number of beds : 12
San Bastiano lies up in the hills above Vicenza, door to door with the world famous villas Valmarana and La Rotonda and very close to cultural highlights as Padua, Venice, Verona, Ferrara, Mantova and Rovigo. You will also want to visit this region to see the famous Palladio villas. The regional cuisine deserves your special attention.
- Vicenza center of town 2.4 km – 5 min
- Padua 40 km – 35 min
- Venice 70 km – 50 min
- Verona 60 km – 45 min
- Lake Garda 90 km – 1 hr
- Bassano del Grappa 35 km – 45 min
- Asolo 50 km – 1 hr
- Mantova 95 km – 1 hr
Activities & Places of interest
- The Venetian Villas: The hinterland of Venice is famous for the numerous villas (apparently more than 3.000) built between the 15th and the 19th century by whealthy venetians. Some of them are open to the public, for instance Villa Barbaro in Maser, Villa Emo in Fanzolo, and the Villa La Rotonda outside Vicenza. Other interesting villas are the villa Valmarana “Ai Nani” with frescoes by Tiepolo, the Catajo castle and villa Barbarigo which has a baroque garden with boxwood labyrinth.
- The main cultural landmarks of northern Italy: San Bastiano’s strategic location makes easy day trips to Padua, Venice, Vérona, Ferrara, lake Garda, Este, Montagnana, Monselice, or Arqua’Petrarca. Each of these towns offers highly interesting sight-seeing. In Padua you will not want to miss „Cappella degli Scrovegni“ with wall to wall frescoes by Giotto. This work of art is considered to be the beginning of the Renaissance.
- Villa San Bastiano lies in walking distance of the church of Monte Berico which has a tomb designed by Palladio and a beautiful altar piece painted by Paolo Veronese.
- 1,5 acres of contemporary art and design at the Bisazza Foundation, which was opened in June 2012 in Montecchio Maggiore (6 miles from Vicenza)
- Interesting fashion outlets such as Armani (in the village Trissino) and Bottega Veneta (in the outskirts of Vicenza).
- The Guardian published an interesting article about Vicenza on november 25th 2012.