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Concept: Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR; Gabriele Schöberl / ATELIER HOCHSTRASSE;

as well as other expert guidings by "La Biennale di Venezia" and local architects and experts

Tour operator: Mondial GmbH & Co. KG


The footsteps of Andrea Palladio lead us to the Villa Rotonda, which opens its doors especially for us at the start of our tour. A walk through the old town of Vicenza shows the Palladio Museum, the impressive Teatro Olimpico and overwhelming Basilica Palladiana, the heart of the historic center. Contemplative bus trips to the best Palladian villas, an exclusive visit to the private Villa Dolfin Boldù and to Carlo Scarpa's masterpiece - the Tomba Brion - describe the busy and contemplative days in Veneto, ending in the noble Villa Cornaro, which is surrounded by the typical Venetian landscape southwest of Vicenza and reveals a magnificent view of the idyllic area. A private boat trip through the Brenta with further villa-visits on the  river banks navigates us through the lagoon to the Riva Schiavoni in Venice.

The two following days are dedicated to the 18th Architecture Biennale 2023 in Venice "The Laboratory of the Future" with guided overview tours through the exhibitions in the Arsenale and in the Giardini, the Austrian contribution "Partezipazione Participation" and other current exhibitions in the urban area of ​​Venice. The theme "Palladio and Scarpa" is also rounded off with other key projects by the two local architects, who influenced the architectural history in very different aspects.

Numerous expert guided tours, exclusive interior visits also in private villas and gardens, city walks, a private boat trip, excellent food and wine in villas and other authentic places characterize the rich program, which also allows time for individual exploration. For our journey by train, the entire sleeping car is reserved for ARCH ON TOUR!




as of 2023/09/19, subject to change

some visits and restaurants currently in request

Sunrise - sunset in Vicenza: approx 07:00 – 19:00

Monday 2023/09/25: departure from Vienna

21:27 departure Vienna Main Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof) by train NJ40466


Tuesday 2023/09/26: Palladio in Vicenza

08:22 arrival in Venezia Mestre


Villa Capra - La Rotonda / Andrea Palladio, 1567-1571 (exclusive opening for our group, interior visit) 

Villa Valmarana Ai Nani / Francesco Muttoni, 1669 – frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (interior visit)

common lunch at "Agriturismo La Valletta"

Bus to Piazza Matteotti, Vicenza

approx. 14:30 check-in Glam Boutique Hotel


guided city walk through Vicenza´s historic center

Palladio Museum at Palazzo Barbaran da Porto / Andrea Palladio, 1569-1570 (museum visit, guided tour)

walk along other buildings by Andrea Palladio (Casa Cogollo, Palazzo Thiene, Palazzo Barbarano, Palazzo Iseppo Porto) 

Loggia Valmarana at the Giardini Salvi / Palladio-student, 1590

end at Piazza dei Signori

Loggia del Capitaniato / Andrea Palladio, 1565-72 (from outside)

Basilica Palladiana / renovation Andrea Palladio 1549 - completion posthumously 1614 (from outside)

free time and individual evening in Vicenza 

1st night at Glam Boutique Hotel, Vicenza


Wednesday 2023/09/27: Palladio and Scarpa at the Veneto

breakfast in the hotel

bus departure from Piazza Matteotti

Villa Cornaro, Piombino Dese / Andrea Palladio, 1552 (interior visit)

Villa Emo, Fanzolo / Andrea Palladio, 1564 (interior visit)

Villa Barbaro di Maser, Asolo / Andrea Palladio, 1554-58 (interior visit)    

common lunch in the "Osteria Ristorante Jodo"

Tomba Brion, San Vito d´Altivole / Carlo Scarpa, 1978 (tomb, pavilion, chapel)

Canova Museum, Possagno / Francesco Lazzari, 1836; Zubau von Carlo Scarpa, 1957 (museum visit)

Villa Dolfin Boldù, Rosà / 17. and 18. centuries (reception and exclusive private villa and garden visit welcomed by the owner)

approx. 20:00 bus ends at Piazza Matteotti, free evening

2nd night at Glam Boutique Hotel, Vicenza


Thursday 2023/09/28: further Palladian highlights

breakfast in the hotel, check-out

Palazzo Chiericati / Andrea Palladio, 1550, etc. (from outside)

Teatro Olimpico / Andrea Palladio, 1580 / completion and interiors by Vincenzo Scamozzi, 1585 (interior visit and theater visit of the Spettacolo Pop-Palladio Olimpico Project "Son et Lumière")

bus departure from Piazza Matteotti

stop in Montagnana: city walk and

common lunch-snack at the "Loggia dei Cereali"

Castello di San Zeno, Torre di Ezzelino, Montagnana (from outside)

Villa Pisani-Placco / Andrea Palladio, 1552 (private villa visit guided by the owner)

Villa Poiana / Andrea Palladio, 1549 (interior visit)

Villa Pisani Bonetti, Bagnolo di Lonigo / Andrea Palladio, 1542-44 (interior visit)

bus end at Villa Cornaro, S. Stefano di Zimella

check-in, chill-out and aperitif at the pool

common 4-course dinner and night at Villa Cornaro, S. Stefano di Zimella


Friday 2023/09/29: along the Brenta

breakfast in the hotel, check-out


Villa Badoer, Fratta Polesine / Andrea Palladio, 1556-63 (interior visit, exclusive opening of the villa)

bus end at Dolo

private chartered boat tour along the Brenta Canal, along numerous villas and swing bridges to the estuary of the Brenta and through the lagoon to Venice, Riva degli Schiavoni

lunch picnic with local specialities, Prosecco and wines on board

Villa Foscari - La Malcontenta / Andrea Palladio, 1550-1560 (guided tour, villa and garden)

approx. 18:00 end at Venice, Riva degli Schiavoni, Museo Navale

walk to the hotel (approx. 15 min)

check-in Hotel San Zaccharia, Venedig Castello

free evening

1st night at Hotel San Zaccharia, Venice Castello


Saturday 2023/09/30: Architecture Biennial - Giardini

breakfast in the hotel

walk to the Giardini

guided overview tour to the general theme of the 18th Architecture Biennial at the Giardini: "The Laboratory of the Future” (kuratiert von Lesley Lokko): at teh central pavilion Padiglione Italia and to selected pavilions at the Giardini area

guided tour by a curator of the Austrian pavilion / exhibition "Partezipazione Beteiligung" (AKT, Hermann Czech)

time for individual visits, individual lunch

free afternoon


visit of Palladio´s churches in Venedig: San Giorgio Maggiore, Il Redentore


Olivetti show room / Carlo Scarpa, 1958

Querini-Stampalia Foundation / Carlo Scarpa, 1958 -1963


exhibition "Kengo Kuma: Onomatopoeia Architecture” at Palazzo Franchetti

meeting at the hotel, walk

common dinner at  the restaurant "Luna Sentada"

2nd night at Hotel San Zaccharia, Venice Castello

Sunday 2023/10/01: Architecture Biennial - Arsenale

breakfast in the hotel, check-out

walk to the Arsenale

guided overview tour to the 18th Architecture Biennial at the Arsenale

common lunch at the Restaurant Bombarde all´Arsenale

time for individual visits at the Arsenale


Facade of San Francesco della Vigna / Andrea Palladio, 1565 (church: Jacopo Sansovino, 1554)

Palazzo Bembo, exhibition "Time, Space, Existence 2023

meeting at the hotel

Vaporetto to the train station

21:05 departure from Venezia S.L. by train NJ40236 (reservation of the entire sleeping car)

Monday 2023/10/02: arrival in Vienna

07:09 arival at Vienna Main Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof)



2023/09/25: 21:27 departure from Vienna Main Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof) by train NJ40466

2023/09/26: 08:22 arrival at Venezia Mestre / visits by bus at the Veneto / walk in Vicenza / night at Glam Boutique Hotel in Vicenza, historic center

2023/09/27: visits by bus at the Veneto / night at Glam Boutique Hotel in Vicenza

2023/09/28: visits by bus at the Veneto / night at Villa Cornaro, S. Stefano di Zimella

2023/09/29: visits by bus at the Veneto / Brenta-boat tour with visits from Dolo to Venice / night at Hotel San Zaccharia, Venice Castello

2023/09/30 / visits in Venice by foot / night at Hotel San Zaccharia, Venice Castello

2023/10/01: visits in Venice by foot / Vaporetto / 21:05 departure from Venezia S.L. by train NJ40236

2023/10/02: 07:09 arival at Vienna Main Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof)

TOUR PRICE per person in a double room and double sleeping car (train): 2493 EUR (incl. tax);

single room supplement and single sleeping car (train): 496 EUR

including: train tickets Vienna - Venice Mestre, Venice S.L. - Vienna plus sleeping car in double or single compartments incl. breakfast; 5 nights incl. breakfast in selected central hotels (2x at Glam Boutique Hotel / Vicenza center, 1x at the Villa Cornaro, S. Stefano di Zimella, 2x at Hotel San Zaccharia, Venice Castello), 7 common meals (incl. beverages: wines, water, coffee), 1 aperitif; private coach bus, private chartered boat on teh Brenta calal incl. lunch picnic with local specialities and beverages (Prosecco, wines, water, coffee) on board, Vaporetto ticket to teh train station in Venice; all entrance fees in villas and museums, tickets to the Biennial incl. guided tours, etc.; tips; expert guiding, program and handouts by Arch. DI Gabriele Schöberl and DI Marion Kuzmany; expert accompaniment by DI Marion Kuzmany

not included: individual meals and beverages, cofffee breaks, etc., taxi rides, individual and optional program


IMPORTANT: This tour requires good walking ability!




Fotos: Archiv ARCH ON TOUR; Gabriele Schöberl / Atelier Hochstrasse





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