Brenta Riviera Private Villas Tour from Venice

Duration: approx. 6 hours 

Location: Mira


Why choose this experience?

1 To learn about some of the most beautiful villas along the Riviera del Brenta with an exclusive private guided tour
2 Because you will discover curious anecdotes and history about these beautiful homes decorated by the greatest artists of the Venetian Republic
3 To immerse yourself in the refined atmosphere of these majestic villas, used by Venetian nobles for country residences

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Important information


all year round subject to availability of guides and/or opening periods of the villas.

Departure point:

Piazzale Roma - Venice.

Departure time

To be agreed

Languages available


  • up to 2/3 pax (transfer by car): €650.00
  • up to 4/5 pax (transfer by minivan): €700.00
  • up to 6/7 pax (transfer by minibus): €740.00


Entrance Fees to the villas indicated in the program (to be paid directly on site):

  • Villa Foscari: €10.00 per person
  • Villa Widmann: €5.00 per person
  • Villa Pisani: €7.50 per person
approx. 6 hours
  • Guided tour
  • Transport
  • Entrance fee to the villas indicated in the program (to be paid directly on site)
  • Lunch
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Opening periods of the villas:

  • Villa Foscari from 1.05 to 31.10 (unless otherwise indicated) Saturdays and Tuesdays 9.00 am -12.00 pm
  • Villa Widmann from 1.03 to 31.04 10.00 am-5.00 pm; from 1.05 to 30.09 10.00 am-6.00 pm; October 10.00 am-5.00 pm, closed on Mondays (excluding public holidays); from 1.11 to 29.02 only on the weekend and public holidays 10.00 am-5.00 pm
  • Villa Pisani from 1.04 to 30.09 9.00 am–7.00 pm; from 1.10 to 31.03 9.00 am–4.00 pm, closed: Mondays (excluding public holidays). Maze opens from 1.04 to 31.10 (9.00 am- 1.30 pm/2.15 pm – 7.15 pm). The maze will be closed in case of bad weather or maintenance. It is not accessible for disabled visitors.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

A unique private guided tour of the Riviera del Brenta Villas to discover the elegance and richness of a forgotten era. Thanks to this fascinating Brenta River tour of the Villas of Veneto you can visit three prestigious residences of ancient times accompanied by our tour guide Francesca Ranieri.

Our fascinating Riviera del Brenta tour of the Villas in Veneto, Italy will take you back to the Venetian Republic times, when the holidays were spent in the Venice villas! Starting from the 1500s, the rich and noble Venetians spent the summer months on the mainland to follow the agricultural work being undertaken on their land. Not wanting to give up the luxury and refinement that characterized their palaces on the Grand Canal, beautiful Brenta River Villas were built. The Brenta River itinerary that we propose takes into account some of the most beautiful Villas of Veneto open to the public to give you all the magic and charm of these princely mansions decorated by the best artists of the Venice Republic. Francesca is a licensed guide in Venice, who has collaborated with for a long period overseeing the heading 'Hidden Treasures' and some of our private tours in Venice, and she will be your ‘private guide' for this exclusive tour of the Brenta Villas.

The visit to the Villas of Veneto is concentrated in the area between Malcontenta and Stra, where the most beautiful and famous villas are located. Departing from Venice, our Riviera del Brenta in Venice tour sails along the Brenta Canal, allowing you to admire the beautiful homes that have made this area a unique place in the world. The proposed itinerary below is only indicative and may be customized according to your requirements, including other villas not you would like to visit.

The first stage is one of the finest Palladian Villas in Veneto, Italy: Villa Foscari – la Malcontenta, by Palladio in Malcontenta. Built by one of the most important families of the Venetian Republic and designed by the famous architect Palladio, Villa Foscari – la Malcontenta should not be missed! In this enchanting place art and nature blend perfectly. It is claimed that a girl of the Foscari family was locked up here for life for her misconduct, hence the nickname the 'discontented' Palladian villa.

After the splendid Villa Foscari known as 'the Malcontenta', the Riviera del Brenta tour continues to Villa Widmann in Mira, one of the most beautiful and best preserved villas of the Brenta River in Venice. At Villa Widmann the tour will wind through its beautiful interiors - the halls boast 18th century colourful frescoes which perfectly harmonize with gilded plaster castings and precious chandeliers in Murano glass, its lush gardens full of vegetation and divine classical statues give the Villa Widmann on the Riviera del Brenta a fabulous atmosphere.

Lunch will take place in one of the tasty restaurants along the Brenta River in Venice, where you can sample local specialties and relax and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings.

In the afternoon, the tour will finish with the jewel of the Riviera del Brenta Villas - la Stra, Villa Pisani will introduce you into the atmosphere of a real palace! At the Villa Pisani in Stra the guided tour passes through an endless series of exhibitions and atmospheres before concluding with the most famous destination of the Villa Pisani, a maze in the lush garden.

This exclusive Venetian Villas tour by the Brenta River in Venice takes place on land, by arrangement based on the number of participants.

History, anecdotes and curiosities in a fascinating journey of the Villas of Veneto: ask now for Francesca's availability and enjoy a day discovering the treasures of the Brenta Riviera!

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