The shadow of Palladio: private mystery gametour in Vicenza

Duration: approx. 3 hours 

Location: Vicenza

per service
up to 8 people

Why choose this experience?

1 Live a great story: you will discover the history and monuments of the city whilst investigating the death of the famous architect Andrea Palladio
2 Enjoy an engaging experience, suitable for all ages, which will put your detective instincts to the test
3 Our tours have been rated by some overseas visitors as 'the most innovative cultural experience to be found in Europe'

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Important information


all year

Departure point:

Vicenza, Piazza Matteotti (in front of Palazzo Chiericati)

Departure time

5.00 pm

Languages available



€315.00 per service, to be divided up to a maximum of 8 people. 

As a result, the price per person varies according to the number of participants, starting with a minimum of €39.37 per person. The price for each participant above 8 people is €15.00 per person.

approx. 3 hours
  • Private guided visit
  • Game necessities
  • Aperitif with drinks and finger food
  • 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 do not show up at the meeting point at the time specified on your voucher).

The price of the service is €315.00, to be divided between a maximum of 8 people. As a result, the price per person varies according to the number of participants, starting with a minimum of €39,37 per person. The price for each participant above 8 people is €15,00 per person.

No reduction available for this tour. Please enter the exact number of participants (children included) under the field ‘n° of adults’.

All monuments will be visited only from the outside (unless when an interior visit is clearly mentioned).

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

Are you ready to live an unmatched experience? What we are offering is a completely new activity, a whole new way of experiencing culture and an unparalleled phenomenon that has sparked incredible interest among tourists, residents and mass media since its introduction... Thanks to Play the City, Vicenza is witnessing a revolution in guided tours and city visits!

The engaging Palladio's Shadow - Vicenza Italy Mystery Tour will give you the chance to experience a magical and unforgettable evening! Grappling with clues on the mysteries and legends of Vicenza, you will be unravelling a historic enigma that has hung over the Palladian city for centuries.

Accompanied by an insightful local tourist guide, you will wander through the intricate old town to discover ancient stories, interesting anecdotes and fascinating plots... Starting in Piazza Matteotti (in front of Palazzo Chiericati), in the heart of the city, you will become the protagonists of a guided visit that has nothing in common with any other tour! It is a real interactive experience, suitable for all ages, which allows you to visit Vicenza while having fun!

The guide will provide you with a literary clue, around which your investigation will develop, aimed at unravelling the mysterious death of Andrea di Pietro della Gondola, known as Palladio:


Vicenza - 25th August 1580.

‘Urgent meeting call. I am sorry to have to call for an emergency meeting of this important Academy but we have just learn that one of our brothers has unfortunately suddenly passed away. I ask for everyone to maintain the highest secrecy and confidentiality in order not to provoke scandal in the city with any announcement before our party has decided what to do. We must behave as we have always done so far: watch out for enemies and be loyal to friends. Because his memory shall not be forgotten.’


For centuries, the time and cause of the famous architect's death have remained shrouded in mystery ... You will finally shine a light on the story!

Are you ready to investigate an almost 500 years-old death? Put yourself in the shoes of a real detective and immerse yourself in the traces of Vicenza in the past looking for ancient vestiges that will lead you to a new truth.

To solve this riddle, you will investigate each clue and follow the trail that will lead you to the solution in an all-new Palladio walking tour in Vicenza that will reveal the city’s major monuments to you:

  • Piazza Matteotti
  • Church of Santa Corona
  • Corso Palladio (Colonna Infame)
  • Piazza dei Signori (Basilica Palladiana)
  • Church of San Lorenzo
  • Piazza Castello


Our Play tour in Vicenza goes beyond the traditional concept of a guided tour, turning visitors into real detectives, ready to test their intuition!

Thanks to this brand-new experience for those who want to discover Palladio’s ingenuity, and more, in a completely new way, you will be personally involved in the historical context of the city!

A tour that brings to life a new and engaging way of learning, to take in the major historical monuments of Vicenza under a new, fascinating light. You will be plunged into an atmosphere that goes beyond time and the present space, immersing yourself in a dense series of puzzles imbued with history and mystery.

An incredible experience in the center of Vicenza to unravel arcane secrets, ancient readings and fascinating mysteries revolving around the city’s most illustrious citizen: Andrea Palladio. Are you ready to live an unforgettable adventure only with your friends or family?

The activity also includes in the cost of the tour an aperitif with drinks and finger food to conclude your investigation with a moment of pleasant relaxation.

Book now online our Palladio's Shadow - mystery Vicenza gametour... Our original Palladio private walking tour in Vicenza is the experience you've been waiting for!

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