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A JOURNEY IN THE TERRITORY OF MANTEGNA/ CITTADELLA Discovering in an original way one of the most important walled city of this area: from the 14 meter-high patrol path.  The fortified city of Cittadella is situated about 25 kilometres from Padua direction Bassano and represents one of the most interesting examples of medieval walled town. Its origin and history, as well as the name itself, are closely connected with the military function of its defence walls, which were erected in the 13th century to provide a strategic outpost in defence of Padua against attacks from the north and especially to oppose Castelfranco Veneto, fortified by the Trevisans. The walls designed by Benvenuto da Carturo around the year 1220 are one of the few surviving examples of  defence system with a perfectly preserved chemin de ronde – patrol path. They are polygonal, 1461 metres long and up to fourteen metres high, spaced by 16 small and 16 large towers, 4 of which are part of the defence gates, opening towards Padua, Treviso, Vicenza and Bassano. 
On the way to Cittadella there are many impressive and beautiful buildings and villas that belonged to noble Venetian families; among them it is worth visiting the sumptuously decorated Villa Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta. The Villa was built on the remains of an ancient castle built in about 1000 AD and until the second half of the 1600s, it was a rural residence. It was the Attorney-general of St. mark, Marco Contarini, who extended the building, making it more like a royal palace and turning it into an extraordinary "theatrical" site. Not far away, in the old park of villa Fogazzaro-Colbachini in Montegalda, you can visit the original bell museum. It houses historical items dating back to the 11th century to the present day and here visitors can find curiosities and see how a bell is casted ( working methods) in a live reconstruction of a real foundry.

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Half-day visit: in the morning from 8.30 a.m. to 2,00 p.m. or in the afternoon from 1.30 to 7 p.m. Guided tour from the 14 m high patrol path of Cittadella and walk through the main sightseeings in the old town. Visit of the astonishing Villa Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta. The excursion price taking as starting points Padua or Abano/Montegrotto Terme or Riviera del Brenta is € 40,- for groups of 5-9 people and € 35,00 for groups of 10-19 people. The price includes: transport by minibus, guide service and entrance fees. 
Full day visit: from 9 am to 6 pm. Guided tour of Cittadella and walk on the 14 meter high patrol path. Lunch free or, on request, in a typical Trattoria/Agriturismo. Visit of Villa Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta and then further of the original bell museum in Montegalda.
The full-day excursion price taking as leaving points Padua or Abano/Montegrotto Terme or Riviera del Brenta is € 65,00 for groups of 5-9 people and € 50,00 for groups of 10-19 people. The price includes: transport by bus, guide service, entrance fees.
Every last Sunday in month ZantaViaggi organizes on request the transfer service to Villa Contarini in Piazzola sul Brenta, to one of the biggest antique markets in Italy.
  • porta padova
    cittadella (PD)
  • piazza camerini
    piazzola sul brenta (PD)


ZantaViaggi is an incoming tour operator specialized in the organization of journey/excursion in Veneto.We give our guests the chance to visit not only famous sightseeing but also those which are hardly to be reached and less known, even if, they often reflect better  the real and most genuine spirit of Venetian culture.Enthusiasm in everything we do and Flexibility are the keywords that identify ZantaViaggi, as we own the means of transport and can organize the tours according to our guest needs.
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Via Padova, 23/1
30030 - Fossò (VE)
+39 3393739789 www.zantaviaggi.com
Are you ready to discover original cultural, art and nature sites in Veneto? and to taste genuine and savoury product of this area? Come with ZantaViaggi!
We arrange your accommodation: ZantaViaggi has personally visited the places (hotels-historic houses-rural farms) where the guests will stay overnight, and among the many available we have chosen those ones that should meet better our guest's requirements. Some of them are historic buildings or villas, in which  the noble Venetians spent their holiday, others are locations immersed in the nature or in a very strategic position. If request, however, we can offer a nice and comfortable hotel at the thermal area of the Euganean Hills.

We take you wherever you want: ZantaViaggi owns a Minibus Panoramic Iveco/50 for the transport of 19 passengers. It happens very often that small groups of guests want to discover the territory or some particular attractions in an original way and outside of the mass tourism itineraries. ZantaViaggi can do it! We place ourselves at the group disposal. We do not need great numbers… just those that allow us the normal or extra opening of the monuments.
About Food: In Veneto the guest can find a very wide and varied gourmet offer and among them we have chosen those restaurants, holiday farms and trattorie that allow the guest to taste genuine and high quality  wholesome food of the traditional Venetian cuisine. Fish from the lagoon, meat from the country, wine from the Euganean Hills or Prosecco from Valdobbiadene, cheese from Asiago are just a few examples of the many typical products of this Region…
Eating the food in the area where it is produced is a unique experience…..
Tour guide and Assistance: ZantaViaggi provides a continual and scrupulous assistance to the guests during the whole holiday, from their arrival (airport-railway station or own car) until their return to the same place. Often the tour will be guided by the owner himself, who is a qualified and licensed tour guide for many sightseeing of the Region. Sometimes the tour guide will be an external person or the guide inside the monument.
The Price: ZantaViaggi is in a position to offer personalized and varied tours, journey, excursions or visits at a very favourable prices because  travel organization, transport, assistance and tour guide are all carried out by the ZantaViaggi.  We offer high quality tours at very good prices. 
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