VeneTrès chic: craftsmanship and fashion in full Venetian style

EUGANEAN HILLS - PADOVA

VeneTrès chic: craftsmanship and fashion in full Venetian style

€1500 per person

An itinerant journey in the path of the craft tradition of the fashion industry in Veneto, from its origins to its most innovative expressions. Experiential activities through 4 provinces of Veneto to discover its unique specialties.

Immerse yourself in the essence of fashion and craftsmanship made in Veneto. Elegance, charm but also great food await you on this exclusive journey into the chic and glittering side of the Veneto land, which winds its way through four provinces. From the lush Treviso hills of Prosecco DOCG to explore on a Vespa, a symbol of timeless style, to the city of Vicenza, where goldsmith’s art plays with architectural jewels that tell us about the Genius of Andrea Palladio. Following the Brenta River, you’ll fall in love with the lands between Padua and Venice as you discover haute couture shoe manufacturing, concluding this extraordinary journey right in magical Venice, amidst period costumes and the official Venetian Carnival costumes.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Follina - Treviso / Mirano - Venezia
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Day 1
Arrival at the guesthouse, immersed in the peaceful nature of the Treviso countryside. Dinner with 0-meter products from the Borgoluce estate. The estate also hides a real gem at our complete disposal: an organic swimming pool, a small body of water that is kept crystal clear naturally.
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Day 2
Let's visit a historic woolen mill in Follina, one of the very few survivors of the “Wool Route”, which winds through the hills of Treviso. We will uncover curiosities about ancient and current production, reminding us how craftsmanship and art are often an extension of each other. What could be more Dolce Vita than riding a Vespa through the vineyards and gentle curves of the hills? We plunge carefree into nature, arriving in Valdobbiadene, heading to the spectacular Bortolomiol winery: its headquarters is located inside an old spinning mill rebuilt and renovated according to an essential and modern style, a real Art & Wine Farm. A meeting place between art, nature and agriculture and now also a space for artistic experimentation. Next stop at Molinetto della Croda, a spectacular place that has remained untouched over time. Head back to Follina, in order to discover that the water from the mills can give us many other products... like beer! In fact the Follina beer is brewed directly from the waters of this area! Drop off the Vespa and ready for dinner at the guesthouse.
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Day 3
Another day, another province: today Vicenza. We reach Bassano del Grappa, a medieval town that houses the renowned Grappa, grape-based pomace brandy typical from this area. Nove is the next stop, another important hub of Veneto craftsmanship, the town of ceramics perfect to unleash our creativity. For lunch let's move to Sandrigo, ready to be involved in a unique reality: Luigi Zolin Cibo, a restaurant that tastes like home, cozy and essential, the brainchild of the eponymous tailor and designer. Since the 1980s Luigi Zolin has collaborated with the most important haute couture fashion brands and to this day he continues his activity in his hometown, where he opened the restaurant with all the specialties of the area and a flower and fragrance store. A true dive into the world of craftsmanship in the province of Vicenza, under the banner of the highest quality. We head to Schio, to visit the former Lanerossi Wool Mill factory, a space now used for cultural and artistic projects in collaboration with the University of Venice and other entities. Finally, one last trip awaits us to reach a Renaissance jewel that is the city of Vicenza, our next stop.
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Day 4
The day starts from the Basilica Palladiana, the beating heart of the city and emblematic monument of the Venetian Renaissance, signed by the architect who created much of Veneto's artistic heritage dating back to the 16th century, Andrea Palladio. Under the vaults of the portico stands the morning destination: the Museum of Jewelry. Vicenza shines for its goldsmithing tradition, stemming from the Middle Ages: in fact, the signing of the Statute of the Fraglia degli Orafi di Vicenza (Vicenza Goldsmiths' Guild), the first official document sanctioning the existence of a guild of 150 goldsmiths, dates back to 1300. Between the 19th and 20th century, Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa and Trissino became important and established hubs of the industry. Let's indulge in a nice walk through Vicenza's historic center, having lunch in one of the typical little restaurants. A visit to the Teatro Olimpico or the Palladian villa La Rotonda is recommended. Dinner at the hotel, to enjoy local and genuine products. After dinner we can walk up to Monte Berico and observe from above the magical atmosphere of this beautiful town.
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Day 5
another magical place filled with wonders awaits you: the Piazzola sul Brenta antiques market, one of the largest and most characteristic markets in the Veneto region. Every last Sunday of the month, it takes place in front of Villa Contarini, designed by Andrea Palladio. We can have lunch in Piazzola or in a typical osteria along the road; the important thing is to get to Stra, located in the famous Riviera del Brenta, an area rich in nature, historic villas and... shoes! Yes, because this strip of land has been chosen by the most exclusive haute couture brands to host their shoe production. Much of the legacy left by this successful production is contained within Villa Foscarini Rossi. Franco Rossi's workshop has for years produced shoes and accessories for the most prestigious haute couture fashion brands, including Dior, Christian Lacroix, Pucci, Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs and Kenzo. The villa, now owned by the LVMH group, houses the Shoe Museum inside. The location for the night will thake your breath away: nestled in the Venetian countryside, boho-chic in taste, Glamping Canonici is an agri resort that houses not only a stately 17th-century villa but also spacious tents furnished by mixing rustic and glam elements. A bucolic atmosphere not to be missed.
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Day 6
Today we will be guests at the atelier of the most prestigious Venetian tailor: Atelier Pietro Longhi, where the magic of creating the official Venetian Carnival costumes takes place. We will discover fine fabrics, precious accessories, soft velvets and handcrafted techniques inherited from the ancient craft of tailoring. Lunch at Bivio degli Artisti, a restaurant and pizzeria offering only local specialities. In the afternoon we will travel to Mogliano Veneto, to participate in the workshop of a professional weaver inside the Filanda Motta, a historic silk processing factory. Guided by the artist, we will get involved by creating a small tapestry, of which we will be the only designers, which we can then take home with us. Finally, we return to Mirano, where the lush wellness dream continues at our beautiful Glamping: in the evening we will have the whole spa to ourselves!
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Day 7
Today it is the turn of the inimitable Venice, the icing on the cake of this precious journey. We visit Palazzo Mocenigo, home to the Museum and Study Centre for the History of Textiles, Costume and Perfume. Inside, conceived by Pier Luigi Pizzi, the internationally renowned architect, director and set designer, are precious garments and costumes, which will make us fantasise about the wealthy life of the Venetian aristocracy in the 1800s. We will have the opportunity to peek into the museum's secret collections, which are generally inaccessible to the public, through the workshop proposed by the museum, in a journey through the history of textiles and costumes but also ‘behind the scenes’ of a museum. To end this journey perfectly, there could only be a nice toast in the home of the spritz: an aperitif in the very elegant Orientalbar & Bistrot of the Hotel Metropole Venezia, furnished in a super chic bohemian style.
Includes booking of all services including 2 nights accommodation in double room with breakfast and 2 dinners at Foresteria Borgoluce, 2 nights accomodation in double room with breakfast and 2 dinners at Locanda Veneta, 2 nights acomodation in double room with breakfast and 2 dinners at Glamping Canonici, tasting of 3 wines according to seasonality at Bortolomiol Winery, tasting of Birra Follina, pottery workshop, 1 lunch at Luigi Zolin, 1 lunch at Bivio degli Artisti, 1 entrance at the Jewelery Musum of Vicenza, 1 visit to Villa Foscarini Rossi, 1 visit to Atelier Pietro Longhi, 1 entrance at the Palazzo Mocenigo Museum in Venice, 1 aperitif at the Metropole Hotel in Venice theater tasting experience at Vigneto dei Salumi, Vespa rent for one day Does not include travel to/from Susegana and Venice 4 lunches entrance fees villas and castles where not specified medical insurance anything not specified under Includes.   The weaving workshop, the grappa tasting and the visit at the woolen mill in Follina can be included on request.