In the land of mulberries, gold and Palladio

In the land of mulberries, gold and Palladio

In the heart of the Astico Valley, a 15th-century residence/warehouse, Castello di Thiene, opens its doors to guests for an immersive experience in its charm and culture.

Villa Porto Colleoni Thiene, known as Castello di Thiene, has origins in the initial period of Venetian settlement on the mainland. Now as then, it is a private residence, a locus of refined cultural life and a place of trade and commerce. The Castle also hosts a famous floricultural event each September.

The descendents of the family that first built the residence still live there today, managing the property with great love and dedication, and offering guests a wonderful tour imbued with the historic, refined atmosphere of the place.

The Pedementana area near Vicenza, which hosted some of the most famous historic silk production facilities of the Venetian Republic and is dotted with Villas and delightful towns, including Thiene, offers numerous cultural events and attractions, excellent food and wine and magnificent shopping.

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Weekend (3 days, 2 nights) for 2 people at Castello di Thiene

Cost per person: from € 190.00



  • 2 nights in a Villa Veneta in a double room with private bath 
  • Guided visit of the Villa
  • Entrance to the Gipsoteca Canoviana (Canova museum) in Possagno
  • Entrance to two Villas: the Palladian Villa Godi Malinverni, and Villa Valmarana ai Nani, with frescoes by both Tiepolo the elder and younger; both Villas are UNESCO world heritage sites.


Things to do during your stay

  • Explore Vicenza, known to a lucky few but which offers a wealth of Palladian architecture and testimonials of the past and is also a European hub of jewelry-making.  
  • Cross the famous Bassano Bridge designed by Andrea Palladio and enjoy a surprising aperitif at Italy’s oldest grappa distillery
  • Discover the charms of Italy’s greatest neoclassical sculptor, Canova, in the museum that offers a vision of his art and his life.
  • Marvel at one of the Veneto’s most remarkable walled cities, Marostica.
  • Taste Vicenza-style baccalà – salt cod – in a local restaurant where it’s the specialty.
  • Book a round at one of the area’s many magnificent golf courses.


Not included

  • Transportation
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Anything not mentioned above



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With the support of:
Regione Veneto Istituto Regionale Ville Venete
Official sponsors
Argo Broker di assicurazioni Terradice - Atelier del Paesaggio
Sensational Italy CISET Palladio Museum

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