From the White House to the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, from the Villa di Monticello to the house in Gone with the Wind.
From Thomas Jefferson onwards, Palladian architecture has always been the distinguishing mark of American high society houses. So much so that the United States Congress has officially adopted a Resolution which recognises Andrea Palladio as the "father" of American architecture.
The route offers a guided tour of discovery of the first Palladian villa – Villa Godi Malinverni – and other villas of Palladian inspiration located in the Alto Vicentino (Villa Piovene Porto Godi, Villa Capra Bassani), accompanied by a guide who will describe the parallels between the most famous American houses, explaining how the artist from Padua influenced Amercican architecture from the colonial era onwards.
The tour operator suggests:
Welcome drink, guided tour of the villas (by request), overnight stay in a double room in a B&B, dinner based on products that are traditional in the venues chosen. Cost from € 105,00 a head.