ON THE HIGH WALLS, THE RED CART OF THE LORDS OF PADUA
Duration: 9 hours
Price: from € 130.00 (per person)
Departure/ Arrival: Vicenza
Tour: Cittadella, Castelfranco
Transfer: Vicenza/Cittadella; Cittadella/Vicenza
Over time, the memory of the great noble families and their valiant deeds remains engraved: this tour tells of the powerful Paduan family of the Carraresi and the red cart, witness of their dominion over the ancient lands of Padua.
The tour begins in the enchanting Cittadella, where the fortified walls preserve the beauty of the city like a precious secret treasure chest. Walking the ancient perimeter at a height of 45 feet/15 meters is a journey through time. From the silent voyage on board the E-Boat, you can see the coat of arms painted on the mighty tower of Porta Padova, the ancient access to the fortified city.
Gently riding the E-Bike, we continue towards the town of Castelfranco, an ancient port of call for trade with the north. The streets of the town center share centuries of history of the powerful family and in the historical inn, lunch is served with the typical local radicchio.
In the Clock Tower, the red chariot in the vault is a historical reminder of the glorious past of the "safe" city.
After the visit, we enjoy the Paco Bolasco Park where a procession of white statues admires the enchanting lake of water lilies creating an idyllic scene.
Returning to Cittadella at the easy pace of the E-Bike it is time to enjoy an aperitif with a marvelous view of the ancient walls.
Red Cart Emblem of Carraresi
1 . The high view point of Cittadella: a walk around the historical walls
2 . The imposing walls: E-Boat route along the city canal
3 . The lush nature of the Carraresi Lands: E-Bike route
4 . Selection of delicacies in the tavern: Radicchio of Castelfranco in traditional dishes
5. The frescoed vault of the Clock Tower: the red chariot of the great noble family
6. The water lilies of Paco Palasco Park, a stone's throw from the center
7. Raise a glass on the ancient walls: aperitif in Cittadella