The mystery surrounds the architectural complex that is located within the grounds of Villa Giulia, built exploiting some natural caves that were excavated and modified with a chisel to get rooms, stairs, doors and windows, including a beautiful loggia with five pillars.
The complex is named "Prisons Lombard". We don't have many information about this construction, we know that the most ancient sources talked about it since the fourteenth century as a disused building. We don't know the origin of it, we must therefore think that the complex was much more ancient. The Prisons are a mysterious fortress in rock, a "palace" made of stairs, windows, balconies, rooms, an environment of rock unique to the grandeur of the structure.
From here the tour will take us to the Cave of San Bernardino where archaeologists found the oldest evidences of prehistoric in Vicenza area through numerous excavations.
The second day will be dedicated to the visit of Villa Camerini Montruglio (open to the public from May to October), designed by architect Antonio Pizzocaro. In addition to the immense garden and park the villa is enriched by frescoes, statues and a collection of weapons and horse harness.
From "Lombards Prisons" to neoclassical harmony, a tour to discover all the secrets of the centuries of history that emerge from this fascinating and resourceful place. All within a few miles, in a rich path suitable for everyone.
The tour operator recommends:
An overnight stay in a double room, Guided hike, Breakfast and dinner with typical products in selected local.
Cost per person with a minimum of two participants in a double room € 165.
The price includes: accommodation and breakfast in BB or Farm, n. 1 dinner with typical, n. 1 guided tour in Mossano and in the Villas with entrance (Villa Giulia and Villa Camerini).