Period: May / June.
In the territory of the Berici Hills there are at least 35 species of wild orchids. The route we propose is easy to walk and dedicated to the search of the legendary multicoloured flower. The trails in late spring are rich in blooms, with different species depending on the weather of the season. The experience of discovering and recognizing the orchids is extraordinary both for those who have the basics of botany and for those who simply loves flowers and plants. Walking among colors that will surprise you is certainly an experience that you will never forget.
After the hike, you can have dinner and overnight in Longare, with some herbs of Berici and products De.Co. of the area: cherries of Castagnero, Lumignano peas, Goose "in Onto", Tanoni (Tamus communis).
The second day continues through beauty and harmony. After this botany experience we will approach to architecture, of which the whole territory of Vicenza is very rich, with a visit to Villa Da Schio.
The monumental building, located in the hamlet of Costozza and designed by Ottone Calderari, has a large garden with statues and a natural cave used as a cellar.
The route is interesting both from botanical and historical-artistic point of view.
In May you can attend "Villa Da Schio in bloom", exhibition of rare and unusual plants, old roses, botanical and modern, herbaceous perennials, furniture for the garden and multiple activities for fans of the green.
This package offers a visit to Costozza, one of the most characteristic villages of all Berica Land. This hamlet of Longare still has the plant that reflects its medieval origin, in addition to the villas rich of charm and history.
The tour operator recommends:
May: Festival of "Bisi" (Peas) Lumignano.
June: Spring Festival.
July: Tournament of the Contrada (district).
Ecological Bike Ride every first Sunday of June.
Cost per person with a minimum of two participants in a double room € 135.
The fee includes: half board in a farmhouse (dinner, bed and breakfast), entrance and guided visit to the Gardens and Villa da Schio.