The Templars passed through here. And the package is aimed at all the lovers of medieval history, who want to retrace the footsteps of the legendary Knights.
The area of Villaga is characterized historically by a significant presence of knightly orders such as the Templar Knights and the Knights of Malta, who founded two hospices for pilgrims passing through the Riviera Berica, who intended to embark towards Venice to reach the Holy Land or Rome, ploughing through the Via Romea and the Apennines.
The centre of the picturesque village of Villaga is full of references to the Templar tradition and chivalry. The ancient Commenda of San Silvestro, nowadays Villa Palma-Bedeschi, for example, with its Templar cross engraved on the entrance portal, testifies that the ancient complex belonged to the Knights of the Templar Order(1270). After their suppression it was taken over by the Jerusalemitans and then by the Knights of Malta (1334).
From the arches present on the second floor of the north side, the new "commanders" were led by the hand to the door of the Church of San Silvestro for their initiation, which involved rites provided by the ceremonial order. In front of the villa there is a large park, with the age-old cedars of Lebanon, magnolias and rare plants, from where you can admire a huge emblem of the Order of the Knights of Malta painted on the wall. A visit to the Villa will be a real dive into the Middle Ages, a retrace of the actions of the mysterious Knights in the very place of their headquarters.
The tour operator recommends:
A visit to Villa Piovene and Villa Rasia Dani, De.Co. products tasting, overnight stay in the centre of Villaga.
The cost per person based on minimum 2 guests in a double room: € 80.
The price includes: accommodation and breakfast in B&B/farmhouse, local products tasting, entry to Villa Piovene.
Tour guide service: on request.