A Palladian villa built in the second half of the 16th century by one of the most powerful and noble families of Venice. The villa has always been a private home, a place of glamour and elegance. The enormous complex is structured with a central main building which is flanked on both sides by arcaded wings (one of which houses the «Barchessa» apartment), which frame an Italian style garden with a fountain, Greek mythical statues, flower beds, lawns and bushes. The park (70.000 m2) is fully fenced and rich in wonderful plants. It is pleasantly framed by long rows of hornbeams, lime trees and oak trees, a lovely dove cote, a chapel and a large fish pond with running water. Other areas consist of woods with century old trees and numerous statues depicting realistic and fairy-like animals and humans. Close to the main building, in a garden separated from the main park and reserved for the guests, there is a swimming pool (9m x 6 m - 1,60 m deep, open May 1st through October 1st) surrounded by oleanders, roses and hydrangeas. The garden is complimented by a patio, a wooden table, ten chairs, six deck-chairs and a barbeque/grill. A dressing room with pool towels, extra chairs and a small refrigerator is accessible from the private garden. Other amenities are a soccer field (inside the park), a fish pond and an ample parking by the apartment entrance with a bike rental right in front.
This independent apartment (400 m2) is inside the left arcaded wing of the villa, which even in the past was reserved to welcoming guests. The apartment has 4 bedrooms (8 sleeps) and 3 bathrooms. Furniture and objects belong to the owner's family since the 16th century. Period paintings, objets d’arts and new matching furnishing create a warm and welcoming ambience. The walls have original marble plaster surface and most rooms have parquet floor and plaster decorated ceilings, while the bathrooms are furnished with hand painted «Vietri» tiles and high standard bath furniture. In the entry way, you find marble stairs that lead to the first floor. On the left side of the landing there is a double bedroom with a queen bed and a bath en suite (tub/fixed shower head, washing machine and dryer), private sitting room with sofa, writing-desk and wardrobe. The entire suite has exposed beam ceilings and windows overlook the porch of the villa’s wing. On the right side of the landing, you enter a hallway that leads to the dining room (with a table for up to 8 people) and a well-equipped kitchen totally restored and refitted in March 2015 (oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher and toaster). Both the dining room and the hallway lead into the large living room, which has six windows on three sides and is furnished with a big sofa, two easy-chairs, four arm-chairs and a chaise lounger. This room is equipped with an open bar of spirits and liqueurs, sat TV, stereo CD and DVD player. Returning again to the landing, wooden stairs lead to the upper floor. At the end of the hallway along the wooden hand made balcony, three doors lead to the other bedrooms. The first is a double bedroom with a queen bed, writing-desk, three chairs and two chests of drawers. Passing the walk-through closet supplied with fitted cupboard, there is the en suite bathroom (tub/fixed shower head). The second door leads to a double bedroom with queen bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe and easy-chair. The third door leads to a sitting room with CD player, sofa and writing desk that leads to the last bedroom, a large room with twin beds, easy-chair, three chairs, wardrobe and two chests of drawers. These two bedrooms share a bathroom (tub/fixed shower head) which is reached through the sitting room. All the windows on the upper floor overlook the main Italian style garden and the villa’s façade. All bedrooms have individual climate control.
Please note that the owners occupy a part of the villa, they are very discreet but always attentive to guests needs and information requests (suggested itineraries, cultural, artistic and gastronomic tours). They will be happy to show you both the villa and the park. On request, it is possible to organize guided tours and transfers from/to the airport, railway stations or other destinations.
Maid service and change of bed linen, bath towels and pool towels on Wednesday and Saturday. Utilities included (water, gas, electricity, air conditioning in the bedrooms). WIFI Internet connection included. Reservation service for restaurants, theaters, museums and other activities incldued. Heating (from October to April) 20€ per day. Final cleaning 140€ to pay in cash on site. Telephone/fax on extra cost. Extra bed 100€ per week. Baby bed/cot : 35€ per week. Pets not allowed. Security deposit : 300€ to be paid in cash on the spot.
Swimming pool (9m x 6m - depth 1,60m), furnished garden, BBQ, 3 VTT, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, TV (sat), CD and DVD players, WIFI Internet connection, air conditioning in the bedrooms.
Italy, Veneto : Piombino Dese 5 minutes drive, Treviso 20 Km, Padova and Venice 40 Km.