Appartamento Barchessa is a part of a big, luxury hystorical villa, wich
sleeps eight people. The Villa was built in '500. It
is surrounded by an historical park and it is located in the country side,
approximately 35 minutes from Venice by direct train.
At the villa
you will find air conditioning, winter heating, telephone, and if you are
bringing a Wi-Fi device you will be able to link to the Wi-Fi broadband Internet
Appartamento Barchessa is an independent wing of the villa. It is 400 square metres large (4300 square feet). It is built on two levels and has a
view of the garden. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large living room
with a fireplace, a dining room, a drawing room and a kitchen.
The villa lays in the middle of the southern Veneto region. This means being a few minutes away from all major interesting destinations in the area: Venice (35 minutes by direct train), Padua (40 mins by car) and Asolo (30 mins) aren’t far from the villa.
This beautiful Palladian villa was built in the second half of the 16th century by one of the most powerful and noble families of Venice.
The residence has always been a private home, a place of glamour and elegance; always open to convivial pleasure and at the same time a warm welcoming home.
The Count and his family still live here now, happily opening its doors to those who wish to appreciate it’s refined splendor. During their stay, the guests will be able to visit all the main villa and the park, accompanied by the owners.
You will be able to spend your holiday in a unique and charming place. The villa is a beautiful and untouched example of renaissance architectural balance. The enormous 16th century complex in Palladian style 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 square meters or 17 acres) is fully fenced and rich in wonderful plants and is pleasantly framed by long rows of hornbeams, lime trees and oak trees, which meet in front of 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. Going for a sunset stroll or for jogging in the early morning is like walking in heaven.
The private swimming pool and garden
Close to the main building, in a garden separated from the main park and reserved for the guests,
there is a swimming pool (9 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 (changed twice a week), extra chairs and a small refrigerator is accessible from the private garden.
Other amenities are a soccer field (inside the park) and three mountain bikes. There is an ample parking by the apartment entrance.
Inside the left arcaded wing of the villa there you will find the independent ‘Barchessa’ apartment, which even in the past was reserved to welcoming guests.
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), 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 and a well-equipped kitchen (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, 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 satellite TV and 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.
Air conditioning has independent climate control in every bedroom
Furniture and objects belonging to the family since 16th century, which have been conserved over the times, period paintings, objets d’arts and new matching furnishing create a warm and welcoming ambience.
The apartment was restored and partially refurnished in 2004, 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.
There is an ample parking by the apartment entrance.
Wi-fi internet access is available free of charge. Telephone, fax machine, housekeeping, maid service, extra beds and a baby bed are available if needed for an additional cost.
Linen and bath towel change are provided twice a week.
Reservation service (for restaurants, theatres, museums, excursions, etc.) are provided by the owner and are included in the rental price.
Heating, laundry and ironing service, extra maid service, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner service with personal chef, baby sitting are available for an additional cost.
Own wine selection is on sale by the property.
The owners, who lives in a separated part of the villa, will be pleased to help guests in any way, suggesting fine and exclusive artistic, cultural and gastronomic itineraries. Tours with guides and lecturers as well as transfer service from/to airports, train stations or other destinations can be arranged.
Venice (35 min): the city of arts and lovers which can always surprise the visitor with its hidden corners out of the beaten paths.
Padua (40 min): from the Basilica del Santo to Giotto’s frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel, discovering the ancient squares and quarters where one of the most ancient Universities in Europe was born.
Asolo (30 min) and Bassano (35 min): these two beautiful medieval towns lay on the romantic hills on the way to the Dolomites. These places were chosen by artists like Eleonora Duse, Ernest Hemingway and Robert Browning as their inspiration sets.
Castelfranco (15 min) and Cittadella (20 min): wonderfully preserved towns, represent the perfect match between the ancient walled villages and the renaissance architecture.
Treviso (20 min): splendid medieval town, rich in water canals and ancient buildings, will fascinate you for its authentic refined life-style. Perfect destination for shopping and wine tasting.
The villa is in the middle of a wide area of excellent wine production, such as ‘Breganze’ and ‘Valpolicella’ vineyards between Vicenza e Verona, the Colli Berici and Colli Euganei areas, Asolo, Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills. The most selected wines here produced are: Pinot Bianco, Grigio and Nero, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Refosco and the well-known Prosecco. Visits to cellars are easy and delightful. Wine tasting excursions can be arranged by advanced booking. The villa has its own wine production as well.
Within 30 min from the villa, you can reach 5 different golf courses. Each course is located in different landscapes, from the hills to the plain, providing a high range of difficulty levels and panoramas to enjoy. Special green fees offers are available for our customers.
The villa is surrounded by a 70.000 sq/meters park. Besides long rows of ancient trees and spectacular views, you can enjoy jogging, fishing in the large fish pond, playing soccer with sons or nephews or just get pleasure from walking all around the flower beds and the natural paths.
Nearby you can enjoy relaxing or exciting naturalistic itineraries, having a walk in the Regional Park of the Sile River (5 km), visiting the Brenta Riviera and other enchanting destinations.
Sports and activities
A soccer field is located inside the park of the villa and in the neighborhood there are horse back riding facilities (1 km), tennis courses (5 km) and a shooting/hunting reserve (1 km). It is also possible to go indoor-karting as well as canoeing, bird-watching or fishing along the rivers in the area.
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Feb 1 2014 - Mar 15 2014
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (Euro) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.