|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The medieval village of ARQUA' PETRARCA is located in the heart of Euganean Hills Natural Park , From here you can reach any point of interest in less than one hour driving or by train. EVERY HOUR THERE IS A DIRECT TRAIN TO/FROM VENICE, TAKING YOU TO VENICE- GRAND CANAL in 45 MINUTES. Padova is 30 minutes away, Vicenza 45, Verona and Garda Lake 1 hour and, finally Adriatic Sea 45/50.
The historical, lovely stone house has been lovingly restored utilizing traditional craftsmanship and materials.
Spacious and well appointed, IRIS apartment sleeps 2 +2 (with sofa bed), and offers modern conveniences: FREE INTERNET ACCESS, AIR CONDITIONING, SAT. TV.
As you walk a few stone stairs to the first floor, you will discover a charming entryway and a window with a view overlooking the surrounding region. The living room is lovingly furnished with locally crafted furniture including a double sofa bed. The spacious and romantic bedroom is beautifully furnished with an exquisite hand painted bed and antique armoire.
The small kitchen is well appointed with good quality items .
Bathroom with shower and hairdryer ( towels ars supplied and changed twice a week).
There are traditional vaulted brick ceilings with wooden beams throughout.
This property is baby-friendly, offering baby essentials.
The apartment looks out onto a quiet courtyard and each morning you will wake to the sounds of silence accompanied by an occasional church bell.
THE VILLAGE : time seems to have stood still in the medieval village of Arquà Petrarca.
This charming hamlet, nestled in the heart of the Euganean Hills Natural Park, is a proud member of “The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” an organization dedicated to promoting 'the great heritage of History, Art, Culture, Environment and Traditions found in small Italian villages' that are unique and offer a special experience.
The S.S. Trinità Oratory; the Loggia dei Vicari; the Poet's museum/house; the Fountain with the old washing trough and the charming palaces that face the narrow streets bear fascinating witness to the past fortunes of Arquà Petrarca.
Surrounding Arquà Petrarca visitors will find the world renown Terme Euganee Spas; the impressive historical garden of Valsanzibio; 4 golf courses; the small medieval towns of Monselice, Este e Montagnana; Praglia e Carceri Abbeys; and several wonderful Venetian Villas.
I have come far, from an island of silver and greens
To a country, by its people much adored, where colours
Of blue and gold abound; where swifts and swallows soar
And where the terracotta tiles on rustic buildings gleam.
And of that land, there rises from a plain in the Veneto
An ancient volcanic archipelago, amidst an agrarian sea.
Wild woods worship the sun with cultured vines and leaves;
From nature’s harsh elements are nurtured olive groves.
This mysterious, shrouded world wields its magic spell
And draws to itself in thermal springs, relief for aching bones.
Poets too, have found inspiration from this strange nature zone
Where those brilliant hues shine on and verses flow and tell
Of Arquá Petrarca: stone houses radiate a golden solar glow,
Narrow and steep cobbled alleys creep up the valley walls.
Above autumnal mists, scenes mimic a witch’s cauldron!
But soon blue wins through for the kindly villagers below.
Forasmuch as I have been enchanted by the Euganean Hills
One must turn again home to things familiar and known,
But the seeds of this geographical marvel have been sown.
I must return to explore once more this park and its steeples.
We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks stay at Casa Zorzi. Arrigo is such a kind, thoughtful and generous host, and a visit to his wife's Osteria is compulsory!
The accommodation was first class - exceptionally clean and everything you could need for a restful holiday.
Arqua Petrarca is a beautiful, traditional village set in the Euganean hills, and is an excellent base for exploring the Veneto region.
We would recommend Casa Zorzi to friends and relatives without hesitation.
My husband and I spent a wonderful week at Casa Zorzi in beautiful Arqua and we could have stayed longer. The apartment was very comfortable, everything we needed was there and we had a lovely place to enjoy eating dinners outside. The village itself is charming - good restaurants, friendly people and off the tourist path. There are lots of interesting towns to visit close by. Arigio is a wonderful host. He welcomed us warmly and had a wealth of information to share about the area. We have stayed in many small villages in Italy and France and this was one of our favourites!
We had a fantastic time at the most beautiful well appointed apartmenbt at Casa Zorzi! The owner Arrigo was just the most welcoming host ever. We enjoyed our visit to Venice as Arrigo had prepared for us a Venetian's guide to a fantastic day out in Venice- this is a must guide for all tourists. The apartment was spacious and beautifully clean. A small bed had been purchased especially for our visit in order to accommodate us all. Our Kingsized bed was very comfortable and ensured our nights sleep. You must visit Arrigo's wife's restaurant- the food is to die for- beautifully cooked and Nina has a lovely way with the customers. Just don't think about this accommodation - book it without delay- you will not be disappointed!
Vietimme onnellisen viikon Casa Zorzissa. Huoneistomme, Iris, oli kauniisti sisustettu, siisti ja toimiva ja siitä oli hienot näkymät. Isäntä, Arrigo, antoi hyviä neuvoja lähiseudun ravintoloista, viinitiloista ja muista tutustumiskohteista. Itse kylä on pieni ja hyvin italialainen. Arrigo puhuu hyvää englantia, mutta kyläläiset harvemmin, joten pienestä ruokasanakirjasta olisi ollut ravintoloissa apua. Tykkäsimme Casa Zorzista kovasti.
Arriving in the beautiful town if Arqua Petrarca was highlighted by Arrigio's lovely wife. She took time out of her evening preparations at her restaurant to show is the beautiful flat just up the hill. After we settled in we had an amazing meal ast her place. Arrigio took the time to cone on and greet us. At any time he was available for advice. Each day he asked where planned go. Moments later a detailed email with amazing suggestions for food and off the beaten path itineraries arrived in my inbox.
I am currently planning to return as soon as i can amass the vacation time again!
I felt like we were staying with family! That really sums up everything about our stay at Casa Zorzi!
My wife and I were met at the train station by Arrigo who drove us to the apartment and we immediately were made to feel welcome. Arrigo was really great and helpful for the whole stay! The apartment itself is a beautiful place that feels like you are stepping back in history. It was super clean and well maintained, and is part of a fantastic old style town. Arrigo also recommended a great nearby restaurants as part of the town and we ended up going the following night because it was so good!!
Arrigo also offered to take us to the train station the following morning for a trip to Venice (took an hour to get there by train) and then pick us up at the end of the day.
Overall it was a great experience and I really want to come back here and explore more of Tuscany using this as our home away from home. Thanks so much Arrigo for doing over and beyond and making us feel like family there. I'll definitely recommend anyone to stay here!
Just a short distance from Venice, in the heart of the enchanting medieval village of Arqua Petrarca...a charming apartment in a lovely, historical stone house awaits your arrival. Your private home away from home lies sequestered in a quiet hamlet where the poet Francesco Petrarca made his home for the last years of his life. Enjoy the warm hospitality of an old family house, explore the magnificent Veneto region and enjoy day trips to the vibrant, romantic city of Venice.
Other Activities: art towns, spas, hicking, cycling, wine tasting...
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Mar 15 2015 - Nov 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2015 - Mar 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
•N.B. EURO 20,oo EXTRA FLAT RATE CHARGE PER DAY FORE MORE THAN 2 GUESTS..
Last minute: 10% reduction for reservations within 10 days before arrival, excluded august and for a 6 nights minimum stay.
Rates include electricity, heating, air- conditioning, bed sheets, bathroom linen and cleaning at departure.
Rates include a good WIFI CONNECTION and FREE PARKING in the parkings of the village
cash on arrival
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.