Padua City Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
Ca' Marcello is a Palladian villa built in the second half of the 16th century by the Marcello family, one of the most powerful and noble families of Venice. Villa Marcello was always a private home, a place of glamour and elegance; always open to convivial pleasure and at the same time a warm welcoming home. Count Vettor Marcello and his family live here now, happily opening its doors to those who wish to appreciate it's refined splendour. The villa is a beautiful and untouched example of renaissance architectural balance. The 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 unit we offer here for rent) which frame an Italian style garden with a fountain, Greek mythical statues, flower beds, lawns and bushes. The park (70.000 m2) which surrounds the villa 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. Here you can enjoy jogging, fishing in the large fish pond, playing soccer or just get pleasure from walking all around the flower beds and the natural paths
Nearby the property you can enjoy naturalistic itineraries, walking in the Regional Park of the Sile River (5 km), visiting the Brenta Riviera and other enchanting destinations.
Ground and exteriors
Garden: Apart from the park, close to the main building there is a small private garden separated from the main park, with a swimming pool surrounded by oleanders, roses and hydrangeas. The garden is complimented by a gazebo, a wooden table, 10 chairs, 6 deck-chairs and a barbeque/grill. A dressing room with pool towels (changed twice a week), extra chairs and small refrigerator is accessible from the private garden.
Swimming pool: Swimming pool, 9x6 m, depth 1,60 m, open from May 1st through October 1st, for the exclusive use of the guest.
Parking: There is an ample parking by the apartment entrance.
Assistance: The owner, who lives in a separated part of the villa, will be pleased to help guests in any way, including advice regarding 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.
At guests' disposal: A soccer field (inside the park) and 3 mountain bikes. Barbeque/grill. Air conditioning (all bedrooms have individual climate control), telephone, free WI-FI internet access. Fresh flowers in the living room, bedrooms and bathrooms as well as reservation service (for restaurants, theatres, museums, excursions, etc.) are provided by the owner and are included in the rental price.
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. Extra bed and a baby bed are available if needed.
Levada, village for basic shopping (market, newspapers, bar, bakery...) at 5 minute walk (500 mt).
Nearby Ca' Marcello there are horse back riding facilities (1 km), golf course (18 + 9 holes. 15 km), tennis (5 km) and a shooting and hunting reserve (1 km). Close by are fascinating cities of art like Venice (35 min) and Padua (40 min), the romantic hills of Asolo (30 min) and Bassano (35 min), and the wonderfully preserved medieval towns of Castelfranco (15 min), Cittadella (20 min) and splendid Treviso (20 min).
The best way to travel around the area is taking a car for hire at arrival, available in every airport. Besides that, train station is 5 km far and excellent to reach Venice, Padua and major art cities.
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 GiottoÂ?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 Â?BreganzeÂ? and Â?ValpolicellaÂ? 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.
Tennis courts available at 5 km.
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.
Private parking lot available inside the property.