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CASAZORZI, near Venice in the medieval village of Arquà Petrarca / IRIS apt.

Bedrooms 1
Space 473 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom apartment (sleeps 2+2)

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 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.

More Details

Arrigo Zorzi
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

About Arrigo Zorzi

We are interested in wine making, interior design, art and decoration. We love to restore our castle and the guesthouse CasaZorzi located in tha medieval village of Arquà Petrarca. Our aim is to create a unique experience for our Guests.

Arrigo Zorzi purchased this apartment in 2017

Why Arrigo Zorzi chose Arquà Petrarca

A lovely ancient house nested in the very heart of Arquà Petrarca, rated 2nd among the most beautiful historical villages in Italy! After checking-in at the castle, you will enjoy this romantic apartment, beautifully furnished with antique pieces. All 4 apartments of the house include garden table and chairs , TV, a well outfitted small kitchen, heating\air conditioning, bathroom with shower and hairdryer, free WiFi.

What makes this apartment unique

A perfect urban guesthouse of Castello di Lispida (located just 5 minutes away by car - 5 km.). You can use all the facilities of the castle, including the heated and covered pool and the outdoor tubs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Jun 2013
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Arquà Petrarca Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 473 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , hair dryer
  • Towels provided and changed twice a week.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bed linen provided and changed once a week. Cot , high chair, baby basin on request.
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
-The property is baby-friendly, offering essential baby equipment (crib, high chair,basin...) - being in a thermal area there are many beautiful pools in the vicinity


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CASAZORZI, near Venice in the medieval village of Arquà Petrarca / IRIS apt.
average rating of 4.927273 based on 70 reviews

Great location, great host!

  • 5 of 5

Arqua Petrarcha odds a beautiful town on a hill. It is set in most of beautiful trees and farms. Conveniently located. Arrigo is a great host and speaks very good English. Don't miss the smaller towns nearby: Este and Montagnana.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are already thinking about our return to Casa Zorzi!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect and had everything our family of three desired! Arrigo was an amazing host that helped us customize our stay - hikes in the Eugean Hills, non-touristy and special trip to Venice, & a visit to a Bernini garden nearby complete with a labyrinth. It was a memorable trip and there is so much more to do in the area. Thank you Arrigo. We appreciate everything you did for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ..thanks to you! were very spcial guests and I really hope to welcome you again in the next furture. I wish you all the best!
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A little piece of paradise in a beautiful part of Italy, close to Venice and Padua

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is simple, somewhat 'old-fashioned', but charming and extremely clean. There is a lovely garden and the views over the countryside are wonderful. There are some major cultural centres (Venice, Padua, Verona, Vicenza ) all within an hour of Arqua Petrarcha and some lovely towns close by such as Montagnana, Este, Monselice, but it was great to come back to Arqua after a day's busy sightseeing. Arrigo, our host, was extremely helpful and well-informed and advised us on travelling around the region and historical aspects. Highly recommended and we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience in Arqua Petrarca!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. What a beautiful village Arqua is and Arrigo is a wonderful host! We truly felt part of this enchanting little Italian village. The apartment was charming, clean and has everything you need. I wish we had more time there, hopefully we can return someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful traditional italian stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Casa Zorzi was just brilliant. We took a chance at staying somewhere a bit more remote hoping to experience the traditional italian stay away from busy tourist areas and we were not dissapointed!!!!

The village of Arqua' Petrarca is just beautiful. The apartment (Iris) that we stayed in was perfect and just as shown in the pictures. Iris also has the best views of the village and vinyards as well as having everything you need for your stay.

From the minute we arrived at Casa Zorzi we were made to feel at home by Arrigo and and his lovely wife Nina. Arrigo went out of his way to ensure we made the most of our stay and in particular our 2 day trips to Venice. He was actually brilliant and his knowlegde of Venice and the surrounding areas is amazing!

Nina also runs the Osteria in the Piazza and the hospitality was superb but the food was delicious, well worth a visit!

Overall we had a fantastic week here at Casa Zorzi. It is everything that the owner Arrigo says it is and more and we can highly recommend this place as well as the location.

We will hopefull be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Italian village life .....

  • 5 of 5

The apartment and village were just lovely, and even after many visits to Italy felt we experienced something new and different. I think an earlier review said do everything Arrigo tells you .... We did and they were right! Even his tips for restaurants for our stay in Venice afterwards were just perfect . Highly recommended !

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Maxi bar
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Padova Golf Club - Valsanzibio
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Kilometres
Monselice A 13
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Osteria al Guerriero
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Venice / Sottomarina / Rosolina
Car: recommended

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...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $37.22


Rates include electricity, heating, air- conditioning, bed sheets, bathroom linen , a good WIFI CONNECTION and FREE PARKING in the parkings of the village

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.