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Arrigo Zorzi

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian

Near Venice, CASA ZORZI, your home away from home in a medieval village

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Padua Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Arrigo Zorzi (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian

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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Near Venice, CASA ZORZI, your home away from home in a medieval village
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 56 reviews

Idyllic location...Incredible host

  • 5 of 5

The Iris appt is the perfect blend of traditional old world charm,combined with all the modern day conveniences you could possibly need,spotlessly clean and very well maintained. Situated in the enchanting village of Arqua Petrarca,which is the ideal base for exploring all the marvellous sights the area has to offer such as Padua, Venice, Este, Montagnana, Verona,Lake Garda..not to mention the many spa's and vineyards on the doorstep.The village itself has a good choice of restaurants including Osteria al Guerriero which is run by the charming Nina and is not to be missed.

The "icing on the cake" just has to be Arrigo the wonderful owner, nothing was too much trouble for him, and his passion for the local area and Venice are infectious, we called him the font of all knowledge, and he has a genuine desire that all his guests get the absolute maximum from their holiday, and return home with many amazing memories,his tips and suggestions were invaluable.

I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Casa Zorzi to friends and family,and I dearly hope to be lucky enough to return again, either to Arqua,or to Venice itself, where Arrigo has another fabulous apartment for rental which is also called Casa Zorzi.

Book now, you will not be disappointed .

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa Zorzi

  • 5 of 5

A delightful medieval village, helpful charming host and a great centre for visiting the area. The property was as described and we would certainly recommend it unreservedly.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Outstanding friendly owners - comfortable suites

  • 5 of 5

The property and owner's support will live up to what you think be the best possible. The town is a jewel - Tuscany without the crowds. The suites have beautiful views, are simple, clean and neat. Don't miss the owner's restaurant just down the street.

We had a warm and wonderful time - and couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are seasoned travellers, but we rarely come across a place and host that treated us so graciously. Arrigo Zorzi gave us the warmest of welcomes and took ample time with us and other guests to explain the history of his beautiful town in the Euganean Hills and to steer us in a multitude of fascinating directions. The only challenge was tearing ourselves away from our lovely, sun-drenched apartment at Casa Zorzi, overlooking cascading wisteria and the ancient road that leads to the upper piazza. We enjoyed a delicious dinner of asparagus lasagne at the town's main osteria, managed so professionally by Arrigo's wife.

This must be one of the best times to visit the region, with flowers blooming and sprouts appearing in the many surrounding vineyards. Local wines served in all restaurants are delicious. Very warm days and pleasantly cool nights.

Their Casa is a very easy drive from Venice and it took us just over two hours to reach Trieste via the autoroute. Visits to nearby towns of Baone, Monselice, Padova and Vicenza are well worth the short drives to get there. A smaller car than our VW Passat rental would be preferable for the narrow country roads often frequented by serious bicyclists.

It will be too long before we return to Arqua Petrarca, but when we do, we will be booking an apartment at Casa Zorzi and spending time savouring the beauty of the place while enjoying conversation with our hosts. Thank you Arrigo and Nina!

What's most remarkable is how we stumbled upon this perfect place when we could have chosen so many others which would have paled in comparison.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and right in the centre of Arqua

  • 5 of 5

The location is great and the apartment is lovely. The bed was surprisingly good if your are used to good quality large beds!

When entered the apartment, there was a bottle of Prosecco waiting for us :o)

Arrigo (the owner) is very helpful and a great source of local information.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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The real italian life !

  • 5 of 5

After a very warm welcome from Arrigo , we were pleasantly surprised ... what a beautiful , very clean, well-maintained property in a most beautiful romantic italian village.

We absolutely recommend this home ! It is very easy to travel to Venice, Padova and Verona by train. Arrigo gave us a lot of tips for Venice ! The location was excellent . A lot of places to eat ... but "the cherry on top of the cake" was the Osteria of Arrigo's wife. Terrific food, super service ... 2 minute walking distance from the property. Just let her surprise you and enjoy a nice bottle of wine.

The best and friendly customer service in Italy... the most beautiful village, a relaxing, well maintained typical italian holliday home , with the best food in the world !

Thank you Zorzi Family !

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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...


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Last minute: 10% reduction for reservations within 10 days before arrival, 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

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Padua Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 44 m²
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • 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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