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Holiday apartments in restored 400 year old Barn on 400 acre farm - Apartment 2 Palazzo Rosso

Longare VI, Italy
  • Farmhouse430 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay4 - 7 nights

6 self catering apartments, 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 23

The 6 apartments are built into the south facing wing of a 17th century Italian Villa and 400 acre working arable farm called Palazzo Rosso (the Red Palace). The 400 year old building has been completely and lovingly restored, retaining all original features such as beams, solid stone walls, fireplaces etc. There is a 300 square metre 10 metre high beamed barn for guest use, paved with local stone. There is a 13.5x6 metre swimming pool with a jacuzzi jet corner. There are extensive gardens for guests on both sides of the building, as well as an orchard and courtyard animals (horses, ponies, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, Geese, ducks, rabbits and dogs) which our guests are welcome to visit and pet.

The building faces south and has views out over our farmland, with a river and the Colli Berici hills to the west side, the Villa courtyard garden to the north side and our 15 acres of Vineyards to the east.

Places to visit: The historic Unesco City of Vicenza is only 15km from the farm & there is a cycle track all the way to the centre . The Berici hills are only 2km from the farm, where there are many hiking & biking tracks as well as an area famous for climbing called Lumignano. The spa towns of Abano & Montegrotto Terme are only 25km away.

Further afield: Venice is 70km which is a one hour drive away, or a one hour train ride from Vicenza. Verona is 65km which is a one hour drive away, Padova 30km which is a half an hour drive away. Lake Garda is 100km way & easily accessible by motorway. The Altopiano of Asiago & skiing at 2000m are only 70km away. Florence is a two & a half hour drive away

More Information about the property: The apartments can all be rented separately or together for larger groups.

There is a 110 square metre ground floor common room with Kitchen and bathrooms, a table for 14, pool table, table football, sofas, library, Tv, computer and printer, board and Video games.

The apartments have access to a first floor 140 square metre 6 metre high open plan communal terrace with views out over the barn, south facing garden, pool and the farm.

The apartments have use of a communal laundry room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, two washing sinks, clothes drying facilities, ironing board and iron.

There is a Weber gas BBQ and a charcoal BBQ for our guests as well as a fire pit. There is also a sand pit and toys for kids of all ages.

Property Manager

Philip Frankland

Member Since 2002
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english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
Feb 15, 2018
About Philip Frankland

Hi I am Phil. My wife Silvy and I have owned and managed our 400 acre farm since 1992 when I moved to Italy from the UK. We started to rent out one apartment in 2002 and enjoyed having people around so much that we decided to restore a huge old 17th century barn and farm house which we turned into 6 holiday rental apartments.

Philip Frankland purchased this Farmhouse in 1991

Why Philip Frankland chose Province of Vicenza

We were lucky enough to inherit Palazzo Rosso Farm from my wife Silvy's family.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

Our guests love to come and stay at Palazzo Rosso because they can enjoy the benefits of being close to many beautiful places such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Mantova and Vicenza and at the same time when they want to relax they can sit back and enjoy the farm location and beautiful surroundings at Palazzo Rosso.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 1 can be made up as a large double or two singles. a cot can be provided if required, please advise in advance.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The bathroom has full wheelchair access.

      Location Type

        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking
                    • Sunbed
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Freezer
                        • Microwave
                        • Stove


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                            • Outdoor Pool


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • ski lift privileges
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • The apartment sleeps a maximum of 3 with the use of the sofa bed in the living area. There is a utility room on the first floor which is for guest use with two sinks, a washing machine, clothes driers, an Iron and ironing board and some children's toys. The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need for cooking, should you choose not to go out to one of the many very good local restaurants.

                                                                  31 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Host with the most!

                                                                  Kathryn S.

                                                                  We cannot say enough about Phil & Sylvie. They were outstanding hosts. Their place is spot on with the post & delivers exactly what they promise. It is a fun-filled family place which has been in their family for generations. It is an upscale agriturismo which is perfect for families. They REALLY enjoy their guest & helping them enjoy the area with so many helpful suggestions. Phil even helped us get a flat tire changed and repaired at a local gas station - that is the above and beyond they showed at all turns of our trip! We HIGHLY recommend their place and can't thank them enough!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are always happy to know that our guests enjoy their time here on the farm and we do our best to assist them if they have any difficulties. Luckily we have a great local garage that were more than happy to help out !

                                                                  Best Regards

                                                                  Phil and Silvy

                                                                  Peaceful countryside getaway with extras enabling visits to historic cities

                                                                  Stephen W.Solihull, UK

                                                                  We loved our stay despite being the only visitors in the off season. The hosts were so welcoming, friendly and helpful - we particularly enjoyed cycling into Vicenza and fresh eggs every morning! Would certainly recommend Palazzo Rossa.

                                                                  Brilliant holiday (again)

                                                                  Alex H.

                                                                  After staying with our family during the summer last year my husband and I decided to have a week's break at Palazzo Rosso on our own in May.

                                                                  We stayed in apt. 2 which suited our needs as a couple perfectly. Apartment was well decorated and equipped with all you need, including for the preparation of basic but tasty meals.

                                                                  Phil and Sylvy again were fabulous hosts, great for recommendations, a chat and helping us with our poor Italian.

                                                                  We spent a day cycling around the local area on the palazzo's bikes, using the brilliant cycle tracks and were able to explore areas which are easily missed if you never venture off the main roads in car.

                                                                  The Palazzo is well situated for sightseeing and culture and we visited Verona, Venice and Murano, all within an hour or so of the villa.

                                                                  We also managed to hike the 1500+ steps up to santuaria De la corona at brentino just outside of Verona. A hard trek but worth it when you reach the top. Another must is Camisano Sunday market where you can stock up on friuts and veg, clothes, shoes and anything else including gifts and souvenirs.

                                                                  Evenings were spent either at the good local restaurants (which all accommodate families and more particular eaters, and they are pretty inexpensive) or eating fresh veggies and bread on the terrace followed by a game or 3 of pool in the barn and 1 or 3 glasses of wine 😉�

                                                                  We still feel like we have lots to explore in the area and the Palazzo is such a good base for doing so. We hope to return next year.

                                                                  Thanks for helping us make some more wonderful memories, and carry on with the great work!

                                                                  Alex and Tony

                                                                  Perfect Apartment, perfect location for visiting Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Dolomites & Vincenza

                                                                  Marion O.Dublin, Ireland

                                                                  Apartment on a beautiful refurbished farm, well equipped with all the comforts of home plus more. Refreshing pool and fantastic games room. Bikes were very handy with very safe bike tracks close by that went on for miles & miles. Silly & Phil are the perfect hosts with a wealth of information of the surrounding location, great restaurants plus more!!!! Our favourite restaurant was up the hill, sorry forget the name but Silvy will let you know!! We ate in a cave, very different and amazing food ( bonus was there was an English menu, just ask) pretty much all the restaurants that Silvy recommended were fab also the local Pizza in Longare! Local wines were also great my favourite was 'Livium'!!!! All in all a fantastic holiday and can't wait to return, almost forgot about the animals especially the 3 friendly dogs made me feel at home ☺️

                                                                  Beautifully restored character property

                                                                  John B.

                                                                  10 days stay in September 2016. Beautiful setting, very relaxing,very hospitable hosts for whom nothing was too much trouble. Lovely swimming pool and surround, with jacuzzi in pool.

                                                                  Brilliant! A home away from home. Did not want to leave

                                                                  Marie K.

                                                                  What a stunning place. I cannot fault it. We stayed with our 5 month old and were made to feel so welcome. The building is stunning. The apartments well equipped and Silvie and Phil are perfect hosts - on hand but not overbearing - Very friendly and did everything to ensure our stay was comfortable and happy.

                                                                  We stayed in apartment 2 and loved having direct access to the covered barn area where we could bbq each evening and enjoy a glass of vino whilst the moon rose over the farm fields. The walls of the farm building are so thick that our little one heard nothing inside or out and slept really well.

                                                                  Ideally placed for day trips to stunning Verona, Venice and Vincenza.

                                                                  I almost wanted to keep this gem a secret, but Silvie and Phil deserve to get a rave review for their stunning home. I am sure we will be back!


                                                                  Longare VI, Italy

                                                                  The Villa Palazzo Rosso is located near the village of Longare, in the hamlet of 'Ponte di Lumignano' at the foot of the Berici Hills (400 meters high). The local area is perfect for hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. There are many local restaurants and wine producers where guests can enjoy the fantastic local dishes & taste the local wine. There is a cycle track which starts in Longare and winds all the way to the centre of Vicenza (14 kms). There are many famous Palladian villas in the area which people from all over the world come to visit. Palazzo Rosso Farm is a perfect starting point from which to visit all of the most famous historic cities such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Vicenza, Mantova, Ferrara as well as Bassano, Marostica and Asolo. All of these locations are well within and hours drive from the farm. Other local attractions which our guests enjoy include wine tasting in the many local wine cellars, a Grana Padana cheese factory and shop and a local organic Olive oil producer. Other Activities: Rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking in the 400 metre high Colli Berici hills

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Pet Fee

                                                                  The rental rate includes electricity, heating and air conditioning (when required), linen (including beach towels during the summer season) and final cleaning. There are no hidden costs. Payment by bank transfer or credit card.

                                                                  31 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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