About the property
- Farmhouse430 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum 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.
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- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 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.
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Well located to explore the Veneto
The property is well located to use as a base to visit all of the major historic sites in and around the Veneto. After a week in Venice and a couple of days chilling out on the farm we visited Padua, Verona, Vicenza, Lake Garda and a handful of smaller historic towns. We discovered that the easiest way to get to cities like Verona and Padua was by train from the local station which is about 20 minutes away by car.
Marvellous property, lovely hosts, great location
We enjoyed our stay at Palazzo Rosso very much. It is the perfect holiday location. You can easily reach Vicenza, Verona, Padua, Venice and other lovely towns from here. You can use the bikes provided, go for a walk in the hills or just relax at the spacious pool.
The apartment is nicely furnished and the kitchen is very usable. All shared spaces (the pool, the barn, the common rooms) are also very well kept and equipped with BBQ area, games, etc. Phil and Silvy are great hosts, very friendly and extremely helpful. Everything is as wonderful as the pictures are promising. We can thoroughly recommend this property to everyone.
Thank you, Phil and Silvy, for a great stay!
An excellent and beautiful starting point for your excursions in the area of Veneto
Palazzo Rosso Apartments is a beautifully renovated service wing of the old palazzo with an arcaded ground floor terrace where the guests can sit, eat, and enjoy the company or just the view of the mountains in the background. We found our apartment impeccably clean and the fully equipped kitchen allows you to choose between a home-made meal or to explore the many restaurants in the vicinity. Our hosts, Silvy and Phil, were extremely kind and helpful and also able to advice on the multitudes of attractions in and around the area. We spent delightful days at Palazzo Rosso and can only warmly recommend the place.
Maoz & Renate
Tel Aviv, Israel
We just LOVE this place!
This was our 3rd stay at Palazzo Rosso, and yet again, we had a great holiday! Hosts Phil and Silvy are just fabulous, they go out of their way to ensure you have a great experience whilst based with them! Excellent suggestions of where to visit, the daily fresh eggs and grapes and the best wine cellar this side of Padova! As well as revisiting some wonderful places, we also found lots of new and interesting places. As ever, would recommend to anyone who is thinking of visiting the Vicenza, Venice, Veneto area.
Fantastic Place to stay
Great place to stay. Good sized apartment, clean and well furnished. Hosts are great - full of tips and advice. Location is great for touring Veneto. Within an hour you have got Venice, Verona, Lake Garda and the mountains. Also Vicenza is a hidden gem. Palazzo Rosso is also brilliant if you just want to relax with good sized pool. Great to eat out on the terrace at night. Use of BBQ was a bonus. You do need a car.
My family stayed at Plazzo Rosso for a week in September 2014. The farm was relaxed and quiet. Perfect for a peaceful getaway. The outdoor pool was lovely to relax by and the courtyard outside the apartments was great for chilling out after a days sight seeing.
Silvy and Phil were both friendly and helpful and made us feel really welcome.
The apartment was comfortable for the four of us and had everything we needed.
I would highly recommend Plazzo Rosso, we had a great time staying here.
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
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 by credit card.