About the property
- Farmhouse645 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 23, 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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Excellent location to explore this part of Italy!
Our family has traveled to northern Italy several times and Via Rosso is now our favorite place to stay! The apartment was lovely and welcoming! Our children adored the many animals on the farm and all the places to explore outside. The perfect family getaway!
It's always great to know that our guests enjoy coming to stay here on the farm !
Family holiday Sept 2017
We stayed Sept 2017. This was our second visit and was just as good ( if not better than our first) Silvi & Phil have fantastic knowledge of the area and were always on hand to advise on where to go and what not to miss! We were in apt 5 which was perfect for 4 Adults and 2 young adults! Very well equipped and spotless!!!!! The pool was fantastic as the weather was so hot and the games room in the evening was great fun for our family.. Perfect location for those who want to see north Italy, we went to Lake Garda, Verona and Venice to name a few!!!! Lots to see and do, we look forward to returning one day 😊
Well equipped base
Silvy and Phil have turned a grand old farm into a well equipped base to discover the splendid Veneto region. The Palazzo Rosso is a great place for families and cyclists alike. Silvy and Phil are very friendly and provide plenty of helpful information. Thanks a lot, also for the fresh eggs!
We booked the farm last minute and did so purely from the photo's and reviews. Phil and Sylvie are great hosts and are always there if you need them but leave you to enjoy your holiday in peace. The apartment was comfortable and well equipped with air conditioning if you needed it. The farm has a great shared outdoor space, games room and pool which was lovely at the end of a hot day. We took advantage of the free bikes as there are lots of local villages to explore and there is also a great cycle path all the way to Vicenza. The farm is in a great location and we went to Venice for the day, Lake Garda (via Sylvie's scenic route) and Asiago in the mountains. We loved our morning walk to get coffee and fresh pastries (5 mins) whilst our teenager slept. We ate in most nights but there is a great pizza restaurant nearby with a fantastic ice-cream shop attached. It is open until 10.30 and it seemed to be the Italian thing to do on a hot evening. We definitely need to return as there is so much more to see and do in the area. Great holiday
Another great stay at Palazzo Rosso
This is the second year we have been to Palazzo Rosso and if anything this year was better than last year ! Fantastic accommodation in a peaceful setting and great hosts. Perfect combination for the perfect holiday. Plenty to do nearby including Lake Garda, water parks for the kids and we also went to the Ferrari museum in Modena. Lots of good restaurants as well. The nearest big town is Vicenza which we visited regularly enjoying coffees in the main square. We would definitely go back again.
Friendly, organised and beautiful. Palazzo Rosso has it all.
This was a lovely place to come back to after visiting all the fantastic places in the region. A perfect marriage of old and new - air conditioning in a beautiful barn conversion- a great pool and a beautiful shaded seating area outside. The organisation is of a high standard; everything is ways clean and tidy so that you can really relax. The owners will try and help you make the most of your time and are good at tailoring their suggestions to the interests of their guests. We loved it.
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.