Ca' Marcello is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath Palladian villa built in the second half of the 16th century by the Marcello family, one of the most powerful and noble families of Venice. Villa Marcello was always a private home, a place of glamour and elegance; always open to convivial pleasure and at the same time a warm welcoming home. Count Vettor Marcello and his family live here now, happily opening its doors to those who wish to appreciate it's refined splendor. The villa is a beautiful and untouched example of renaissance architectural balance. The 16th century complex in Palladian style is structured with a central main building which is flanked on both sides by arcaded wings (one of which houses the unit we offer here for rent) which frame an Italian style garden with a fountain, Greek mythical statues, flower beds, lawns and bushes. The park (70.000 m2) which surrounds the villa is fully fenced and rich in wonderful plants and is pleasantly framed by long rows of hornbeams, lime trees and oak trees, which meet in front of a lovely dove cote, a chapel and a large fish pond with running water. Other areas consist of woods with century old trees and numerous statues depicting realistic and fairy-like animals and humans. Here you can enjoy jogging, fishing in the large fish pond, playing soccer or just get pleasure from walking all around the flower beds and the natural paths
Nearby the property you can enjoy naturalistic itineraries, walking in the Regional Park of the Sile River (5 km), visiting the Brenta Riviera and other enchanting destinations.
Levada, village for basic shopping (market, newspapers, bar, bakery...) at 5 minute walk (500 mt). Nearby Ca' Marcello there are horseback riding facilities (1 km), golf course (18 + 9 holes. 15 km), tennis (5 km) and a shooting and hunting reserve (1 km). Close by are fascinating cities of art like Venice (35 min) and Padua (40 min), the romantic hills of Asolo (30 min) and Bassano (35 min), and the wonderfully preserved medieval towns of Castelfranco (15 min), Cittadella (20 min) and splendid Treviso (20 min).
At guests' disposal: A soccer field (inside the park) and 3 mountain bikes. Barbecue/grill. Air conditioning (all bedrooms have individual climate control), telephone, free WI-FI internet access. Fresh flowers in the living room, bedrooms and bathrooms as well as reservation service (for restaurants, theatres, museums, excursions, etc.) are provided by the owner and are included in the rental price. Housekeeping, maid service, linen and bath towel change are provided twice a week at no extra charge.
Garden: Apart from the park, close to the main building there is a small private garden separated from the main park, with a swimming pool surrounded by oleanders, roses and hydrangeas. The garden is complemented by a gazebo, a wooden table, 10 chairs, 6 deck-chairs and a barbecue/grill. A dressing room with pool towels (changed twice a week), extra chairs and small refrigerator is accessible from the private garden.
Swimming pool, 9x6 m, depth 1,60 m, open from May 1st through October 1st, for the exclusive use of the guest. There is an ample parking by the apartment entrance.
Extra Services:Laundry and ironing service, extra maid service, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner service with personal chef, baby sitting are available for an additional cost. Own wine selection is on sale by the property. Extra bed and a baby bed are available if needed.
The owner, who lives in a separated part of the villa, will be pleased to help guests in any way, including advice regarding fine and exclusive artistic, cultural and gastronomic itineraries. Tours with guides and lecturers as well as transfer service from/to airports, train stations or other destinations can be arranged
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Surface: 400 m2
Ground floor: In the entry way, you find marble stairs that lead to the first floor.
On the left side of the landing suite with bedroom with a queen bed, en suite bathroom (tub/fixed shower head) and private sitting room with sofa, writing-desk and wardrobe. The entire suite has exposed beam ceilings and windows overlook the porch of the villa's wing.
On the right side of the landing, a hallway that leads to the dining room (with a table for up to 8 people) and a well-equipped kitchen (oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher and toaster).
Both the dining room and the hallway lead into the large living room, which has 6 windows on three sides and is furnished with a big sofa, 2 easy-chairs, 4 arm-chairs and a chaise lounger. This room is equipped with an open bar of spirits and liqueurs, TV, stereo CD and DVD player. Returning again to the landing, wooden stairs lead to the upper floor.
Second floor: At the end of the hallway along the wooden hand made balcony, 3 doors lead to the other bedrooms.
The 1st is a double bedroom with a queen bed, writing-desk, three chairs and two chests of drawers. Passing the walk-through closet supplied with fitted cupboard, there is the en suite bathroom (tub/fixed shower head).
The 2nd door leads to a double bedroom with queen bed writing desk, chest of drawers and easy-chair.
The 3rd door leads to a sitting room with CD player, sofa and writing desk that leads to the last bedroom, a large room with 2 twin beds, easy-chair, 3 chairs and 2 chests of drawers. These 2 bedrooms share a bathroom (tub/fixed shower head) which is reached through the sitting room. All the windows on the upper floor overlook the main Italian style garden and the villa's facade.
Furniture and objects belonging to the family since 16th century, which have been conserved over the years, period paintings and new matching furnishings create a warm and welcoming ambience.
The apartment was restored and partially refurnished in 2003, the walls have original marble plaster surface and all bedrooms have parquet floor, while the bathrooms are furnished with hand painted Vietri tiles and high standard bath furniture.