|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Luxury apartment of 160 sq.m., located at second floor in the main building of the Villa and furnished with antiques. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The apartment has: large entrance, large sitting-room, large separate kitchen, 1 double/twin bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower, 1 double master bedroom with bathroom (bathtub) ensuite; a safe and large staircase leads to the upper loft where there are 1 twin/double bedroom and 1 bathroom with shower. The sitting-room faces south, is very large and sunny and furnished with antiques; here there are also two single sofabeds, a normal sofa, some armchairs, two small tables, a trumeau.
Facilities: independent heating, air-conditioning, window screens, TV sat, telephone, WiFi; house linen and weekly cleaning are provided. In common with other apartments: gardens, swimming pool, laundry room (extra charge), bicycles, table tennis, BBQ, car parking.
Apartment comfortable for 6/8 people.
5 apartments of different sizes (sleep 2 to 8 people) and one Suite (double bedroom with bathroom), for holiday rentals or long-term business trip. The apartments are sited in the large Villa settlement and are completely independent. They are equipped with all modern comforts: well equipped kitchen or kitchenette, independent/central heating, air-conditioning, television, telephone, wifi. The guests can enjoy: the large garden equipped with outdoor furnitures, a nice BBQ area, the open air swimming-pool with solarium (open May to September), bicicles, table tennis, football and volley/badminton playground. Few metres from Villa Selvatico, along the Tergola river, a nice bike and pedestrian path is suitable for bike riding, running, nordic walking or just to take a relaxing walk. Available touristic and shopping informations about the area. Charming location, comfortable apartments, relaxing envinroment, suitable for couples, families, groups of friends.
A Holiday looking for Art and History: Agriturismo Villa Selvatico is the perfect location if you look for a cultural holiday in Veneto Region: this ancient beautiful Villa lies infact at short distance from Padua (12 km), one of the most important Art City in the Northern Italy. Many important artists, such as Giotto, Donatello and Mantegna, worked in its churches and palaces, and the second University of Italy, where Galileo Galilei used to be a professor, was founded here in year 1222. Padua is also the city of Saint Antony, with its famous Basilica, destination of pilgrims from all over the world.
Villa Selvatico is also at short distance from Venice (30 km, by car or train), from Vicenza (30 minutes by car), Verona and Treviso (45 minutes by car). Everyday you can enjoy one of these beautiful art cities and start to appreciate the art and history of this interesting Region, beginning to understand the culture that expressed in the past centuries architects as Palladio, painters as Canaletto or poets as Petrarca.
Relax and fun for the family: Agriturismo Villa Selvatico is also a perfect location for families looking for a relaxing holiday in the countryside.
Despite of the short distance with a pretty big city as Padua, Villa Selvatico is still a quiet location in the countryside of Veneto: a large farm managed since more than 60 years by the da Porto family surrounds the Villa giving our guests the silence and tranquillity that they need to sleep and relax after a busy year of work. A beautiful open air swimming pool, surrounded by the large garden, is open from May to September and gives the place a even more appealing look.
Sunbeds are sited also all over the big garden, giving the chance to enjoy the ancient park with its secular trees also to those that prefer a more lonely corner to relax.
Children and parents can easily enjoy the open space, the pool, the table tennis, or take a bicycle ride on the new cycle track along the Tergola River, the natural border of Villa Selvatico's gardens.
A long holiday or just a weekend?: Villa Selvatico is a perfect place for your holidays, giving you the chance to relax and rest, such as to visit the Region and its art spots, during your main holiday. But this place is perfect also for a shotbreak during the year, a romantic weekend with your partner, a 2-3 days stop to recharge your batteries and explore this part of Italy.
Villa Selvatico gives you the required comfort and tranquillity even for a few days.
The airports of Venice and Treviso are the closest ones (30-45 minutes by car), and the are connected daily with all the important European airports, both by low cost and traditional airlines.
We suggest the use of a car to come here easily and to have a chance to visit the surroundings, anyway a taxi service from and to Venice Airport is also available.
The main railway station of this area is in Padua, that is connected with all the other important stations in Italy.
Antonio da Porto is the owner of this beautiful and charming Villa. He is the descendant of an illustrious and ancient family of Vicenza, whose members belong also Luigi da Porto, knight, historian and poet who wrote in the year 1517 the short story 'Romeo and Juliet', from which Shakespeare drew inspiration for the most famous tragedy of all time.
Antonio and his family have undertaken since 1980 a work of painstaking restoration of Villa Selvatico, which is dating as construction back at the end of 1400.
During the last 15 years, 5 apartments have been obtained from the ancient and historical spaces of the Villa, that since 1997 accommodates guests from all over the world.
Antonio da Porto purchased this apartment in 1951
This place has been Antonio's family house since his childhood. During the recent years Antonio and his family have come to realize that the special beauty and atmosphere of this historic place could be shared with many other people. Over time, the appreciation that the guests of Villa Selvatico have shown for this place, have encouraged the family from Porto to proceed on this path of enhancement and recovery of the historical buildings, in order to let all the travellers and tourists enjoy this little piece of Italian art and history.
The nice garden and the beautiful park with ancent trees, the old noble mansion, make you feel deeply involved with nature and History.
We spent 2 happy weeks in Le Magnolie which we all greatly enjoyed. The apartment is spacious, traditionally furnished, provides everything one needs and has air conditioning - most welcome during our first week when the daytime temperatures were 30^ + C! !!
The villa is very well located for visiting Padua, Treviso,Venice, Verona, Vicenza and surrounding countryside. At the end of a days sightseeing, the lovely pool is wonderful for a cooling, relaxing swim and the beautiful park a tranquil setting for a barbecue and a few glasses of wine!!
We ate at the Osterie Moderne in the evening ( a few minutes by car) on four occasions. Each time we thoroughly enjoyed both food, and wine which, together with the friendly efficiency of the staff, created a delightful ambience.
Added to all of the above are the charming Da Porto family who despite having a fascinating, centuries old history are up to date when it comes to correspondence etc and daughter Alessandra speaks excellent English! Their welcome and willingness to help could not be bettered. I should certainly like to return to Villa Selvatico!!!
We were a family of 5 and stayed for three nights here. The apartment was beautiful, clean and large. The pool was a welcome relaxation after a hectic tour of Rome. You do need a car as it is in a lovely country area, but there are wonderful restaurants around and stores to buy supplies for a day at the pool. The grounds are beautiful and the owner and manager live right on the property and are very helpful with anything you may need. We wish we could have stayed longer!
Our family of 6 stayed in Le Magnolie at Villa Selvatico. Having stayed in numerous other pleasant B&Bs, hotels and apartments on this trip from England to Italy, we were delighted to name Le Magnolie our favourite. It has the perfect balance of modern comforts and historic atmosphere, with the relaxed beauty of the farm a welcome change of pace after visiting cities. The pool, bike paths ( with bikes there to borrow ), and fields were much enjoyed by our kids. It was an easy drive to Venice and Padua, although we would recommend taking a bus to Padua, especially on a Saturday; parking was almost impossible. The train to Venice from Dolo was fast enough to do even half day trips there. The da Porta family owners were wonderful. We look forward to returning and exploring the region more.
We stayed in Le Magnolie for a week in June and found it a wonderful place. The pool is very clean and a good temperature. The apartment was very comfortable, very clean, had good wifi, and was well equipped. The da Portos are exceptionally kind people who live in this beautiful villa and were very helpful to us. There are fruit trees on the property, it's walking distance into a small town, there's room to kick a soccer ball around--everything we were looking for. It's a 10 minute drive into Padua, a city we loved, and only about 35 minutes to Venice, an easy ride or you can go halfway by train. We did both. Our only quibble was that the bed in the main bedroom was too soft. A small complaint! The property exudes peace and tranquility, had a great location, and the da Portos were very kind and dignified. We'd go back in a heartbeat. We had two teenage daughters with us and they loved it. Oh, forgot to mention the bikes and bike path, a nice bonus.
We had a very pleasant stay in il Foghèr. The apartment has enough space for a family, in the livingroom is wifi and all kitchenfacilities are available. The swimmingpool was closed during our stay but the garden is a very quiet and nice place to sit in. In SantAndrea you can find a bakery, pizza to take away and a good gelateria. A large supermarket is 4km away in Campodasergo, park your car in Dolo and Venice is easy to visit by train. Don't miss Padua and Verona. The owners daughter was very helpfull.
Property was a modern apartment in an attractive old villa set within spacious grounds. Plenty of areas of sun and shade. Good pool. Grassed areas slightly unkempt. Apartment was clean, towels renewed halway through the week. Adequate kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. We would have liked our own sunshade so we didn't have to move ourselves around into the shade of the trees. Very helpful concierge; fruit on arrival. Do take insect repellent! Excellent access to Padua, Venice, Euganie Hills; excellent written information in apartment about local amenities and how to travel around. We liked it a lot!
Villa Selvatico’s excellent location allows its guests to travel easily around the Veneto region and surrounding areas. The nearest town is Padova, 12 km. Venice is only 30 km far from here and can be reached by train or by car, bike or boat along the Riviera del Brenta. Vicenza is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List for the masterpieces built by Palladio. The medieval town of Treviso is rich in rivers and watermills inside its typical historical centre. Vicenza and Treviso are just 40 km far away from Villa Selvatico, as well as many small centres, rich in art and history. Among them, to the North the walled towns of Marostica, Cittadella, Castelfranco, Bassano, Asolo, to the South Este, Montagnana, Arquà Petrarca and the Monselice citadel. Finally, Verona is just 85 km from Villa Selvatico. You can spend a day at the seaside in Sottomarina, Chioggia and Jesolo, or on the Dolomites, in S.Martino di Castrozza and Cortina. They are all at a distance between 1/2 hour-1 hour 1/2 from here.
Golf: Several golf courses are sited in the surroundings (about 30-40 km): La Montecchia (Selvazzano - Padua), Villa Condulmer (Mogliano Veneto - Treviso).
Ski: The Dolomites are not too far from Villa Selvatico: Cortina D'Ampezzo and San Martino di Castrozza are 2,5 hours far away from here.