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Rural Villa with private pool, near Venice in the green hills of Padua

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Ideal location for relaxing holidays with your family or group of friends

The Rustico is situated at the feet of Euganean Hills, in the little village of Arquà Petrarca: a gracious medieval village in province of Padua, said 'the pearl of the Euganean Hills', for its beauty. The location is ideal for relaxing and full of nature holidays and for people interested in discovering the traditions of the territory. In the garden there are at your disposal barbecue and table for have lunches under the shadow of the trees or under the gazebo, the swimming pool, plays for children and a lot of green space! Besides the location is optimal to reach the Thermal of Abano and Montegrotto (10 Km), the large and small towns of Veneto, like Venice (60km), Padua (15 Km), Vicenza (30 km), Verona (45 Km) , Ferrara and Bologna

Activities in the surrounding area: The surrounding area (the Euganean Hills) is rich of activities for people who loves to do a cultural vacation ready to try the local life and gastronomic traditions.

If you like to know more about the village of Arquà Petrarca, please have a look at the website of 'arqua petrarca' were you will find all the route departing from the house and from the village. In the surrounding area there are a lot of routes, immersed in the nature.

From the house you can easily reach the 4 golf club, one of which is less than four kilometers far from the house.

Wine and eat lovers won’t be disappointed: the zone is full of restaurants and Agriturismos, which offer to all visitors, wine, olive’s oil (one of the better of Italy) made by themselves. Near the house you will find two wine cellars 'Loreggian' and 'Borin' where is possible to taste and buy win

Activities in the house: At the Rusticos there will be at you disposal of a spacious swimming pool (7x3) with sun beds for people who wants to dedicate to the natural sun tanning in the quietness of the Hills and in a total privacy. Besides there is also a gazebo and a barbecue to have lunches outside in calm and green atmosphere. For the children there are some games and it is also possible to collect and to eat the varied fruits of the garden, of the vineyard and from olive grove.

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Camilla Lanza
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 5, 2017

About Camilla Lanza

Rustico Lucia was built around 1300. My family lived there since ever and I, Lucia, was born there. I used to live there until I got married and I moved with my husband in Verona.

Camilla Lanza purchased this house in 2007

Why Camilla Lanza chose Padua

Me and my family we did not want that the house stay empty without anyone living there, knowing how much we care about it, how many nice days and time we have spent there. It is a perfect place for bug families and groups of friends!

So, we decided all together that we will rent the house to people, who want to have a relaxing holidays and also want to know more about the history, the territory and the traditions of this region.

What makes this house unique

Familiar flair and atmosphere, friendly care of the house, garden and guests that could feel really like home! Silence, space, green and nature make the rest! Excellent food & wines are available nearby the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a family holiday for my birthday.The house was lovely and spotlessly clean.We were made very welcome by the owner. Perfect location for exploring this beautiful area.Will definitely be returning!
Feb 2012
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Arquà Petrarca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bathrooms are on the first floor, near the 5 bedrooms. The other one is downstairs for everyday life and near the studio where the sofa is.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedlinnen included; possibility to add till 2 beds/cots.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bedlinnen included; possibility to add till 2 beds/cots
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Bedlinnen included;
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Bedlinnen included;
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bed for 2 people
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bedlinnen included; possibility to add till 2 beds/cots
  • The bedrooms are all provided with ceiling fans and in every room is it possible to add 2 more small beds or crubs. All the rooms are supplied of linen for the beds and of spacious closets for your clothes. There are also available 3 cots for small children. The rooms have a very simple and romantic air : they face the big garden and the hills in front of the house.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Rural Villa with private pool, near Venice in the green hills of Padua
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Gorgeous retreat ideal for larger famlies

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in beautiful gardens. The owners couldn't be more helpful and the large rooms and outside are spotlessly clean. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much!! More than happy to welcome you again next time!
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Very Comfortable House, great swimming pool

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice holiday. We were welcomed with drink and cake. The house was exactly as was written on the site. The contact was immediatly very nice and good. If we had questions we could email or app and got quick and helpful answers.

We enjoyed very much the city monselice and Verona and Venezia.

The train to Venezia is very cheap so we preferred to travel by train.

We can recommend this house to everyone!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! More then happy to welcome you again next time!
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In een woord geweldig, aanrader :-)

  • 5 of 5

In een woord geweldig, aanrader :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing beautiful get-away

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly what we were looking for. We have three children (16yrs, 13yrs & 10yrs old). This house had lots of room for quality family time as well as their own space. The owners, Lucia & Renzo, greeted us upon arrival and shared all the information we needed to know. The children enjoyed the swimming pool while we relaxed in the beautiful garden. We barbequed and had dinner in the gazebo. An excellent pizzeria is a short walk down the street with delicious gelato too and a grocery store is a convenient 10 minute drive away. It was an easy drive from Verona and a quick train ride into Venice and Padua. We wish we could've stayed longer and look forward to returning one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Glorylin, Thank you so much! It was a pleasure for us to welcome you all in our house! Looking forward to welcome you again soon! Camilla
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Very nice house and property

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 stayed at Rustico Lucia for two weeks in June of 2015. When we arrived, we were warmly greeted by Lucia and her husband Renzo. The house and the property had everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. The spacious grounds were beautifully landscaped and well cared for by the hosts. There were two outdoor dining areas- a table with sun umbrella by the house and a more spacious and shaded pavilion a little further away. The upper garden terrace had a swimming pool, plus a grassy area for play and sun bathing. The house itself was plenty big and comfortable for our group, although the kitchen was relatively small. The property is located in the rural agricultural area, but in close proximity to several attractive little towns nearby. It also provides a convenient base for making day trips to the further away places. One of our favorite trips was to visit Lake Garda (Town of Sirmione). There is a hiking trail that goes up the mountain behind the property and makes for a nice early morning walk to get the views of the surrounding area. Overall, we had a nice stay at Rustico Lucia and would recommend the place to our friends without any hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stan, it was a pleasure for us to welcome you all in our house! Thank you so much for your review and we hope to welcome you again soon! Camilla
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wir haben uns überaus wohlgefühlt

  • 5 of 5

Zunächst muss man sagen, dass die Gastgeber überaus freundlich und zuvorkommend waren. Wir wurden mit Kuchen und kühlen Getränken begrüßt und sie gaben uns viele hilfreiche Tipps für unseren Aufenthalt. Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und bietet alle Einrichtungen, die man für einen entspannten Urlaub benötigt. Zusammen mit dem Nebenhaus gibt es 7 komfortable Doppelzimmer und 4 Bäder - also genug Platz für größere Gruppen. Der Garten ist sehr liebevoll gestaltet mit vielen Blumen, einem Grillplatz und dem Pool. In der Nähe gibt es eine Wein- und Ölhandlung mit sehr netten Besitzern, wo man auch eine Weinprobe machen kann. Auch zu den Termen ist es nicht weit. Ich habe das Haus bereits anderen Gruppen empfohlen. Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Aufenthalt!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hallo Eva! Vielen Dank für dein Kommentar! Wir würden uns freuen euch alle bald wieder zu willkommen! Schöne Woche noch! Camilla
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Ristorante al Patibolo
Centro Commerciale Airone
Antichi Sapori di Brustolin Renato
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Castello Carrarese
Castello di Lispida
Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Venice - Marco Polo
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
La Costa
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Terme Euganee
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
La Costa
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Venice - Adriatic Coast
Car: necessary

Arquà Petrarca is a small village, which preserve the unchanged glamour of medieval time and it is considered the pearl of the Euganean Hills. Arquà has been inhabited since the Roman times, and gained more importance when Francesco Petrarca, one of the highest poet of the Italian tongue, wished to spend the last years of his life in the serene quietness of the place. Wine and eat lovers won’t be disappointed: the zone is full of restaurants and Agriturismos, which offer to all visitors, wine, olive’s oil (one of the better of Italy) producted by themselves. Near the house you will find two wine cellars 'Loreggian' and 'Borin' where is possible to taste and buy wine and typical products. Few kilometers far, there are the thermal towns like Abano, Montegrotto Terme, Battaglia and Galzignano where to get massages and thermal bath, well-known all over the world.


Rates & Availability

Arquà Petrarca House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn Season 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 4 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $217.89

The price includes electricity expenses, gas and water expenses, laundry for bathroom and bedrooms for all the guests, kitchen, waste management, final cleaning. WIFI and ADSL connection are included. The price is indicative for a 7 days of 6 people. For longer stay or larger group please contact us to receive a quotation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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