Villa dei Colli
Veneto and Trentino - Padova
Villa dei Colli – Padova - Veneto
7 Bedrooms – Jacuzzi pool
Location and Surrounding Area. Villa dei Colli estate sits on the high plains above Padua and Venice. It commands spectacular views across the surrounding countryside and is within easy reach of most of the important sites in the Veneto region. The estate produces award-winning wines from the Capodilista vineyard and often holds wine-tasting events of international standard. The area around Conegliano and Valdobbiadene is home to arguably the best prosecco in the world. Wine-tasting tours and visits to the vineyards are available all year round.
The villa is ideally located to explore some of the most beautiful architecture in the Veneto region. Elegant Vicenza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to no less than 23 buildings designed by the influential, 16th century architect Andrea Palladio.
Magical Venice is famous for its epic grandeur. A visitor can spend weeks exploring the picturesque canals, gondolas, art, historical palazzi and narrow backstreets and still come away with a sense of not having seen everything there is to see. The oldest church in Venice, the magnificent Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari, features a Titian altarpiece. Titian is interred here in the Frari, as locals call the Basilica and Donatello's first documented work in Venice, his sculpture of St. John the Baptist is found in the first south choir chapel.
There are 118 different islands scattered across the Venetian Lagoon so why not take the private boat and spend a day or two exploring them? Burano Island features picture-postcard, colourful houses, speciality lace and stunning Byzantine mosaics in the first century Santa Maria Assunta cathedral. Murano island is famous for its hand-blown glass. Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in the northern area of the Lagoon and you can still find traces of his inspiration in the migrating birds that circle over the water.
For golf players, the nearby La Montecchia golf club also features one star Michelin restaurant, La Montecchia, which can also serve meals to guests in the villa.
Villa dei Colli is loacted 60 km from Venice international airport and 50 km from Venice itself. It is only a couple of kilometres outside Padova, a half hour drive from Vicenza and about an hour from Conegliano.
The Property. Villa dei Colli was commissioned by the nobleman Gabriele Capodilista in 1568 and has been under the ownership of the same aristocratic family for 22 generations. It was designed by the architect Dario Varotari il Vecchio as a hunting lodge and contains priceless frescoes depicting, amongst others, mythological scenes and moments from the family history.
This incredible property sleeps up to 12 guests in five extraordinary double bedrooms and two singles. Four of the double rooms have their own spectacular bathrooms and there are seven bathrooms in total. All of the bedrooms offer luxurious bed linen from Apulia and stunning frescoes and/or paintings on the walls.
The basement is wonderfully cool in summer and houses a professional standard kitchen, adjacent breakfast room, laundry room plus two WCs. There is also a changing room with a shower and two garages for up to four cars.
The splendid living room and equally magnificent dining room are on the ground floor, along with two of the en suite, double bedrooms.
Perhaps the most amazing part of the villa is the unforgettable loggia that surrounds the villa, providing a shady place to sit and admire the far-reaching views across the countryside. The swimming pool and jacuzzi are open in summer and the poolside area is fully equipped with sun loungers, hammocks and pool towels.
- 5 Double bedrooms (4 with en suite bathrooms)
- 2 Single bedrooms
- 3 Further bathrooms
- Dining room
- Living room
- Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Professional kitchen
- Ice machine
- Air conditioning in all bedrooms
- CD stereo system, DVD player, Satellite TV
- Large safe
- Jacuzzi-swimming pool (3 m x 6 m)
- Daily cleaning of the villa and terraces
- Change of bed and bath linen every 3 or 4 days
- Parking in the basement for up to 4 cars
Extra services on Request:
- Wine tasting
- Chef services
- Cooking classes
- Airport transfers
- Heating (the estate has its own photovoltaic solar power plant)
- Breakfast (€25 per person/day)
- Pre-arrival fridge filling service
- Extra cleaning/household help
- Laundry and ironing service
- Extra towels and pool towels
- Weddings and special events