Located on the hillside of Vicenza and overlooking the poetic Valley of Silence, which inspired famous Italian writer Fogazzaro, this villa is an elegant, luxurious retreat in the heart of Veneto, a family home that has seen generations of children and travellers enjoy a land, Veneto, blessed by unbelievable wine, food and architectural beauty. While gourmands and prosecco enthusiasts will not believe their eyes when matching the quality of meals and bills received, travellers who look for history and architecture will not be able to fit all in one trip and end up booking a second stay: Veneto is, in one word, amazing. Whilst the villa interiors are classy, elegant and constantly updated, the outdoor is peaceful and extraordinarily panoramic: one can enjoy that Venetian sunset’s golden aura amidst ancient cypresses, cedars, pines and beautifully scented osmanthus bushes from the villa beautiful terrace, facing the Valletta del Silenzio (Silence Little Valley). The pleasant and wide garden features roses, geraniums and lilies. A swimming pool with a view and a manicured alfresco complete the garden. This incredibly elegant mansion has been blessed by many distinguished guests throughout the course of time and painters such as Gianbattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo whose masterpiece frescoes adorn the Villa Valmarana ai Nani nearby also drew inspiration from the beauty of the area. With its wide panoramic terrace facing the golden sunsets amidst ancient cypresses, cedars, pines and the most scented roses, geraniums and lilies, this estate is one of the finest examples of classic noble villas in Veneto.
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The gate to the property is remotely activated and security cameras abound within the garden and the perimeter of the villa, which makes this property particularly fit for guests in search of privacy and high security. The swimming pool next to the house overlooks the Villa Valmarana and one is constantly reminded, even during the most informal leisure activities of the history, art and culture of the surrounding area. There is a changing room with fridge, shower and plenty of lounge chairs for soaking the summer sunshine. Air conditioning is present in the main bedrooms, the first-floor guest room corridor, and the main living areas while ventilation is provided for guest’s comfort during summer months. On the lower ground floor there’s a country style kitchen with a large electric oven and five gas hobs, together with a microwave, a large fridge, freezer, fireplace, dishwasher, washing machine, and a lift to send all those gourmet creations to the dining room on the ground floor. The property also features a utility room with ironing facilities, a drying room and the staff accommodation. The main reception room and the dining room, sumptuously furnished and tastefully decorated in a traditional yet functional way, are located on the ground floor, together with the main bedroom suite composed by a master bedroom with sitting room, changing room and a fully equipped bathroom – this room has direct access to the garden and the swimming pool. An extra double bedroom with bathroom en-suite is located on the ground floor. The sitting room has direct access to the terrace area, sheltered from the sun by an electric awning, and warmed during the winter months by a wonderful fireplace. The dining room has a bow-window annex with extra seating and a television, and great views of the garden and valley beyond. Four additional bedrooms, twins or doubles, two of which en-suite, a sitting room and a family bathroom with a separate shower room are located on the first floor. Twin beds can be made into doubles if needed. The last bedroom, a charming double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and air conditioning, is finally located on the top floor. The property features a changing room with fridge, shower and plenty of lounge chairs for soaking the summer sunshine.
The property features a swimming pool • The property features Wi-Fi in all bedrooms • The property features air conditioning in master bedroom, hall, small living room and dining room • The estate is 60 meters above sea level and it’s few minutes away from historical villas of Vicenza • The property offers 580 square meters of living space and 1500 of exterior spaces • 13 is the maximum number of guests the property can accommodate
THE PROPERTY OFFERS
LOWER GROUND FLOOR: 1 Country style kitchen; 1 Utility room with ironing facilities; 1 Drying room; 1 Apartment for local staff accommodation • GROUND FLOOR: 1 Main Living room; 1 Dining room; 1 Bow-window annex; 1 Formal sitting room has direct access to the terrace area; 1 Master Suite Bedroom with sitting room, changing room, fully equipped bathroom room and direct access to the garden and the swimming pool; 1 Extra Bedroom with bathroom en-suite • FIRST FLOOR: 4 Bedrooms, twins or doubles, two of which en-suite (2 twin beds can be made up as doubles); 1 Studio room and a family bathroom with a separate shower room/WC • SECOND FLOOR: Steep stairs lead up to the tower/loft with 1 Double bedroom with en-suite and air conditioning (on request at different price)
Air conditioning in some bedrooms • Ceiling fans in all remaining bedrooms • Fireplace • Barbecue • TV DVD • HIFI stereo Satellite TV • Pool sunbeds • Courtesy kit • Private parking area within the gated property • Alarm System connected to police • Automatic gate with code • Gated • Laundry room with washer, no dryer and iron (staff use only) • Outdoor Swimming Pool 8×5 (not heated) • Pool house • Satellite Television 400 channels (access in living room) • Wi-Fi
THE PROPERTY OFFERS
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
1 Country style kitchen
1 Utility room with ironing facilities
1 Drying room
1 Apartment for local staff accommodation
1 Main Living room
1 Dining room
1 Bow-window annexe
1 Formal sitting room has direct access to the terrace area
1 Master Suite Bedroom with sitting room, changing room, fully equipped bathroom room and direct access to the garden and the swimming pool
1 Extra Bedroom with bathroom en-suite
4 Bedrooms, twins or doubles, two of which en-suite (2 twin beds can be made up as doubles)
1 Studio room and a family bathroom with a separate shower room/WC
Steep stairs lead up to the tower/loft with 1 Double bedroom with en-suite and air conditioning
AROUND THE PROPERTY
Vicenza is situated at the foothills of the Berici Hills and is a beautiful city of art, known as the ‘City of Palladio’. The centre of Vicenza is easily reached on foot from the property in about 20 minutes. Vicenza is a lovely town with historical palaces, large square (Piazza dei Signori) with the magnificent Basilica Palladiana, the worldwide famous Teatro Olimpico, the Church of Santa Corona, with beautiful paintings of Bellini and Mantegna, everywhere there are gems of Art and History. From the villa at a walking distance, one can visit the famous Villa Valmarana with its worldwide known frescoes by Italian painters Gianbattista and son Giandomenico Tiepolo. Next to Villa Valmarana, still at a short walking distance, a pleasant walk on an old path that anciently connected the two Villas, will lead visitors to the famous Villa Capra already known as La Rotonda, masterpiece of the famous architect Andrea Palladio. One may also want to explore the nearby towns such as Padova, Verona and Venice that are reachable by a short time trip by car or by train. In particular we recommend Padova with the most spectacular Cappella degli Scrovegni and the Giotto frescoes (20 minutes by car and same by train), Verona with the Arena and Giulietta’s home and much more at 40 minutes-drive 30 minutes by train and, of course, Venezia, with Piazza San Marco, La Salute and more at 1-hour drive and same by train. Vicenza represents a unique artistic achievement in the many architectural contributions from Andrea Palladio integrated within its historic fabric and creating its overall character. Through its architecture, the city has exerted exceptional influence on architectural and urban design in most European countries and throughout the world.
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