Villa dei Conti, Padua
A splendid sixteenth-century two-story historical villa surrounded by a wonderful age-old park
|1 half bath|
|600 m² / 6,458 ft²|
|View of the valley|
Beds and baths
Villa dei Conti is a splendid sixteenth-century two-story historical villa surrounded by a wonderful age-old park. It sleeps ten people. It is approximately 600 square meters (6460 square feet). It features a shared swimming pool, a shared garden, a reserved outdoor area and WI-FI Internet access.
You will be roughly 5 km (3.1 miles) from Padua, where you will find restaurants, shops and public transportation.
To stay at Villa dei Conti you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises.
Villa dei Conti is a spectacular Venetian villa located on a property whose central part is open, for want of the current owners (presently living on the premises), to a restricted number of people. As a guest you will have the possibility to fully enjoy the exclusiveness of this kind of accommodation and, above all, the quiet and relaxing atmosphere, despite being only 5 km (3 miles) from the center of Padua.
The villa, surrounded by a 5-hectare secular park, is perfect for the ones who are looking for a vacation in harness with the nature, and is also an excellent starting point to visit the main tourist attractions in the region of Veneto. The secular park is shared with the guests of a small depandance located in a secluded part of the estate.
The villa is close to Padua, Venice, Verona, Este and many other famous and beautiful art cities.
The secular park
Your stay at Villa dei Conti will be particularly pleasant thanks to the peacefulness of the stunning uncontaminated nature offered by this lovely park. A noble place, preserved almost intact throughout the ages, where you will be able to relax. This is a magic tourist spot where you will be able to dedicate yourself to swim, rather than fishing into the private lake, or walking into the wood nearby the villa, or simply bike along the villa's canal embankment and reach the outstanding Park of Colli Euganei. You will never forget the intense scent of flowers during spring, or mushrooms in autumn, along with the marvellous landscape offered by the wood.
The park is surrounded by ancient walls which help protect the calmness of the villa. Taxus, box and ligustrum hedges and the path decorated by 18th-century statues lead through the vast variety of old, monumental plants in the vast woods. In this romantic place you will enjoy unique views like the headstone monument in the background of the villa, the lake with its swans, the watchtower and the neogothic chalet. Under one of the many small hills overlooking the lake there is an ice-house used in the 19th century.
Fully immersed into this natural quiet, you will be miles away from the chaotic city life, while taking advantage of the comforts and facilities of a modern accommodation.
A taste of history...
The architectural complex was built by the noble family of the Counts of St Bonifacio, from Verona, in the XVI century.
Originally there were two separate buildings. The first one composed by the the Prior's house, a small church dedicated to St Giacomo, with an imposing ogival portal and a characteristic cusp bell-tower in perfect Romanesque style. The second one was composed by a large Party Hall as embellishment and enjoyment of the pretty park in which was located.
The current XVIII-century setting has been made by the Count Anton Maria of St Bonifacio in occasion of the wedding of his son Ercole with the marquise Teresa degli Obizzi, officiated on February the 14th 1734. The Count Giovanni Francesco of St Bonifacio transformed the complex into this outstanding villa, as summer residence of his family only in 1835, making a single linear building of the previous two, as well as the current living rooms on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the first floor.
The above-ground swimming pool is 4.5 meters (14.8 feet) large by 12 meters (39 feet) long, 1.5 meters (5 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, sun umbrellas, deck chairs and sun loungers. You will share the pool area with the guests staying at the complex, at another nearby apartment. It is open from the beginning of June until the end of September.
The ceiling of the living room is frescoed. The furnishings are elegant and refined, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include a sofa and two armchairs. In this room you will find a satellite television (local channels), a DVD player, a CD player and a personal computer with broadband Internet connection. The room has two windows with a view of the garden.
The kitchen is spacious and comfortable, equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!), a toaster and other small appliances. There is a big fireplace made of bricks. There is a table to seat ten guests. The kitchen has two windows with a view of the garden.
The half-bath is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet.
You will be able to reach the laundry room from the kitchen. Here you will find a washing machine, an iron and an ironing board at your disposal.
The sixth bedroom has a twin bed (80 cm/32 inches). The room has a window with a view of the garden.
The third bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with shower wand and a hairdryer.
The fourth bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with shower wand and a hairdryer.