Villa Dese

From €3,200.00 per week


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  • From €3,200.00 per week

Villa DESE is a Palladian villa built in the second half of the 16th century by one of the most powerful and noble families of Venice. The villa has always been a private home, a place of glamour and elegance; always open to convivial pleasure and at the same time a warm welcoming home. The owners live here now, happily opening its doors to those who wish to appreciate its refined splendor. During their stay, the guests will be able to visit the entire main villa and the park, accompanied by the owners.

The villa is a beautiful and untouched example of Renaissance architectural balance. The enormous 16th century complex in Palladian style is structured with a central main building which is flanked on both sides by arcaded wings (one of which houses the “Barchessa” apartment) which frame an “Italian”’ style garden with a fountain, Greek mythical statues, flower beds, lawns and bushes.

The park (70.000 m2) is fully fenced and rich in wonderful plants and is pleasantly framed by long rows of hornbeams, lime trees and oak trees, which meet in front of a lovely dove cote, a chapel and a large fish pond with running water. Other areas consist of woods with century old trees and numerous statues depicting realistic and fairy-like animals and humans.

Close to the main building, in a garden separated from the main park and reserved for the guests, there is a swimming pool (9 x 6 m, 1,60 m deep, open May 1st through October 1st) surrounded by oleanders, roses and hydrangeas. The garden is complimented by a patio, a wooden table, ten chairs, six deck-chairs and a barbeque/grill.
A dressing room with pool towels (changed twice a week), extra chairs and a small refrigerator is accessible from the private garden. Other amenities are a soccer field (inside the park) and three mountain bikes. There is an ample parking by the apartment entrance.

Inside the left arcaded wing of the villa there is the independent “Barchessa” apartment (400 mq), which even in the past was reserved to welcoming guests. The apartment has 4 bedrooms (8 sleeps) and 3 bathrooms. Furniture and objects belonging to the family since 16th century, which have been conserved over the times, period paintings, objets d’arts and new matching furnishing create a warm and welcoming ambience. The apartment was restored and partially refurnished in 2004, the walls have original marble plaster surface and most rooms have parquet floor and plaster decorated ceilings, while the bathrooms are furnished with hand painted “Vietri” tiles and high standard bath furniture.

Ground floor: In the entry way, you find marble stairs that lead to the first floor.

First floor: On the left side of the landing there is a double bedroom (yellow room) with a queen bed and a bath en suite (tub/fixed shower head), private sitting room with sofa, writing-desk and wardrobe. The entire suite has exposed beam ceilings and windows overlook the porch of the villa’s wing. On the right side of the landing, you enter a hallway that leads to the dining room (with a table for up to 8 people) and a well-equipped kitchen (oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher and toaster). Both the dining room and the hallway lead into the large living room, which has six windows on three sides and is furnished with a big sofa, two easy-chairs, four arm-chairs and a chaise lounger. This room is equipped with an open bar of spirits and liqueurs, TV, stereo CD and DVD player. Returning again to the landing, wooden stairs lead to the upper floor.

Second floor: At the end of the hallway along the wooden hand made balcony, three doors lead to the other bedrooms. The first is a double bedroom (blue room) with a queen bed, writing-desk, three chairs and two chests of drawers. Passing the walk-through closet supplied with fitted cupboard, there is the en suite bathroom (tub/fixed shower head). The second door leads to a double bedroom (green bedroom) with queen bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe and easy-chair. The third door leads to a sitting room with satellite TV and CD player, sofa and writing desk that leads to the last bedroom, a large room with twin beds, easy-chair, three chairs, wardrobe and two chests of drawers. These two bedrooms share a bathroom (tub/fixed shower head) which is reached through the sitting room. All the windows on the upper floor overlook the main Italian style garden and the villa’s façade.

  • Air conditioning in all the bedrooms – individual climate control
  • Housekeeping, maid service, linen and bath towel change are provided twice a week
  • Reservation service (for restaurants, theaters, museums, excursions, etc.) is provided by the owner and is included in the rental price.
  • Internet access (WIFI)


Located among Padova, Treviso and Venezia, in the Veneto region ( north east Italy), the area is a perfect choice for an unforgettable holiday. Historical memories and beautiful scenery, medieval walled towns and Palladian villas blend into the magic landscape .


Piombino Dese:10 minutes by car ;
Castelfranco: 15 minutes;
Treviso: 20 minutes;
Asolo: 30 minutes;
Padova: 40 minutes;
Venice: 40 mins;
Vicenza: 60 minutes;
Verona: 100 minutes
Other facilities : Golf (18 + 9 holes, at 15 km);
Nature sanctuary – bird watching (5 Km);
Tennis (5 Km);
Fishing (2 Km); I
Indoor go-karting (20 Km).
Train station and bus stop:
at Piombino Dese (10 minutes by car), daily trains for Venice
Trenitalia site (Italian State Railways)


Treviso airport 13 Km
Venice’s “Marco Polo” airport – 47km []
Milano Malpensa: 280 km by motorway


Golf club Castelfranco: 18 holes
Golf Club villa Condulmer

  • Horseriding
  • Quad

Quad excursions on Monte grappa .

  • Rafting/cayak

Valstagna rafting on the Brenta River


Follow the artistic and historic itineraries visiting the nearby art towns as Treviso, Padova, and Vicenza, the walled cities, and the Palladian villas such as Villa Barbaro (1549) by Andrea Palladio and frescoed by Paolo Veronese. Wander the boutiques and local artisan shops in the centre of Asolo.he Asolan Hills and Mount Grappa offer the possibility of excursions on foot or horseback and routes of natural interest, as well wonderful cycle routes.

End the day with an unforgettable dinner enjoying the delicious traditional dishes of the region.The summer season includes organized shows and festivals, Restaurants near by offer a wide variety ranging from a dinner to the world renowned hotel villa Cipriani to quaint country pizzeria’s.

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Air Conditioning




Terrace / Alfresco Dining







Experiences included


Villa Tour & Welcome Drinks

Extra Optional Services


Airport Transfer


Cooking class


Extra Housekeeping


Fresh Groceries


Guided Tours


Private Chef

Pricing and Availability

Dates Guests Price per week
High June 30 – September 1 8 €4,200.00
Mid 7 14 April (Easter Holidays)
April 28 June 30
September 1 – October 6
December 22 January 5 2013 (Christmas Holidays)
8 €4,000.00
Low Rest of year 8 €3,200.00

* Prices are quoted in Euros and calculated according to the CBA selling rate. Prices are subject to change in AUD due to currency flucuations. (Currency converter)

Pricing Notes


  • Electricity and gas (air conditioning in all the bedrooms – individual climate control)
  • Housekeeping twice a week
  • Linen and bath towel change are provided twice a week ( Wednesday and Saturday)
  • ADSL WiFi internet connection included

Reservation service (for restaurants, theaters, museums, excursions, etc.)

  • Pets not allowed
  • Security deposit Euro 300


  • Heating (Oct 1- April 30) Euro 20 per day
  • Telephone metered
  • Final cleaning Euro 140
  • Additional maid service

Extra bed: 10€/day
Baby bed/crib/high chair: 5€/day
Special notes and restrictions:
Laptop PC: 60€/week
Lunch/dinner cooked by chef: 35€/person (wines not included or 20 for a child unfer 12.
Extra maid service: 15€/hour
Laundry service: 15€/4 Kg ; 50€/4 kg + ironing
Baby sitting: 100€ full day; 60€ half day
Own wine selection is on sale by the property.
Personal shopper service, tours with guides and lectures, transfer service from/to airports, train stations, other destinations : on request


May 14th – October 1st 2016
March 12th – May 14th
October 1st – October 29th
October 29th – March 11th 2017
January 2nd – March 12th

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Located in the north eastern corner of Italy, Veneto curves around the Adriatic sea and is full of treasures waiting to be discovered.

Venice is the main attraction for many visitors as there really is no other city like Venice in the world. From the grand Piazza San Marco, to the Rialto bridge and the grand canal, one can enjoy spending a few days getting lost in the little streets and bridges of Venice.

Visits to the Basilica di San Marco, palazzo ducale, the gallerie dell’accademia and Cannaregio are all a must.

 Italian Villa vacations have some great apartments in Venice located in Cannaregio which is a fantastic location.

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