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Padova countryside | Sleeps 8

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. As member of the Experience Villas Collection, Villa DESE will be very pleased to offer to its guests a guided tour of the beautiful Venetian Villa and Garden finishing with an aperitivo with 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 (90.000 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.

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