A masterpiece of Italian architecture from the 16th century
Villa Capodilista is situated on the hilltop of Montecchia, which is part of the Regional Park of Euganian Hills, just outside of Venice. This villa is a masterpiece of Italian architecture and is one of the most original of the Venetian villas; it was originally planned as a hunting lodge in 1568 by architect and painter Dario Varotari, a pupil of Veronese.
The villa is surrounded by beautifully-landscaped gardens with low hedge rows and roses, along with statues attributed to the work of the Bonazza family – skilled Venetian sculptors who moved to Padua at the end of the 17th century.
Just beyond the walls there is a private fenced park for the exclusive enjoyment of villa guests. The park includes a heated swimming pool with counter-current swimming and massaging water jets, surrounded by sun loungers for post-swim relaxation.
The villa itself is designed as a square that is repeated in the internal distribution of the rooms: four on the ground floor and four on the first floor, connected by a splendid four-flight staircase in a Greek cross formation. Varotari decorated the rooms and the ground floor loggia in mannerist frescoes with scenes from mythology and the family history, whilst the frescoes in the upper loggia are attributed to Antonio Vassillacchi.
Luxurious, comfortable rooms are distributed over three floors and a basement – the villa has two elegant parlours, a dining room for 12, a portico equipped with tables and chairs, and a frescoed loggia on the second floor with a view over the surrounding vineyards. There is also a fully-equipped kitchen.
All five bedrooms are decorated/frescoed and furnished with original antiques and are well equipped to assure guest comfort. They feature large double beds, loggia access, and either en-suite or private bathrooms. For larger groups or perhaps those travelling with private staff, there are two single rooms – one on the first floor and one on the second-floor mezzanine.
The estate produces several excellent wines, which have won prestigious awards throughout the world. It is possible to organise wine tasting in the cellars, as well as visits to the farm and the vineyards.
For a rural retreat in a historic property without foregoing any modern comforts and luxuries, the special property of Villa Capodilista is the perfect choice.
- Outdoor Living & Dining
- Historic Property
Camera delle Ville – super-king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, and direct loggia access
Camera delle Vigne – king-size bed, separate, private bathroom with bathtub/shower and direct loggia access
Camera di Giunone – king-size bed, separate bathroom with shower, and direct loggia access
Camera dei Mesi – super-king-size bed, separate bathroom with shower, and direct loggia access
NB: Additional single bedroom available on First Floor, sharing bathroom/s
SECOND FLOOR MEZZANINE
Camera d’Europe – twin beds (converted to double on request) and separate bathroom
NB: Additional single bedroom available on mezzanine, sharing bathroom
|1 Jan 2022 - 7 Apr 2022||EUR 16,000 per week|
|9 Apr 2022 - 15 Apr 2022||EUR 14,000 per week|
|16 Apr 2022 - 29 Oct 2022||Price on request|
|30 Oct 2022 - 16 Dec 2022||EUR 13,500 per week|
|17 Dec 2022 - 7 Jan 2023||EUR 16,000 per week|
Price per week for 10 guests. 2 additional single rooms available on request.
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Coffee machines
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Original artworks & frescoes
- Cot & high chair (on request)
- Laundry facilities
- Garage parking (2 cars)
- Air conditioning
- Countryside views
- Heated swimming pool (6 x 3 m, Jun-Sept)
- Landscaped gardens
- Outdoor lounge areas
- Outdoor dining
- Sun loungers
- Welcome tour
- Daily continental breakfast buffet (groceries excluded)
- Daily housekeeping
- Weekly linen & towel change
- Mandatory grocery costs
- Additional single bedrooms
- Pool heating
- Villa heating
- Cooked breakfast
- Airport transfers
- Chef service
- Additional housekeeping services
- Laundry service
- Wedding receptions
- Activities & excursions
Villa Capodilista is in La Montecchia’s village in the Veneto region, just outside of Venice. It is on the border of the Regional Park of Euganean Hills and is within easy reach of the famous historic Palladian villas of Veneto.
The Veneto region has much to offer from ancient cities rich in history, with noble palaces, quiet cloisters and tranquil squares contrasting with bustling streets and their elegant shops.
Visitors can enjoy daytrips to nearby towns and cities including Padua, Venice and Verona.
Padua – 30 minutes’ drive
Venice – 50 minutes’ drive
Verona – 1 hour’s drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.