The Valley of Silence
The property is located on the hillside of Vicenza, overlooking the ‘Valley of Silence’ that inspired the famous Italian writer Antonio Fogazzaro, who made the villa his home.
Painters such as Gianbattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo, whose masterpiece frescoes adorn the Villa Valmarana nearby, also drew inspiration from the beauty of the area.
The Villa was bombed during World War II and was re-built by the descendants of the Fogazzaro family who still own the property. It is now a most charming home and has been a favourite destination for many distinguished guests throughout its life.
On the outside there is a beautiful terrace facing the Valley of Silence, where one can enjoy the golden aura of the Venetian sunsets amidst ancient cypresses, cedars, pines and the most beautifully scented osmanthus bushes, and roses, geraniums, lilies which fill the well tended garden with colour: you will feel rested in this peaceful oasis of relaxation.
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 poolside changing room with fridge, shower and plenty of lounge chairs for soaking the summer sunshine.
The city of Vicenza is within walking distance of the villa, and is known as the “City of Palladio”. Padua, Verona and Venice are all within 20 minutes to an hour from the villa by car or train.
Facilities include: air-conditioning in some bedrooms, ceiling fans in others. Gated property with alarm system., and parking for several cars. Satellite TV. BBQ. Wi-Fi throughout.
- 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
- Maximum occupancy: 13 guests
Ground floor: Entrance from terrace into hall. Guest cloakroom. Living room. Dining room. Sitting room with direct access to terrace. Master bedroom with sitting room, dressing room, en-suite bathroom and direct access to garden and pool. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
First floor: four bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms: two are twins, two can be doubles or twins. Studio room. Family bathroom.
Second floor: steep stairs to loft double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and air-conditioning.
Lower ground floor: large kitchen, with dumb waiter to dining room. Utility room. Staff accommodation
- Daily maid service 3 hours per day
- Chef 8 hours per day
- Full concierge service for food delivery, local tours etc.
- Vicenza: 15 minutes walk, or 5 minutes by car
- Villa Valmarana: next door
- Verona: 52 kms
- Verona airport: 65 kms
- Venice: 74 kms
- Padua: 50 kms
- from €4200 per week
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