Historic Villa Veneta situated in the peaceful lower half of the Verona province, the ancient manor house overlooks the farmyard and the huge garden. The secular garden, 27.000 square meters, with a new swimming-pool at guest exclusive use, is surrounded by ancient wall and watercourses.
In the property there is also an ancient tower called La Colombara built at the end of 1500. Villa Maffei Rizzardi is perfect to those who want a peaceful vacation in the countryside. Perfect base to visit the wonderful historic cities nearby: Verona 18 km, Vicenza 50 km, Mantova 30 km, Venezia 120 km.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chioggia 120 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Verona Villafranca "Catullo" 30 km, Nearest railway: Verona Station 23 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Sauna, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The Villa has air conditioner and heating just in the bedrooms. During the cold period the ground floor could be heated with the 4 fireplaces.
The Veneto is the most geographically complex region of Italy. From the Dolomite Alps, rich with peaks for skiing and valleys filled with Alpine flowers; to the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda, with towering Monte Baldo forming an exquisite backdrop; to the rolling foothills that are home to the wine producing area known as the Prosecco Route and the natural thermal baths near Padua; to the rich, agricultural plains crisscrossed with navigable rivers connecting the Veneto with Eastern Europe; and finally, to the coastline of the Adriatic, rich with isles and islets, busy seaside resorts and miles of deserted, sandy beach, the Veneto offers a diversity unequalled throughout Italy.
First and foremost of Veneto’s exciting cities is Venice, whose history as a great maritime power, a trading center with the East, and the leading commercial city of the Italian Renaissance is reflected in its art and architecture. The city of Vicenza, Italy’s leading manufacturer of gold jewelry, has a tradition of working with precious metals that dates to the 3rd century BC. Renaissance porticos, impressive palazzi and the influences of the 16th century architect who was born here, Andrea Palladio, are seen throughout this beautiful city. Verona, associated with the story of Romeo and Juliet, was once a thriving Roman settlement, as is evidenced by the 1st century amphitheater that dominates the city and is the site of opera performances in the summer. Verona’s overall look is medieval, however, and its buildings of a distinctive local pink marble make it one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. The art treasures of Padua, particularly Giotto’s frescoes in the Scrovengi Chapel, should not be missed.
From the Roman Theater (1st century AD) on the S. Pietro hill, an enchanting panorama stretches before us of Verona, embraced by the Adige River, between Lake Garda and the Lessini Mountains. Recently (2000) added to UNESCO’s world heritage list, it is considered the city of romance par excellence since Shakespeare chose it as the setting for his dramatic play about Romeo and Juliet and her famous balcony has become a strong tourist attraction. But Verona can also boast much more: the Arena (1st century AD), the churches of S. Zeno and S. Anastasia, Romanic and Gothic masterworks, the medieval castle and the monumental gates by architect Sanmicheli (XVI century).
During the summer the international "Stagione Lirica" in the Arena