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Castle | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The villa, located right in front of Este's 12th century castle is a fascinating 15th century cultural heritage.

On the ground floor of the villa there are 2 cozy and fully equipped holiday apartments, each for for up to 5 people.

Each apartment consists in a double room, a triple room,2 toilette, fully equipped kitchen and living room.

The apartments have independent access to the 6000 square meter garden and a portion of it for private use.

The garden is an heaven of peace and relax at only few steps from Este's main square.

The villa is strategically located to explore beautiful Veneto historical cities (Venice, Verona, Vicenza, Padova, Treviso) on day trips, to discover the Euganean Hills biking and hiking trials....

...choose to visit wine and oil producers or simply chill in the garden under the shadow of a secular tree...

Please write us to ask for your preferred apartment availability.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Adriatic coast 60 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Venice 60 km, Nearest railway: Monselice 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Parking is available inside the property.

Further details

Full payment required 15 days before arrival by bank transfer.

On arrival we require 200 Euros deposit cash, refunded at the end of the period.

At the end of the period you will be charged of the on site costs (final cleaning, laudry for linens and towels, gas and electricity) for a total of 150 Euros.

The North East Italy region

When visiting Italy, the North East, and particularly the Veneto region is a must. Venice ranks first as touristic destination. Several other cities have considerable appeal to the visitor who does not stop to the most celebrated place, and wants to see more. Padova, with its 770 years old University, the Giotto Chapel and several monuments from middle age. Verona, with the Arena and Sheakspere's Romeo and Juliet athmosphere. Vicenza, with the villas and monuments of the great architect Palladio. The Dolomites can be reached in less than two hours drive. The sandy Adria beaches are also worth a trip.


Este is on the southern side of the Euganei Hills, a natural park reserved to excursions by cars, mountain bike or hiking. There is a tradition of wineyards and wine making of over 1000 years. Several Olive trees yeld a very delicate oil. Este sports a history datin back to the Etruscan times, as demonstrated by the remnants in the Museo Nazionale Atestino, next door to Vigna Contarena. Several Villas, Churchs and monuments from middle age to 1800 are to be seen in the area. Este features a lively athmosphere in the public gardens, in summer time, with entertainment and cultural initiatives. Venice and other major cities can be reached by train from Monselice.

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Review 1-10 of 10

6 Jul 2014


"Un luogo affascinante"

Vigna Contarena e' una villa veneta confinante con le mura del castello di Este.La particolarità e' proprio questa ....sei in Villa e nello stesso momento nel castello di Este; hai le com… More

15 May 2014


"Una perla da scoprire. Arte, storia e natura"

Non conoscevo questo posto fino a qualche settimana fa quando ne ho sentito parlare da alcuni amici. Mi sono incuriosita e così ho contattato il proprietario Guido, che mi ha fatto personalmente da g… More

2 May 2014


"Entspannende Tage in historischem Ambiente"

Absolut ruhig und idyllisch hinter dicken Festungsmauern und doch nur 5 Minuten vom historischen Zentrum des gemütlichen Städtchens Este entfernt, bietet Vigna Contarena einen traumhaften Platz zum … More

13 Jul 2013


"A unique historical location in the centre of the city"

I stayed in this beautiful historical villa with friends and not having made the reservation myself I did not really know what to expect. The entrance to the estate does not reveal much and I could no… More

Thank you for the nice words..and for the "Easy going" :)

21 Jan 2013


"veni, vidi, fell in love"

As a group of friends we used Vigna Contarena as our base to explore the surrounding cities like Padova, Vicenza, Venice, Verona, Bologna and also took the chance to visit special locations, that have… More

Glad that you enjoyed your stay! :)

17 Jan 2013


"Spacious Historic Villa, beautiful castle views, cozy lodging"

My family (Mom, Dad, Sister) and wife all stayed at the Villa Contarena during Dec 2012 for three nights between Christmas and New Years. We were extremely impressed with the beautiful grounds, incre… More

Thank You!

14 Jan 2013


"charming and historical"

This is a place that I highly recommend. It is a guesthouse of an ancient venetian villa, within a big and beautiful park. It maybe not provide the comforts of a big hotel, but it is a peaceful place … More

Thank You! :)

12 Jan 2013


"Back to a magnificient past"

If you wish to spend a holiday in the magnificient Italian 16th century, Vigna Contarena is the place.
I staied there with friend and enjoyed the amazing athmosphere that only such an historic place can give. The apartment is very confortable, the garden is beautiful and if you are lucky you can get the best sunsetting views. Vigna contarena is so enjoyable that you might just want to get lazy in it even though the surroundings are very attractive and offe rmany activities (from thermal baths, to bike riding, to sightseeing). Last but not least the landlord is very helpful, speaks many languages and has given us plenty of suggestions on what to do/eat/go out in the area.

Thank You for your nice words!

11 Jan 2013


"A cozy, enchanting villa with striking landscapes and amazing location!"

I visited Vigna Conarena with a small group of friends and was absolutely enchanted with Este and the villa! It's the perfect place for visiting Verona and Venice while getting a feeling for old Italy. Este is such a beautiful, old town and the food is amazing! The frescos in the villa, on the first floor, are what I've seen in travel shows or in art history books. The gardens and the stone wall near the estate really transported me to a different place. I felt so comfortable and festive with my friends that I didn't want to leave! I'm planning on bringing more friends and family to visit the villa as soon as possible so they can experience a bit of real Italy!


7 Jan 2013


"A breathtaking ancient estate managed by a family with great hospitality"

I stayed with international friends at the Vigna Contarena to relax and enjoy the countryside in that outstanding venetian villa. The estate is provides exactly the needs to enjoy the Mediterranean li… More

Great to have you here!

Review 1-10 of 10

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Calendar last updated:11 Aug 2014

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