These Veneto vacation apartments are near Padua and handy for Venice, Italy. Estate Frassanelle Torretta comprises four stylish studio apartments. Stay in luxuriously restored houses within an historic estate.
This is an unspoiled oasis of peace between Venice, Padua and Vicenza, country life in Veneto offering history, harmony and beauty. Frassanelle is one of the great Venetian properties. The 150-hectare estate consists of a Venetian Villa, a 19th century English-style park, a skilfully designed 18-hole golf course and cultivated farmland. All this lies 20km south of Padua, within easy reach of the famous historic villas of the Veneto, many of them built by the great Italian architect Andrea Palladio. Nearby too are the Italian cities of Venice (50km), Vicenza (23km), Verona (90km), Ferrara (80km), Mantua (98km), Asolo and the Lake District.[ View on Google Map | map of region ]
The immense cultural wealth and variety of Veneto is the main reason for visiting this area. Frassanelle's strategic position makes for many an inspiring day trip to Padua, Venice, Vicenza, Verona, Ferrara, Lake Garda as well as Este, Montagnana, Monselice and Arqua' Petrarca in the immediate vicinity. The villas on the Brenta canal as well as the famous Palladian villas should also be on your cultural agenda.
Golf Club Frassanelle is considered the best in the area. Two further 18-hole golf courses - Golf Club Montecchia and Golf Club Padova - can be reached in less than 15 minutes by car, with reduced green fees for guests. The club house at Frassanelle - a cleverly converted farm building with a pleasant restaurant - serves excellent light lunches and full dinners.
Guest have access to a large swimming pool. The pool lies whitin the estate next to the golfclubhouse, approx. 1 km from Torretta Apartments. The pool is open from the beginning of June to 15 September. In season it is closed with bad weather.
The elegant farm buildings of the estate date back to the 17th century. What used to be granaries, storerooms and living quarters of the employees have now been turned into comfortable and well-equipped apartments.
A most attractive feature of the building is the courtyard with its columns and loggia, and profusion of geraniums and lemon trees in antique terracotta vases. Tables and chairs will invite you to spend some time here, reading-up your guide books while having breakfast or relaxing with a glass of the excellent local red wine after a rewarding day of sight-seeing.