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Sleeps:
4
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
2
Type:
Apartment
Property #:
19152
Nearest Town:
Monselice
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Charming and Historic Castle Apartment in the Veneto Region

Castello Ricco - Portico

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About The Experience
Enjoy a superb apartment accommodation in Veneto, surrounded by rolling vine-covered hills dotted with small villages. At this conveniently located castle and outbuildings, you’ll be able to explore local hill towns, go wine tasting, or take day trips to Padua or Venice. In the afternoon you can come home to this vacation rental in Veneto and enjoy a dip in the covered and heated swimming pool or cook your own authentic Italian meals.
Location Description

The castle is located four kilometers from Monselice where there are shops, restaurants, and markets. Monselice is a town that dates back to 586 CE and features many interesting monuments and buildings from throughout the previous centuries. The Piazza Mazzini is Monselice’s main square and leads to the 12th century Santa Giustina Romanesque church, Villa Duodo, and the Carrarese Castle, a museum that today is home to many of Europe’s medieval weapons and armor. Rumor has it that the ghosts of of Jacopino de Carrara and his beloved Giudita still roam the castle today. A perfect destination for a day trip is the canal-filled city of Venice. As one of the top travel destinations in the world, Venice has plenty of amazing things to do and see. Although you may be inclined to take a gondola ride or two, be sure to visit the Grand Canal, St Mark’s Square, and the Basilica dei Frari.

Nearby Attractions: Monselice (shops, restaurants, markets, museum, ancient churches), Arqua Petrarca (medieval village), Venice: Jewish ghetto, restaurants, shops, markets, St Mark’s Square, Basilica dei Frari, Padua.

Verona: 120 km/75 mi
Bologna: 95 km/59 mi
Treviso: 85 km/53 mi
Venice: 60 km/37 mi
Padua: 17 km/10.5 mi
Monselice (Train Station): 3 km/2 mi
Exterior Description
(90 hectares)

Dating back to 1150 and once referred to as the Monastery of Lispida, the property was bought by the Earls of Corinaldi in 1850. These new owners then added wine cellars to the property and began producing their own wine. During the early 1900’s, King Vittorio Emanuele the 3rd of Italy used the property as headquarters. Today, the castle and outbuildings are surrounded by parkland and lie in the center of the Euganean Hlls Natural Park. There are also olive groves, vineyards, trees, plants, and flowers making the landscape peaceful and beautiful. There is a shared, covered, and heated swimming pool (11.5 m x 3.5m) with jet streams looking out to the ancient monastic orchard. Sun loungers are nearby. Parking is available within the property grounds.

Interior Description

This apartment faces the park in front of the castle. It also has a private terrace.

Ground Floor: The entrance to this apartment is from the terrace. There is a living room with a satellite TV and sofa bed (suitable for one additional person, available on request for an extracost). The kitchen corner is equipped with a cook-top, oven, microwave and dishwasher. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first bedroom has two 90 cm single beds (can be joined to form one large bed upon request) and the second bedroom has a 170 cm queen-sized bed as well as a sofa bed suitable for one. The first bathroom has a sink, toilet, and Jacuzzi tub and the second bathroom has a sink, toilet, and tub. There is a washing machine (extra cost).

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Extra Housekeeping: 60 Euros
  • Extra Towels: 10 Euros per person
  • Laundry Service: 8 Euros
  • Extra Bed: 22 Euros per day
  • Sofa Bed: 30 Euros per person, per day

Please Note:

  • Castello Ricco is composed of 4 apartments. They can be rented out individually under the names Reale, Gli Ulivi, or Il Re.
  • This apartment is over the estate's wine bar, which can be noisy on weekends. In addition, there are occasional special events held at the castle, which can also result in noise.
  • Wireless Internet signal at the apartments cannot be guaranteed due to weak signal because of the thick castle walls. If Internet needs to be used, you can use the Internet at the Reception Office, or in the gardens and the pool where the signal is better.
  • Swimming Pool: Pool is open all year round, and it is heated up to 93 degrees Fahrenheit.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Area - Shared
  • Outside Dining
  • Swimming Pool - Heated
  • Swimming Pool - Shared
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • Jacuzzi Tub - Inside
  • TV - English Channels Available
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Telephone - Incoming & Outgoing
  • Clothes Dryer - Shared
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Air Conditioning - Whole House
  • Heating - Whole House
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly 3 Nights       Min
Stay
Oct-28-2017 - Dec-16-2017 $1,249 1 wk
Dec-16-2017 - Jan-06-2018 $1,906 1 wk
Jan-06-2018 - Dec-31-2018 $2,054 $897 3 night

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash or by credit card. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 200 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Housekeeping (Available Upon Request) - Per Visit Charge: 60 EUR

Other Notes

  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Rentvillas.com. Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 4.5 Star Rating Overall
  • Peace and Quiet
  • View
  • Outside Area
  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 6 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
Extraordinary! We loved the location and found the staff to be kind, knowledgeable, helpful, and most agreeable.
Enjoyed Most:
The physical building and location, grounds and pool, and the general vineyard setting.
Enjoyed Least:
The beds.
Surrounding Area:
The hills, local towns, food, and the friendliness of people and their patience with my poor facility with Italian. Do not worry--Marra speaks good English, but most people don't.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Monselice; yes, it's within walking distance.
Tips or Restaurants:
The restaurant between the castle and church on the way up to the 7 chapels in Monselice. Eat in the garden.
Directions:
Directions are good. No GPS Needed. But, a local map would be helpful.
Check In Out:
No, all went smoothly.

Warren , September

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Overall:
We had a very nice stay in a quiet and romantic environment. The apartment was nice, situated at the rear of the castle with its own walled yard. We enjoyed the wine cellar (open on weekends only) and made good use of the gardens and swimming pool.
Enjoyed Most:
The way the apartment was nicely restored and well-proportioned. Very nice to have our own yard.
Enjoyed Least:
The extra beds (only 4 fixed beds are available) are not very comfortable. In the bathrooms there should be some curtain around the tubs to avoid getting water all over the place. The kitchen area was somewhat narrow. The sitting room "area" was only designed for 4 persons.
Surrounding Area:
Nice to be away from big tourist places. We indeed enjoyed relaxing in the sun in the gardens. The swimming pool was nice, and also the option to borrow bikes for small trips in the surrounding area. The last day we climbed the mountain where the local wine is grown.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Nearest small town is Monticelli. There is a single local restaurant but no shops. It is about 1.5 km to walk, or you can use the free bikes. Nearest bigger town is Monselice, about 7 km away. It has several restaurants, shops and a shopping centre.
Tips or Restaurants:
Just go and enjoy it. Be sure to visit Venedig. Remember good walking shoes.
Directions:
We used a GPS and were taken right to the front door.

Arne, July

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Overall:
Beyond expectations. Modern and comfortable yet you still get the feel of living in a castle. Amazing.
Enjoyed Most:
Expansive with gardens, vineyards, pool, terraces.
Surrounding Area:
Rural yet convenient. Gorgeous Italian countryside.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Monselice. Couple of miles.
Tips or Restaurants:
Be prepared to enjoy yourself.

Charles, October

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