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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 holiday castle, 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
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 west side of the castle and is accessed by an antique spiral staircase. There is a private outside area under the porch facing the inner garden with a dining table and chairs.
First Floor: There is a living room with a sofa (converts to a double bed, available on request for an extra cost) and armchair. The kitchen corner has an oven, dishwasher, fireplace and dining table for four to six. A few steps lead down to two adjacent bedrooms. The first bedroom has a king size bed (170 cm) and an ensuite bathroom with a shower, bathtub, sink, toilet and washing machine. From this room there is a door to the second bedroom, which has two single beds.
- 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 per load
- Extra Bed: 22 Euros per day
- 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
- Outside Area - Private
- Outside Area - Shared
- Outside Dining
- Swimming Pool - Heated
- Swimming Pool - Shared
- Bikes Available - Upon Request
- Air Conditioning - Whole House
- Heating - Whole House
- Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
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