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Villa Emo Capodilista | Venetian renaissance villa, built in the 16th century with original frescos.

12 persons | 7 bedrooms | from 1.968 EUR to 2.323 EUR / day

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Villa Emo Capodilista | Venetian renaissance villa, built in the 16th century with original frescos.

12 persons | 7 bedrooms | from 1.968 EUR to 2.323 EUR / day


Abano 5 km - Padua 11 km - Venice 55 km - Verona 85 km - golf course 100 m

4 to 12 persons - 900 sqm - air-conditioning in all bedrooms - WiFi - various terraces - daily service - plunge pool (3 x 6 m)

Ground floor: 1 imposing staircase - 1 parlour with fireplace - 1 dining room with access to loggia with a big dining table - 2 double bedrooms with bathroom with bathtub/WC

Lower ground floor: 1 bathroom with shower - 1 completely equipped kitchen - 1 utility room - 1 breakfast room - 1 basement garage connected to the house through a corridor

First floor: 1 single bedroom and 2 double bedrooms, each with a dressing room - 1 bathroom with bathtub/WC - 1 shower/WC - 1 studio/office - 1 parlour

Attic floor: 1 double bedroom with dressing room - 1 bathroom with bathtub/WC - 1 single bedroom with kitchenette


The glamorous Villa Emo Capodilistsa is a jewel of the Renaissance. Following strict geometric provisions, the villa is a unique architectural masterpiece because of its completely square shaped layout and two stories of loggias on all four sides of the building. Originally the villa was designed and built in 1568 by Dario Varotari, a Paduan architect and painter, as an opulent hunting lodge for the aristocratic Capodilista family.

In 2004 the Renaissance villa was featured in the film "The Merchant of Venice" with Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons. Nowadays, the villa still belongs to a direct descendant of the Capodilista family, who completed the restoration in 2008. For the interior design the owner was able to win the Paris-based Italian designer Anna Guarini. During the renovation the technical equipment was brought to contemporary standards (central heating, kitchen, bathrooms, Wi-Fi). Four rooms on the ground floor and identical four rooms on the first floor lead to balconies, decorated with magnificent frescoes. The frescoes "Stanza delle Pergola" (ceiling painting with putti during the grape harvest) and the "Stanza delle Ville" (fresco of villas in the area) are particularly noteworthy. Due to the very delicate and precious frescoes a considerate and cautious behavior, especially by children, is mandatory in the villa.

The villa is surrounded by formal gardens, with woods, fields and rolling vineyards beyond. A path leads to a swimming pool (8 x 18 feet) with hydro massage, secreted into a cove of shady trees. A daily maid and room service is included in the price of the villa. The villa can be booked exclusively for weddings or other events. Next to the estate property, a golf club with the one-star Michelin Restaurant La Montecchia is located. The restaurant offers delivery service to the villa.

At a Glance

detached location
electric iron
electric iron
fenced property
espresso coffee machine
American coffee maker
hair dryer
deep freezer
pets: 50 EUR/day plus 1.000 EUR deposit
heating: electric
coffee machine
air condition
Nonsmoker Residence
private pool: 3 x 6 m
safe box
tumble dryer
washing machine
yoga-/meditation area

cooking classes
horse riding
wine tasting classes

Prices | Availability

Rental price in EURO per house per day:

Service | Extras

Heating 90 EUR per day for Oct, March and April
Heating 160 EUR per day for Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb
Damage deposit:
4000 EUR payable on site. The damage deposit is not a subject of the booking contract.
Extra security deposit of 1000 EUR for PETS allowed with special permission.

Service included:
Full-time in-house guardian, daily cleaning, towel and linen change every 3-4 days
To book optionally:
Buffet breakfast 25 EUR per person/day (served at 08:30-10:00) , first grocery shopping 50 EUR plus cost of purchases, extra household help 15 EUR per hour, personal ironing and laundry service 15 EUR per hour, extra set of towels 12 EUR, extra pool towels 5 EUR.
Reception and event organisations, chef and butler service, wine tasting, transfers
Additional information:
Wine tasting and visiting of the farm recommended.
Michelin Star restaurant La Montecchia in adjacent golf club.

Minimum rental period 7 nights from May 19 until Sep. 15
Surcharge applies for short rentals within this period.

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