The ground floor exterior façade is embellished with stone masks that decorate the windows and the entrance arch, while the first floor is punctuated by pillars with Corinthian capitals and windows with alternating crowns topped with sculpted festoons of greenery. This historic building is a silent witness of important events that occurred in the city. One of these is the cannonball that hit the building in 1805 during the Franco-Austrian conflict, which since that moment has been preserved, and is clearly visible at the side of the façade!
Although the interior courtyard was never completed, during the latter part of the 1800’s the architect Antonio Caregaro Negrin designed a cave with a lovely garden, closed by a gate.
Also noteworthy are the two marble inscriptions, still visible in the atrium of the palace, which attest that Prince Umberto of Savoy and the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele stayed in the house in 1866.
The grand entryway and staircase of stone with impressive statues and marble balustrades lead inwards and upwards and define the importance of the building.
Upon entering the first floor apartment you become keenly aware that you have entered another world. The apartment was completely restored in 2017 and is a vision of the present owner. It is also an result of what creativity, paired with Italian craftmanship can be. The space is antique but exquisitely restored and offers a comfortable atmosphere even for a modern traveler.
The two spacious living room spaces are entirely frescoed, and decorated with paintings. The first, the “Music Room”, shows Apollo in the center with a divine halo, surrounded by 8 muses. It has four comfortable armchairs, a central table and a spacious bookcase.
The Giove room, on the other hand, has two comfortable and spacious sofas, four central tables and two armchairs, from which you can admire the space. Named Jupiter with the eagle, it is adorned with zodiac signs, and great medallions depicting 4 continents. In the corners 4 elements and the 4 seasons are represented. There are decorative flowers and doves, imaginary decorations and cherubs, allegories of music, architecture and sculpture, painting, agriculture and theater offer expansive storytelling in art.
The spacious dining room, with the possibility of accommodating up to 12 people, also has a tasting corner with liqueurs and bitters available to the guest. It’s walls present two paintings crowned with laurel, inspired by a circle of large muses made with pastels.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need, and has a central marble counter. The burners are gas with oven placed below. There is a pantry, new appliances, elegant cutlery, glasses, cups and plates in fine ceramic, as well as top of the line cooking equipment. Adjacent to the kitchen there is a laundry area with washing machine, dryer and iron.
A study with desk and two chairs, it is an ideal space for guests who may need privacy to work. The decoration is elegant and refined, with gold lacquered elements, and frosted glass door. It presents geometric and lively decorations of Islamic architecture, contrasted with floral motifs painted in tempura.
One level up are the two bedrooms. Impeccably designed for comfort, both are double rooms each with its own ensuite bathroom. With marble walk-in showers and restored large sinks, ornate mirrors and opulent wall décor the bathrooms are heavenly.
All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, except for the main hall due to the importance of the historical decoration. To make up for this, the owner has added a unique feature which is a large private terrace on which guests may receive breakfast or enjoy and evening drink al fresco.
Overall, this city apartment is truly a gem.
• Facade with sculpted marble and stone columns, with balconies surrounded by carved decorative motifs
• 60sqm private terrace perfect for morning breakfast or and evening drink
• Magnificent stone stairway featuring sculptures in niches and marble balestrades, leads to the “Piano Nobile” or noble floor where the apartment is located.
• Sala Apollo is a music room / library
• The bedrooms and bathrooms are elegant and refined
• Office suited for use as work area
• Independent fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, freezer, blender, juice press, Nespresso coffee machine with coffee provided.
• 2 dining rooms, one for up to 12 people with a corner bar for evening aperitivos, the second more intimate for breakfasts or small dinners
• Bath toiletries by Allegrini with extract of caviar
• Monogrammed linen sheets
• Additional bath amenities include shaving kit, velour slippers and lush bathrobes.
• Each bathroom is equipped with hairdryer
• Air conditioning in all rooms except the large main hall
• TV Olev in bedroom
• WIFI throughout the building
• Dinner service in porcelain
• Laundry corner with washer, dryer, iron and ironing board
• Pet bed and food offered by owners
Staff | Service included
• Linen change every two days
• Baby crib and high chair available on premises
• Small pets allowed on request
Staff | Service on request
• Private chef
• Late check-in: after 10pm with supplement. Arrivals later than 12pm must be arranged with property owner before arrival in writing.
• One private parking space is available upon reservation
• There are two covered public parking garages 200mt. from the house
• Vicenza Palladio Museum - 6min walk
• Vicenza Teatro Olimpico - 8min walk
• Villa Almerico Capra in Vicenza’s Piazza dei Signor - 33min walk
• Venice 60 km - 1 hour by car, 30min by train
• Milan 200 km - 2 hours 30min by car, 90min by train
• Treviso 90km - 90min by car, 1 hour by train
• Marostica 28km - 35min by car, 1 hour by train
• Bassano del Grappa 40 km - 40 min by car, 1 hour by train
• Asiago 65km - 1 hour by car
Things to do
Vicenza is home to twenty-three buildings designed by Palladio. Famous examples include: Villa Almerico Capra (also known as “La Rotonda”), located just outside the downtown area Basilica Palladiana, centrally located in Vicenza’s Piazza dei Signori, of which Palladio himself said that “it might stand comparison with any similar work of antiquity” Teatro Olimpico (Olympic Theater), designed for the Accademia Olimpica (Olympic Academy) and begun to be built in 1580, when Palladio died. The wooden scenes are by Vincenzo Scamozzi.
The local cuisine reflects its humble, agricultural past. Simple, hearty meals made with fresh local ingredients that reflect the province’s geographical diversity. Unlike Venetian cuisine where fish reigns supreme, game meat, cheeses and vegetables take center stage accompanied by polenta, soft from the stove or day-old sliced and grilled over the fireplace embers, better yet cooked in a pan under the spit where it lightly fries in meat drippings to create a
crunchy golden outer crust.
Taste a variety of simple dishes, and famous cheeses, fruits, ingredients and wines, such as sopressa Vicentina, Asiago cheese, Marostica cherries, Nanto truffles, Bassano asparagus and Breganze Cabernet wine. Typical dishes include Baccalà alla Vicentina, Risi e bisi (rice and green peas), Polenta e Osei, Bigoli all’Arna (thick fresh egg noodles with duck ragout)
• Venice, not only famous for its great monuments and bewitching atmosphere, but also for its numerous and
colourful festivals, celebrations, revelry. In this respect, locals and visitors are spoilt for choice all year long!
•The acclaimed art and architecture Biennale. These take place each year alternatively from May to November.
•The international Film Festival at the Lido di Venezia in September
•The Regata Storica in September
•The Vogalonga paddling races in May
•The sparkling Festa del Redentore in July
•The world-famous Carnival of Venice in February
• Treviso has been described by the New York Times, in comparison to Venice, as an oasis. “Canals flow in Treviso, too, but trout swims in their canals and water hens glide on them, and water mills still wheel in them...This is the town of radicchio, tiramisu and spritz. The vegetable market is the finest you will see in the world. Its many canals make it look like a small version of Venice without the chaos of Venice.
• We suggest you take a waterboat tour on the Brenta river. The famous villas along the Brenta Canal (about 100) are actually summer residences of the wealthy families who wanted to escape the muggy Venetian summers. They were designed by some of the most famous architects of the time: Palladio, Scamozzi, Frigimelica, and frescoed by equally great artists Gianbattista Tiepolo, Benedetto Caliari, and Zelotti, just to name a few.
• Marostica is a little marvel with a beautiful well-preserved castle and a gorgeous piazza with a human-sized chess board.
• Bassano del Grappa at the foot of the Alps, is famous for its grappa, pottery, and its wood bridge designed by Andrea Palladio.
• Asiago is a small town in the alto piano Veneto. Home to the world renowned cheese by the same name it is worth
a day trip as the drive up is breathtaking. Once there you will see that Asiago cheese as we know it is only the tip of the iceburg. The local Malga or cheese shops produce several types of Asiago cheese. Eaten melted on polenta or
accompanied by the local Rigoni jam or honey the experience will leave you humbled. Stay for the afternoon
passeggiata or walk through the town and enjoy a glass of pine cone grappa typical of the area, but dedicate a
driver for the trip back to Vicenza as the windy downhill drive will require concentration!
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