|Space||548 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Elleboro is a studio apartment ideal for two people; it is located on the second floor of the 17th century farmhouse, that now hosts other four studio apartments. The exterior is almost unaltered since two centuries, while the interiors were renovated a few years ago. Elleboro has an open area with kitchenette, dining table and a sofa bed, besides a main bathroom with tub (tub with shower). On the mezzanine there is a comfortable double bed and a small wc.
The windows of Elleboro overlook the southern side of the farmhouse, where weddings and events are often held during the weekend.
On the opposite side of the farmhouse, the internal courtyard is a quiet space equipped with some tables and chairs where our guests can relax and take meals.
Frassanelle estate is situated at the foot of the Euganean Hills, lying in a protected natural area and spreading on 200 hectares private property, which encloses several holiday homes and apartments, two swimming pools, a romantic park, cultivated fields and the well-known golf club Frassanelle.
The history of Frassanelle goes back to the 13th century, when Adelmonta Maltravesi brought it as part of her dowry to her husband Giacomo Papafava da Carrara. Since then the family has remained attached with this property and has passed it down from father to son over the centuries, right up until today.
This is the reason why the bond and love to this historic estate are still well rooted in the Papafava family, and this is also the reason why every new generation commits itself to maintain and improve the estate, always in the respect of the tradition.
Frassanelle used to be until recently a real farm estate, where entire families lived and worked on the fields and on wine production. A few years after the farm was dismantled, the former homes of the farmworkers, together with the store rooms and the cellar have been turned into cosy accommodations and an elegant venue for weddings and events. The scent of the past rural life can still be perceived in every space: the structure of the buildings, the huge portico of the farmhouse, the internal courtyard resembling a village square, the wood furnishing all the houses and apartments, and the still cultivated fields surrounding part of the property.
Everything in Frassanele reminds of a life rhythm connected to the seasons and to nature, giving the guest the time to rest and enjoy the surroundings.
Our holidays accommodations are actually rented above all from travellers from other countries, looking for a slow travel and a relaxing vacation in an Italian farmhouse plunged in nature, but at the same time close to the main attractions in Veneto.
The most famous cities of art in Veneto are within easy reach: only 30 minutes drive to reach Padova and Vicenza, and 20 minutes to reach the closest train station, where every hour leaves a train to Venice (45 min by train).
But besides the most popular Venetian attractions, we are keen to make you discover the most secret and charming side of Veneto, that is all about beautiful spots on the hills and well preserved medieval hamlets. You will be fascinated by the sunsets in Arquà Petrarca, the imposing walls of Montagnana, the intriguing maze of Villa Valsanzibio and, not last, with our help and tips you will be tempted to taste the best local food of Veneto region, served in typical trattorias or in fancy restaurants.
And at the end of a gratifying sightseeing day, you will well deserve and need the peacefulness of Frassanelle holiday estate, spending a cheerful evening with your family and friends in one of our holiday accommodations or sitting in the farmhouse courtyard, surrounded by the greenery of our park and the singing of birds.
The farmhouse courtyard, besides being an equipped spaces where you can enjoy you al fresco meals and surf on the web with your laptop, gives also access to two wings of the farmhouse: on one wing you can find the holiday apartment Aster, for 6 people , on the other side you will enter the main part of the building, that lodges the four Torretta studio apartments.
Aster is the ideal accommodation for a holiday with family or friends, having three double bedrooms (in two of the bedrooms twin beds can be prepared upon request), two bathrooms and a spacious living area with sitting room and kitchen. It is also comfortably equipped for long stays, being supplied with oven, washing machine, dishwasher and many other amenities.
The Torretta apartments are located on the second floor and built on the former farmer’s house. The style has purposely maintained a country taste thanks to the wood furniture and beam ceiling, this warm atmosphere adds coziness to four accommodations already equipped with all the comforts. They are all built on two levels: on one level there is the living area with bathroom, sitting room and dining area, and an equipped kitchenette; on the mezzanine there is a double bedroom (twin beds can be prepared upon request) and a small toilette (except for Silene which has just the big bathroom). These holiday apartments in Venero are perfect for a romantic vacation for two or for a family stay: we can actually add up to two extra beds for children.
From April to October the ground floor of the farmhouse, on the opposite side to the apartments, is often rented during weekends for wedding receptions. This other aspect of Frassanelle liveliness has nonetheless never been a bother to our guests.
My name is Francesca Papafava dei Carraresi and I manage Frassanelle, the family estate in the countryside 20 km west of Padua in the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills. I have started to work in the touristic field in 1998 and today I am responsible for 12 properties in Padua, Venice and in the Euganean Hills. In these years I have built up a great experience end a good knowledge of the region. I was born in Padua and brought up first in Milan and than in Florence where I have attended scientific high school. I have a BA degree in African Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies London. I have travelled a lot in Africa, Middle East, Europe and USA, but I have decided to come back to my origins to dedicate my self to the restoration and keeping of my family historical heritage.
Frassanelle is a place rich in history, where time seems to have stopped back in the 17th century. You will be welcomed in a romantic rural courtyard, resembling the square of a medieval town, which in spring blossoms with jasmine. The restoration that took place in 2001 has returned and preserved the rural atmosphere of the place. The most amazing aspect of Frassanelle holiday estate is that you will have the feeling of being far away from the industriousness of Veneto. Yet, you will be only a few km away from the vivacity of worldwide famous cities such as Venice, Padova and Vicenza.
Frassanelle holiday apartments in Veneto are actually both a unique starting point and destination to get in touch with both the main attractions in the region and Veneto off the beaten tracks. In Frassanelle you can choose between sightseeng, relax and sports.
Finally, our holiday farm estate offers to its guests unique benefits such as:
- a guided tour of the grottoes and the park every Thursday;
- the chance to meet our falconers and get in touch with their birds of prey;
- special green fees for some golf courses in the surroundings;
- special prices to the golf club restaurant (in the estate) and to some excellent wineries in the surroundings;
- a brand new cycling route that crosses the Euganean Hills (called Euganean hill Ring) that you can enter just outside our estate.
Extra charges: arrivals after 8pm and on Sunday are charged € 30,00 (to be paid cash on arrival). Pets € 10/ day each.
We have just returned from one of our best holidays ever!
A wonderful rustic apartment set in a gated courtyard on a country estate.
Many thanks to Francesca, Giovanni, Saba and Anna for answering our endless questions with the greatest of patience and for being truly helpful at all times.
Whether it be with details of supermarket opening hours or printing walking maps for us to follow or advising on train times, nothing was too much trouble.
We delighted in exploring the area, visiting Padova, Vincenza and Venice as well as the neighbouring villas and the beautiful countryside. Not forgetting to mention lunch at the golf club. We were so impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of all the Italians we met, for whom nothing seems too much trouble. Definitely worth a return.
Together with our friends, my husband and I spent a fantastic week in the villa Tempietto. Beginning the day with a leisurely breakfast on the terrace watching lizards dashing along the steps or bees sucking honey from a huge lavender bush was a unique experience.
Tempietto is very spacious, tastefully furnished with antiques, and at the same time, very comfortable and practical. The place was spotlessly clean and well-maintained, the only disadvantage being the main bathroom in the basement.
Every day we went to see places of interest nearby, but always looked forward to "coming home" in the evening. The peace and tranquillity of Tempietto are priceless.
Customer Service was excellent. Francesca, Anna and Saba attended to our wishes on a very personal basis, which gave us a feeling of being very welcome, we were even spoiled with delicious "dolci".
We can highly recommend Frassanelle as a very special place, just like the apartment in Padova where we spent a wonderful week last September.