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Holiday apartments in restored 400 year old Barn on 400 acre farm - Apartment 2 Palazzo Rosso



Updated: 23-Sep-2016
6 self catering apartments, 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 29

The 6 apartments are built into the south facing wing of a 17th century Italian Villa and 400 acre working arable farm called Palazzo Rosso (the Red Palace). The 400 year old building has just been completely and lovingly restored, retaining all original features, beams, solid stone walls, fireplaces etc. There is a 300 square metre 10 metre high beamed barn for guest use, paved with local stone. A 13.5x6 metre pool was installed in the spring 2008. There are extensive gardens for guests on both sides of the building, as well as an orchard and courtyard animals (horse, ponies, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits and dogs).

The building faces south and has views out over our farmland, with a river and the Colli Berici hills to the west side, the Villa courtyard garden to the north side and our 15 acres of Vineyards to the east.

Places to visit: The historic town Vicenza is only 17km from the farm & there is a cycle track to the centre for approximately 9km. The Berici hills are only 2km from the farm, where there are many hiking & biking tracks as well as an area famous for climbing called Lumignano. The spa towns of Abano & Montegrotto Terme are only 25km away.

Further afield: Venice is 65km which is a one hour drive away, or a one hour train ride from Vicenza. Verona is 65km which is a one hour drive away, Padova 30km which is a half an hour drive away. Lake Garda is 100km way & easily accessible by motorway. The Altopiano of Asiago & skiing at 2000m are only 70km away. Florence is a two & a half hour drive away

More Information about the property: The apartments can all be rented separately or together for larger groups.

Upon request it is possible to rent out a 110 square metre communal room with kitchen and bathroom situated next to the apartments.

The apartments have access to a first floor 140 square metre 6 metre high open plan communal room.

The apartments have use of a communal laundry room with a washing machine, two washing sinks, clothes drying facilities, ironing board and iron.

More Details

Details for holiday farmhouse Apartment 2 Palazzo Rosso, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Ground floor apartment with two entrances and wheelchair access. The apartment has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area. One double/twin bedroom. One bathroom with wheelchair access.

The apartment is very well furnished with locally made solid wood furniture and kitchen with contemporary lighting. The kitchen has a solid granite work surface. Classic terracotta floor tiles. 400 year old exposed solid stone walls. Original beamed ceilings. The bedroom face north and has a view of the 5000 square metre Villa Palazzo Rosso courtyard garden. One of the entrances opens directly out to the 350 square metre, 10 metre high beamed 'Portico' barn which is for guest use. The apartment is both heated and air conditioned.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi I am Phil. My wife Silvy and I have owned and managed our 400 acre farm since 1992 when I moved to Italy from the UK. We started to rent out one apartment in 2002 and enjoyed having people around so much that we decided to restore a huge old 17th century barn and farm house which we turned into 6 holiday rental apartments.

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Speaks English, French, Italian
Az. Agr. Palazzo Rosso Farm di Zini Silvia
Philip Frankland
Via Bagnolo 12, Longare
36023 Vicenza Vicenza Italy
VAT Reg NoIT03542950245

Guestbook comments from the manager

The apartment was very comfortable, perfect for a family with small children. The satellite TV, DVD player & stereo made life easier when it rained. The kitchen was very well equipped and there were lots of great places to go out for dinner, the Italians all take their children out with them which was a nice change and made our evenings much more enjoyable.

There were lots of places to go and visit close by, we stayed for nearly two weeks and still didn't get to see everything.

We had a great time staying over new year, we even joined in a local new years party which was great fun.

looking forward to coming back soon.

Henry, Caroline, Sarah & Freya Iddon. Blackpool, England.

Comfortable, nice showers, enough towels, good beds, very complete kitchen.

Nice surroundings, beautiful hills, well located to the A4 highway.

We like the fire outside.

You've been very helpful and kind.

We like the fresh eggs !!

Ambra Walstra & friends from Holland
Nov 2007
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25 Reviews

based on 25 holidaymaker reviews

Dublin, Ireland

Perfect Apartment, perfect location for visiting Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Dolomites & Vincenza

  • 5 of 5

Apartment on a beautiful refurbished farm, well equipped with all the comforts of home plus more. Refreshing pool and fantastic games room. Bikes were very handy with very safe bike tracks close by that went on for miles & miles. Silly & Phil are the perfect hosts with a wealth of information of the surrounding location, great restaurants plus more!!!! Our favourite restaurant was up the hill, sorry forget the name but Silvy will let you know!! We ate in a cave, very different and amazing food ( bonus was there was an English menu, just ask) pretty much all the restaurants that Silvy recommended were fab also the local Pizza in Longare! Local wines were also great my favourite was 'Livium'!!!! All in all a fantastic holiday and can't wait to return, almost forgot about the animals especially the 3 friendly dogs made me feel at home ☺️

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully restored character property

  • 4 of 5

10 days stay in September 2016. Beautiful setting, very relaxing,very hospitable hosts for whom nothing was too much trouble. Lovely swimming pool and surround, with jacuzzi in pool.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant! A home away from home. Did not want to leave

  • 5 of 5

What a stunning place. I cannot fault it. We stayed with our 5 month old and were made to feel so welcome. The building is stunning. The apartments well equipped and Silvie and Phil are perfect hosts - on hand but not overbearing - Very friendly and did everything to ensure our stay was comfortable and happy.

We stayed in apartment 2 and loved having direct access to the covered barn area where we could bbq each evening and enjoy a glass of vino whilst the moon rose over the farm fields. The walls of the farm building are so thick that our little one heard nothing inside or out and slept really well.

Ideally placed for day trips to stunning Verona, Venice and Vincenza.

I almost wanted to keep this gem a secret, but Silvie and Phil deserve to get a rave review for their stunning home. I am sure we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location, fabulous accommodation

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable ground floor flat with easy access, well-equipped kitchen and very large fridge - essential - plus free use of laundry facilities all made for a very pleasant stay. The best part though is the input by Phil and Sylvie - their guidebook is detailed and they back it up with a wealth of local knowledge which makes spending time in this lovely part of Italy a real joy.

I would warmly recommend Palazzo Rosso to anyone with a love of history, culture beautiful countryside and architecture, as well as great local food and wine.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Classic surroundings, Country retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We're back next month for our tenth stay.My wife and I have visited lots of Italy(north and south) but cannot find a more agreeable place than Palazzo Rosso.

Our hosts Phil and Silvi could not be more helpful, especially suggesting places to visit.There are lots of good places to eat for all budgets or convenient shops and supermarkets if you want to cook yourself.

Now that the motorway has opened close by it is so easy to get to Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Padua and loads more.

Kids love the farm animals, adults love the culture and relaxation. You'll have a great time.

Jim & Helen (last year's arrival date shown)

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed in Apartment 6 on the top floor (for 6 people) but can't select this for the review.

We had a fantastic week at Palazzo Rosso in August 2014. The setting is simply superb. There are plains to the east, hills to the south, mountains to the north, and rocky gorges to the west. The buildings have been tastfully restored and there is plenty of space in the apartments, but also in the shared areas outdoors and by the pool. Our children loved feeding the varierty of animals kept on the farm but we were also able to spot some wildlife too such as otters in the river and hares in the fields. Within an hours drive is venice, verona, padua, vincenza, mantua and a multitude of ancient walled towns such as castlefranco, cittadela, soave, and montagagna. Lake Garda, the foothills of the Alps, and the coast are also within an hour and you can even reach some of the Dolomite mountain national parks if you are willing to go a little further.

Phil and Silvie made us feel very welcome indeed and were always on hand to give advice. Free eggs and apples each day were always welcome!

We would glady stay here again for another holiday in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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From the Owner

We were lucky enough to inherit Palazzo Rosso Farm from my wife Silvy's family.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso or Verona at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Stazione at 300 Metres Nearest Ferry : Venice at 70 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Frassanelle at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vicenza at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Valdastico South, Longare Montegaldella exit at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Trattoria Al Volto at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Asiago at 70 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Chioggia or Lido near Venice at 50 Kilometres Car: recommended

The Villa Palazzo Rosso is located near the village of Longare, in the hamlet of 'Ponte di Lumignano' at the foot of the Berici Hills (400 meters high). The local area is perfect for hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. There are many local restaurants and wine producers where guests can enjoy the fantastic local dishes & taste the local wine. There is a cycle track which starts in Longare and winds all the way to the centre of Vicenza (14 kms).

There are many famous Palladian villas in the area which people from all over the world come to visit.

Palazzo Rosso Farm is a perfect starting point from which to visit all of the most famous historic cities such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Vicenza, Mantova, Ferrara as well as Bassano, Marostica and Asolo. All of these locations are well within and hours drive from the farm.

Other local attractions which our guests enjoy include wine tasting in the many local wine cellars, a Grana Padana cheese factory and shop and a local organic Olive oil prooducer.

Other Activities: Rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking in the 400 metre high Colli Berici hills


Rental rates

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Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18

The rental rate includes electricity, heating and air conditioning (when required), linen (including beach towels during the summer season) and final cleaning. There are no hidden costs. Payment by bank transfer or credit card.

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From the Owner

Our guests love to come and stay at Palazzo Rosso because they can enjoy the benefits of being close to many beautiful places such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Mantova and Vicenza and at the same time when they want to relax they can sit back and enjoy the farm location and beautiful surroundings at Palazzo Rosso.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 40 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has full wheelchair access.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 can be made up as a large double or two singles. a cot can be provided if required, please advise in advance.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • The apartment sleeps a maximum of 3 with the use of the sofa bed in the living area. There is a utility room on the first floor which is for guest use with two sinks, a washing machine, clothes driers, an Iron and ironing board and some children's toys. The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need for cooking, should you choose not to go out to one of the many very good local restaurants.

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