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Holiday apartments in restored 400 year old Barn on 400 acre farm - Apartment 3 Palazzo Rosso

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking



Apartment 3 Palazzo Rosso

First floor two bedroom apartment, with open plan living, dining and kitchen area. One double/twin bedroom. One triple bedroom. One bathroom with shower.

The apartment is very well furnished with locally made solid wood furniture and kitchen. The kitchen has a solid granite work surface. Classic larch wood floor. 400 year old exposed solid stone walls. original beamed ceilings.

The north facing bedroom has a view of the 5000 square metre Villa Palazzo Rosso courtyard garden.

The south facing bedroom has a view over the 350 square metre, 10 metre high beamed 'Portico' barn which is for guest use.

The apartment is both heated and air conditioned.

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About the property

Holiday apartments

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 been completely and lovingly restored, retaining all original features such as beams, solid stone walls, fireplaces etc. There is a 300 square metre 10 metre high beamed barn for guest use, paved with local stone. There is a 13.5x6 metre swimming pool with a jacuzzi jet corner. There are extensive gardens for guests on both sides of the building, as well as an orchard and courtyard animals (horses, ponies, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, Geese, ducks, rabbits and dogs) which our guests are welcome to visit and pet.

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 Unesco City of Vicenza is only 15km from the farm & there is a cycle track all the way to the centre . 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 70km 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.

There is a 110 square metre ground floor common room with Kitchen and bathrooms, a table for 14, pool table, table football, sofas, library, Tv, computer and printer, board and Video games.

The apartments have access to a first floor 140 square metre 6 metre high open plan communal terrace with views out over the barn, south facing garden, pool and the farm.

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

There is a Weber gas BBQ and a charcoal BBQ for our guests as well as a fire pit. There is also a sand pit and toys for kids of all ages.

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About Us

Philip Frankland
Az. Agr. Palazzo Rosso Farm di Zini Silvia
Via Bagnolo 12, Longare
xxxxxx Vicenza
VAT Reg NoIT03542950245

Property Manager
Philip Frankland
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Philip Frankland

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.

Philip Frankland purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Philip Frankland chose Longare

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

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

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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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 by credit card.


Accommodation and facilities for Apartment 3 Palazzo Rossoin Longare in Province of Vicenza

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom North - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom South - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • The south facing bedroom can be made up as three singles or as a large double and a single. The north facing bedroom can be made up as two singles or as a large double. A cot can be provided if required, please advise in advance.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The apartment sleeps 5 comfortably and there is also a sofa bed in the living area for occasional use. 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 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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Apartment 3 Palazzo Rosso
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week at the farm this past June and had a wonderful time. Although the apartment was delightful - clean and exactly how it looked in the pictures - the most surprising thing was just how delightful the owners, Phil and Silvia, were. Phil and Silvia went out of their way to make sure we have everything we needed - including arranging for a local tour guide (who was excellent), lending us a number of books on the area from their personal library and recommending all the best local restaurants. Silvia even took my children on a tour of the farm so that they could feed all the animals - probably the highlight of the week if you ask my children. Palazzo Rosso is a working farm - they were harvesting wheat the week we were there - but no matter how busy they were Phil and Silvia always took the time to make sure our holiday was everything we hoped it would be. I highly recommend Palazzo Rosso!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes all the work we put into Palazzo Rosso worthwhile when someone takes the time to leave us a review like this.
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Fantastisk sted

  • 5 of 5

Vi havde lejet 3 lejligheder til familien. Alle 3 lejligheder var i orden, dejlig store og alt fungerede fint. Det var en rigtig bondegårdsferie, og alle nød swimmingpoolen og de mange dyr. Farmen lå rigtig fint i forhold til udflugter, og en dag i Venedig var super. Sylvia og Phil er rigtig søde og venlige, og hjælper med alt hvad der er behov for.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

I reallying enjoyed the excellent facilities and relaxed atmosphere. Good location-farm setting but shops and restaurants within striking distance. Easy access to main roads for longer trips. Great hosts and staff.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great hosts, Great location, Great holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Phil and Slyvia were fabulous hosts and nothing was to much trouble for them. They have a great knowledge of the area and were able to suggest many days out, how to get there and print maps if required. Despite working on the farm they always found time to find out what we were doing. One evening we were invited to a "Risotto festival" and the memories of a fantastic and very different evening will remain with us for a long time.

We visited, Verona, Venice and Vincenza using the train and enjoyed all of them.

Overall a great holiday was had by all and the hosts could not have been friendlier or more helpful and we would Highly recommend a saty with them and hope to return again in the future.

Once again Phil and Slyvia a great big thankyou.

Colin Alison & Zoe

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy when our guests enjoy their time here and get to see some of the local festivals. Phil and Silvy
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Palazzo Rosso for 2 weeks in August 2016 and had a wonderful time. The converted barn is so beautiful and the outdoor area so spacious and welcoming. We loved the pool, common room, massive balcony and the terrace, which provides welcome shade but catches the evening sun beautifully. Silvy and Phil were friendly and incredibly helpful, helping us to have the best holiday possible by suggesting days out and helping us book things as our Italian is so poor! Silvy took my son to show him the animals and feed them which he really enjoyed.

The apartment was clean and comfortable, really good beds. Air conditioning was very welcome. As a wonderful bonus, we were able to pick fruit - plums, apples and pears - in the orchard, and had a few eggs from the chickens too. Oh yes and the bikes were great - my kids loved riding on the back of the tandem in particular!

We particularly enjoyed visiting the Palladian villas but there is tons to see and do in the area. I would highly recommend Palazzo Rosso for a holiday that is as restful or as active as you want.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic 2 weeks at Palazzo Rosso farm. It totally lives up to it's 5 star reviews. The barn has been converted to a high standard. The apartments are clean, well equipped and spacious. As a family of 5, we were very comfortable in apartment 3. The pool is great and has a bubble pool setting. Phil and Silvi are wonderful hosts. They want their guests to have an amazing stay and work endlessly to make this happen. They're on hand to offer advice on places to visit and things to do. There are lots of beautiful places to visit within an hours drive. Our children loved seeing the baby chicks and the new born kid. They also loved to feed the animals and collect eggs. Phil & Silvi organised a communal BBQ for all the guests on our last night, which was lots of fun! We don't normally go back to the same place on holiday but we will definitely go back to Palazzo Rosso and I thoroughly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy that our guests enjoy staying here on the farm and that they realise that there are plenty of things to do in the surrounding area. We had a great improvised BBQ with all of our guests which was lots of fun for everyone !!
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Abbazia di Praglia
Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso or Verona
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bar Stazione
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Valdastico South, Longare Montegaldella exit
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Trattoria Al Volto
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Chioggia or Lido near Venice
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 producer.

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