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Agriturismo, apartments with pool, Villa Veneta near Venice and Padua - Il Foghèr



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
5 self-catering apartments of various size (sleep 2 to 8), pool and gardens

5 apartments of different sizes (sleep 2 to 8 people) and one Suite (double bedroom with bathroom), for holiday rentals or long-term business trip. The apartments are sited in the large Villa settlement and are completely independent. They are equipped with all modern comforts: well equipped kitchen or kitchenette, independent/central heating, air-conditioning, television, telephone, wifi. The guests can enjoy: the large garden equipped with outdoor furnitures, a nice BBQ area, the open air swimming-pool with solarium (open May to September), bicicles, table tennis, football and volley/badminton playground. Few metres from Villa Selvatico, along the Tergola river, a nice bike and pedestrian path is suitable for bike riding, running, nordic walking or just to take a relaxing walk. Available touristic and shopping informations about the area. Charming location, comfortable apartments, relaxing envinroment, suitable for couples, families, groups of friends.

A Holiday looking for Art and History: Agriturismo Villa Selvatico is the perfect location if you look for a cultural holiday in Veneto Region: this ancient beautiful Villa lies infact at short distance from Padua (12 km), one of the most important Art City in the Northern Italy. Many important artists, such as Giotto, Donatello and Mantegna, worked in its churches and palaces, and the second University of Italy, where Galileo Galilei used to be a professor, was founded here in year 1222. Padua is also the city of Saint Antony, with its famous Basilica, destination of pilgrims from all over the world.

Villa Selvatico is also at short distance from Venice (30 km, by car or train), from Vicenza (30 minutes by car), Verona and Treviso (45 minutes by car). Everyday you can enjoy one of these beautiful art cities and start to appreciate the art and history of this interesting Region, beginning to understand the culture that expressed in the past centuries architects as Palladio, painters as Canaletto or poets as Petrarca.

Relax and fun for the family: Agriturismo Villa Selvatico is also a perfect location for families looking for a relaxing holiday in the countryside.

Despite of the short distance with a pretty big city as Padua, Villa Selvatico is still a quiet location in the countryside of Veneto: a large farm managed since more than 60 years by the da Porto family surrounds the Villa giving our guests the silence and tranquillity that they need to sleep and relax after a busy year of work. A beautiful open air swimming pool, surrounded by the large garden, is open from May to September and gives the place a even more appealing look.

Sunbeds are sited also all over the big garden, giving the chance to enjoy the ancient park with its secular trees also to those that prefer a more lonely corner to relax.

Children and parents can easily enjoy the open space, the pool, the table tennis, or take a bicycle ride on the new cycle track along the Tergola River, the natural border of Villa Selvatico's gardens.

A long holiday or just a weekend?: Villa Selvatico is a perfect place for your holidays, giving you the chance to relax and rest, such as to visit the Region and its art spots, during your main holiday. But this place is perfect also for a shotbreak during the year, a romantic weekend with your partner, a 2-3 days stop to recharge your batteries and explore this part of Italy.

Villa Selvatico gives you the required comfort and tranquillity even for a few days.

The airports of Venice and Treviso are the closest ones (30-45 minutes by car), and the are connected daily with all the important European airports, both by low cost and traditional airlines.

We suggest the use of a car to come here easily and to have a chance to visit the surroundings, anyway a taxi service from and to Venice Airport is also available.

The main railway station of this area is in Padua, that is connected with all the other important stations in Italy.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Il Foghèr, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Apartment of 90 sq.m. at the ground floor, 2 bedrooms + 1 bathroom; independent heating, air-conditioning, window-screens, TV, telephone, WiFi; house linen and weekly cleaning are provided. The big old fireplace ('Foghèr' in the local dialect) in the living room and the beam ceilings characterize the apartment; the furnishings are of an elegant country-style. The apartment consists of entrance, living-room with kitchen area, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, one large full bathroom with shower and tub. The large living-room has complete kitchenette with refrigerator, oven and stove, dining table with 6 chairs, kitchenware, tableware; double bedded sofa, armchairs, rocking chair, two small tables. There is a wardrobe just outside the living room.

In common with the other apartments: gardens, swimming pool, laundry room (extra charge), bicycles, table tennis, BBQ.

Apartment comfortable for 4/6 people.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Antonio da Porto is the owner of this beautiful and charming Villa. He is the descendant of an illustrious and ancient family of Vicenza, whose members belong also Luigi da Porto, knight, historian and poet who wrote in the year 1517 the short story 'Romeo and Juliet', from which Shakespeare drew inspiration for the most famous tragedy of all time.

Antonio and his family have undertaken since 1980 a work of painstaking restoration of Villa Selvatico, which is dating as construction back at the end of 1400.

During the last 15 years, 5 apartments have been obtained from the ancient and historical spaces of the Villa, that since 1997 accommodates guests from all over the world.

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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

Munich Germany

fantastic resort

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful stay at the lovely resort near Padova and Venice.

The pool is well maintained and large.

The family da Porto is very friendly and helpful.

I would really like to come back another time to spend my holidays there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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This Villa is incredible!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six stayed in the Il Fogher for two nights and we wished it would have been more. The apartment had plenty of room for us and the kitchen was well-equipped for cooking meals each night. The property is gorgeous (a vineyard and fruit trees -- great for adventurous kids) and the hosts are more than helpful. We were there in May so it was a bit chilly for a swim but it would be so inviting in the heat of summer. Although not easy to find, it was well worth the drive. It's just a short train trip (I think it was 26K) into Venice and not difficult to leave the car at the train station in Padova for the day. During a two week stay throughout Italy, this was our favorite accomodation. We'll definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

This place has been Antonio's family house since his childhood. During the recent years Antonio and his family have come to realize that the special beauty and atmosphere of this historic place could be shared with many other people. Over time, the appreciation that the guests of Villa Selvatico have shown for this place, have encouraged the family from Porto to proceed on this path of enhancement and recovery of the historical buildings, in order to let all the travellers and tourists enjoy this little piece of Italian art and history.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Venice - Marco Polo at 35 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Venice at 30 Kilometres Nearest Golf : La Montecchia, Selvazzano PD at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Dolo, Padova at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A4 Motorway, Padova Est gate at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Osterie Moderne at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sottomarina at 60 Kilometres Car: necessary

Villa Selvatico’s excellent location allows its guests to travel easily around the Veneto region and surrounding areas. The nearest town is Padova, 12 km. Venice is only 30 km far from here and can be reached by train or by car, bike or boat along the Riviera del Brenta. Vicenza is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List for the masterpieces built by Palladio. The medieval town of Treviso is rich in rivers and watermills inside its typical historical centre. Vicenza and Treviso are just 40 km far away from Villa Selvatico, as well as many small centres, rich in art and history. Among them, to the North the walled towns of Marostica, Cittadella, Castelfranco, Bassano, Asolo, to the South Este, Montagnana, Arquà Petrarca and the Monselice citadel. Finally, Verona is just 85 km from Villa Selvatico. You can spend a day at the seaside in Sottomarina, Chioggia and Jesolo, or on the Dolomites, in S.Martino di Castrozza and Cortina. They are all at a distance between 1/2 hour-1 hour 1/2 from here.

Golf: Several golf courses are sited in the surroundings (about 30-40 km): La Montecchia (Selvazzano - Padua), Villa Condulmer (Mogliano Veneto - Treviso).

Ski: The Dolomites are not too far from Villa Selvatico: Cortina D'Ampezzo and San Martino di Castrozza are 2,5 hours far away from here.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
24 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
9 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
8 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £4
Tax Rate 10.0%

During July and August normally changeover day is on Saturday and minimum stay is 7 nights.
The prices vary according to the apartment occupancy (max is 6 people).
Reductions can be made on long term staying or for frequent staying (ex.: 3 days every week for several months) in middle and low season. Please ask for an offer or for differences in changeover. Extra: washing machine € 8

Booking deposit at confirmation: 30% of the total amount; payment can be made both by bank transfer or by credit card.
Balance: to be payed at arrival both in cash or by credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express).
Prices include: heating/air conditioning, internet, house linen, final cleaning, swimming pool, bicycles. Babycot and high chair for free upon previous request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 11-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The nice garden and the beautiful park with ancent trees, the old noble mansion, make you feel deeply involved with nature and History.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, bathtub
  • Bathroom: shower, bathtub, W/C, washbasin, bidet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Double bedroom: double bed, bedside tables, dressing-table, chair and two armchairs; private wardrobe room. Twin beds bedroom: small room with twin beds, desk and chairs, the wardrobe is just outside the room.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • 25 garden chairs
  • 20 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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


  • The apartment is at the ground floor. There is only one step from the access from the garden. The large park that surrounds the Villa and the private pool can be freely used by the guests. There are laundry facilities with washing machine available in the Villa. Arrival day is flexible during low or middle season; arrival day on high season (July and August) must be generally on Saturday. The apartment is also available for business long-term rentals at special rates. For this kind of requirement, you must ask for an offer specifying the characteristics of the desired stay.

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