Located only 40 minutes from Venice on the Friuli-Veneto
border, the villa was an old monastery dating back to the
11th century and turned into a superb country estate at
the beginning of 1800. Today, after an accurate restoration
aimed at maintaining, as far as possible, everything unaltered,
it has become an elegant 4**** hotel with a gourmet restaurant
and a relaxing piano bar. The villa is surrounded by 10
acres of park with landscaped lawns and gardens. Facilities
include a large swimming pool surrounded by century-old
trees, a tennis court, a jogging track, a small fitness
centre. The elegant public rooms abound with antiques and
fresh flowers. Rooms and suites, all different from each
other, are furnished with typical local antiques and soft
colours inspiring a suggestive and particular atmosphere.
All rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, stereo, mini-bar
and safe. Some have balconies and all have big windows offering
wonderful views on the park. The restaurant at the villa
is outstanding and clients can dine indoors or out during
the mildest seasons. The chef has an impressive resume while
the sommelier is one of the best (he is certainly one of
the nicest) in Italy.
Cooking classes take place in the villa's well-equipped
kitchen and are taught by the experienced restaurant chef.
Participants will learn how to prepare refined menus for
special occasions and local recipes for simpler meals. All
lessons are hands-on and last approximately 2 hours.