Villa d'Or is an elegant historic residence dating from the seventeenth century.
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I am a passionate lover of my lands, to fully enjoy all the possibilities that the Valbelluna offers, from mountain hikes, bicycle tours and mountain biking, skiing in winter.
Nicola purchased this Villa in 2014
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
What a magical place!
We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Villa D’ Or. The photos and description didn’t come close to explaining this masterpiece. Nicola and his family restored a 16th century barn/home into an amazing villa that you must experience to understand. Money alone could replicate property. It’s location is perfect to explore the Dolomites, it appointments are perfect to rest and relax after a day of exploring and it history provides such a perfect prospect from which to contemplate one’s next move!
But the true treasure of Villa D’Or is Nicole and his passion to provide travelers with warmth, friendship and local knowledge. We were so comfortable knowing that we could call on him for anything - even though we never did.
thank you for your kind words!
It was a real pleasure to meet you and be the background for your important anniversary!
You will always be welcome
Excellent! Live like an Italian king!! Rural Italy with beautiful mountains as a backdrop.
The house on top of the hill as shown in the beautiful picture is as beautiful in reality, actually even better. Nicola was a great, welcoming host. He just lives next door. The house is spacious, solid and grand. Very historic. Made me feel like a noble feudal landlord. The house commands a grand 270 degree view of the sprawling valley and the Dolomite mountains beyond. It’s an uplifting experience. Just 5 minute drive there is a grocery store and a pizzeria. I think it’s bit of a hike to walk there. The small cute town of Mel is about 10 minute drive. Belluno is about 20 minutes drive – gorgeous fairy tale mideaval city. It was pretty hot. The house has no AC and the windows have no screens. The breeze comes in through the windows but so do the mosquitos. Mostquitos kept us awake all night. We cooked sometimes. The kitchen is well stocked. TV did not have any English channels, only a few Italian and local channels. Wifi worked well. Plenty of activities to do nearby. Need a car though. Cortina in the Dolomites was spectacular, about a 2 hour gorgeous, memorable drive through steep valleys. Went for a 45 minute drive to the proseco country to taste the vintage bubblies. A group would be ideal. Five star house, five star stay.
Beautiful building on a perfect location
The Villa d'or is really a magnificent building, perfectly restored in an intelligent way with discreet touches of modern comfort and tons of respect for the past. Contrary to many other holiday cottages this building really has a heart and lots of character. All rooms are spacious, the view on the dolomites is splendid and the neighborhood is quiet. The kitchen is very well equipped and the living room has a very useful range of documentation and books on the region. Nicola is the perfect host and is always ready to help. We did excursions to Verona, Trento, Venice and Monte Grappa, as well ad some mid-long walks in various parts of the dolomites.
The only bad thing about this place as that holidays fly by even faster :-).
Beautiful home -- breathtaking views!!!
This is one of the most thoughtfully designed and decorated homes with an unbelievable view. It far exceeded our expectations (which were already high) and we hope to return. Spent 4 nights here with 3 generations (ranging in age from 21 to 81) and enjoyed every minute. Had some beautiful hikes in the Dolomites, but I think our favorite part was sitting outside at this home drinking coffee and wine and enjoying the view. Nicola is a wonderful host and we are grateful that we got to spend time in his beautiful home.
Incredible setting with wonderful hosts and accommodations!
We were so happy to be able to stay in such a beautifully restored villa as this. Thank you! Hopefully we can make it back for a longer stay! Grazie
Relaxing and rewarding holiday that exceeded expectations
The views from the house are truly fantastic and the house itself is both spacious and well equipped. The character of the property is visible through the sympathetic restoration and if it was in the U.K. would surely be a contender for "Restoration Man" .
Two of us are keen cyclists and the climbs nearby passo boldo and Pradarego as well as Cima Grappa( 1 hour by car) and the Dolomites (90 mins by car) Pordoi, Sella Campolongo etc...😅� Are both challenging and spectacular
Highlights and day trips in no particular order included
A) Cima Grappa as tourists(not cyclists) really interesting
B) Venice -awesome (but prebook your tickets to st marks to avoid queues)
C) Dolomites festival of music (summer) - unreal
D) Belluno - really relaxing atmosphere for shopping - and eating
E) San Martin de cortezzo
F) sportful factory outlet in fonzano for cyclists
G) Prosecco wine region
H) hours spent relaxing in the garden
You do need a car - we travelled from London and stopped in Germany on the way down and France on the way back. We have been to Tuscany previously and enjoyed it but Veneto is as good if not better and we couldn't recommend both Villa D'Or and the area highly enough.
The ancient village of Mel is the centerpiece of Valbelluna, equidistant from the most famous centers of Feltre and Belluno, has its roots in ancient history and has always been the undisputed protagonist of the cultural life of the valley. The convenient location offers the opportunity to enjoy a short distance of the gentle slopes of the Alpine foothills of the extraordinary beauty of the Dolomites, the Prosecco hills of Lake Santa Croce.
A 30 min is the ski resort of Nevegal and an hour the beautiful and famous ski Dolomiti Superski.