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Venetian Villa fully staffed with pool, tennis court in 3 hectar garden

Bedrooms 12
Space 12,916 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A 3.5 hectars of garden with pool and all wheather tennis court


Via San Pietro, 4

Este, Veneto, Italy

Villa Albrizzi is set in a large 19th century park covering 3,5 ha. . The property is located on the edge of Este, a small town South of Padua and very conveniently situated for shopping on foot in the town center.

Location: Venice Airport is about 50 kms. away and there are local train and buses for Padua/Venice, or fast trains from Monselice 8 kms. away, to Padua, Milan or Venice to the North, or to Florence as well as Rome to the South. At the foot of the Euganean hills, the area is famous for Palladian and Venitian Villas. Abano, a famous spa is within easy drive. Verona's open air opera is 50 minutes away. For golfers, there are three 18-hole courses in the vicinity, about 25 minutes drive.

The Villa: Has been owned by the Albrizzi family for the last three centuries. The property comprises a large main house, a separate 18th century pavilion used as a ballroom or reception room, with its original 18th century furniture and stucco decor on the walls, and a separate annex, 'La Barchessa', which used to be the stables and granary and is now converted to residential use.

The Estate Grounds: In the large private park of the estate there is an all-weather tennis court and a large private swimming pool with changing house and pavilion, table and chairs for picnics by the pool, own vegetable garden and orchard.

Staff Service: Included in the rental are the services of a full time cook, one/two maids.


(15 people)

First Floor: Spacious living room


Morning dining room

Formal dining room

Large kitchen

Breakfast room


Guest powder room with wash basin and toilet

Second Floor: Large hall


Master with king size bed and a/c en suite bathroom

Bedroom with king size bed ensuite bathroom

Bedroom with king size bed ensuite bathroom

Bedroom with twin beds and a/c ensuite bathroom

Bedroom with twin beds and a/c ensuite bathroom

Single bedroom ensuite bathroom shared


Complete. Each with tub and handshower

Four of the bathrooms are ensuite

Third Floor: 3 BEDROOMS

1 Bedroom with twin beds and a/c (en suite bathroom)

2 single bedrooms, one with a/c


Complete. One with tub and hand shower, the other with a stall shower.


(6 people)


1 Bedroom with twin beds and air conditioning

2 Bedrooms with king size bed and air conditioning


Complete. Each with tub and handshower

All three bathrooms are ensuite


€ 9.000 per week (15 people)

€ 12.000 per week (20 people) includes Barchessa apartment

Rental includes: pool and ground maintenance, utilities, household needs and bed and bath linens (changed weekly), wi-fi.

Extras: telephone, food shopping, wine and consumables, personal ironing and laundry.

Staff services: two staff full time included for up to 10 guests, three staff for up to 15 guests, extra staff can be hired at a cost of € 100 per day. Staff works 6 days/wk (off Sunday afternoon and one other afternoon each week). The staff prepares two meals a day.

Security Deposit: Euro 1,500 against any breakage, damage or loss, all phone charges, and any unpaid bills.

Payments: 50% down, balance 45 days prior to occupancy date.

Points of interest: Este 5 min. by foot

Padua: 30 min, km 35

Venice: 1 hour, km 75

Vicenza: 40 min, km 45

Bologna: 1 hour, km 80

Ferrara: 40 min, km 64

More Details

Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Today is the one year anniversary of our stay at Villa Albrizzi, in Este, Italy. Last year we rented the villa for a week for the wedding of our daughter. We had a party of around 20 people staying at the villa and another 30 coming over for the receptions. It was a very important moment and explicably, we were uneasy about hosting such a special event in a faraway, unknown place. However, it was a gorgeous sojourn in large part due to the beauty of the villa and the competence and kindness of its owner. All of our guests, most coming from the United States, were made right at home after their long journeys.

The villa is a large, charming old mansion located in the town of Este, around 10 km south of Vicenza, southwest of Padua. Entering through the gate of the villa is like stepping into another world: from the ancient Roman relics displayed around the main entrance, to the gorgeous park of the property, to the museum quality interior furniture. Albeit its historic character, this spectacular property has all the modern amenities, including a large swimming pool, tennis court, bicycles on site, A/C, Wi-Fi internet. It can comfortable sleep 16 people in the main building (which can be rented separately) and another 6 in an adjacent dwelling, called La Barchessa. An independent pavilion can be used for dinning and as a reception hall. There are also many other annexes spread around a gorgeous 8-10 acre park.

The whole property is very well kept, carefully integrating modern amenities into its historic site. The beautifully decorated bedrooms flow into various living and sitting rooms that allow for moments of privacy and small gatherings even within a larger group of people. The yards, the park, and the annexes, offer even more privacy and allow for various activities which make such a sojourn more enjoyable and relaxing. It would be too long to describe all we liked about this property. Suffice to say that, while we heard so many thrilled comments about this place, none of us could find anything to criticize about it.

The property is overseen by its owner, Alessandro Viscardi, who is a very pleasant gentleman, quite accommodating to different circumstances, and discreetly present on premises whenever needed. Although he does not live in Este, he was always available and helpful with useful suggestions, organizational decisions, and supervision of the staff. It is remarkable also that, for such a grand place, the price was quite affordable.

For the last
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Este Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 12916 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en suite shared with a single room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 9 - en suite
    Bathroom annex - en suite
    Bathroom annex - en suite
    Bathroom annex - en suite
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • MASTER - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , detachable
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , large
    Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single , large
    Bedroom annex - 1 double , large
    Bedroom annex - 2 twin/ single , large
    Bedroom annex - 2 twin/ single , large
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
  • Annex is rented separately
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • 3 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Euganean Hills are a perfect location for cycling, there are lots of winding roads up the hills with a beatiful scenery.


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Venetian Villa fully staffed with pool, tennis court in 3 hectar garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Maryland, USA

Perfect location for a gathering of friends and/or family.

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 49, 35 adults and 14 children. The families with small children stayed in nearby villas within walking distance. Fabulous staff who provided wonderful breakfasts and dinners, we loved the food and adored the staff. We had dinner in the ballroom every night and it was perfect. The accommodations were exceptional, ensuite baths, high ceilings, lovely linens, comfortable beds, good lighting and great cross ventilation for hot days. The town was charming and truly a 5 minute walk over a small footbridge. Want to go back again as soon as I can gather up lots of friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, North Carolina

A Beautiful Villa and Estate in the Veneto

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 16, and as their leader I arrived first and thus was able to observe the wonder of my fellow travelers as they arrived at this beautiful house. Since we were a large group we also reserved the barchessa just across the drive from the villa. Staying at the Villa Albrizzi is much like visiting old friends who happen to own a 450-year-old mansion in a charming small town in the Veneto. Family pictures, heirlooms, books, albums, beautiful carpets all were in place. Bedrooms, which were large and most off which were luxurious, and baths were immaculate. The public rooms were very beautiful, and the music pavilion was a special delight--a spectacular 18th- century rococo fantasy. We made day trips into Venice, Vicenza, Verona, and Padua, as well as walking around the charming town of Este, just outside the gates of the estate, and visiting Petrarch's house at nearby Aquà Petrarca. The staff were wonderful--accommodating, friendly, and first-rate. If possible, book for two weeks, thus ensuring time for both day trips and the enjoyment of this beautiful property.

------------Marshall, Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marshall, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Villa Albrizzi and I'm thrilled by your wonderful review! I hope you'll come back in the near future. Yours sincerely Giulio
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo Airport
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Padova-Bologna highway
Car: recommended

Golf: Two of the most beautiful golf courses of the Veneto region are at 20 min. driving: Frassanelle Golf Club and Padova Golf Club in Galzignano.

The towns of Montegrotto Terme and Abano Terme, famous for their spas, are nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,831.5

Rental includes: pool and ground maintenance, utilities, household needs and linen provision; two meals (breakfast and lunch or dinner, additional meal on request)

Extras:food, wine and consumables

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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