What amazes me is how well looked after this majestic Renaissance residence is. A lot of care and warmth resides here. Located a 20 minute car drive from Venice and so beautiful, right in the heart of Roncade, a picturesque small town in the Venetian inland near Treviso. It is the only one of the villas that has kept the medieval wall.
It has so much history dating back to the tenth century, when the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Ottone II gave the Collalto family a defensive structure. In the 14th century, with the Venetian conquest of Treviso, the structure passed into the hands of the Noble Badoer family.
In 1915 it was bought by the Ciani Bassetti family, who still owns it today. It was occupied during the Second World War, and was damaged, however you do not see a glimpse of that anymore.
Today, the residence is surrounded by vineyards and the cellar and the barrel room is full of history and you can clearly tell it’s looked after with much love and care.
The apartments are located in the gate towers and the rooms in the main building are flawlessly and individually decorated. This is something I truly recommend, a stay and a guided tour with tastings to learn more about art, history and authentic flavours, all in one.