In the quiet and historic town of Valdobbiadene, right in the heart of the Prosecco hills, this beautiful villa is a wonderful evidence of the glorious past of Treviso. Built by the wealthy family Sarri-Dall’Armi, it was bought by Celestino Piva - silk industrialist and philanthropist of the local community – in the late 19th-century. The house was owned and inhabited by his successors until a few years ago when it was bought by Nino Franco Spumanti winery.
Mr Franco's artistic sensibility leaded to the accurate restoration of this villa and transformed it into a refined and charming relais. Here the past wonderfully blends with the present, while respecting the original architecture and the precious interiors – thanks to which Villa Barberina has recently been defined a "museum house". The atmosphere of old gone days that pervades this place can be felt as soon as you walk through the large iron gates. From here a long avenue leads to the residence and runs through a magnificent park with luxuriant trees, picturesque statues and fountains.
Villa Barberina is made up of a central body and two side wings ending with graceful dovecote towers. Behind the house stands the wide porticoed barn providing access to the vineyards. The real surprise is, however, the interior which still preserves the furniture, the curtains, the frescoes and even the antique furnishings.
The five bedrooms have been converted into charming suites with luxury bathrooms and all modern comforts, and the old library, the elegant living and sitting rooms, the spacious dining rooms are all furnished with taste and refinement. Something that cannot be missed is a dip in the amazing two-level swimming pool, surrounded by greenery, built in stone and open from April to October.