VILLA CASTELLO GIUSTINIAN
Welcome to a magical scene
Castello di Roncade is one of the most unique examples of living Renaissance architecture in Northern Italy, anchoring the town of Roncade, in the Veneto countryside between Treviso and Venice. The Giustinian family, original owners of the Castello, were important figures in the history of Venice. The Castello sits on the ruins of a Tenth Century castle built by Emperor Ottone II.
The walls, towers and moat of the Castello were constructed few years before the main villa, finished in 1508. It was designed by renowned Venetian architect Mauro Coducci, who built the clock tower in the square of San Marco in Venice. The elegant lines of the Roncade villa were studied in early 1500's by a young architectural student named Andrea Palladio, who was clearly influenced by Coducci's design.
Beyond the gate the grounds open into a beautiful courtyard dominated by four huge cedar of Lebanon and Magnolia trees, which have stood for centuries.
The surrounding wall is anchored by four large towers, three of which have been restored as living quarters, offering comfortable lodging for guests of the Castello.
Our family, the Ciani Bassetti, has its roots in the agricultural nobility of the city of Trento. We have remained closely tied to the historical traditions of the area, and the image of the Castello itself appears on all our wine labels.
The soil, or "terroir", in this area enhances the production of great wines, clay with a layer of ancient and rich "caranto" sediment a few inches underground, resulting in varietal and perfumed whites, full bodied and aging reds.
The aim of the family has always been to produce only prestigious wines, as the villa did when the Venetian Doges were the owners, keeping the noble origins of Castello di Roncade alive.
The link between wine and hospitality has been "naturally" built since 1988, when Baron Vincenzo decided to convert the apartment, where the farmer and his family used to live, in a guesthouse for the company's German customers, who were very happy to spend their holidays in the country but only few minutes away from Venice.
The Baron was one of the first entrepreneurs to have a guesthouse in his farm. But the idea had such a great success that the apartments soon became 5. They are built inside the corner towers of the walls and are thought for a high-end tourism connected to culture and territory.
Speaking of "Bed & Breakfast" does not honor the quality of hospitality at the castle. Guests receive a warm and professional welcome, making the most demanding guests feeling as they were home.
Everything was chosen with elegance and style by Baroness Ilaria Ciani Bassetti, wife of Vincenzo and mother of Claudio.
Breakfast, served in the main villa, provides a pleasant awakening for the guests.
The apartments are located inside the ancient towers, but they are equipped with all modern comfort: heating, air conditioning, natural conditioning given by the thick walls.
The magic of the Castle will take you in a place half the way between fairy tales and reality.
Business meetings and conventions find their ideal location in the large Castle halls.
Marriage ceremonies and casual events are often held under the arches of the loggia in the ancient walls, near the beautiful Castle courtyard.
We welcome you to visit Castello di Roncade, whether for a tour of the grounds and the opportunity to buy some wine directly from the source, or as guest for an extended stay in the Castle.