Nestling deep in the green and sunlit hills of Farra di Soligo, in the heart of the DOCG Prosecco area , Villa Maria is an ancient company reflecting the art and culture of the area, it belongs to the Bevacqua di Panigai family, who has worked within the wine sector with passion for generations, alternating among vineyards and the cellar, between nature and technology.
Before the renowned cellar stands the splendid patrician villa belonging to the Panigai family holding the magic of the family saga for two centuries. The villa has recently been restored and brought back to its ancient magnificence, guarding the original architectural lines to conceive a distinctive agriturismo with evocative shapes, the ideal for a holiday within the nature, with all comforts needed to enjoy a relaxing stay. Villa Maria dates back to the end of 1700, representing a majestic example of neoclassical architecture joining the simplicity of lines and sumptuousness of frescoes to some precious architectural details. The visitor gets involved by the charm of traditions and memories of the Bevacqua di Panigai family’s past. The stay at our agriturismo will turn into emotions-rich memories for the natural and welcoming environment, for the sites and the surrounding hills which inspired enchanted poets, musicians enraptured by the songs of nature and painters delighted by the colours disclosed by each season.
Double room with single beds, 22 square metres, bright, furnished with pieces of the early 1900s, hand-engraved by an artisan from Conegliano, 6 square metres-ensuite bathroom, with large shower and vintage taps € 85,00 per night
Large 17 square metres bedroom with a view, furnished with restored pieces dating back to 1800. 6 square metres ensuite bathroom with large shower. Overlooking the family church. € 100,00 per night
Finely inlaid bedroom, 22 square metres, 1600 Lombard-alike style, original parquet floor. 6 square-metres ensuite bathroom, equipped with Jacuzzi. € 85,00 per night
Single bedroom, 12 square metres, delicately hand-decorated, late-1800s bed, 1950s wardrobe and exquisite XVIII-century gaming table, original parquet floor. 4 square metres bathroom with shower. € 60,00 per night
Rambaldo – suite
Main suite with king-size bed, 19 square metres, 1900 furniture; original terrazzo floor –made of marble or stone chips set in mortar-. En-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi. € 120,00 per night
14 square metres suite, with XVIII-century paintings recovered from the Austro-Hungarian invasion in 1918, original terrazzo floor –made of marble or stone chips set in mortar-. En-suite bathroom with bathtub. € 100,00 per night
The building offers large and comfortable rooms equipped with all necessary comforts to enjoy a relaxing holiday. The price includes: air conditioning and heating for all the rooms, wi-fi, roomy bathrooms with Jacuzzi or a shower upon request, bright bedrooms, hairdryer, courtesy bathroom set, 26”-led TV, lift, rich buffet breakfast from 7.30 to 10.00, snack from 16.00 to 17.00, welcome aperitif, private parking, tourist information point, smoking is forbidden in every room, cots for kids, the chance to place cradles or additional beds in the rooms. Services available at a fee: daily linen change, picnic baskets preparation, organization of tours for a group, upon request (even in German),hairdresser and beautician upon request, small pets only are allowed in a dedicated room, baby-sitting.
Adjacent to the patrician villa you will find the family church, its architecture is exceptional and it evokes great spirituality, it is dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi, of whom it was said of his presence in the past centuries in 1730, during a pastoral visit. When visiting the interiors you can find a collection of very valuable sacred clothing items of the 1700, the Saint Francis of Assisi’s original relic and the portraits of the portraits of the family’s clergymen. Finely groomed into the details, the 1800 painting made buy the painter-restorer of Treviso Carlo Linzi really stands out, it depicts Saint Francis’ miracle which was inspired by an equal painting of Tiepolo. (Carlo Linzi was a popular painter and a pigments-chemistry scholar, thanks to him the procedure and methods of renaissance paintings were discovered, also all the credit goes to him for radically innovating the science of paintings restoration. He was a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Munich and he was commissioned many works by several European courts and by the Argentinean government. The beauty of his painting was celebrated by the writer Fogazzaro in his novel Leila.
Villa Maria Agriturismo Villa Maria premises have entirely been conceived with respect and safeguard of the environment, by using eco-friendly techniques and materials to fit perfectly in the surrounding countryside. Agriturismo Villa Maria is equipped with a heating system fuelled by woodchips, as well as photovoltaic panels placed on the roof of the greenhouse to avoid contaminating the lands, in order to guarantee the safeguard of the landscapes.
The heating system consists of a Froling TMC 100 boiler built in 2011. The boiler is fed by chipped grapevine wood (local eco-friendly wood deriving from discards of grapevine wood, such as branches and tops which go through some chipping machines). The boiler guarantees the emission of noxious gases equal to zero (efficiency > 94). Insulating materials consist of mineral wool, wood fibre and vulcanised rubber which can be recycled entirely and guarantee good heat conductivity. The photovoltaic panels are fed by a renewable source of energy and they guarantee no environmental impact: in fact they do not produce noxious waste nor gases as they avoid the use of fossil fuels, they do not issue electromagnetic radiations and they do not cause noise pollution. Also, their installation above our greenhouses implies an irrelevant landscape contamination and it prevents the heating of the lands.