Hotel & Restaurant
Position: just 15 minutes from Venice and Padua, along the famous Brenta ship canal, in the heart of a countryside which embraces some of the most beautiful and famous Venetian and Palladian villas, Villa Ducale lies in the middle of a century-old park with a unique atmosphere. Facilities: open all year round, 11 completely renovated and frescoed rooms with private bathrooms, air-conditioning, electronic ther-mostatic control, private car park, fridge-bar, satellite TV, combination safety-deposit box, trouser press, hair dryer, IDD telephone, 24-hour reception service, meeting and banquet rooms, which can accommodate from 15 to 200 guests. Restau-rant: "Le Colonne" looks out onto the century-old park and offers fish specialities typical of the Riviera del Brenta. Services: room service, shuttle from/to airport and railway stations, car repair and maintenance, car hire, carrier service, secretarial service, dry cleaning. In 1884 Count Giulio Rocca, a Venetian nobleman, had a beautiful landowner's villa built along the river Brenta on the remains of an even older construction from the eighteenth century, to which the lovely park with statues and hedges and the small chapel belonged and which still form part of the property. The same villa is today one of the most renowned hotels in the Venetian region. Villa Ducale is located on the famous Riviera del Brenta, "delightful, charming place, rich in noble houses and history", where the ship canal "metes out time flowing slowly between its banks"; Venice and Padua are just 15 minutes away with their museums and shops. Staying in this noble residence, whether on business or on holiday, means experiencing unique moments. In fact hospitality is still honoured here today as it was long ago. The villa has been completely restored and refurbished and patient work has brought it back to its old splendour. The lovely floors have regained their brilliance, precious chandeliers and mirrors in Venetian glass, frescoes and stuccoes adorn the rooms: from the Party Room, which can hold up to 200 persons for banquets or meetings, to the Ship Canal Room, suitable for more intimate meetings. An atmosphere of olden times envelops the guest, who feels immersed in an oasis of calm while being sure of finding every comfort. Embellished by antique furniture and refined fabrics, they all face onto the centuries-old park surrounding Villa Ducale. The service is first class. The reception staff are available to organise theatre evenings, book airline tickets, organised excursions along the numerous routes offered by the Riviera del Brenta or walks in the Venetian countryside. For those on business there is a fax service available, as well as a secretarial and translating service. Villa Ducale also has its own restaurant, where quality and service are the order of the day; here it is possible to taste the numerous typical Venetian dishes in which exclusively fresh fish is used, brought daily from the largest fish markets in the area. Whatever plans are made when staying at Villa Ducale, whether to relax in one of the elegant lounges sipping a good wine, or walk along the paths admiring the sunset, or relish a refined dinner, everything will be done within a magical framework and with excellent service.