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4 guestrooms in Villa on the Berici hills 5Km from Vicenza, big garden, 240m ams - Guestroom "Il Geranio" large terrace, fenced parking, pool and plays

Bedrooms 1
Space 570 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Guestroom "Il Geranio" large terrace, fenced parking, pool and plays

Apartment at ground floor with vast garden and a pool. 'Il Geranio' is an apartment composed by a big room with sleeping accommodation for 4 persons, kitchen/living room and a bathroom. It's placed near to a big terrace and it's fresh and bright. 'Il Geranio' is one of the 4 apartments that the villa make available for hosts, so, if it's occupied, there is a chance that the other apartments are available. Placed on the south-western side of 'La Casa Trasparente', its modern style is enriched by early-nineteenth-century furniture. The living area of 'Il Geranio' is characterized by a kitchen with a lunch corner and a little sitting room. During the summer period it benefits of the shade of a perfumed grapevine. The apartment can host up to 4 persons. The adjacent bathroom is spacious, bright and furnished of a fully equipped laundry.

There are some plays available for the hosts: a park, a pool, plays like ping pong and table football. On the outside you'll also find a large dryer.

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About the property

'La Casa Trasparente'

La Casa Trasparente is a residence made of 6 apartments, of which 2 are master apartments and 4 are tourist apartments -- holiday homes full of every comfort.

Realized with the style and the elegance of the master apartments, the touristic apartments - all at the ground floor - have direct access to the garden. The furniture is composed by ancient and modern pieces.

Two touristic apartments are connected each other, creating a unique apartment, which measures 110 sm., and that can host up to 10 persons.

The guests have access to a big shady parking lot -- near to the park, in which there is a pool and furniture for relaxing. You'll find there a big terrace that is softly lightened in the evening, and that embraces - with tables, chairs and benches - all who like to eat out of doors.

In the park there are seesaws, trampolins, pulley, liane and a slipway that attract the kids and let the adults - for whom there are a ping-pong table, table football and darts - to have space for some relax.

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Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018


I, Marialuisa, have lived in this house since 1974. Before 'La Casa Trasparente' was built, I used to live in Vicenza, in the center of the city. Then I decided - together with my husband - to buy a plot, on the hills of Vicenza, on which we could build the house that we desired: a house in the wild, that allowed us, from the inside, to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Berici Hills. Thus, the idea of replacing some walls with big glass walls that could make the locations brighter.

That's the place where we built our 'nest' and where our daughters - Marta, Elisabetta and Lucia - have grown up. Over the years they followed their partners and the house has became too big for us two. That's why we transformed a part of the house in touristic apartments, by giving every apartment the style and the comfort of the master house.

MARIA LUISA SALA purchased this apartment in 1974

Why MARIA LUISA SALA chose Arcugnano

We bought the plot on the hills of Vicenza because we wanted to live in a quiet and green place that was, however, near to the city.

Vicenza is reachable in 6 minutes and his historic center in 15. For us, living here has been - and it is, now - important because we'd been able to raise our daughter like we wanted to, that is in very close contact with nature and far from air pollution. By living on the hills and having a big park at our disposal, it's been possible to have animals. The hills offer delightful landscapes, but also meaningful human contact on the social side; the local elderlies are considered, to this day, the 'wisemen' and are consulted and very well respected.

What makes this apartment unique

La Casa Trasparente has been built by us in 1974, and it's been published, in 1980, on 'Casa Vogue' (an italian magazine about houses and fashion) for his originality and his rational internal setting.

Since we wanted to fully enjoy the hill panorama and the luxuriant vegetation, we characterized it with big glass walls; thus, the name 'La Casa Trasparente' (translation: 'The Transparent House'). The park is rich of kids plays that, being in a livable environment, allow them to play serenely letting space for the adults to rest. A big terrace, furnished with tables and benches, allows the hosts to eat out of doors, a few steps away from the apartment.

The energy is produced locally with photovoltaic panels and the hot water with solar panels.

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E' richiesto un acconto del 50% sul prezzo concordato. Il saldo si effettua in contanti, con bancomat o carta di credito il giorno dell'arrivo.
Le tariffe sono soggette a variazioni finchè la prenotazione non sarà confermata. ATTENZIONE: nel periodo estivo, da primo di luglio al 25 di agosto, si accettano solo prenotazioni di una settimana o multipli con arrivi e partenze solo al sabato.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Arcugnano in Province of Vicenza

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Dialup Access
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is very spacious and the shower is 2 sm. The sink's surface is made of pink marble of Verona.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Room of 20 sm circa with a double bed and two big and comfortable bunk beds. It's decorated with ancient furniture and it's an extensive location, also because it has a slanting ceiling. It's possible to add a bed for children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Canoe
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • tennis


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Guestroom "Il Geranio" large terrace, fenced parking, pool and plays
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews

A charming property with attention to details

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week in this delightful property situated on pretty hills just outside the town of Vicenza.

This spacious property is located in a quiet area among green hills. It consists of a number of self-catering apartments all charmingly furnished in cottage-like and modern style and full of amenities. The property includes a large private parking zone and a well-decorated garden space full of flowers, plants and trees. There is also a big inflatable pool for the warm Summer days, a veranda with tables, chairs, deckchairs and sofa swing overlooking some views of the hills and also sunset. The area also possesses a bbq area and a number of swings and leisure activities for children. In fact the property is very suitable for families with children. The whole property is kept clean and tidy daily.

We resided in L’Ulivo apartment consisting of a living room and kitchen, bathroom, 2 bedrooms and a mezzanine. The only drawback of this apartment was that it is the only apartment which has no front view because there is a shed in front of it. The apartment is very well-kept and highly up to standard even in terms of comfort and practicalities. It has 2 skylines, one in the bedroom and another in the bathroom. The skylines can open and close and have a shutter to increase or decrease the amount of sunlight entering the apartment – very practical. The beds are very comfortable and all house linen was fresh and clean.

The owners of the property are extremely helpful, friendly and well-organized. Maria Luisa Sala was kind enough to provide whatever we needed throughout our stay and even recommended good restaurants, shops and excursions in the area. They take care of a friendly dog, a very cuddly cat and some chickens and turkeys.

The Veneto region expresses an extraordinary variety in its scenery and is the custodian of natural, artistic, and traditional treasures. During our week stay, we visited the following places: South of Lake Garda and Gardaland, Venice, Asiago plateau, Verona, Padova, Bassano del Grappa and Vicenza – all boasting their unique charm.

I would like to sincerely thank the owners for making us feel at home thus contributing to making our holiday an unforgettable one :) I highly recommend this property!!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacqueline , what a wonderful review !!! Thank you, thank you very much, I am very grateful because, really, you have not overlooked anything! It 'a great satisfaction to learn that the visitors found in our structure exactly what they desired. We have travelled a lot and we know what it means to find, after a day of traveling, tired and eager for peace, a warm, clean and convenient place that respond to our needs. This is how a vacation should be! Keeping this is mind, we try our best to make our guests feeling like at home. We believe that us living next door is quite helpful in solving any complications and offering asters to any of your curiosities and doubts. For example, we obviously believe that the architectonic aspects of Veneto are the main attraction to our area, but we are happy to provide informations on our region art and crafts and delightful food to any interested guest. Not to mentions natural environments that can be reached in 1 hour drive and can offer plenty to do for a day trip like Chioggia village in Venice Lido or the mountain plateau of Asiago. We are proud that our area we can guarantee guests a pleasant and unique experience at all levels. We like to share with our guests our experience, that often offers a perfect balance between quality and price and it can keep into accounts specific requirements as time constrain, or “child friendly”, or “vegetarian” etc... The apartment Olive Tree, in which you lived during your stay, is the largest we have. In principle, all apartments are furnished with the same concepts of elegance and practicality in order to offer the maximum comfort. We are however very pleased to read that you enjoyed the park and the large terrace where guests can eat while enjoying the sunset. Often in summer we actually eat on the terrace with the guests: it becomes easier to establish relationships that in many cases have resulted in solid friendship. Surely the park and the pool is a haven for the children who find games designed for them and offers plenty of space for fun and play. We believe that when children find an environment to suit them they become happy and satisfied and generally this turn out to be a great advantage for the parents who can enjoy extra peace and quiet. A warm thank you to you, dear Jacqueline for all your compliments. Kindly pass my regards to your courteous parents. Marialuisa
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"Wonderful comfortable ap...

  • 5 of 5

"Wonderful comfortable apartment in a quiet envirement, great hospitality. a wonderful location and start point for architecture tours in Venice,Verona, Vicenza, Rovereto, Bassano del Grappa etc."

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2007
  • Date of Stay: September 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fast besser wie zuhause

  • 5 of 5

Wir sind nach der ersten gebuchten Woche gleich noch eine weitere Woche geblieben. Für die Jahreszeit (Anfang September) war es perfekt: wenig Leute und wenig Mücken (ein paar gab es schon noch). Sogar der Swimmingpool war gerade noch auf Badetemperatur und stand uns exklusiv ebenso wie Kater Bippo (ein treuer Geselle zum Kraulen und Schnurren) jederzeit zur Verfügung.

Die Wohnung war hervorragend und praktisch eingerichtet. Hier hat wirklich Alles gepasst. Marialuisa, ihr Mann und ihre Mitarbeiter haben sich herzlich bemüht, uns den Aufenthalt so gemütlich wie möglich zu machen. Wir haben uns richtig wohl gefühlt und kommen gerne wieder.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es ist immer toll, solche Bewertungen von Ruth zu bekommen. Unser Ziel ist es nicht, die Gäste mit Spezialeffekten zu beeindrucken, sondern einfach nur, um sie zu Hause zu fühlen und mit Freude begrüßt zu werden. Wichtig für uns ist auch, die Umgebung, dh die Wohnung, der Park und die vorhandenen Einrichtungen immer bestellt, sauber und ästhetisch sind. Wir bieten auch Gäste mit Karten aller Städte in der Region oder Karten von Rad- oder Wanderwegen, wenn sie diese Freizeitbeschäftigungen mögen. Wenn der Gast unter die Bedingung gestellt wird, sich selbständig bewegen zu können, ist unsere Anwesenheit sehr diskret, auch wenn es wachsam ist; Sie beabsichtigen sofort, dass, für jedes Problem, wir an ihrer Seite sind, um ihnen zu helfen oder sie zu unterstützen, und das beruhigt sie. Danke Ruth und danke Werner, ich hoffe euch bald auch zu sehen. Marialuisa E sempre magnifico ricevere recensioni come questa di Ruth. Il nostro obiettivo non è quello di stupire gli ospiti con effetti speciali ma, molto semplicemente, di fare in modo che si sentano come a casa loro ed accolti con gioia. L'importante per noi è anche che l'ambiente, cioè l'appartamento, il parco e le strutture disponibili, siano sempre ordinati, puliti, ed esteticamente gradevoli. Inoltre forniamo agli ospiti le mappe di tutte le città della regione o le mappe dei percorsi in bicicletta o a piedi se amano questi passatempi. Quando l'ospite viene messo nelle condizioni di poter muoversi in tutta autonomia, la nostra presenza è molto discreta anche se vigile; essi intendono immediatamente che, per qualsiasi problema, noi siamo al loro fianco per aiutarli o supportarli e questo li rassicura. Grazie Ruth e grazie Werner, spero proprio anch'io di rivedervi presto. Marialuisa
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Vacanza splendida

  • 5 of 5

Ottima accoglienza, splendido posto e proprietari magnifici

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfetto, sono felice
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sencillamente genial

  • 5 of 5

estuvimos del uno al ocho de septiembre en la casa transparente. Los propietarios amabilísimos, la ubicación perfecta, cerca de todas las ciudades mas importantes del veneto, y tranquilidad absoluta. Preciosas instalaciones para disfrutar con toda la familia.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Un grand merci, nous recommandons votre adresse!

  • 5 of 5

Un grand merci pour votre accueil à tous les deux, vos attentions, votre disponibilité, l'aménagement de votre jardin avec plein de jeux pour les enfants, la terrasse et les transats pour les grands...et la soirée Pasta! Nous avons beaucoup aimé séjourner chez vous au calme dans les collines et pouvoir redécouvrir dans la semaine Vicenza, Vérone, Padoue, les Villas.... Laurence

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci, Laurence, pour votre exquise cordialité et pour la belle revue, que vous nous avez donné. Notre établissement est conçu pour répondre aux critères de l'hospitalité et de bienvenue que nous voulons aussi être réservé pour nous. Manger ensemble aide à connecter les familles hôtes, favorisant la compréhension mutuelle. L'echange avec les invités, puis, il nous aide à comprendre comment nous pouvons améliorer notre hospitalité. Nous pensons également que si les enfants sont heureux, parce qu'ils trouvent un environnement qui leur convient avec des jeux sympas et divertissement, permet également aux parents de se détendre et se reposer tout en profitant de la tranquillité que La casa Trasparente offres. Je vous salue avec affection et je vous souhaite un bel automne. marialuisa
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: necessary

To reach 'La Casa Trasparente' from Milan you have to exit the Motorway before Vicenza.

Here are the details:

- Exit the Motorway A4 (Milano-Venezia) at the 'Montecchio' exit

- Take a left at the first circle, in the direction of 'Brendola'

- 1 km further, take another left towards 'Brendola'

- proceed across the village of 'Brendola' and start moving onto the hills

- keep going straight, in the direction of 'Perarolo'. There will be roadsigns.

- 4 km further, take a left towards 'Vicenza -S. Agostino'

- 200 m further, the road towards 'Vicenza -S Agostino' turn sharply to the right. Do NOT turn right, but proceed straight onto Cazzale St.

- Cazzale St. immediately splits in two parts, take the road on your right.

- Keep going straight. 750 m further you will reach no. 71, 'La casa Trasparente', a red house with many glass windows. Welcome!


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