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Holiday apartments in restored 400 year old Barn on 400 acre farm - Apartment 2 Palazzo Rosso

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



Apartment 2 Palazzo Rosso

Ground floor apartment with two entrances and wheelchair access. The apartment has an open plan living, dining and kitchen area. One double/twin bedroom. One bathroom with wheelchair access.

The apartment is very well furnished with locally made solid wood furniture and kitchen with contemporary lighting. The kitchen has a solid granite work surface. Classic terracotta floor tiles. 400 year old exposed solid stone walls. Original beamed ceilings. The bedroom face north and has a view of the 5000 square metre Villa Palazzo Rosso courtyard garden. One of the entrances opens directly out to the 350 square metre, 10 metre high beamed 'Portico' barn which is for guest use. The apartment is both heated and air conditioned.

About the property

Holiday apartments

The 6 apartments are built into the south facing wing of a 17th century Italian Villa and 400 acre working arable farm called Palazzo Rosso (the Red Palace). The 400 year old building has been completely and lovingly restored, retaining all original features such as beams, solid stone walls, fireplaces etc. There is a 300 square metre 10 metre high beamed barn for guest use, paved with local stone. There is a 13.5x6 metre swimming pool with a jacuzzi jet corner. There are extensive gardens for guests on both sides of the building, as well as an orchard and courtyard animals (horses, ponies, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, Geese, ducks, rabbits and dogs) which our guests are welcome to visit and pet.

The building faces south and has views out over our farmland, with a river and the Colli Berici hills to the west side, the Villa courtyard garden to the north side and our 15 acres of Vineyards to the east.

Places to visit: The historic Unesco City of Vicenza is only 15km from the farm & there is a cycle track all the way to the centre . The Berici hills are only 2km from the farm, where there are many hiking & biking tracks as well as an area famous for climbing called Lumignano. The spa towns of Abano & Montegrotto Terme are only 25km away.

Further afield: Venice is 70km which is a one hour drive away, or a one hour train ride from Vicenza. Verona is 65km which is a one hour drive away, Padova 30km which is a half an hour drive away. Lake Garda is 100km way & easily accessible by motorway. The Altopiano of Asiago & skiing at 2000m are only 70km away. Florence is a two & a half hour drive away

More Information about the property: The apartments can all be rented separately or together for larger groups.

There is a 110 square metre ground floor common room with Kitchen and bathrooms, a table for 14, pool table, table football, sofas, library, Tv, computer and printer, board and Video games.

The apartments have access to a first floor 140 square metre 6 metre high open plan communal terrace with views out over the barn, south facing garden, pool and the farm.

The apartments have use of a communal laundry room with a washing machine, tumble dryer, two washing sinks, clothes drying facilities, ironing board and iron.

There is a Weber gas BBQ and a charcoal BBQ for our guests as well as a fire pit. There is also a sand pit and toys for kids of all ages.

More Details

About Us

Philip Frankland
Az. Agr. Palazzo Rosso Farm di Zini Silvia
Via Bagnolo 12, Longare
xxxxxx Vicenza
VAT Reg NoIT03542950245

Property Manager
Philip Frankland
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Philip Frankland

Hi I am Phil. My wife Silvy and I have owned and managed our 400 acre farm since 1992 when I moved to Italy from the UK. We started to rent out one apartment in 2002 and enjoyed having people around so much that we decided to restore a huge old 17th century barn and farm house which we turned into 6 holiday rental apartments.

Philip Frankland purchased this farmhouse in 1991

Why Philip Frankland chose Longare

We were lucky enough to inherit Palazzo Rosso Farm from my wife Silvy's family.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Our guests love to come and stay at Palazzo Rosso because they can enjoy the benefits of being close to many beautiful places such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Mantova and Vicenza and at the same time when they want to relax they can sit back and enjoy the farm location and beautiful surroundings at Palazzo Rosso.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The apartment was very comfortable, perfect for a family with small children. The satellite TV, DVD player & stereo made life easier when it rained. The kitchen was very well equipped and there were lots of great places to go out for dinner, the Italians all take their children out with them which was a nice change and made our evenings much more enjoyable.

There were lots of places to go and visit close by, we stayed for nearly two weeks and still didn't get to see everything.

We had a great time staying over new year, we even joined in a local new years party which was great fun.

looking forward to coming back soon.

Henry, Caroline, Sarah & Freya Iddon. Blackpool, England.

Comfortable, nice showers, enough towels, good beds, very complete kitchen.

Nice surroundings, beautiful hills, well located to the A4 highway.

We like the fire outside.

You've been very helpful and kind.

We like the fresh eggs !!

Ambra Walstra & friends from Holland
Nov 2007
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The rental rate includes electricity, heating and air conditioning (when required), linen (including beach towels during the summer season) and final cleaning. There are no hidden costs. Payment by bank transfer or credit card.


Accommodation and facilities for Apartment 2 Palazzo Rossoin Longare in Veneto

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has full wheelchair access.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 can be made up as a large double or two singles. a cot can be provided if required, please advise in advance.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The apartment sleeps a maximum of 3 with the use of the sofa bed in the living area. There is a utility room on the first floor which is for guest use with two sinks, a washing machine, clothes driers, an Iron and ironing board and some children's toys. The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need for cooking, should you choose not to go out to one of the many very good local restaurants.


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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time at Palazzo Rosso and once again we really enjoyed our holiday. The area has so much to see that we arebstill finding new places to visit and it's so nice to be able to use the apartment as a base for visiting the various towns and cities nearby including Padua, Venice, Verona and Vicenza. We cycled in to Vicenza twice using the farms cycles and the excellent (and flat) off road cycle track which runs from the farm into the city. The new electric bikes are a great addition for cycling the wine trail and up into the berici hills. Plenty of restaurants close by from inexpensive trattoria, pizza and lunch stops to more expensive restaurants.

Well done again!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to hear that our guests enjoyed their time and have come back to Palazzo Rosso for another visit. Best Regards Phil and Silvy
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WONDERFUL in every way

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, relaxing setting, but close to so many things to see and do. Phil and Silvy are consummate hosts, and made us feel very welcome. It was lovely to come ‘home’ to the farm every evening, have a swim, relax for a while, maybe give the ponies some carrots, then go to one of the many good restaurants near by. We are already ‘plotting’ to return in 2019!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Solihull, UK

Peaceful countryside getaway with extras enabling visits to historic cities

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay despite being the only visitors in the off season. The hosts were so welcoming, friendly and helpful - we particularly enjoyed cycling into Vicenza and fresh eggs every morning! Would certainly recommend Palazzo Rossa.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Host with the most!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about Phil & Sylvie. They were outstanding hosts. Their place is spot on with the post & delivers exactly what they promise. It is a fun-filled family place which has been in their family for generations. It is an upscale agriturismo which is perfect for families. They REALLY enjoy their guest & helping them enjoy the area with so many helpful suggestions. Phil even helped us get a flat tire changed and repaired at a local gas station - that is the above and beyond they showed at all turns of our trip! We HIGHLY recommend their place and can't thank them enough!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to know that our guests enjoy their time here on the farm and we do our best to assist them if they have any difficulties. Luckily we have a great local garage that were more than happy to help out ! Best Regards Phil and Silvy
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Brilliant holiday (again)

  • 5 of 5

After staying with our family during the summer last year my husband and I decided to have a week's break at Palazzo Rosso on our own in May.

We stayed in apt. 2 which suited our needs as a couple perfectly. Apartment was well decorated and equipped with all you need, including for the preparation of basic but tasty meals.

Phil and Sylvy again were fabulous hosts, great for recommendations, a chat and helping us with our poor Italian.

We spent a day cycling around the local area on the palazzo's bikes, using the brilliant cycle tracks and were able to explore areas which are easily missed if you never venture off the main roads in car.

The Palazzo is well situated for sightseeing and culture and we visited Verona, Venice and Murano, all within an hour or so of the villa.

We also managed to hike the 1500+ steps up to santuaria De la corona at brentino just outside of Verona. A hard trek but worth it when you reach the top. Another must is Camisano Sunday market where you can stock up on friuts and veg, clothes, shoes and anything else including gifts and souvenirs.

Evenings were spent either at the good local restaurants (which all accommodate families and more particular eaters, and they are pretty inexpensive) or eating fresh veggies and bread on the terrace followed by a game or 3 of pool in the barn and 1 or 3 glasses of wine 😉?

We still feel like we have lots to explore in the area and the Palazzo is such a good base for doing so. We hope to return next year.

Thanks for helping us make some more wonderful memories, and carry on with the great work!

Alex and Tony

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dublin, Ireland

Perfect Apartment, perfect location for visiting Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Dolomites & Vincenza

  • 5 of 5

Apartment on a beautiful refurbished farm, well equipped with all the comforts of home plus more. Refreshing pool and fantastic games room. Bikes were very handy with very safe bike tracks close by that went on for miles & miles. Silly & Phil are the perfect hosts with a wealth of information of the surrounding location, great restaurants plus more!!!! Our favourite restaurant was up the hill, sorry forget the name but Silvy will let you know!! We ate in a cave, very different and amazing food ( bonus was there was an English menu, just ask) pretty much all the restaurants that Silvy recommended were fab also the local Pizza in Longare! Local wines were also great my favourite was 'Livium'!!!! All in all a fantastic holiday and can't wait to return, almost forgot about the animals especially the 3 friendly dogs made me feel at home ☺️

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso or Verona
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Bar Stazione
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Valdastico South, Longare Montegaldella exit
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Trattoria Al Volto
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Chioggia or Lido near Venice
Car: recommended

The Villa Palazzo Rosso is located near the village of Longare, in the hamlet of 'Ponte di Lumignano' at the foot of the Berici Hills (400 meters high). The local area is perfect for hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. There are many local restaurants and wine producers where guests can enjoy the fantastic local dishes & taste the local wine. There is a cycle track which starts in Longare and winds all the way to the centre of Vicenza (14 kms).

There are many famous Palladian villas in the area which people from all over the world come to visit.

Palazzo Rosso Farm is a perfect starting point from which to visit all of the most famous historic cities such as Venice, Verona, Padova, Vicenza, Mantova, Ferrara as well as Bassano, Marostica and Asolo. All of these locations are well within and hours drive from the farm.

Other local attractions which our guests enjoy include wine tasting in the many local wine cellars, a Grana Padana cheese factory and shop and a local organic Olive oil producer.

Other Activities: Rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking in the 400 metre high Colli Berici hills