Villa Franceschi

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Via Don Minzoni, 28, Mira Porte, Mira, Veneto, 30034, Italy
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Satisfaction Very Good
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 23% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families100
  • Couples86
  • Solo0
  • Business85

More about Villa Franceschi

A Brenta-Villa turned into a Luxury-Hotel

by globetrott about Villa Franceschi in Mira

Villa Franceschi is a luxury hotel built into one of the Brenta-villas and I passed by it on my way through the Brenta-valley. This type of hotel is a bit out of reach for my travel-budget but it might be a good hotel , when you intend to explore not only Venice but also places like Padua and its surroundings and when you have a car !
Please have a look on their web-page for more infos and pics ! Dont expect to read any prices there! You are able to choose between several excellent packages and book them directely on their webpage, BUT no prices are shown there at all. ;-(( It must be a great feeling to stay a few days in such a special ambiente of an old villa and it is certainly an excellent place to stay for people who can afford it. When staying in this hotel you definitely need a car !

Photos

Hidden Chapel - inscriptionHidden Chapel - inscription

La Cantina on Strada NuovaLa Cantina on Strada Nuova

in one of the smaller canals (180 of them)in one of the smaller canals (180 of them)

Gondolas in VeniceGondolas in Venice

Forum Posts

art workshop

by mosinclair

Watercolour Painters who have studied in Italy......can anyone with a positive experience recommend a watercolour painting retreat in the North of Italy?

Are there any we should stay away from?

We want to go to Italy in May 2010 and appreciate your insights.
Thanks
Mo

Re: art workshop

by tropicrd

Hi and welcome to VT.
One of my friends went to a retreat that did water colours in Tuscany with accommodation near Barga.She said it was really great and had a lot of fun too.She gave me this web site for you to try.

www.hotfroguk.co.uk/Products/art-courses-

You could also try--www.artistinitaly.com

Hope you find what you are looking for.

Cheers

Re: art workshop

by Beausoleil

Don't know if you would be interested but we took a "fresco" lesson near Florence once and loved it. It is water-based paint, just not transparent. We prepped our tiles, plastered them, pounded in the design (that we had previously punched holes in for transfer) and proceeded to paint them. Once the plaster dries, you can't do any more so it's time sensitive but we spent an entire day doing this and had a wonderful time. We were renting an apartment from the woman who gave us the lessons. She is an art restorer in Florence and also does watercolors. I don't have her painting web site any more but you can contact her at http://www.landscapeproperties.com/dettaglioa.aspx?id=5016

That's the web site for their apartment rental (which I highly recommend) in Tuscany just south of Florence. We love to stay there. Her name is Trinidad Jiminez (sp?) and she's a wonderful teacher.

Something a little different. We still have our fresco tiles and love them. If you are interested and the link above doesn't work, e-mail me via VT and I'll give you her husband's e-mail address. If you enjoy painting, you would love this and the setting is on a hill overlooking the Chianti valley and their lovely olive grove.

Travel Tips for Venice

PROSECCO

by sunlovey

Drinking prosecco is central to having a blissful time in Venezia....
Prosecco is Italy's BRILLIANT answer to crisp, refreshing, well-made sparkling wine at a reasonable price. It is produced in the region of Veneto, specifically in Conegliano just 50 km from Venice. Prosecco is the name of the actual grape used to make it.

Something I've learned on my many trips to Italy is that it's a good idea to drink wine from the region you're visiting if at all possible. They appreciate it, it gives you a new sense of where you are and it's oftentimes better priced.

When in Venice, it's prosecco for lunch and dinner, because something about being there (or should I say EVERYthing about being there) puts us in a celebratory mood. I highly suggest you atleast have a glass with dinner. And make sure you say a toast (or as they say in Italy, Cin cin! or Salute!) before you take a sip. You are in one of the most beautiful cities in the world after all. I love the early evening in Venice, this is when we often dip into a bar or osteria for our first leisurely bottle of prosecco and perhaps some crostini. Take your time and enjoy every sip/bite... Then stroll around a bit more before you settle in for a scrumptuous dinner. Gosh I LOVE eating in Italy.....

Campanile di San Marco...

by AndreasK

Campanile di San Marco (campanile means 'bell tower') was constructed in the 10th century and received an overhaul in the 1500s after being damaged by an earthquake, giving it the profile that we see today. Inside the bell tower there are five large cast iron bells. Each bell has a name and a purpose; Marangona rang mornings and evenings at the beginning and end of the work day, Maleficio rang for capital executions, Nona rang at the 9th hour, Trottiera called magistrates to meetings in the Palazzo Ducale, and the bell of Pregadi called senators to the Palace.

With a Gondola...

by Aggeliki

The Gondola is a traditional Venetian rowing boat. Gondolas were for centuries the chief means of transportation within Venice and still have a role in public transport.
Its a kind of touristic local custom, but its worth for one time in your life. The cost for half an hour is about 60-80 euro.(depends of the season).
Tip: A Venetian tradition dictates that couples must kiss under every bridge for Eternal Love.Dont forget this!!!

Overcrowded place

by croisbeauty

Venezia is definetely overcrowded place, especially in the summer and during the holidays. This is how it looks around Ponte Paglia during the Easter holidays at noon, you hardly can walk around. Do not even think about visiting interiors of San Marco or Palazzo Ducale at that specific time, it is almost mission impossible.

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