The Villa Some History
Where we are
Villa Selvatico is located a few kilometers from Padova and the Villas of the Brenta Riviera, in a central area of the Veneto Region. This is an excellent base for visiting all the tourist attractions of the Veneto. The cities of Veneto, Venice, Vicenza, Verona and Treviso, are in fact all day trip, as well as the smaller but no less beautiful Bassano, Asolo, Castelfranco Veneto. The main seaside resorts in the region, Lake Garda and the most beautiful places in the Dolomites also easily reached from here.
What we offer
Surrounded by an ancient park that stretches along the banks of the river Tergola and by a prosperous farm, Villa Selvatico is ideal for a relaxing holiday in touch with Nature and History.
The five comfortable apartments and the Suite Ortensia , built in different wings of the villa, offer to our guests a welcoming atmosphere for a truly enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
During your stay at Villa Selvatico, you can rest in the shade of the three hectares wide park, full of trees and bordered by the river Tergola, or you can walk in the "orchard" or along the embankment of the river.
A beautiful swimming pool with solarium is available for guests from May to September.
For sports lovers, you can access directly to the adjacent "Ciclovia Tergola", a bicycle and pedestrian path, for cycling or practising Nordic walking and running.
Villa Selvatico is a Venetian Villa built at the end of 1400 on the ruins of the medieval castle, which belonged between 1100 and 1200 to the rich and powerful Speronella Dalesmanin and his unscrupulous son Jacopo da Sant'Andrea, quoted by Dante in the Divine Comedy, the Inferno Canto XIII.
The villa, built in pre-Palladian mansion, is a typical patrician mansion where the nobles used to stay during the summer holiday, also to keep control of their agricultural estates. The main building is set on a double symmetry, with two identical facades simple and elegant, softened with arched doorways, topped by original masks. On the ground floor and on the first floor, two large living rooms across the house from North to South, flanked by smaller rooms.
In 1792, as a plaque on the north façade recalls, ended the first restoration of the villa which took the current forms.
After a restoration that took some years, nowaday Villa Selvatico gives to our guests the chance to stay in one of the five comfortable apartments, immersed in its fascinating atmosphere and surrounded by the green view of its gardens and countryside.
In the video below you will find an interesting insight into the history of Villa Selvatico.