Agriturismo La Madoneta

Veneto - Padua, Italy

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    Apt Il Fienile
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    Apt Il Fienile
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    Apt Il Fienile
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    Apt Granaio
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    Apt La Bigatera
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    Apt La Legnaia
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    Apt La Legnaia
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La Madoneta is an ancient country house, recently restored with great care and attention to detail by the family themselves, in accordance with age old tradition. The villa has been converted into 4 independent apartments, equipped with all of the necessary comforts. It is surrounded by the rich and lush countryside of the Alto Padovana (between Citadella and Padua) with beautiful landscaping and a haven of protected wildlife. The farm holidays are located inside Bolzonella, an important farm, producing cereals, fodder and milk. The Madoneta offers its guests a relaxing stay in an amazing natural setting, yet near to important places of cultural interest. In the heart of Veneto, few kilometers far from the medieval Cittadella, the myth of Bolzonella still live in the beautiful spaces of Villa Bolzonella and in all the activities that take place there. The Bolzonella Diary is fascinating with its prestigious and ambitious closed-chain project for the production of pasteurized milk, yogurt and cow’s cheeses.

The whole complex is surrounded by a beautiful park and gardens to relax in. The park surrounding the Villa is divided into two separate areas.The first garden, located in front of the north façade of the house and also visible from the road, is decidedly a more formal traditional Italian style garden, divided into large grassy sections, intersected by avenues decorated with roses and lemon trees in pots. The east side of the park, on the other hand, is Romantic in style, flanked by avenues of horn beams, lindens, maples and English oaks, with uneven earth, a large pond, small meadows and glades, a continuous wooded backdrop and groups of trees forming a forest. The entire garden is surrounded by a wide moat or fish pond. 

A Bit of History
Bolzonella is an ancient place, its name first recorded in the mid 13th century, when in the Book IV of the Statutes of Padua, which allocated responsibility for taking care of certain bridges to the various villas, mention was made of the bridge in Bolzonella. The term derives from “bolzon” or “balestra”, the Italian word for crossbow, and refers to a guard tower for cross bowmen. La Bolzonella initially belonged to the Carturo family: Benvenuto da Carturo was commissioned by the Republic of Padua to build the walls of Cittadella (1220). He then took the name of Cittadella, as did his descendants. The fox – the emblem of Bolzonella – is a reference to Pietro da Carturo, known as Volpe (fox), famous at the time of the Ezzelinis for his military stratagems. The Villa, whose origins date back to the 13th century, was nevertheless built later than the adjoining central tower, which dates from the 12th century, and it underwent a radical transformation in the 16th century. It was subsequently renovated in 1656 and finally extended towards the end of the 19th century. As demonstrated by its positioning, right from the start, La Bolzonella stood out as a place dedicated to production, crop control and for storing the fruits of the land, rather than a place of leisure. This is revealed by the fact that more attention was paid to functionality that appearance.
Today, Bolzonella is farm that produces cereals and fodder used to feed a stable of dairy cows, focusing increasingly on self-sufficiency and quality, with a short supply chain.
 
The Agriturismo La Madoneta has four apartments for rent which are equipped with all necessary amenities and furnished with style and passion. La Madoneta can accommodate up to a maximum of 12 people.
 
Apartment Il Fienile
Located on the first floor of the farmhouse, the Il Fienile apartment will offer you a particularly bright welcome. Large windows overlooking the porch and high ceilings give this loft apartment measuring about 110 sqm a natural predisposition for relaxation and comfort. The apartment sleeps two people. It consists of: a king size bedroom/living room (with TV and free WI-FI) with sofa bed; the bathroom has a bathtub, hair dryer and washing machine; the kitchen is fully-equipped and has a fridge, dishwasher, kettle and toaster.
 
Apartment Il Granaio
Located on the top floor of the farmhouse, the Il Granaio apartment is a large loft measuring about 100 sqm decorated in light colors and majestic wooden beams that make it particularly warm and welcoming. Converted from the space that was once storage for grains, it sleeps two people. It consists of: a king size bedroom/living room (with TV and free WI-FI); the bathroom has a bathtub and hair dryer; the kitchen is fully-equipped and has a fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle and toaster.
 
Apartment La Bigatèra
In Venetian dialect ‘bigatèra’ was the space where silkworms were grown, a widespread practice in the area and a source of precious silk for many local mills. This area has been converted into a comfortable apartment measuring about 115 sqm, designed especially for families. The apartment sleeps four people. It consists of: two double or twin king size bedrooms; a living room (with TV and free WI-FI); two bathrooms, with shower, hair dryer and washing machine; the kitchen/diner is fully-equipped and has a fridge, dishwasher, kettle and toaster.
 
Apartment La Legnaia
The store that was once used for firewood, faithful companion of the long, harsh winters of the Veneto plain, has been converted into an apartment measuring about 115 m2. The modern style and light colors characterize this pleasant apartment on the ground floor, with direct access to the garden and pool. Especially recommended for families, the apartment can sleep four people. It consists of: a king size bedroom; a living room (with TV and free WI-FI) / a second king size bedroom (double or twin); a very spacious bathroom with both bathtub and shower, hair dryer and washing machine; the kitchen/diner is fully-equipped and has a fridge, dishwasher, kettle and toaster
 
 

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