Villa Alberti

Location Dolo

Postcode 30031

Telephone +39 041 4266512

€-€€

Why we love it...

A real gem the Brenta River

The Place

Just outside Mira, Villa Alberti is far from the tourist crowds of Venice, but not so far away that you feel isolated – with Mira in one direction and Dolo in the other, there’s plenty to explore. Take a stroll along the Brenta River towards Mira, or catch a bus straight to the heart of Venice or Padua. Dolo is easily reachable by bike.
The long line of 16thC Palladian Villas along the Brenta is a legacy of the Venetian aristocracy – and Villa Alberti, while not quite as grand as some of its neighbours, is a gem. The building was taken over by the Malerba family ten years ago in a semi-dilapidated state. Fortunately, this family of architects had the skill and resources to effect a thorough restoration. It took about five years, and the result is charming. Inside, objets d’art – vases, paintings, sculptures, lamps, ceramics, all in Art-Nouveau style – adorn the reception and sitting rooms. The bedrooms are simple and comfortable.
Outside there are two and a half acres of well tended formal gardens, lined with 250-year-old trees and dotted with old stone bird baths; an orchard with scores of fruit trees – apple, pear, plum, cherry, fig, jujube; grape vines and a small vegetable patch. Guests can venture out and pick what they want.
Despite the grandeur of the building and gardens, this remains an incredibly informal place to stay. The staff are friendly too. After a day of sightseeing, you’ll be welcomed back with a cold glass of Prosecco.

The Essentials

Price Band €-€€
Rooms 21; each with own bathroom; all rooms have air conditioning, mini-bar, TV, wi-fi, phone and hairdryer
Food breakfast, dinner
Facilities bar, restaurant, library, bike rental
Children welcome
Disabled 2 rooms suitable
Pets welcome, no charge

To Book

Contact Gianni Malerba
Call +39 041 4266512
Fax +39 041 5608898
Email info@villalberti.com
Website www.villalberti.com

Good To Know

Address Via E. Tito 90, Dolo, Venice 30031
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The Location

Find this place: in own grounds on the edge of the Brenta River; car parking

What's nearby: Mira (800m), Venice (15km); Padua (18km); Vicenza and Treviso (35km)