Villa La Contenta

Veneto, Padua, Rovolon

    • Sleeps 14+1 Guests
    • Bedrooms 7 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 7+1 WC Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 500 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Golf
    • Airport distance:
      Venice 68 km

    per week

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    Superbly comfortable country life surrounded by harmony and peace

    Villa La Contenta is a traditional Venetian farmhouse nestled on a large estate, one of the most prestigious aristocratic properties of the Veneto, home to a historic villa, a 19th-century english park, an 18-hole golf course and cultivated farmland. The large farmhouse sits within its own private garden with a pool and looks out onto the park of the estate and the Euganean hills.

    The farmhouse has been entirely restored, keeping its traditional characteristics all the while updating it to 21st-century standards and amenities. The airy interior has crisp white walls and comfortable living spaces with classy furnishings and open fireplaces. The modern kitchen opens onto the herb garden which guests can make use of for preparing their meals. These can be enjoyed in the inside dining room or in the typical outdoor covered loggia, adjacent to an outdoor living area.

    The villa’s seven bedrooms are spread over its three floors. They are feature lovely wooden furniture, attractive fabric prints and newly fitted en-suite bathrooms, some with soaking tubs.

    The huge pool is a definitely highlight. This is bordered by a pool house and sunbeds. Beyond this is Villa La Contenta sprawling 6000 m2 garden. This has been carefully planted with an herb garden, roses, lilacs, iris and calendula as well as a variety of trees including poplars, walnuts, hazelnuts, figs, cherries and apples. 

    The villa has a charging point for electrical cars (no extra fees).


    This historic estate reaveals its delights slowly and elegantly. Leaving the bustling Venetian activities behind you, the drive leads you on a simple country road through fields which melt into the natural park of the Euganean hills. You will soon discover the historical main villa on top of one of the hills, seemingly shielding the elegantly structured farm buildings, the beautifully restored farmhouse Villa La Contenta offered here and a wonderfully romantic 19th century garden folly reminiscent of a Palladian temple (The Temple / all featured in our portfolio). The estate has been in the hands of an ancient Counts's family since the 13th century, well over 700 years.

    This is one of the great Venetian properties. The 150 hectare estate consists of a Venetian villa, a 19th century English park, a skillfully designed 18 hole golf course and cultivated farmland with several farm buildings.

    All this only 20 km south of Padua, within easy reach of the famous historic villas of the Veneto, many of them built by the great Italian architect Andrea Palladio, as also the cities of the Veneto and the Lake district.

    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Hallo Frau Röhrig,
    wir hatten eine wunderschöne Zeit im Veneto und es hat alles gepasst. Danke Ihre tatkräftige Hilfe im Vorfeld und auch einen lieben Gruss and Francesca - welch liebenswerte Gastgeberin.
    Herzlichen Gruß 
    Schiele, Mai 2022

    Perfect for us!
    Reviewed by: Richard 
    Reviewed on: 07/07/2017 for their stay in 06/2017
    Villa La Contenta
    The Villa was perfect for our family with all the little ones enjoying the pool and space to run around. We took the room by the pool for some night time quiet. Having dinner or breakfast on the terrace in front of the house was wonderful. Conveniently located to Venice, Verona, Padua, was ideal and we found a number of delicious restaurants near the Villa that surprised us and were very accommodating for our large family. Enjoy!

    We left Villa La Contenta this morning and could not believe how quickly the week passed. We enjoyed our stay and it was perfect for our family and the many grandkids
    We also were very happy working with you and your patience with us and our many questions was wonderful! We will recommend you to our friends.
    R. Guilfoile
    July 2017

    Dear Hidden Italy
    I write with the thanks of our party for a truly excellent week's stay in the villa Bencontenta. The Villa was quite as beautiful as we had been expecting, the bedrooms were comfortable and well suited to our needs, the swimming pool, the table tennis table and other facilities which we did not need to take advantage of really, were all excellent. Most impressive of all, though, was the work of Saba and Sylvie in the kitchen. All our meals - and we ate nearly always at the Villa - were very well prepared and both Saba and her daughter were most helpful and delightful. They are two lovely and very special people. The Villa's guests are very lucky to have them looking after their needs. In passing, the mini-bus hire for our Verona outing was entirely successful. I used the company you recommended to me.

    There were a few minor observations that we had about the Villa's fabric which i did mention to Saba: fairly minor things such as some of the electrical fittings, the condition of some of the pool loungers and one of the sun shades. I wonder if I should be passing these observations on to Francesca or you. We had no accidents ourselves and Saba returned my 500 EU deposit before we left.

    In passing, highlights of our short stay in Italy were definitely our outing to Verona for the Opera Aida and an excellent meal beforehand at a restaurant Artica Terreta. We also had an especially good meal to celebrate Juliet Wilson's 60th birthday for which we dressed in Roman costumes ( I was a slave - seemed suitable! -) and Saba and Sylvie produced a very special meal. Most of us went on a guided tour of the various estate buildings which was excellently conducted by one of the staff. Also three of us had two very good rounds of golf at the Frassenelle Golf Course. Juliet and her niece and some friends went to the war cemetry and trenches just north of Asiago which were very worthwhile. Juliets grandfather had fought there and died of flu in a small town nearby afterwards. As you can see we had a full and eventful week.

    So - great thanks to you. I hope this little bit of feed back to you is useful.

    With best wishes
    D. Conran-Smith, July 2016

    Perfect holidays for 15 people - old and young!
    Left on May 8, 2014 for a stay in Apr 2014
    It was our 2nd stay in La Contenta. A perfect house for us. Each bedroom with a bathroom. A kitchen with best Equipment. beautiful garden with pool. Best and really nice Service and an amazing Country estate. Good Location for making trips, p.E. Venice, Padua, Vicenca, Verona, Trevio, Colle Eugenei, Bassano, Asolo ...

    Exceeded all our expectations
    Left on Sep 7, 2013 for a stay in Aug 2013
    We were a group of family of friends totalling 14. We stayed for 1 week in Mid August and can not recommend this beautiful property highly enough. 7 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms, wonderful kitchen, huge loggia, beautifully appointed living room and the entire property was absolutely spotless. Francessca and Sabah made us so welcome. The pool is incredible, we spent many wonderful, lazy days relaxing with our friends and family. Would encourage you to take advantage of the welcome dinner. Unbelievable food, table fully laid, food presented to you and your guests at the table, removed and kitchen completely cleaned up. We did not have to lift a finger. We also hired Sabah for an additional two nights to cook dinner for us and it was just as wonderful and remarkably economical. An absolute must for a big group. We are already planning our return trip. Thanks again to Francessca and Sabah. The Edis Group.

    Villa La Contenta - A marvel indeed!
    Left on Aug 6, 2013 for a stay in Jul 2013
    Our week in the Colli Euganei outside of Padova in Italy was simply marvelous. Twelve of us spent a delightful week there in mid July 2013. The administrators of the property could not have been nicer. The setting is pastoral. Having our own swimming pool was a special bonus, especially as we had two young grandchildren with us on this vacation. We would return in a minute.

    Beautiful Villa with everything one would need.
    Left on May 9, 2013 for a stay in Apr 2013
    Villa La Contenta is a beautiful Villa with everything one would need on Holiday, from the bedrooms with very comfortable beds all with your own bathroom, the kitchen is for people who really like to cook, everything you need in a kitchen. The property that the Villa is on is wonderful for hiking or just lounging by the pool. There is a bike trail next to the property that was easy excess. There were eleven people and everyone really enjoyed there time at Villa La Contenta.

    Amazing Villa! Loved staying here and want to go again!!
    Left on Aug 6, 2013 for a stay in Jul 2013
    We were a group of 4 couples and this was our second time renting an Italian Villa. Villa La Contenta surpassed all expectations. We would rent this place again and highly recommend it. The villa was extremely well maintained. Beds were very comfortable. Bathrooms large and clean. The maid came every day to tidy up and give us fresh towels etc. The house has very thick walls and shutters which kept the place cool and comfortable. If you want to use the the air conditioning, it had controls in every room of the house. We just put it on in our room at night and it worked extremely well. Didnt cost that much either. The bedrooms all had roll down screens which gave a pleasant breeze so air conditioning would not really be necessary for most people. (We are from Minnesota and we like it cold so that is why we used the aC) We really loved cooking in the well equipped kitchen (2 refrigerators) and the outdoor wood burning grill; using the fresh herbs from the garden and dining outside by the pool.(Note: there are 3 other large dining areas to use in the house) Pool was very large (20 yards long approx), clean and refreshing. Pool house had a full bath and changing room. Washer, dryer and ice machine was very convenient. We took day trips to Verona to see an opera in the old Roman colloseum- amazing experience! There are many other small ancient villages to explore nearby, and of course Venice, which is only an hour drive. This was truly an amazing experience.

    Dear Bettina,
    Just a quick note to say how much we all enjoyed La Contenta. The celebrations went off perfectly and everyone had a marvellous time. The villa lived up to its name and we were all sad to leave such a happy place. The weather was wonderful and Anna in the office and Saba in the house did their very best to make our stay truly memorable.
    Please pass on all our grateful thanks to them. Very best wishes,
    S. Taylor, July 2012

    Beautiful relaxing location after busy touring days
    Left on Jul 30, 2011 for a stay in Jul 2011
    Loved the house with it's many bedrooms and baths and the unique rural location. Lived poolside and at the beautiful outdoor table for meals. The house and grounds are beautifully maintained and air conditioning was a welcome relief during high temperatures.


    • Pool 16 x 8m / salt water pool
    • Air conditioning 
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • 3 mini safes
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • CD-stereo
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Large fridge and large freezer
    • Stove with large oven
    • Food processor
    • Microwave
    • Electric kettle
    • Filter coffee machine and italian stovetop moka coffe maker
    • Toaster
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryer in each bathroom
    • Baby bed and high chair
    • Loggia
    • Garden
    • Barbecue grill
    • Parking
    • Ping pong table
    • 3 bicycles
    Touring ideas

    Montemerlo 2.5 km
    Rovolon 5 km
    Abano Terme 12 km
    Padua 20 km
    Monselice 25 km
    The famous villas on the Brenta canal 25 km
    Este 26 km
    Montagnana 38 km
    Vicenza 40 km
    Rovigo 45 km
    Cittadella 48 km
    Treviso 60 km
    Venice 65 km
    Asolo 75 km
    Bassano del Grappa 61 km
    Ferrara 85 km
    Verona 85 km
    Mantua 98 km
    Bologna 125 km


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  • Activities

    The great cultural wealth of the Veneto region and its diversity is one of the main reason for visiting this area. Villa La Contenta's strategic position makes for many an inspiring day trip to Padova, Venice, Vicenza, Verona, Ferrara, Lake Garda as well as Este, Montagnana, Monselice and Arquà Petrarca in the immediate vicinity. The villas on the Brenta canal as well as the famous Palladio villas should also be on your cultural agenda. Each of these destinations offers a multitude of rewarding cultural visits.

    The Venetian Villas: More than 3000 villas were built in the hinterland of Venice between the 15th and 19th century. Some are open to the public. The most famous are the Palladian villas such as Villa Barbaro at Maser, Villa Emo at Fanzolo and La Rotonda near Vincenza. Do not miss the Villa Valmarana “Ai Nani” with frescoes by Tiepolo, Catajo Castle and Villa Barbarigo with its baroque garden and a maze of boxwood.

    In Venice you will have the opportunity to visit any of the 84 churches present in the city, including of course the Basilica of St. Marco, which stands next to the Doge’s Palazzo, one of the main landmarks of Venice. You can also visit the islands, such as Murano, famous for its beautiful hand blown glass.

    20 km from the estate you will find Padua. If you had to choose one thing to see, it would be the Cappella degli Scrovegni, a chapel entirely painted with frescoes by Giotto in the 14th century. This is considered the work which marks the beginning of the Renaissance. The main museum of Padua exposes the Emo Capodilista collection, given to the Municipality of Padua by the owners of La Montecchia. The Palazzo della Ragione (Palace of Reason), a surprising builing which rises above all the rest of the historical center of Padua exposes  another gift made by this family to the municipality, a sumptuous wooden horse.

    At Vicenza you will be dazzled by Palladio’s genius. The beauty of the Olympic Theatre, an embodiment of Andrea Palladio, the Palladian Basilica, another of his masterworks, or the Loggia del Capitano. The small streets of this compact city want to be explored on foot, which will bring an exciting reward at each 20 steps you take.

    The city of Verona contains many treasures: start with the Roman monuments, such as the Roman Arena. Garden lovers will want to visit the Giardino Giusti. The San Zeno church will stay with you for long. Every day the Piazza delle Erbe, a beautiful square in the center of town has a colourful market.

    Asolo is a small town, famous for its lace and silk weaving. It is also resplendent with monuments, such as the remains of an amphitheatre and an aqueduct, the Rocca (castle of the 12th early 13th century), or you can visit the Palazzo della Ragione which has now become the museum of the city. In the last century it was a privileged resort by artists and writers such as Hemingway and Browning and the famous Eleonora Duse.

    The town of Bassano del Grappa is located in the heart of Veneto at the foot of the Alps. The main productions of Bassano are white asparagus, ceramics, and of course grappa. You must see the Cathedral (Duomo), the Castello Superiore (Upper Castle), or the Church of St. John the Baptist.

    The Euganean Hills (protected since 1989) is located south of Padua. There are many small towns to visit such as Este, Montagnana, Monselice and Arqua ‘Petrarca. And let yourself be tempted by small local trattorias!

    Within 10 km distance: Villa Emo Capodilista, Villa dei Vescovi, Monastery of Praglia, Castello di S. Martino, Arquà Petrarca, Castle Il Cattaio, the gardens of Villa Barbarigo, Villa Beatrice d'Este.

    The thermal baths of Abano: Only 12 km from the estate is the town of Abano Terme, a spa where mineral-rich waters emerge at a temperature of 70°C to 80°C. We recommend a day at the spas of one of the luxurious hotels.

    The Golf Club: 5 minutes by car from the house lies the beautiful golf club of the estate, which is considered the best in the area. The club house is a cleverly converted farm building with a very pleasant restaurant which serves excellent light lunches and full dinners. Reduced green fees for our guests.

    Closest shopping: The next village with a supermarket, bar, bank and post office is Montemerlo at 2.5 km from the property. More choices of shops you will find in Rovolon at a distance of 5 km.

    Railway station: The next railway station is in Montegrotto at a distance of approx. 13 km from the property. Here you can park your car. Trains go regularly to Venice.


    Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

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    If rented for 12 people

    The 500 m2 house sleeps 12 people in 6 bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. The house is laid out as follows:

    Ground floor:

    • 1 living room with open fireplace
    • 1 kitchen
    • 1 breakfast room
    • 1 dining room
    • 2 twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (shower)
    • 1 extra WC
    • 1 large shady 200 m2 loggia for al fresco meals

    First floor:

    • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub with shower head)
    • 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub with shower head)
    • 1 large living space/play room (80 m2) with arches

    Second floor:

    • 2 twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (tub)


    • Loggia for outdoor meals
    • 6000 m2 garden
    • Pool 
    • Herb garden and orchard 
    • Barbecue 
    • Ping pong table 
    • Parking
    Request BookingIf rented for 12 people
    06 Jan 2024 - 23 Mar 2024
    02 Nov 2024 - 21 Dec 2024
    4580 EUR
    23 Mar 2024 - 04 May 2024
    28 Sep 2024 - 02 Nov 2024
    5060 EUR
    04 May 2024 - 29 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024 - 28 Sep 2024
    21 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025
    6780 EUR
    29 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
    7890 EUR

    If rented for 14 people

    See above, furthermore the pool house will be available. 

    Pool house:
    A lovely extra bedroom (twin bedroom with shower + WC) has been created in the pool house, therefore a total of 14 people (in 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms) can be accommodated comfortably. In the main house an additional bed is available for a 15th person.


    6 of 7 bedrooms can be made up into either twin or double beds. Please indicate the arrangements of the beds upon booking if different than stated above.

    Request BookingIf rented for 14 people
    06 Jan 2024 - 23 Mar 2024
    02 Nov 2024 - 21 Dec 2024
    5100 EUR
    23 Mar 2024 - 04 May 2024
    28 Sep 2024 - 02 Nov 2024
    5650 EUR
    04 May 2024 - 29 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024 - 28 Sep 2024
    21 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025
    7530 EUR
    29 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
    8790 EUR

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    Villa La Contenta 06 Jan 2024 - 23 Mar 2024
    02 Nov 2024 - 21 Dec 2024
    23 Mar 2024 - 04 May 2024
    28 Sep 2024 - 02 Nov 2024
    04 May 2024 - 29 Jun 2024
    31 Aug 2024 - 28 Sep 2024
    21 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025
    29 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
    If rented for 12 people
    4580 EUR 5060 EUR 6780 EUR 7890 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 12 people
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    5100 EUR 5650 EUR 7530 EUR 8790 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 14 people

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    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Pool towels
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Baby bed and high chair available. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 3rd birthday: free of charge.
    • Maid service (3 hours house cleaning per day 5 days per week)
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning 
    • Should you have rented Villa La Contenta for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.


    • Air conditioning (if required): set price of EUR 50 + Vat per day
    • Heating (if required): The cost of central heating is calculated according to use. Please be aware that central heating is very expensive in Italy. The average daily cost in winter varies from EUR 40 - EUR 250 + Vat per day according to the outdoor temperature and the amount of time the heating is turned on. 
    • Wood for fireplace: EUR 15 for each basket
    • Additonal bed in the main house if maximum capacity PAX 14 is exceeded: EUR 25 per night for the 15th person. No extra charge for children up to 3 years.
    • Pets allowed upon request only: EUR 70 domestic pet supplement per week


    EUR 700 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • First shopping: EUR 30 plus grocery purchase cost. The following items are included: 2 kg of bread, 500g butter, 2 jars of jam, 1 glass of honey, 12 eggs, 2 litres of milk, cheese, 1 packet Earl Grey Tea, 1 packet coffee, instant coffee, 750g natural yoghurts, 3 bottles of orange juice, 3 kg fruits of the season, 1,5 kg pasta (noodles), 2 jars tomato sauce, 1 large piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and 1 kg tomatoes, onions, garlic, lemons, 1 bottle of extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, 6 litres mineral water, 4 bottles of beer. Please specify if you like organically grown products.
    • Arrival dinner: EUR 30 per person (EUR 15/child up to 12 years). Minimum 6 adults. The dinner consists of an antipasto with local products, cheese and a selection of cold cuts, a pasta dish, side dish of seasonal vegetables, cake or ice cream, and coffee to finish, plus bread. 
    • Dinners during your stay: EUR 30/35 per person, (EUR 15/17 children up to 12 years) at choice. Minimum 6 adults. Please remember to request this service well in advance to make sure the cook is available. 
    • Breakfast Service: EUR 14 per person: coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, mineral water, bread, butter, fresh brioche, jam, honey, muesli, yoghurt; EUR 17 per person: with cheese, cold cuts and boiled egg. 
    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 20 per hour


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday in high season; exceptions are considered in mid and low season, price on request.
    • Pool opening dates: 4th May - 26th September

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