Villa Bencontenta

Rovolon, Padua
+39 340 7714819
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Stately and sturdy Italian farmhouse on a vast noble estate, a great place for a proper family holiday, with fun for all ages


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 14

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

What a setting! This estate has been in the same family since the 14th century and now you have the run of 120 hectares of meadows, fields and woodland, all against the backdrop of the Euganean Hills.You can feel the history all around you, especially in your rustic and secluded 400-year-old villa at the end of a country road. The house is magnificent and huge without being intimidating – there’s tons of space for hanging out en masse or sneaking off for a bit of peace and quiet away from everybody.Splash in your private pool, play golf on the estate’s course or ping pong on the porch. Much culture is a short drive away and you return to a fabulous place for making memories.

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We think you'll love

  • The peace and tranquillity of the estate
  • The villa’s 3 ground floor bedrooms for less energetic family members
  • 5 hours of cleaning a day included in the price
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You should know

  • The road to the villa is basic and very dark.
  • You need to drive to shops and restaurants


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights, 7 nights in winter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Restaurants 1km.


Nightly price
from €449
Weekly price
from €3140
Damage deposit
Extra bed €20. Cot available.
1 House for 14
From €4497 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

It may feel blissfully isolated here, but you’re only a half hour drive from Padua and Vicenza, cities chock full of Palladian splendour and enough bars and eateries to please all. If you really want to push the boat out, Venice is an hour away. Closer to home, there’s a restaurant at the golf club and a supermarket 2km up the road. An extensive guide in your villa is full of local info but check with the estate office if you need more advice.

Local points of interest from Francesca Papafava Antonini dei Carraresi

  • You can visit with us the amazing artificial caves in our estate: complimentary guided tour for our guests!
  • Have you ever wondered how italians prepare homemade pasta and risotti? with our cooking classes you'll learn to cook "the italian way"!
  • Golf aficionados can play at the challenging golf course in the estate at reduced prices
  • Euganean hills are popular for their natural beauties: medieval hamlets, nice walks in the woods, panoramic views. With us you can hire a professional guide and explore them by bike!
  • Euganean hills are also the perfect place to taste genuine food and great wine and oil: the "Wine Route" will take you through the best local producers.
  • You cannot miss a visit to one of the oldest and most beautiful historical garden of Italy: Valsanzibio, 30 min drive from Frassanelle, is the perfect place where to admire spring blooming and foliage. Great for kids.


Francesca Papafava Antonini dei Carraresi

Charming Contessa Francesca Papafava studied African Studies at SOAS in London and now runs the ancient family estate with aplomb. Her great great grandmother’s brother was Pietro Savorgnan di Brazza, an explorer who founded the city of Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo. When the Contessa is not on hand to welcome guests, friendly Anna and Saba will take very good care of you.