The eighteenth century Court of Villa Colloredo, with its typical arcades, farmers’ houses and barns is a secluded place, immersed in the tranquillity of the Brenta Riviera. This harmonious geometrical area, once the heart of farming life, is surrounded by an over 40 hectare farmstead, a rare oasis filled with vegetation between Dolo and Mira, only 20 km from Venice and Padua.
Corte di Villa Colloredo is surrounded by a big garden and by cultivated lands; a perfect place for strolling and jogging. From the house you can reach Venice Lagoon with a bicycle, cycling along the Brenta river, admiring architectural masterpieces such as Villa Foscari designed by architect Palladio it Malcontenta and Villa Pisani in Stra, with frescoes by Giambattista Tiepolo.
Built in 1782 by the Colloredo family and enlarged numerous times during the 1800’s and 1900’s, Corte di Villa Colloredo was bought in 1974 by Alberto Meneghelli, Andrea Meneghelli’s father, making it the family residence; in 2005 it was nearly completely renovated. The place is run by Sara, Andrea’s wife.
FREE PARKING. You may park your car in the garden area for free. The car will be safe since the gate is normally kept closed.
COURTYARD & GARDEN. Tables and chairs are available in the garden, under the characteristic arcades, so that you may enjoy your meals outdoors.
ART BOOKS. A great common hall welcomes anyone wishing to relax reading books taken from our library on Venice and the Veneto region.
POOL TABLE & CHESS. Pool and chess players will find everything they need in the villa’s hall to practice their favorite games.
TOYS FOR CHILDREN. We encourage children not to play with smartphones and tablets, offering a selection of wooden toys, puzzles, books. Moreover we welcome children who want to walk in the park, play football and stay outdoors to smell the flowers and discover colorfull butterfly and solitary birds..
BICYCLES. We have 5 good trekking bicycles, which we lend for free. To make sure they are at your disposal, please book them before arrival, so we can ensure they are available.
RESTAURANTS & SHOPS. Sambruson is a little town between Dolo and Mira. Upon your arrival you will be given a map of the surrounding areas with all shops and restaurants. From Corte di Villa Colloredo you can reach grocery stores, bakeries and butcher shops on foot. In less than 10 minutes by car there are at least a dozen really good restaurants.
LAUNDRY. At walking distance there is a laundry, which is open every day from 7 to 22.
How to reach us by Car. Exit the A4 / A57 motorway at the Mirano Dolo toll booth, continue for about 3 km towards the centre of Dolo. Once at the traffic lights near Dolo’s church, turn left and continue on SS11 towards Mira and Venice. About 1,5 km outside Dolo, turn right crossing the bridge on the Brenta and continue towards Sambruson and Chioggia until you reach the traffic lights. At the intersection turn left and, after 50 meters, immediately right again towards the centre of Sambruson. After 100 meters, take the little street to the right of the church and continue along the dirt road for about 100 meters. Corte di Villa Colloredo is on the right.
By Plane. The closest airports are Venice’s “Marco Polo” (25 km), Treviso (35 km) and Verona (85 km). The taxi ride from the airport of Venice costs over €50.
By Train. The closest train stations are those of Venezia-Mestre (15 km) and that of Padova (20 km); the taxi ride from Mestre costs over €50.
Public Transportation. We suggest that you arrive by car, but there is efficient public transportation that connects Dolo to Venice and Padua. The bus stop is at 2 km from Corte di Villa Colloredo; the bus service runs all day, from early morning up until late evening. Buses pass every 30 minutes and take about half an hour to reach Venice and Padua.
Corte di Villa Colloredo is located at Dolo between Venice and Padua along the Brenta Riviera. Venice and Padua are only 20 minutes away by car and many other Northeastern cities are only an hour away or less:
- Venezia 20km
- Padova 20km
- Chioggia 35km
- Treviso 40km
- Asolo 50km
- Vicenza 50km
- Bassano 55km
- Ferrara 90km
- Verona 85km
- Mantova 120km
- Aquileia 125km
- Ravenna 130km