At the foot of the Dolomites is the historic CasaBrando, an impressive 16th century estate still belonging to the descendents of the noble family who built it during the Renaissance period. The region is the birthplace of Titian and Vivaldi, and the nearby countryside is sprinkled with stunning villas by Palladio.
A two-acre garden encircled by surrounding hills and mountains make CasaBrando feel secluded, yet it is in a small village and the area is renowned for its cuisine and wine. The village of Cison di Valmarino is on the "wine road," offering many top-notch vintages. Mountain hiking, skiing, and interesting daytrips are all within easy reach. Venice is less than an hour away.
The main part of the villa was built in the 1600s, and accommodates eight people. A grand entrance hall gives an impressive welcome. The house was recently restored to a luxury standard, and offers two sitting rooms with a luxurious blending of modern and family antique furnishings and Baroque embellishments. A media room hosts the television and electronics. A very large open kitchen comes fully equipped to a professional's standard, and even has a fireplace for grilling. The kitchen looks out onto a pretty rose garden.
There are four well-appointed double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom (three are ensuite). Two bedrooms have king-sized beds and two have queen-sized beds.
The attached 15th Century Wing accommodates four people. It boasts two sitting rooms, and two queen-sized bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Two extra bedrooms can be added upon request for an extra charge.
Maid service is included in the price for 6 days of the week, eight hours per day. The onsite caretaker will also provide breakfast and one other delicious meal for guests during their stay.
The large garden is filled with beautiful plantings and an inviting lawn area. The very large swimming pool (54x18 feet) has a backdrop of the Dolomites beyond.