Villa Condulmer, located in the Treviso countryside adjacent to Venice, is a Venetian Villa whose exact origin date remains uncertain. According to Mazzotti it was built on the seventeenth-Century; according to Venturini first works started in 1743 on commission of the Venetian patrician Alvise Condulmer.
Authoritative sources assert that the Villa was built on the ruins of an ancient monastery, attributed to the sixteenth Century, and whose vestiges refer to the barchessa orthogonal to the main house.
Over the centuries the villa underwent several changes of ownership, all linked to the absence of descendants of the dynasty that owned it. Indeed, from the Condulmer, the Villa passed to the noble Grassi family, later to Count Giovan Battista Tornielli, and then to the Bonaventura family, who still owns it together with the Monti family.
The building, which has been protected by the Fine Arts since 1930, is now the site of a hotel. It was the Monti family who, in 1959, transformed the old residence into a hotel, giving it to Alfredo Beltrame, owner of the El Toulà restaurant chain all over the world.
Prestigious five-star hotel in the Venetian hinterland, Hotel Villa Condulmer offers next to the innovative services available to its guests, the charm of a real 18th-century Venetian Villa.
ARCHITECTURE & PARK
According to the dictates of the eighteenth-Century, which see the most magnificent examples of villa, it is the main representative space to be privileged, with the stately building preceded by the garden in axial configuration.
The main entrance, located on the eastern side at the end of an avenue, is characterized by a wrought iron gate with exposed brick pillars and rusticated finishes, all decorated with statues.
Following the entrance avenue, the two monumental cedars, of the Atlas on the left and of Lebanon on the right, stand majestically. The two ancient plants adorn the entrance to the stately building, which faces its main front to the south.
The ground floor is slightly raised, with the four steps leading to the entrance, beyond which the visitor is greeted by the large passing hall, the fulcrum of the building. The flooring is on the Venetian terrazzo; walls and ceiling are adorned with fine stuccos; the two ancient and rare handmade Murano glass chandeliers are symmetrical and precious.
Also in the hall (the ancient living room), you can admire 4 frescoes in bucolic theme, made around the half of the 19th. Century by the painter Eugenio Moretti Larese.
In particular, the second on the right, portrays the then owner of the Villa, Count Giovan Battista Tornielli, together with his friend Giuseppe Verdi. The composer at the invitation of the count, stayed in the Villa from March 1853, to relax after the much criticized first play of “La Traviata”.
In the central part of the hall a large arched door is flanked by a window on each side. Going up the symmetrical stairs, you get to the main floor, also characterized by a large hall with Venetian terrazzo floor, an imposing majestic eighteenth-Century Murano glass chandelier in the middle of a fine noble coat of arms, a protruding terrace, and a remarkable verticality.
The pride of the Villa is the large eighteenth-century park designed by the architect Sebatoni, where it is easy to relax in quiet walks. Numerous are the imposing and rare trees, listed as monumental and secular.
Of remarkable interest is the small pavilion overlooking the lake, the statues, the ruins, the numerous flowers and the typical essences of the ancient parks; finally the large and beautiful swimming pool in the middle of the green. Adjacent to the park of the villa, an eighteenth-century chapel, currently deconsecrated.
SUITE GIUSEPPE VERDI
Our first suite is obviously dedicated to Giuseppe Verdi, the composer of Nabucco, Rigoletto, Traviata, Aida, Otello, Joan of Arc, Macbeth and much more. The composer was deeply connected to the Villa and to the Count Tornielli.
Giuseppe Verdi’s stay at Villa Condulmer was due to a failure. On March 6, 1853, the premiere of one of his most famous operas was staged at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice: La Traviata. But it was heavily hounded by the audience in the hall, resulting in great disappointment of its author.
At that time, the president of the theater was Count Giovanni Battista Tornielli, who inherited Villa Condulmer and the estate of Zerman from the last descendant of the Grassi family. A great lover of music and linked to Verdi by a sincere friendship, the count invited the composer to stay with him in the Villa, far from the usual environments.
Right on the piano of Villa Condulmer, still present in the Villa, La Traviata was revised and rewritten by its author to finally become the famous timeless success that we know today.
Memory of the stay of Giuseppe Verdi in Villa, in addition to the aforementioned piano, is the beautiful fresco commissioned by Count Tornielli to the painter Eugenio Moretti Larese, depicting the same count while conducting a cart pulled by an oxen and on which sits Verdi in the act of playing a lute, in the middle of a merry brigade.
Of the same author are the other three beautiful frescoes that stand in the entrance hall of the Villa.
Anectodes and rumors
Rumors mention that the very night Verdi arrived near the Villa, where he would find refuge and tranquility after the failure of his premiere, he was victim of an accident: the carriage on which he traveled ended off the road, and horses and passengers ruined in the lateral moat.
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901) was an Italian composer universally recognized among the greatest of all times, author of melodramas that are part of the repertoire of theaters all over the world. He dominated the lyric scene after the great protagonists of the early nineteenth Century.
SUITE MARGHERITA CONDULMER
Daughter of the Venetian patrician Tomaso Condulmer, Margherita Condulmer married in 1772 to N.H. Venetian Giovanni Grassi. The latter was given the home and the agricultural properties of the family. The Villa, according to the canons of the time, was above all a summer residence; during the rest of the year the family resided in Venice.
Belonging to the Grassi family and completed in 1772, the same year of the wedding of Giovanni and Margherita, is the great Palazzo Grassi in Venice. This notable work of the architect Giorgio Massari, located in San Marco and overlooking the Grand Canal, is today home to exhibitions of considerable interest.
SUITE POPE EUGENIO IV
The most illustrious ancestor of Alvise Condulmer, the Venetian patrician who commissioned the construction of the Villa, is certainly Gabriele Condulmer, better known as Pope Eugene IV. He was born in Venice in 1383. He was the 207th Pope of the Catholic Church until his death in 1447.
Pope Eugene IV is remembered for having been driven from Rome by the powerful family of the Colonna who, thanks to the intercession of Pope Martin V, born Ottone Colonna and predecessor of Eugene IV, had furiously stolen large quantities of lands, through the Catholic Church, in favor of various members belonging to his family.
Pope Eugene IV, during his pontificate, had then confiscated these assets. The Colonna family took revenge by removing Eugenio from dominating Rome. The pope saved himself by going into exile in May 1434.
Dressed as a monk and led to a Florentine vessel on the Tiber, he secretly arrived in Florence, where he was rehabilitated with the help of Cosimo De ‘Medici. Only after ten years of exile, who also saw him in Venice and Bologna, Pope Eugene IV regained possession of Rome.
It is described by historians against heresy, against slavery in the Canary Islands, man of great goodness towards the poor. Never guilty of nepotism, he was a lover of art and of study. Our suite No. 5 is dedicated to him.
Our Garden Suites are unique of their kind. Real apartment suites, they are characterized by furnishing and finishes in luxury country-style. Each one has a different personality, in common they have a living room with exposed beams, bathroom and bedroom. Access to the suite is from the porch overlooking the private garden.
The view from the rooms is direct on the grove surrounding the villa within the walls. The spacious living room features a relaxation area with sitting area. The bathrooms are decorated in coordinated style with fine details: from soft cotton towels to precious toiletries.
The tub in the private bathroom is a cuddle worth indulging and soft double beds will offer you wonderful nights. The Garden Suites are ideal to enjoy the complete tranquillity of the Villa immersed in the green and in the elegant luxury of Condulmer.
Our Junior Suites with views of the dedicated garden enjoy direct access from Barchessa and are located in the most quiet area of Villa Condulmer, on the first floor. Bright and large, they are characterized by a small sitting room reserved for work or relaxation. The Garden area is perfect for long stays, immersed in the charm and discretion of the Green Villa.
In a reserved area of the historic house, comfortable and gathered, suitable for guests traveling in pairs or alone.
The decor is simple and welcoming, overlooking is on the ceiling of the barn that protects the room and just beyond the park, at your disposal throughout your stay. The special feature of these rooms is given by their position in the Villa along a decidedly suggestive corridor.
Positioned on the first floor of the historic barn of the Villa, the rooms are equipped with all amenities, spacious and bright, are furnished with elegance and style. large beds and soft pillows to make you sleep surrounded by the peace and silence of Villa Condulmer and views of the garden for your best awakenings.
In our Classic Barchessa rooms all services are available: from wi-fi to the room service. private bathrooms with shower and bath for optimal comfort.
BISTROT “AI DUE CEDRI”
Bistrot is a term of French origin, literally meaning a typical local in wich wines, liqueurs and dishes are consumed. In its modern sense, the term has gained international recognition, a bistro is a small restaurant, refined in the menu proposal, often simple in the preparation of the rooms, with a touch of typical.
Ai Due Cedri embodies exactly this type of image: a simple, convivial and at the same time placed in a prestigious historical and artistic context: the marvelous Villa Condulmer, with its frescoes, its atmosphere of the past.
The menu is varied, well balanced in the relationship between traditional regional and national cuisine and an experimentation driven by cooking techniques and presentation of the dishes. All in the broadest respect of the best raw materials, treated as little as possible and enhanced in its intrinsic characteristics.
Bistrot Ai Due Cedri is an image, an entity, a philosophy rather than a place defined in space.
Depending on the season, the tables await our guests in a room of eighteenth-century origin, on the edge of a modern swimming pool surrounded by old trees, sheltered from the sun in the shade of a beautiful Barchessa, in the park. Each of these locations creates a perfect setting for our dishes and for your best evenings or lunches in a perfect combination of simplicity and refinement.
WEDDINGS AND CEREMONIES
Villa Condulmer has always been an ideal setting for refined and exclusive ceremonies. From private occasions such as baptisms, communions or confirmations, up to our best events: wedding ceremonies. The spaces, the exterior with the park and the lake, the eighteenth-century halls, characterize every event with a touch of strong and exclusive personality.
The spouses who will choose the Villa as the setting for their most beautiful day will be able to choose the perfect setting depending on the season: our park, the nineteenth-century winter garden, our Sala del Camino for aperitifs, lunch and dinner, while the civil wedding ceremonies can take place in the park under the ancient trees, in the shade of our splendid barchesse or in the historic Tornielli hall.
The dedicated staff, coordinated by our event & wedding manager, will take care of every detail, touching high levels of customization on customer’s requests.
Villa Condulmer is fully equipped to meet any needs related to business meetings or events. The conference rooms, which comfortably host from twenty to one hundred people, fully equipped with the latest technology, have hosted in recent years the most prestigious conventions in the Venetian hinterland and the Marca Trevigiana.
The service offered by Villa Condulmer is not limited simply to the rent of the room, we offer a 360 ° service for our business customers, from the logistics organization of the event to the elaboration of menu for dinner or brunches customized onto client’s needs.
Villa Condulmer has a whole series of rooms and smaller rooms of undoubted charm, available to all our business customers such as professionals and consultants who seek an appropriate location for important negotiations or simply a place of representation for small meetings with customers.
During summer our customers will enjoy our swimming pool. It represents a fascinating setting for aperitifs or summer dinners and an oasis of peace surrounded by secular trees of the park where you can relax staring at the sun during the day.
Our 5 stars concierge is at each individual guest disposal, always available to help with questions and fulfil your wishes. For the duration of the whole stay, the concierge will be on hand 24 hours on 24. Booking a transfer or requesting a translation service will never be a problem at Villa Condulmer.
The Wi-Fi network is available in all rooms and common areas of the Villa, even in the gardens. The connection is open and free for all our guests. For business or leisure stays, we offer you the opportunity to stay connected with the rest of the world: you can bring you work in your travels and then forget about it soon after enjoying the peace of Villa around you.
EXCURSIONS TO VENICE, TREVISO & SURROUNDINGS
Through this page you can book various excursions, on foot, by car or by boat in various destinations in the area: from Venice to Treviso, from the Dolomites to the Prosecco areas. The choice is very wide and includes very different types of excursions.
STRADA DEL PROSECCO
The main route of the Strada del Prosecco wanted to trace, as far as possible, the original route inaugurated in 1966 for its undoubted historical and cultural values, but alongside it with a return route that allows the visitor to return by another way start point.
Our journey begins ideally from the city of Conegliano, which offers the opportunity for a walk through the porticoes of Contrada Grande, to admire the facades of noble palaces, the extraordinary beauty of the frescoes on the facade of the Duomo and in the background the Castle.
It is right at the feet of the latter, at the historic Cerletti Wine Institute, that we take the Wine Route. Before, however, a visit to the nineteenth-century and frescoed Bottega del Vino of the Wine School is recommended, subject to booking.
From here we head towards Collabrigo which offers beautiful views of the surrounding hills, dotted with vineyards and small wooded patches. The eighteenth-century villa Ghin Montalban is also interesting.
Then continue towards Rua di San Pietro di Feletto and its seventeenth-century Camaldolese hermitage (seat of the Town Hall), to get to San Pietro di Feletto where stands the splendid Pieve of the twelfth century. of exquisite and elegant Romanesque lines, absolutely not to be missed.
The next stretch of road unravels up to Refrontolo between a succession of evocative views of the Felettano hills, while a short detour can lead to the enchanting Molinetto della Croda, embedded in the rock.
Once in Solighetto, we discover the eighteenth-century Villa Brandolini, home of the Consorzio Tutela del Vino Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg and a place that hosts various cultural events.
Not far from Soligo is the small church of Santa Maria Nova, dating back to the 14th century, like its frescoes. A short hike leads to the small temple of San Gallo on the homonymous hill where you can enjoy an extraordinary panoramic view of the underlying Piave valley.
After passing Farra di Soligo, you arrive at Col San Martino with its medieval Towers of Credazzo, evidence of the Longobard presence, and the authentic architectural and artistic jewel of the Church of San Vigilio, nestled on the hills and reachable by a few minutes walk.
Sino a Colbertaldo you can enjoy a landscape still largely intact and designed by small hilly cones, poetically defined snails, often punctuated by the ancient ‘Casére’ where the peasants still recover the hay and tools.
Our journey continues towards the North, plunging among endless vineyards to reach what is the cru par excellence of the Docg area of Prosecco Superiore, that is the area of Cartizze from which we obtain the eponymous precious sparkling wine.
From the bottom, heading towards the Follo and then going up towards Santo Stefano, you can admire some of the most beautiful views of the Prosecco Superiore DOCG hills, whose uninterrupted vineyards leave space only on the summits of the hills to the renowned chestnut woods.
After passing Santo Stefano and San Pietro di Barbozza (home of the Confraternity of Valdobbiadene), we finally arrive at Valdobbiadene where our outward journey ends without a glance at the main square surrounded by neoclassical buildings, and not far from the delightful church of San Gregorio del ‘600, used, thanks to its excellent acoustics, for musical and choral events.
From Valdobbiadene we resume our journey, retracing our steps in the direction of Guia; a journey that presents some of the most evocative and impressive lookouts on the hills below and on their uninterrupted vineyards.
We are moving along the S.P. 123 in the direction of Campea immersed in a still well preserved rural landscape. After crossing the Soligo river and passing the SP4, at Pedeguarda you quickly climb towards Farrò in an environment that is often new because the vineyards, often steep and steep – not to be missed in this sense the view of Rolle – open or act as counterbalance to thick woods.
Leaving Arfanta behind, we head towards Tarzo and Corbanese first, and then Cozzuolo, Carpesica, Ogliano along a stretch of road characterized by interesting hydraulic-agrarian works such as the ciglioni, and from profiling on the horizon of the ancient villages and their bell towers .
The journey starts at its conclusion through the center of Conegliano and the arrival at the Istituto Cerletti.
BETWEEN SEA AND LAGOON
Crossing of the islands of Venice that separate the lagoon from the sea. Experience between the lagoon and the Adriatic Sea, from the elegance of the jetset to the traditions and maritime identity.
Discovering the island of Lido, known as the “golden island”, with pleasant and opposing encounters: the palace of the international film festival, Hotel Excelsior, the elegant streets in Art Nouveau style and Malamocco in Venetian style.
A short crossing and change of scenery: ancient colorful fishing villages, where the traditions are sniffed and tasted in the typical sea cuisine of Pellestrina. Departure by shuttle from the Villa and arrival at the Venice Expo, located at the beginning of the bridge of Venice, which we travel to Isola Nova del Tronchetto.
With the ferry-boat we reach the Lido of Venice, which we travel from one side to the other, to appreciate the sea and the lagoon. Malamocco, where it seems to be in Venice by bike, a ride along the lagoon and you get to a second ferry-boat that takes us to the island of Pellestrina.
We follow the cycle path that leads us through characteristic fishing villages with their boats. At PelleStrina we stop for lunch and after the rest we continue towards the naturalistic area of Caroman with the characteristic dam. Short crossing towards Chioggia and where we find the shuttle waiting for us for the return.
RIVIERA DEL BRENTA
A kaleidoscope of architectural works of the Venetian Renaissance on the banks of the Brenta River. The summer residences of the patrician families of the Republic of Venice form the backdrop for this elegant excursion.
Villa Pisani, Scrovegni Chapel, Malcontenta villa and Padua for a full immersion in the elegant and sober landscape of the patrician gardens, matched by wine tasting and Venetian cuisine make this itinerary satisfying.
The famous “cicchetti”, tastings of the kitchen on a slice of bread, with a good Malvasia or Friulian Verduzzo or Prosecco are a good reason to stop for rest.
Transfer to Padua, departure of the bike tour, on saddle, with fast transit to Prato della Valle, Basilica del Santo and the historic center of Padua. Possibility of visiting the Scrovegni Chapel frescoed by Giotto. We leave the city along one of the “navigli” up to the river Brenta.
Villa Pisani is revealed for its beauty, whose structure of Villa Veneta is almost a palace. Possibility of internal visit of the villa with frescoes by G.B. Tiepolo.
We continue to meet other emotions, this time culinary in a restaurant of typical Venetian cuisine. After a well-deserved rest a gentle ride between majestic Venetian villas and ancient villages, to get to the “Malcontenta”, of Palladio, the last thrill and arrival of the bike tour.
Excursion along the waterways of the Sile between Venetian villas and ancient villages. Cycle path and quiet country lanes interrupted by numerous mills and patrician villas, heritage of ancient times, guardians of ancient traditions.
Excursion regulated by the placid flow of the Sile near Treviso. A particular stop at the sources of the river, which flow from the subsoil. A restaurant stop in the villa, with traditional Venetian cuisine and back to the countryside to Badoere, particularly for its circular plaza with colonnade whose stop is a must.
You return to Treviso for a visit to the “painted city” and a proper stop in the restaurant where the famous “tiramisu” dessert was born.
The most trained can start from the Villa, otherwise after a very short transfer to Casier, on the river Sile, we can start the experience. We pass through Treviso and with a cycle path through the countryside we reach Villa Ca Marcello, with its splendid park that can be visited. We continue up the river Sile up to the natural area of the springs, of high geological value, where a stop is a must.
Soon we will reach another Venetian Villa: Ca ‘Corner della Regina, now used as a hotel and restaurant. A moment to relax for lunch and set off again towards Badoere, an ancient village with a very interesting central square.
For campaigns we return to Treviso, where we now visit the city and stop at the place where the “tiramisu ‘”, a typical dessert of Treviso known all over the world, was made and disseminated. You return to the starting point, visiting the characteristic abandoned river port, called “Burci cemetery”.
CASTLES OF PROSECCO HILLS
Castles, fortresses and ancient villages in the Prosecco hills. Elegant bike tour in a superlative environment of Prosecco di Conegliano. History and wine traditions for a mix of emotions as in a fairy tale.
Transfer from the Villa to Serravalle, an ancient and elegant town, from which the bike tour starts. Emotion turned on for a visit to Titian, suggestion for the medieval environment, is also found in Ceneda and other minor places.
The soft landscapes of the hills of Conegliano accompany us to the famous city for a visit to the ancient and historical center city and the castle that overlooks the city and which gives views of the Prosecco cultivation.
There are numerous historical testimonies of ancient times, a gift of emotions that accompanied by a good glass of bubbles immerse us in sensational atmospheres.
Castles of the noble Collalto family, in Collalto and Susegana, are the exciting “return to the future” of history and oenology. … but also this bike tour has a deadline and the shuttle, ready for the return to the villa, brings us back to reality!
Golf Club Villa Condulmer offers a wide range of high quality services , hospitality and a charming Club House in the Venetian country style and a well-manicured golf course.
The prestigious golf club of Villa Condulmer is at your disposal with its spaces and its masters for rehearsals, corporate team building, opportunities for recreation as well as for the fun of all the professionals who want a perfect green and an exclusive club.
The 18-hole par 71 course and 5,900 meters long was built at different times. The first nine holes, designed by John Harris, wind through the centuries-old plants of the eighteenth-century villa park. The second nine holes, designed and built 10 years after the first on a project by Marco Croze, develop more in length.
The greens are fast and well defended, the course is flat, the water comes into play after half the course. The 250-meter practice range has 9 targets with distances of 25 to 200 meters and practice greens that faithfully reflect the standards of the field.Golf Club Villa Condulmer boasts a reputation for excellence.