Description of Hotel Villa Michelangelo
Designed in the Palladian style, Hotel Villa Michelangelo was built in the 18th century as the country house of the aristocratic Tomi family of Vicenza. In its latest incarnation, the villa is an elegant getaway for those in search of tranquillity and relaxation, away from the stresses and strains of urban life.
During the last century, the villa changed hands several times, but managed to retain its period charm, as evinced by its original walnut beams and highly polished Venetian seminato (random mosaic) floor, as well as by the manicured grounds that encircle the entire property.
The history of the villa is also encapsulated by the ancient trees and magnificent olive groves that combine to render this historic noble residence the ultimate sanctuary for those who love the sense of peace that comes from being in close contact with nature.
Just like the nearby city of Vicenza, Hotel Villa Michelangelo has an innate elegance thanks to its Palladio-inspired architecture and the extensive, age-old grounds that encircle the villa.
Once inside, you are sure to be charmed by the light-filled spaces, the warm, tastefully coloured fabrics and the large windows affording a stunning panorama of the Berici Hills. Perhaps best of all are the guest rooms, which combine a rustic feel with tremendous sophistication and exclusivity, embellished yet further by the period furniture and original wooden and Venetian-mosaic floors.
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Villa Michelangelo Vicenza – Starhotels Collezione is located in the heart of the Berici Hills, immersed in the lush natural paradise that the great Andrea Palladio called home.
Although it nestles in entirely rural surroundings, the hotel is sited less than 4 miles from Vicenza, a city so rich in history and culture that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vicenza is rightly renowned for its Palladian villas and the stunning theatre that is the Teatro Olimpico. It is also celebrated for its plethora of museums, art galleries, monuments and elegant Renaissance palazzos.
Moreover, Hotel Villa Michelangelo is the ideal starting point from which to set out to discover the cities of Padua, Verona and Venice and to appreciate their enchanting natural beauty, layered history and ancient culinary traditions.
Accordingly, throughout the year we offer packages and itineraries geared towards giving our guests the lowdown on the main attractions of the Veneto.
Encircling the hotel, the five hectares of grounds form a captivating backdrop for this beautiful 18th-century villa. The grounds are very much worth exploring, playing host as they do to ancient trees, an olive grove and a thick forest. This really is the perfect place for a stroll or a jog, immersed in an enchanting natural environment just a stone’s throw from Vicenza.
Special areas available
The appeal of this hotel set in the Vicentine countryside is complemented by the wonderful panoramic swimming pool, the highly respected La Loggia Restaurant and the 11 public rooms available for weddings, ceremonies and events of all types.
Gran Salone: this is the largest room at Hotel Villa Michelangelo, whose 400 square metres of space can host up to 300 people. It is naturally elegant, tastefully decorated and skillfully lit, with beautiful views of the garden. The perfect choice for extremely stylish events, from business meetings to gala receptions, it comprises three connecting rooms, all flooded with natural light.
Sala Teatro: this is a real theatre, an unusual, fascinating venue and certainly one of a kind. Commissioned by the Tomi family, the villa’s eighteenth-century owners, to host theatre performances, the Sala Teatro still retains its ancient charm. The ceiling features wooden beams and large Murano glass chandeliers, the walls are decorated with stucco, while exquisite drapery frames the windows and the proscenium. This charming theatre measures 101 square metres and can seat up to 90 spectators.
Sala Caminetto: the small, enchanting Sala Caminetto has a quiet, intimate ambience, offering guests privacy and a feeling of exclusivity. The 33-square-metre room can accommodate up to 18 people. Its elegant antique furnishings, exposed-beam ceiling, Venetian marble floor and fireplace provide the warmth, charm and focus that a small private event requires, whether it’s a high-profile meeting or a dinner.
Sala Portico: originally part of the villa’s barchessa, an outbuilding typical of Venetian villas, this large 200-square-metre Sala Portico with exposed beams has wide sliding windows that forge a direct connection between the elegant interior and the park, with its abundant citrus groves, olive trees and pomegranates. It is the ideal setting for receptions, cocktail parties and aperitifs, for up to 120 guests.
Pool & Terrace:reflected water in the quiet of nature.An exclusive, relaxing, open-air swimming pool and a large panoramic terrace that faces the beautiful valley studded with ancient olive trees – Hotel Villa Michelangelo’s offering extends to this magical, stylish venue for your events and ceremonies, immersed in the greenery and yet still in the immediate vicinity of Vicenza.The 300m2 poolside terrace also features a stage for musical performances, DJ sets and all other types of live entertainment. It is also equipped with a corner bar and a retractable awning that can be used in the event of bad weather or for events scheduled during the colder months.
Services offered / on request
Your special moments deserve a magical backdrop and a sophisticated atmosphere.Villa Michelangelo, just a few miles from Vicenza, is the ideal venue for stylish weddings and ceremonies, ensuring that everyone in attendance enjoys an unforgettable day immersed in the natural paradise of the Berici Hills, at a time-honoured yet timeless country house.
Wedding planner• Professional floor staff• Restaurant• Wedding cake• Swimming pool• First night in a double room free of charge for the newlyweds• Set up of rooms and outdoor spaces