When, in the second half of the 17th century, the Counts Mezzan of Feltre decided to build their own residence it is likely that they incorporated some sections of an older house which can still be identified in the layout of the east wing.
This tells us that Villa De Mezzan, which is protected by the unspoiled landscape of the UNESCO-recognised Dolomites, contains centuries of history and culture.
The Villa stands in the middle of a large estate which still retains its rustic character and agricultural purpose; indeed, it is still a working farm managed by the descendants of the family who also run an agritourism, tourist apartments, guided tours, tastings, and a small but fascinating museum of farming.
The museum features exhibits about traditional farming life, from carts to the equipment used to rear silkworms, from barrels to tools for working the fields, telling the story of farming at the Villa and its lands from the days of the Venetian Republic to the post-war period.
The farm at Villa De Mezzan includes three apartments, giving visitors the chance to stay in this wonderful rural location. Whilst for the chance to try some of the superb local produce, there is the owner’s agritourism.