The embodiment of the origins and splendour of the Venetian architectural and artistic Renaissance, Villa Roberti was built in 1544 on the foundations of the mediaeval castle of the Maccaruffo family at the behest of the Roberti family, at the time were one of the most influential households in Padua.
Today the villa continues to have a huge appeal for visitors with its Renaissance-era frescoes, the “Barchessa” colonnade, five hectares of gardens, a 14th century tower from the old Maccaruffo castle and the warm welcome of owner of the house, Alessandra Vedovato.
The villa has some particularly charming corners, such as the Biblioteca del Professore, the “professor’s library”, a two-storey library filled with antique books that was once the personal study of the intellectual Giampiero Bozzolato and which still makes a big impression on visitors.
For anyone looking to make a visit, on the first Sunday of the month there is the “Mercatino di Villa Roberti”, a market selling vintage, antique and second-hand objects. If you would prefer to immerse yourself in the art, nature, and relaxing surroundings, then book a stay in the Rosa and Magnolia apartment in the Villa, the delightful Tower, or in the Foresteria in Barchessa apartment.