Historic Venetian style villa for sale

Veneto - Between Venezia and Belluno | Villa Duchessa Ref. code 106U

17th century villa with grounds, former hunting lodge of the Doge of Venice.

Euros 1,170,000

Details and accessories

Existing Swimming pool
  • Surface: 3.700 mq
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Bathrooms: 0
  • Land: 3.5 ha
  • Conditions: good
  • Energy efficiency rating: G
  • EPi: 172
  • Ancient park
  • Fireplace
  • Swimming pool
  • Workers apartment

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Brief description

Large historic villa, once the hunting lodge of the Doge of Venice. Composed of main villa, two colonnades, a small chapel, caretakers' lodge and various annexes. 3.5 hectares of land with swimming pool. Decorative interior with drawing rooms.

Geographic position

Villa Duchessa is a classic example of noble Venetian architecture. It was once a hunting lodge belonging to the Doge and it is located in a small municipality in the prosecco wine area of Conegliano.

The property consists of a main villa, two open barns, a porter’s loge, a caretaker’s house, an additional building for use as living quarters, a rustic annexe and an oratory. The property has a total surface area of approximately 3,700 gross sqm and is surrounded by a park of three and a half hectares with a swimming pool.

We are halfway between Belluno (58 km) and Venice (65 km), which can both be reached in about 45 minutes.

The A27 motorway is just 6 km away, allowing you to reach Venice Airport (55 km) in 40 minutes and Verona Airport (169 km) in about an hour and a half.

Description of buildings

The main villa was built in the early 17th century, at the behest of a noble family in the area. It was initially conceived as a hunting lodge and a home, which was then transformed, over the centuries, into a holiday home.

In the 18th century, the two lateral wings and the open barns were added and were used as stables, storehouses and granaries. Later, other additions and demolitions were made, before reaching the present day condition. Within the group of buildings, there is also an Oratory, with a beautiful Byzantine style bell-tower, which was used for the noble family’s religious services. Inside, is the tomb of the only Doge, Francesco Donato, whose remains are kept outside Venice, with a statue attributed to Jacopo Sansovino (1479-1570).

Energy efficiency class: G.
EPI: >172.

State and finishing

The main villa is in quite good structural condition, but undoubtedly needs some improvement, especially with regard to systems and some of the floors.

The other buildings are in need of renovation work, in order to bring the property back to its former glory.

External areas

Beyond the entrance gate, there are three and a half hectares of park with tall trees. From here, the  majestic façade of the villa appears and can be reached by passing alongside the open barns. To the rear, there is a swimming pool, surrounded by beautiful century-old magnolia trees.

Use and potential uses

Villa Duchess is a property with great potential. It is in a convenient location that is, at the same time, private. Its architectural features, its historical origins, the large surface area of the villa and the other buildings and more than 3 hectares of park all make it perfect as a high-level tourist accommodation facility and a great reception property, or as a location for exhibitions, events and fashion shows.

Obviously, there is nothing preventing the property from being used as a private residence or a reception property.

Distances and location

  • Nearest village 2.5 Km
  • Conegliano 7 Km
  • Belluno 58 Km
  • Venice 65 Km
  • Padova 86 Km
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo 105 Km
  • Vicenza 121 Km
  • Verona 162 Km
Sea and lakes
  • Adriatic Sea 57 Km
  • Lake Santa Croce 38 Km
  • Lake Garda 178 Km
  • Venezia M. Polo Airport 55 Km
  • Verona Airport 169 Km
  • Motorway 6 Km

Veneto - Italy

Neighboring regions:  Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Adriatic Sea and Austria

Main centers:  Venice, Verona, Vicenza, Padua, Cortina d'Ampezzo


Characteristics: Located in Northern Italy, Veneto is one of the most famous and appreciated destinations, thanks to its varied territory where you can find high mountains, historic cities and a crystal-clear sea.

When we speak about Veneto it is impossible not to mention Venice, a unique city, visited every year by thousands of tourists from around the world, which together with other sites in the region (Verona, Vicenza, the Botanical Garden of Padua and the Belluno Dolomites) is included in the "list of world heritage sites" of the U.N.E.S.C.O.

In this multi-faceted region we also find bathing areas that, thanks to the clean sea and the presence of quality services for years deserve the Blue Flag of the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education): San Michele al Tagliamento-Bibione, Caorle, Eraclea-Eraclea, Jesolo, Cavallino, and Venice-Lido.

The climate is varied as its territory: mild on the Adriatic coast and with cool summers and cold snowy winters in mountainous areas of the Dolomites.


Property offer:  Veneto luxury apartments in Venice, Verona and Padua, important antique villas (also to be renovated) with characteristic properties and even of receptive use in mountainous areas of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Arabba, San Vito di Cadore and Selva di Cadore, on the sea at Jesolo and Venice and on Lake Garda.


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