Castello di Roncade Treviso
Bed & breakfast - medium price - guests: reception (200), accomodation (15)
Via Roma 141, 31056 Roncade TV Italia
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The history of the ‘Castello’ has origins that go far back in time.
The manor was donated by Ottone II in the year 900 to the counts ‘Collalto.’ It was later destroyed by the hand of ‘Cangrande della Scala’. It was Girolamo Giustinian, a nobleman from Veneto, to take on the reconstruction in the XVI century on the remains of the original building. Which is the building we now today can admire.
The busts of Girolamo Giustinian and his wife Agnesina are housed in the private chapel to the left of the ‘Castello’. The Giustinian family has left a clear trace in the history of the serene Republic of Venice. One should remember the ‘Dogi’ Stefano and Marco Antonio, the blessed Nicolo Monaco and the blessed Eufemia and San Lorenzo the patriarch of Venice.
Villa Giustinian becomes home to the family for almost four centuries. By the end of the 1800s the last of the branch of the family came to an end and the property goes to relatives. They loose interest in the property for years that it falls in disrepair.
Not until 1930 that Baron Tito Ciani Bassetti when he finds the property and realizes the potential for his dreams to come true. The renovation of the ‘Castello’ allows the original beauty to be found and so begin the wine producing activities that the property seemed to be made for.
The two passions of the Baron, his beloved ‘Castello’ and the good wine have been passed on to the following generations. The ‘Castello di Roncade’ is the venue for the it’s namesake wine cellar. The current owner, the Baron Vincenzo Ciani Bassetti is a great ardent wine lover and an expert in the wine making.
The "Castello" of Today
The ‘Castello di Roncade’ is one of the best example of rural culture found in Venetian society. Situated in a picturesque town found in the Treviso province a few minutes from the Veneto province.
Entering the ‘Castello di Roncade’ immerses you into a fairly tale like environment. The majestic complexity of it’s features capture perfectly a time gone by. The main fortifications have stood the test of time well. Found between the town Church and the historical center of Roncade, it is the only Venetian Villa found with in medieval walls. The walls seem to embrace the vast gardens. A moat, similar to those found in stories from the times of knights, embraces the medieval walls with its splendid features. At each of the four corners you have the four towers that dominate the landscape, while at the entrance you see the two donjons that have the double sided eagle of the Giustinian.
Welcome to the ‘Castello di Roncade’
Once entering you can admire a panoramic view of the Villa. A vision that inspires daydreams or visions to any who beholds it, even the most skeptic.
Gardens with manicured lawns and exotic trees that adorn the majestic gardens. To finish this masterpiece you find 30 Schiavoni statues placed at the center of the gardens that add to the air from the past. It is said that Count Guistinian hired the Schiavoni in order to protect his wife’s honor while he was way. On his return he discovered her betrayal at their hands, he asked a magician to turn them to stone. This story adds intrigue and more history to the feeling one can feel in the atmosphere. Following the boundary wall you can see two store rooms that were used as a granary or servants rooms. One is used for the wine cellar and bottling equipment while the second is used for the ageing of the wine and for hosting events.
At the end of a sunny path you can find the majestic Villa Giustinian. Alongside the residence there is an ancient private chapel. It is rich in artistic artefacts and adds an air of importance to the ‘Castello di Roncade’. The Facade of the Villa is not adorned like the two arcades but with eight Istrian stone columns that are reached by climbing the wide steps. The design of the villa is said to be attributed to Sansovino, while others have said that it was in fact designed by Pietro and Tullio Lombardo and Mauro Codussi. The truth is that one may never know the exact original designers/architects that are responsible for this majestic work of architecture. This is another fact that adds to the mystery and attraction of the ‘Castello di Roncade’.
The elegant and bright entrance to the Villa confirms even within its walls the richness of the building. The salon is enclosed by glass. On one side you can see onto the gardens and from the other you can get a view on to the vineyard that make up part of the brolo. The brolo has Latin origins; brogilius,brolius,broilus. The brolo is part of the land that surrounds a castle. Today it is where we can find the vineyards. In the salon of the Villa you can admire seventh century furnishings and a splendid wood ceiling and the pastel decorated walls.
The bond between the vineyard, wines and guests is not an artificial one. It began coincidentally at the end of 1988 when the Baron Vincenzo decided to open an apartment. Until then it had been used by the caretaker and his family. Baron Vincenzo used it in order to host some German clients. They enjoyed the facilities found at the Villa and the vicinity to Venice.
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The apartments found at this medieval sight are all equipped with modern furnishings. In winter the central heating keeps the apartments at a warm and pleasant temperature, while in summer the thick walls of the towers themselves keep the apartments naturally cool. Whichever season you select, the enchantment of the ‘Castello’ will take you through a visit in time.
NoteConferences parties an weddings in "Castello di Roncade" Treviso. A large area of the ancient wine cellar is able to hold up to 200 guests. Here have been hosted events and parties by famous guests that have made Roncade known in international and world wide newspapers and fashion or culinary magazines. The natural beauty and historical value that is
found in the buildings set a framework for an ideal and unforgettable setting. In the end the wine may not be the only attraction one can ﬁnd at the ‘Castello di Roncade’.