La Scuola is a charming B&B located in a peaceful authentic Italian village between Venice and Lake Garda in the yet to be discovered region of Veneto.
How would you describe Villa Veneta in a nutshell?
The villa is an amazing mix of Art Nouveau embellishments and a classic Italian villa where the interior artworks and garden work together.
What is the story behind Villa Veneta?
The villa was first established in the 16th century with only two floors and we have many documents detailing its development into the three-storey structure seen today. In the early 20th century, it was refurbished by a man who loved the Art Nouveau style and combined elements of this with the existing structure.
We are originally from the Veneto area but have been living away for most of our lives. When we returned a few years ago for business, we decided that we wanted to purchase a property in the region and fell in love with the villa at first sight. We began living there four years ago and it was such a privilege to own. Unfortunately, work meant we had to return to Barcelona and Milan a year ago, so we decided to rent it out to guests.
In your opinion, what makes Villa Veneta so special?
Because of the original frescoes, the Art Nouveau decorations and our contemporary art collection, you really breathe a lot of art inside the villa. It’s also a green paradise with more than 200 plants — it’s like being on another planet! While there is lots of privacy, you never feel isolated as the villa is just a short walk from the centre of Treviso.
How would you describe the atmosphere of Villa Veneta?
It’s like living as the aristocracy did two centuries ago, with all the charm of that period but with modern amenities.
Is Villa Veneta best suited for adults or families with children?
The villa is fantastic for families as it is very safe and the property is enclosed. You only need to take care of young children around the lake. Even pets are welcome to stay. In my opinion, the property is best for a big family or a group of friends, but we have also organised team building weeks for companies. There are plenty of rooms where you can hold seminars and large spaces for working together, as well as two kitchens if you want to hold cooking competitions. It’s very versatile. The only thing is that we don’t rent out rooms to separate groups or guests as the communal areas are all shared.