The late-16th-century Villa Cagnoni Boniotti became the home of a celebrated family of painters in the 18th century, the Torelli family, known in the most important Courts of Europe.
In the 19th century it was the site of secret meetings of the Carbonari of Fratta Polesine, who were safer here, it was said, due to the presence of secret passages.
The architectural complex, like most Veneto Villas, was built with proceeds from maritime trade, converted into agricultural investments.
The Villa has belonged to the same family since 1850, who still live here; the owners welcome guests to stay in the Barchessa wing in carefully-renovated rooms, and also organize various events, often in collaboration with the local administration.
The Villa is located between the Adige and Po rivers, in a territory that offers a wealth of new opportunities, exciting naturalistic itineraries, hidden treasures, churches, villas, museums and encounters with the tradition and culture of these fishing-oriented valleys.