Polesine, land of water and infinite moods

Polesine, land of water and infinite moods

In a natural setting where water plays the starring role, a noble house opens its doors to those who wish to experience this harsh yet highly evocative territory.

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.

Opening times and prices


Year-round by reservation

Weekend (3 days, 2 nights) for 2 people at Villa Cagnoni Boniotti

Cost per person: from €  176.00



  • 2 nights in the Villa in double or twin rooms with private bath
  • lunch in a traditional hunting lodge on the Po Delta
  • breakfast


Things to do during your stay

  • Wander on foot or bicycle around Ferrara, eternal rival of Venice, considered the first modern city thanks to its unique urban plan; it is today a World Heritage Site.
  • Visit Villa Badoer, the “Badoera”, the only villa designed by Andrea Palladio in the Polesine territory, the important National Archeological Museum in its Barchessa wings.
  • Discover Adria, a town with noble origins that lent its name to the Adriatic Sea, and visit its important National Archeological Museum.
  • See the fish market in Chioggia, a centuries-old fishermen’s village, and watch the seafood auctions.
  • Explore Delta Park by bicycle along its network of cycling paths, or by boat, amid sandbanks and temporary sand “islands,” and spot hundreds of water fowl. Stop in an old hunting lodge for a truly special lunch of local dishes of fish, game, rice and vegetables.
  • Head to Isola di Albarella for a day on the links at the magnificent 18-hole seaside golf course, or book a ride on horseback along embankments and beaches, or a river or sea sport fishing excursion.


Not included

  • Transportation
  • Anything else not indicated above





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Regione Veneto Istituto Regionale Ville Venete
Official sponsors
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Sensational Italy CISET Palladio Museum

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