The Dance of the Bees and the Genius Loci

The Dance of the Bees and the Genius Loci

At the edge of the Euganei Hills, long-extolled by great poets, visitors can enjoy an authentic countryside experience in the Farmhouse of an 18th-century Villa

Casa Dalla Francesca is a centuries-old Farmhouse, part of the architectural complex of Villa Correr, made up of a main Villa, an 18th-century barchessa wing with roof decorations, and a large 20th-century structure once used for the drying of tobacco.

The 26-hectare property, cultivated using organic methods, offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a natural environment managed with a focus on balancing tradition and innovation. This idea is very much a modern one that looks toward the future of agricultural production, but it also, curiously, coincides with Andrea Palladio’s theories regarding the functions of Ville Venete.

Visitors can have the great pleasure of tasting seasonal dishes at the Farm’s restaurant, made with organic products grown here and accompanied by stories and anecdotes linked to the Genius loci, the spirit of the place, its essential intangible value.

The restaurant offers a range of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and foraging-based cuisine.


Opening times and prices




Weekend (3 days, 2 nights) for 2 people at Casa Dalla Francesca

Cost per person: from € 145.00

Reservations required


  • 2 nights at Casa Dalla Francesca in double or twin room with private bath
  • breakfast
  • entrance to the Garden of Valsanzibio (or to the Palladian Villa Pisani Bonetti)
  • Dinner at the Farm’s restaurant


Things to do during your stay

  • Discover Montagnana, a lovely town with an almost completely intact ring wall and a Duomo with a celebrated altarpiece by Paolo Veronese.
  • Explore  the park of the Euganei Hills and its distinctive microcosm, and discover a landscape dotted with ancient Abbeys, natural oases, villas and castles.
  • Spend a few hours in the wonderful Historic Garden of Valsanzibio, one of the most majestic 18th-century gardens in Europe, a jewel of nature and Baroque architecture.
  • Taste DOC wine produced by the Abbey of Praglia, a Benedictine monastery with a thousand-year-long-history.
  • Participate in the everyday activities of the Estate’s beekeepers in complete safety, watching the queen bee laying her eggs, the dance of the bees and the hatching of the eggs, and tasting honey directly from the hive.
  • Visit the Erbario del Monte Ceva which safeguards 477 plants gathered in this territory known for the wealth of its biodiversity.


Not included

  • Transportation
  • Meals other than breakfast and Saturday night dinner
  • Anything else not indicated above




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With the support of:
Regione Veneto Istituto Regionale Ville Venete
Official sponsors
Argo Broker di assicurazioni Terradice - Atelier del Paesaggio
Sensational Italy CISET Palladio Museum

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