“Le Barchesse” is a shared-ownership timeshare in Cavasagra, outside Vedelago. Part of an 18th century listed Palladian villa complex, it comprises 32 shared-ownership apartment units (i.e. timeshares) divided into 1536 shares. Located in the countryside outside Treviso, it is a short distance from the River Sile Nature Reserve. It provides an ideal starting point for trips throughout Veneto, a region famous as much for its historic towns and Palladian villas, as it is for its fine foods and wines. It is also strategically placed with respect to the cities of Treviso, Padua and Vicenza. The Castelfranco Veneto railway station, just 8 kilometres away, provides direct connections to Venice.
Le Barchesse: a true piece of history
In the late 1400s, the Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro or Corner, was forced to hand power over to the Republic of Venice in return for the fiefs of Asolo and Castelfranco. For centuries the latter ranked as the Corner family’s largest possessions. Supervised by architect Vincenzo Scamozzi, construction at Villa Corner began in the 1500s. The villa underwent profound changes in the 1700s at the request of Giovanni Corner, the then Bishop of Castelfranco, who entrusted the work to architects Miazzi, Mattoni and Preti. The villa thus acquired its pediment-and-portico façade, typical of the Palladian style, which we now see today. The imposing villa outbuildings, dubbed “barchesse” by Venetians, were built during roughly the same period. In 1918 the Villa was taken over by General Enrico Caviglia, Commander of the 8th and 10th Army Corps. The two cannons found at the park entrance date back to that period. In 1968, Sir Stafford Sands purchased Villa Corner from the Oreffice family, who in turn had purchased it from the Fronas. In Sir Stafford’s day the villa hosted several leading personalities, including Paul Getty, David Rockfeller and Maria Callas.
In 1980, Nicolò Donà dalle Rose – a Count descended from a family of patrician Venetians, whose ancestors included Doges Francesco (1544), Leonardo (1606) and Nicolò (1616) – bought Villa Corner and Le Barchesse. Under his ownership the building underwent extensive restoration and overhaul, which resulted in the Le Barchesse being converted into luxury holiday apartments.
STUDIO APARTMENT; sleeps 2-3; living room with kitchenette, single sofa beds, bathroom.
TWO-ROOM APARTMENT; sleeps 4-5; living room-kitchen; 2 single sofa beds; double bedroom; bathroom.
3-ROOM APARTMENT; sleeps 6; living room-kitchen; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms.