Hotels Brenta Riviera
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A unique historical, architectural and cultural environment.
The river Brenta, the waterway connecting Venice to Padua, was the ideal extension of Venice onto the mainland, almost a continuation of the Grand Canal, lined with dozens of palatial villas dotting the banks of this ancient river.
The Serenissima Repubblica began its expansion on the mainland in the 15th century, after it had settled its disputes with Padua.
At the time, Venice was at the apex of its maritime power, and the Venetian patricians were able to invest considerable capital in their mainland agricultural estates.
The best architects were called in to design the stately country homes, a far cry from the traditional farmhouse, so splendid that a new name was coined for them - villa.
Between the 17th and 18th century it experienced a golden age which turned it into a privileged holiday resort for rich Venetian nobles.
Owning a country estate with a villa where to entertain family and friends became a must, and when the summer heat became oppressive in Venice, the nobles would have themselves rowed across the lagoon and up the Brenta, on whose cooler shores they organized parties and revelries and engaged in amorous dalliances.
At Brenta Riviera, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.
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