Designed in the Palladian style, Villa Michelangelo was built in the 18th century as the country house of the aristocratic Tomi family of Vicenza. In its latest incarnation, the villa is an elegant getaway for those in search of tranquillity and relaxation, away from the stresses and strains of urban life.
During the last century, the villa changed hands several times, but managed to retain its period charm, as evinced by its original walnut beams and highly polished Venetian seminato (random mosaic) floor, as well as by the manicured grounds that encircle the entire property.
The history of the villa is also encapsulated by the ancient trees and magnificent olive groves that combine to render this historic noble residence the ultimate sanctuary for those who love the sense of peace that comes from being in close contact with nature.
A refined rural atmosphere.
Just like the nearby city of Vicenza, Villa Michelangelo has an innate elegance thanks to its Palladio-inspired architecture and the extensive, age-old grounds that encircle the villa.
Once inside, you are sure to be charmed by the light-filled spaces, the warm, tastefully coloured fabrics and the large windows affording a stunning panorama of the Berici Hills. Perhaps best of all are the guest rooms, which combine a rustic feel with tremendous sophistication and exclusivity, embellished yet further by the period furniture and original wooden and Venetian-mosaic floors.
The appeal of this hotel set in the Vicentine countryside is complemented by the wonderful panoramic swimming pool, the highly respected La Loggia Restaurant and the 11 public rooms available for weddings, ceremonies and events of all types.
The perfect base for exploring the Veneto
Hotel Villa Michelangelo Vicenza – Starhotels Collezione is located in the heart of the Berici Hills, immersed in the lush natural paradise that the great Andrea Palladio called home.
Although it nestles in entirely rural surroundings, the hotel is sited less than 4 miles from Vicenza, a city so rich in history and culture that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Vicenza is rightly renowned for its Palladian villas and the stunning theatre that is the Teatro Olimpico. It is also celebrated for its plethora of museums, art galleries, monuments and elegant Renaissance palazzos.
Moreover, Villa Michelangelo is the ideal starting point from which to set out to discover the cities of Padua, Verona and Venice and to appreciate their enchanting natural beauty, layered history and ancient culinary traditions.
Accordingly, throughout the year we offer packages and itineraries geared towards giving our guests the lowdown on the main attractions of the Veneto.
A panoramic swimming pool and grounds dotted with ancient trees.
At Hotel Villa Michelangelo, silence and tranquillity will accompany your seemingly endless vacation days, or your evenings after a hard day at work, if you are staying with us on business.
Alongside the truly breathtaking panorama, the villa offers its guests a wonderful swimming pool with views across the Berici Hills. The pool is open from May to September, and there are comfortable sunloungers on the semi-private terraces, to allow you to relax discreetly. In winter, thanks to the mobile glass walls, the swimming pool is transformed into an indoor space that serves as a delightful setting for cocktails and banquets.
Encircling the hotel, the five hectares of grounds form a captivating backdrop for this beautiful 18th-century villa. The grounds are very much worth exploring, playing host as they do to ancient trees, an olive grove and a thick forest. This really is the perfect place for a stroll or a jog, immersed in an enchanting natural environment just a stone’s throw from Vicenza.