When you think about Venice, you think about beautiful town, St. Mark’s Square, gondoliers, the sounds of street violinists, the scent of the sea breeze and the bustling heart of history. But this region hides a secret. Just an hour away from central Venice, surrounded by Tuscan vegetation, rural tranquility and tranquility, is the Relais Monaco Country Hotel & SPA. Like at home, away from home…
Relais Monaco Country Hotel & Spa has always been considered as one of the finest and most exclusive venues of Veneto. Back in 1965, because of its beauty it has been chosen by the Italian movie director Pietro Germi, who decided to shoot a few scenes of “Signore & Signori” (English title The Birds, the Bees and the Italians) in our hotel. Watching the video viewers can clearly recognize the hotel entry as well as the beautiful wooden beams of the restaurant roof. The movie stars great Italian actors such as Virna Lisi, Gastone Moschin, Alberto Lionello and Olga Villi. It gained popularity in all the nation, in fact it is recognized as an example of the “Commedia all’Italiana” (Italian-style Comedy). In 1965 the movie has been awarded as best movie at the 19th Cannes Festival winning the ‘Grand Prix’.
Let’s get back to a little town for a moment. Veneto (Venezia Euganea) is one of the twenty regions of Italy. Its population is about five million, ranking fifth in Italy. The region’s capital and largest city is Venice. Relais Monaco is the ideal starting point to discover the artistic and natural beauty of Veneto, a region full of charm in which you can find the sea and lakes, mountains and hills. A region waiting to be discovered by visiting unique cities of art such as Venice, but also Treviso, Verona, Padova and Vicenza. Then there are the small medieval villages, Venetian villas, the prosecco hills, Cortina d’Ampezzo and the Dolomites, included in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List. It is a region in which visiting the territory is accompanied by its most genuine flavours: Treviso radicchio, Conegliano and Valdobbiadene prosecco, Cimadolmo asparagus and Combai chestnuts, to name but a few.
But it’s only theory. The real essence of this hotel is in the silent. You are in a beautiful antique room, open the window and you can feel smell the flowers from the garden and hear the silence…. only silence, sometimes great sounds of birds. Whenever I’m in a new place, I like to get up in the morning to see an empty yet more beautiful place.. Then the magic of Relais Monaco is even bigger.
BEHAND EVERY SUCCESS STANDS A HUMAN
The success of the hotel is hiding in people. Enrico Mazzocco the General Manager of Relais Monaco Hotel stands behand this success. All his many years of experience for hotels like Laguna Palace, Castel Brando or Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwolde Collection you can find in Relais Monaco. In high quality.
The Hotel provide 79 stylish and elegant rooms divided into 58 Comfort rooms, 4 Comfort Family Room, 16 Junior Suites Classic and 1 Suite Prestige. Each of them is equipped with a desk and chair or a small lounge area, minibar, safe, air conditioning, satellite TV, direct dial telephone and WIFI access.
I have no words to describe the taste of Relais Monaco. ‘La Vigna Restaurant’ has been, for quite some time, one of the best restaurant in Veneto (for me one of the best in throughout the region) for its unique charm, for a solid and mature professionalism of hospitality and service. ‘La Vigna’ in fact is the “heir” of Toulà, which was opened here in the early 60s by a legendary personality, Alfredo Beltrame, an artistic chef, who was already a chef in the realm of King Faruk in Cairo. In a restaurant that acquired significant heritage and hosted well-known international personalities, the ‘trevigianità’ is a primary value that is always combined to a sophisticated hospitality, an excellent kitchen and an unimpeachable service. La Vigna Restaurant today, with its intimate and refined atmosphere, is the ideal place to indulge in the specialities of Venetian cuisine, accompanied by fine national and international wines.
TIME FOR YOUR SOUL
The outdoor swimming pool, the fitness room and a bike rental service complete the offer for the guests. The Fitness Center is equipped with top-class machines that ensures a healthy and effective workout. Relais Monaco is the ideal setting for corporate events, weddings and functions as well as the perfect location for both leisure and business. You will find there everything necessary for your soul and body.
IT’S A SECRET PLACE… HOW TO GET THERE?
By car: Take the A27 Venice-Belluno motorway and then take the Treviso Nord exit, follow the signs to Castelfranco or Vicenza for 10 Km.
By train: Get off at Treviso Centrale station and then take a taxi (10/15 minutes).
By air: Venice Marco Polo International Airport (30/40 minutes). Treviso Antonio Canova Airport (15/20 minutes).
,,And now I would like to wet my mouth with that Prosecco with its apple bouquet”
/Aureliano Acanti, 1754