Our Story 2018-07-09T16:19:28+00:00

OUR STORY

B&B Ca’ Panagia

The B&B Ca ‘Panagia is an ancient farmhouse that has been renovated with all modern comforts but respecting the original purpose of the building with a large living room, several rooms, and a large cellar, also equipped with reading room specialized with texts concerning the history of the Euganean Hills.
The lounge has a flat-screen TV with satellite antenna.

Ca ‘Panagia is a recently renovated country house about 200 meters a.s.l. in via Bangnara Alta, N.793, Zovon di Vo ‘(PD) inside the famous Euganean Hills Park.

The renovation criteria have also taken into account the needs of the disabled and the elderly, so the house has a tested elevator to avoid stairs and facilitate the transfer from the basement to the ground floor and the first floor. The rooms are elegantly furnished and some are so large as to allow the use of a third bed. Each room is equipped with its own bathroom, with shower, free wi-fi and underfloor heating with independent thermostat.

In una depandance, a se stante, dal casale, esiste una taverna con fogher veneto, ove è possibile, previo pagamento di 5,00 Euro, fare il barbecue.

Il B&B per la sua eleganza e la sua efficienza ha ricevuto dalle competenti autorità quattro leoni. Ciò lo classifica come Bed di lusso anche perché coniuga, per le sue rifiniture, cultura italiana ed efficienza moderna.

All’interno sono riprodotti affreschi di Giotto i cui originali sono conservati a Padova nella cappella degli Scrovegni.
Il B&B è circondato da un vigneto di quattromila metri quadrati coltivato a carbenet e merlot, vino rosso dei Colli, molto apprezzato in epoca romana e particolarmente valorizzato dalla Repubblica di Venezia fin dal 1400.

E ‘ atto di cortesia dei proprietari, per dare il benvenuto agli ospiti, offrire un calice di vino che essi producono esclusivamente per il proprio fabbisogno.

Historical and Geographical Notes

The elegant Ca ‘Panagia Bed & Breakfast is located in the south-western part of the Euganean Hills, on the first slopes of the Monte della Madonna (532 meters), about 200 meters above sea level on Via Bagnara Alta in Zovon di Vo ‘with the breezy hilly countryside in the background. The Bed is equidistant (18 Km) from very important art cities such as Vicenza and Padua. It is just 40 km from Venice. For fast travel, it should be noted that the Bed is connected to the A31 motorway
Valdastico Sud – Rovigo with the exit and entry toll booth at Albettone, which is just 8 km from Ca ‘Panagia and allows the connection with the network of motorways of Europe.

From the Bed you can reach many paths recommended by the Euganean Hills Park as well as for walks, very useful physical exercise, also to discover the unique botany of the hills (especially the mushrooms of particular beauty) and the fauna that has in the Upupa epops its most evocative example.
We also point out the possible presence of some boars along the most impervious paths but these animals, if they are not harassed, have never represented a danger to humans.

The B & b, moreover, is located on the same street – Bagnara Alta – where is located the Villa Ca ‘Paruta, already owned by the noble Padovana family of which repeats the name, which built it in 1492, for the production and trade of wine with Venice. The wine arrived, in the town of the Doges, stowed in barrels, through the boarding of the nearby Vo ‘Vecchio shipyard, located on the Bisatto Canal that flowed into the lagoon. This villa was bought in 1900 by the Hon. Sir Wellington, English painter, and governor of the Bermuda islands, also the sepulcher of the Paruta is located in the nearby eighteenth-century church of San Giuseppe. Other Palladian villas located in the area of the Bed are the Villa Mariani of the seventeenth century and the Palazzo Sceriman where there is a permanent exhibition of wine d.o.c. of the Hills. Also worthy of note is the Palladian Ca ‘Morosini on the poggio di Rovarda and Villa Venier di Vo’ Vecchio.

Besides the trekking that you can exercise, according to the strength and individual capacity, on 90 paths indicated by the Euganean Hills Park, we point out the presence, just five hundred meters away from Ca ‘Panagia, of the cycle lane of the Euganean Hills ( track of over fifty kilometers) and the famous golf courses of Frassanelle, the Montecchia, Valsanzibio, (all reachable within 20 minutes by car).

Cultural Tourism

It is possible to discover, by following the paths, watchtowers, before the Venetian conquest of 1400; the well-preserved ruins of ancient monasteries (Olivetan Monastery built in 1200); real castles built in the Middle Ages for defensive purposes: for example, the nearby Castle of Rovolon of 1250, of which only a part of a tower and the perimeter walls remain. The Carrarese Castle of Valbona, a typical medieval fortress of 1300 in excellent condition that deserves a careful visit to the unique military architecture used by Ezzelino da Romano tyrant of the Venetian people. Sant’Antonio di Padova – whose tomb is in the homonymous splendid fourteenth-century Basilica of Padua (25 Km from Ca ‘Panagia) – did not hesitate to face the tyrant to induce him to be more human towards his vanquished enemies.

The spirituality of the Hills is tangible not only in the light that illuminates them but also in the ancient churches that are just a few kilometers from the Bed: The church of Santa Giustina whose bell tower dates back to 1200; the Sanctuary of the Madonna that dates back to 1500 and is located on the mountain of the same name on the slopes of which is Ca ‘Panagia; the Abbey of Praglia still ruled by Benedictine monks whose construction began in 1080, also reachable by expert cyclists (you need to scollinare) in about 20 minutes from the Bed from which it is 13 km easily drivable by car.

And finally, for those who love cycling, they can be reached in about an hour, the medieval walled towns of Monselice, Este, and the farthest Montagnana. This territory was governed by or underwent the influence of the Marquises of Este who, according to William Henry Duke of Gloucester and a member of the British royal family, were the ancestors of the Windsor family, the current ruling family of England. For these reasons the aforementioned Duke of Gloucester, in 1776, raised a bust of Azzo II d’Este – still existing – in Prato della Valle in Padua, considering it to be the forefather and progenitor of the Windsor family.

Finally, Ca ‘Panagia, placed in a hilly area, which makes the summer climate amiable for its ventilation, is less than half an hour’s drive (sixteen km) from Abano, a town known throughout the world for its sludge and other spa treatments.