— Please tell me about the history of the estate and your family.
The story goes back a long time. The family is basically a military family. We had two doges — two chiefs of the Republic of Venice — the last one was in 1473, and a lot of other generals and admirals. We also had a chief of the fleet, who was involved in several important battles and moments in history.
As far as we know, the house was built between 1500 and 1530 in the middle of the renaissance period by a Marcello member. It has then been owned by a Greek banker’s family between 1725 and 1849 before it came back to a Marcello member again. So this is the quick story.”
— Ca’ Marcello estate
— Since when are you renting the Barchessa Apartment?
— Ca’ Marcello gardens
— What is your philosophy at the Barchessa Apartment?
— Tell me a little bit about the architecture of the residence. I read that it’s very typical for Palladian style.
Talking about the architecture and the artistic value of the house, it has a main palazzo in the middle surrounded by two arcaded wings that were used as a farm in the beginning. All Venetian villas built between 1500 and 1700 were used as refined houses, but also as farms. The farming activity has been moved to a new farm in the last decade of the 19th century, so the house has been turned into a private place and lived in all year long as it is today.”
— Cooking class
— Do you offer guests in the Barchessa Apartment the possibility to visit the main property as well?
— Dining room
— What is it like to live in a place like this?
This is our commitment and what our life is based on — and obviously, making it more accessible to other people to understand and enjoy this passion and love with us.”