Three charming apartments in the Barchessa of a Venetian Villa of '700.
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About Alessandro Sisto
Hallo! My name is Alessandro Sisto. I worked as a scientist in a pharmaceutical company for forty years and now I am retired. I deal in first person the contact management with guests. My main interests are cinema (my wife and I did not lose every year the Venice Film Festival in Venice) gardening (especially the vegetable garden), reading (books about detective) and my three cats.
Alessandro Sisto purchased this Apartment in 1830
Why Alessandro Sisto chose Mira
My family owns from the middle of 1800 Villa Pastori, a typical example of venetian Villa built in the 1780. Now it is rather difficult to maintain the Villa taking into account property taxes, maintenance costs and need of restoration. We then decided to share a part of the Villa (the old warehouses, storage of carriages, the cellar ...) transforming the Barchessa side into three apartments. From the rentals it derives the necessary for the maintenance of the villa, which we could not otherwise bear.
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Beautiful piece of Italian countryside character
Fantastic stay, everything we needed :-)
Une semaine à Villa Pastori
La villa Pastori esttrès bien située pour visiter Venise. La gare ferroviaire est à 5 minutes en voiture (4 € Aller-retour / pers).
Il y a un petit super marché à 10 minutes à pied.
L'appartement Platano, situé à l'étage est très bien équipé. Il y a une machine à laver commune au rez de chaussé. Le batiment est partagé en 3 appartements.
Nous sommes une famille de 5 personnes (2 adultes et 3 enfants). L'appartement à en fait deux chambres + un séjour-cuisine. Une première chambre en lien direct avec l'entrée (7 m2), en sous-pente, attention à la tête, et une seconde chambre
(12m2) qui se ferme. Le séjour à un canapé-lit gigogne.
Le parc est sympathique. Le terrain est fermé et sécurisé (murs et portail), un canal borde le terrain sur un coté.
Simonetta qui vit dans la Villa pastori est très gentille et très disponible si besoin. C'est très agréable.
Attention: Il faut prévoir un produit anti-moustiques pour le soir.
We spent a week in Villa Pastori in October 2009. We found the Villa well equipped, clean and pleasant. The service was very helpful and friendly but not imposing at all. The town Mira nearby is also very charming. The only downside is that the Mira/Mirano train station is a bit far to go by foot. We had rented a car, but Villa Pastori also provides bicycles for guests.
Thank you for your kind review. Please note that there is also the possibility to go by feet at the bus stop to go to Venice/Padua. It is 400 mt away from Villa Pastori.
Very tastefully restored buildings in the grounds of Villa Pastori, Mira. All modern facilities included; towels and bed linen changed weekly. Very clean and well maintained. The air conditioning is very welcome in the summer. The owners are the perfect hosts - during our visit they were always on hand, but without being intrusive.
Mira is a friendly little town, with shops and restaurants in easy walking distance from the Villa. It is ideally located for exploring north-east Italy and well connected by road and rail. Don't worry if you don't speak Italian - the locals are all very patient.
I am very happy to have the confirm we reached the goal to give our hosts a confortable place to stay after visiting Venezia and the surrroundings. The air conditioning in the apartment, the park with so many trees to offer a shadow against the hot summer sun, dish-washer and washing machine, all contribute to give the hosts a calm chill out after the fatigue of a touristic tour around Venice and the other towns of the Veneto.
Stay in Plantano apartment Aug 2009
This well placed apartment in the small town of Mira is a good location to explore the area around Venice and the Veneto. For a family of 4 like us (two children aged 9 and 5) this was a good value place to stay with a good kitchen and two separate sleeping areas. There is a combination microwave but no oven. The apartment is modern from a conversion from one of the buildings in the grounds of an old villa. There is plenty of car parking space, bikes available to use, and only a short drive to the train station to catch the frequent service into Venice. We found that a car was essential.
The apartment also has good air conditioning and a washing machine so all you really need for a two week stay, and only about a 35 minute drive from Marco Polo airport.
There is no pool at this property but there are local facilities in nearby Dolo and Naola which kept our children happy.
This was our second stay (also stayed in 2008 for a week).
Don't be put off by first impressions
A bonus Alessandros the owner was "at my family home" on holiday Initially the 18th Century Old house looked depressing but Villa Tigliani what a lovely surprise! modern facilities superbly renovated real quality,plus safe parking in the grounds. The kitchen well equipped, bathroom and toilets all spotlessly clean , huge bed, a little dark inside the villa but to sit out peacefully in the garden in the evening was lovely. Location well placed for Venice we drove down to the Fusina Ferry (15mins) safe all day parking 8€ took the hourly Ferry to Venice 10€ each return, to the heart of the city in 30minutes brilliant. We viewed the other villas too and all were excellent.
Our 3 day stay was relaxing and superb Thanks Aless
In the surroundings of Villa Pastori are present numerous villas starting from '500, the Palladian Villa "la Malcontenta", to the '700, Villa Pisani di Stra, with its wonderful park and the green labyrinth.
Venice and Padova are 20 km far away easily reachable by train or local bus.