The villa can host up to 25 pers. (12 pax standard + up to 13 pax on request)
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Why Mirella Stirpe chose Villa Bartolomea
The property is in our family since 15th century and I spent all my childhood holidays in Autumn with all my large family composed of my parents and 4 brothers and sisters. I want to transfer to my guets the same atmosphere and joy of a large and historical family vacation house.
Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Additional fee for events over 30 persons in total
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place for family gathering
Our party of 13, which was small by Villa Mila standards, was comfortable and happy in this rambling villa. Everyone had plenty of private space and there were also many rooms in which to gather and socialize, including a room with a cool old pool table. Highlights included a dinner catered by the owner's son and daughter-in-law, a bike ride along the Adige, and strolling into the village for pizza. A car is definitely recommended
though there is a small train station in town. We enjoyed day trips to Verona, to Montagnana and Monselice, to Venice, to Chioggia. Bring bug spray for mosquitoes, though they didn't bother us upstairs.
Beautiful house and grounds packed with character and charm
Villa Mila, set in the sleepy town of Villa Bartolomea, is a beautiful house & grounds packed with character and charm in every corner.
Even with 29 guests, which included a horde of children, there was plenty of space for us to socialise together or separately without feeling confined or restricted.
Due to the really hot and humid weather in August this year, we spent the majority of our time on the veranda or by the pool for alfresco dinning and card playing!
The children kept themselves entertained and dispersed across the many rooms within the house, with some playing Console games in the sitting room, others having piano lessons/practice on the mini-grand piano in the music room or pool tournaments on the full-size billiard table.
The above ground pool is a good size and depth for cooling off and allowed us to have great fun playing five-a-side volleyball. Unfortunately, there is some standing water near the pool area, so the mosquitoes are rampant. I think we emptied the local supermarket of all their bug sprays and repellents!
The villa is a great base to go discover the region, we had several day trips including to Verona, Lake Garda, Montagnana and Ferrara. We also enjoyed local bike rides down the river Adige and local towns on the villas collection of mountain bikes.
The town is really sleepy, which added to the charm and to our sense of relaxation. The local facilities were excellent however, with local bakeries, bars, restaurants and a good size supermarket. We had the most fantastic Florentine steak at local Da Battista restaurant, which I would highly recommend and can catering for large groups.
Villa Mila was beautiful and charming and provided really great value for money. I would highly recommend it.
Harpsichord Course in a Vast Villa near Verona
Villa Mila was a perfect venue for our harpsichord course. The harpsichords looked perfect both in the main sitting room with the painted frieze and ancestral portraits and in the very pretty smaller sitting room. We were 19 altogether and we managed to keep cool despite the unexpected heat wave peaking at 41 degrees! The more active members of the party made good use of the swimming pool.
We had two harpsichords and our tutor Dr Penelope Cave gave us insight into the early music of Northern Italy, including Gabrieli, Pasquini, Marcello, Rossi, Galuppi to name just a few. Many enjoyed the short walk round the corner for an aperitif before supper.
Two of us did all the catering and the kitchen was adequately equipped but an additional coffee machine would have made life easier at breakfast and coffee times. The local supermarket was close so made shopping easy.
Thank you Alessandro and your son who kindly gave us a talk about the history of your family and the Villa. We’d like to say a special thank you to Mirella who looked after us so well and was always on hand and to Martha the maid.
I look forward to organizing another music course, in due course, at Villa Mila, as there is so much to see at Verona Mantua and Padua and somehow a week just wasn't long enough to take in the sights as well.
Beautiful period villa in stunning surroundings
Villa Mila is quite simply a fantastic place to stay. It is only 45 km from Verona and is easily accessible by train and road with easy transfers from the airport. It is situated in the small town of Villa Bartolomea which has basic but useful facilities such as a bakers shop, restaurants, coffee shops , a bar etc. It is located on the banks of the river Adige and there are fabulous paths stretching for miles for walking and cycling to nearby towns and villages.
We rented Villa Mila in December for 25 people to stay for one week as we were renewing our wedding vows for our 20th anniversary.
The bedrooms are all charming and have beautiful period features and furniture and the most comfortable beds.
We were originally worried that having 25 people all in one house would feel claustrophobic but we were happy to be proved wrong. There is so much space and so many rooms that people could comfortably didvide themselves up depending on the activity. The teenagers tended to gravitate around the billiard room or dining room for playing music or card/board games whilst the oldies got comfortable (with wine and snacks of course) in the kitchen or beautiful living room, both serviced by open log fires.
Mirella is the amazing lady that arranges everything. She runs the house along with her team of helpers and is invaluable.
We hired the old castle across the road as the venue to renew our vows and Mirella assisted us with almost every detail
She arranged the celebrant, the caterers and helped with all the arrangements for the day. She offered us assistance with everything from music to flowers (most of the greenery in the flower arrangements were picked from the grounds of Villa Mila which made a lovely touch) and was always available should we have any questions or help.
I cannot recommend this Villa highly enough if you are looking for somewhere to host a celebration or party. To get the level of service and detail available you would usually have to pay a fortune for a wedding or party planner.
In short, we had a truly amazing time. Every single one of our guests has vowed to return and we are already trying to arrange a suitable time to return. In the summer there is the full use of the amazing outdoor barbeque area, grounds and pool which unfortunately we could not use in December but we hope to return in warmer times to fully make use of the facilities.
Villa Mila, a truly unique location. If you are lucky enough to visit, you won't ever want to leave!
how to say thank you for your wonderful review ?
You definetly outlined in the most rewarding way the features of Villa Mila and the efforts of Mirella and our staff in assisting our Guests in the event they wish to celebrate with us.
We always try to do our best in order to satisfy our Guests and their special needs and events , but we are always worried not to be able to do it completely: your words say that we got the target and we are really happy for that.
We sincerely hope to see you again in Villa Mila, since in spring and in summer there are plenty of things to do and of cities and places of art to visit !
Thank you again for your kind review
Alessandro di San Bonifacio
Family vacation in paradise
Thanks to a perfect preparation under the guidance of the wonderful Mirella (Stripe) we - a family of 20 people covering 3 generations - had wonderful days in the amazing Villa Bartolomea. We received a very warm welcome in this elegant chateau-like building, with more rooms and space that 20 people could fill, it was awesome! Days were spend in the relaxing tremendous and spacious garden or on the terrace or in the villa, chilling, chatting, enjoying the local tidbits and wines, playing - simply having a great time together. Several excursions took us to the Roman footprints and put our stay also in a historical context with cities of Padua, Vincenza, Montagnana etc.
We explicitly would like to express our greatest thank you to Mirella who made the stay an unforgettable moment for our entire family in such a marvelous region of the world. We will come back!
Giovanni on behalf of the Groll-family
Dream Wedding PART ONE
Villa Mila is a very grand house in a sleepy little village of Villa Bartolomea about 30 minutes south of Verona and close to the airports of Verona, Bergamo and Venice.
We have visited Italy many times previously and have spent many happy weeks travelling around its various cities, towns and villages. We also got engaged in Italy earlier in 2015 so we wanted to have our dream wedding there.
We only wanted an intimate affair with our immediate family and friends and were looking for somewhere to accommodate 26 people with enough rooms, bathrooms, a nice large kitchen and plenty of space both inside and outside.
When we found this villa we thought it suited our requirements perfectly. After a couple of months corresponding with Mirella, we booked a flight to visit and have a look at it a little more. Mirella met us at the villa and she was amazing, showing us around the building and the gardens and explaining how the space had been used before by other guests. It really helped us visualise what our wedding at the villa could be.
Mirella also acted as our wedding planner in Italy and was absolutely invaluable. Before we arrived we had discussed at length via email what we were aiming for and she made appointments with all of the relevant people in the village and surrounding towns – no small task when you consider that this included the florist, the priests (English speaking), the bakery for the cake, the photographers and much more. She even arranged for a bouncy castle and outdoor play centre to arrive for the children whilst we were there.
Best of all however was the visit to the caterers which took place at their local restaurant and where we tasted all 8 courses of the sample menu that we had chosen with all of the accompanying wines……amazing!
Mirellas organisational efforts were great and we managed to meet all of these people in the 2 days that we spent in Villa Bartolomea. Whatever we asked for, she had a solution and we couldn’t have done it without her – thank you so much Mirella.
We arranged to get married in the Church in the centre of Villa Bartolomea – just a 2 minute stroll from the villa. We all walked it to the Church on the morning of the wedding. The church is breathtaking and large enough to hold a couple of hundred people – more than enough for our group. That said, it felt perfect and the acoustics of such a large space together with the harpist and flutist only added to the magic of the occasion.........
Villabartolomea is situated in the souththern part of the province of Verona, on the banks of the Adige river, 6 kilometers south of Legnago. It is linked to Verona, Legnago and Rovigo, as well as to the Verona Int. Airport, by the 434 Transpolesana motorway (the three cities are also reachable by train). Easy access from Verona to the Milan - Venice and to the Modena – Brennero (direction: Germany) motorways as well as, from Rovigo, to the Padova - Bologna motorway. The Milan international airports (Malpensa and Linate) are far 2 and ½ hours drive and that of Venice, only 1 hour.Tennis courts are available behind the Villa. Tourist itineraries include visits to places of artistic, historical or gastronomic interest, tours in natural landscapes (the mouth of the river Po, the Lake Garda and the Prealps are nearby) and day and evening excursions. From end of June to end of August the world famous Arena Opera season offers in Verona unique musical events.