31st JANUARY – 17th FEBRUARY 2015, Venice – Italy

From 31st January to 17th February 2015

Venice Carnival 2015 “The sweetest party in the world!” this year will be in line with and will pay a tribute to the main theme of Expo 2015: “Feed the Planet”.

The carnival will be all about great food and food lovers, with a profusion of traditional recipes and good typical cuisine which is going to make this event even better and funnier.

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When it comes to Halloween, mind often goes to the Anglo-Saxon countries: children who roam the streets, ringing doorbells in the neighborhood and saying the phrase famous throughout the world : ” Trick or treat?”

Despite what many people believe, even in Italy there was a tradition that concerned the eve of All Saints, with festivals and rituals of protection.
Over time, this tradition has been lost. Halloween , however, despite being a party that inspires a feeling of love / hate relationship between Italians, helped to bring out that ancient side, maybe a little pagan too, which we had so well buried within us. On the other hand, with all monuments, castles, villas in Italy, why do we have to mis that… thrilling side?
This is the purpose of the initiative promoted by Riviera del Brenta for Halloween. The “Riviera candlelight” give a voice to the dark side Italian culture. And to do that, Riviera has all the credentials.

What better way, in fact, of a path made of tastings and evening visits between villas of the eighteenth century, to celebrate Halloween ?

Lovers of this event must not miss this event ! In particular, the visit to Villa Contarini Venier, in Mira, during All Saints Day , which will present an evening themed Dante’s poems, with the accompaniment of live music and evocative theatrical scenes inspired by the verses of the great poet Dante Alighieri. With a final presented by a special guest…
Another villa that is certainly the pleasure of a visit is Villa Valier, always in Mira . Here there will be a spirit to guide you through the most beautiful places of this wonderful place, and tell you his darker facts… on the other hand, is not Halloween?
There is also Villa Foscarini – Rossi in Stra , which will take Halloween with a little more fun, while keeping in vogue the theme of surreal characteristic of the eve of All Saints. Get ready to be part of a traveling show through the maze path from Alice in Wonderland ! An experience that you will find unforgettable!
All this and more, accompanied by lighting and tasting typical of Halloween and our beautiful area.

For more information, please contact the reception of our hotel . Which, as you may have noticed , is an ancient Venetian villa … and who knows … maybe even Villa Gasparini has a guest!
Villa Gasparini a lume di candela

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Torrone Scaldaferro

Close to Villa Gasparini, Riviera del Brenta , Venice, just a few hundred meters far, it is located the
Torrone Factory.

The most famous and well-known in Italy and also abroad : The Torrone Factory Scaldaferro .

It has a long family tradition: in 1919 the first production with its founder Marco Scaldaferro.

The torrone t is a typical venetian Christmas sweet , it consists of slightly roasted almonds with a mixture of honey, sugar and whitesbeaten stiff to create a white creamy and soft dough to cook on a slow heat.
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Hotel Villa Gasparini suggests you a Christmas package valid during December until Epiphany :

1 night with breakfast ,

Scaldaferro Torrone bag with a Torrone limited edition, made with venetian lagoon wild honey (salted) a and a Torrone a Gondoeta ( small Gondola )

appointment to 5.00 pm for a green tea and biscuits Scaldaferro

Tour at the Torronificio Scaldaferro

Prices starting from Euro 129,00 per couple

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Villa Valier

Imagine being the rich Lords of the eighteenth-century in Venice.
Imagine being not only the owners of elegant palaces in Venice, but also of luxurious villas in the Venetian countryside.
Imagine you can spend New Year’s Evewith elegance and dance alla night

And if I told you that this fantasy can become reality?

This year, on the occasion of New Year 2014, there is the chance to spend the last day of the year in an authentic Venetian villa: villa Valier in Mira, Venice.You can enjoy a gala dinner in one of the rooms on the ground floor, with the dishes of the Doges.

A dream can become truth with a gala dinner, music, dance and late night snacks.
The Hotel Villa Gasparini proposes a two-night stay at Villa Gasparini and New Year’s Eve dinner at the Villa Valier from Euro 460.00 per couple.

Reservation in advance is appreciated.

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Villa Gasparini, Christmas tree

Villa Gasparini, Christmas tree

Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2014 in Venice is something extraordinary.

Venice shines like never before, there is the possibility of going into various local eating all types af starters, and walking around the city admiring not only the buildings but also the projections and the play of light on them. Not to mention the Christmas decorations that embellish the city…
What do you say, have I a little intrigued you?
So come with me, I will talk you about Hotel Villa Gasparini’s program for December, 31 2014.

Angels' bell

Angels’ bell

First of all, be prepared to spend the New Year’s Eve with elegance, since your arrival in the Riviera del Brenta, which is an area famous for its high concentration of Venetian villas. Villa Gasparini is one of them, an elegant building of 1700 renovated in such a way that we can bring the utmost comfort. Not a bad premise, right?
Do not worry though, once we arrived at our hotel, you will not see gondolas and motor boats . We are near Venice, which you can reach through our shuttle service: a driver will take you to Fusina , from where a boat at 19:00 e 20:00 . Destination? Venice!
And believe me when I say that the view of the buildings of the Giudecca lit by Christmas lights is breathtaking!
And if you still are not convinced, you will see that once landed will change your mind. In fact, there will also be a chance to hear good music in St. Mark’s Square thanks to a DJ, who will also direct the choral count down .

Finally, at 1 .30, by the same arrival pier, the boat will take you back to Fusina and then the shuttle service back home.

New Yer's eve in Venice

New Yer’s eve in Venice

This possibility will be offered at reasonable prices :

 - Private shuttle service, round trip
( Hotel – Terminal Fusina and vice versa) € 15,00 per person

 - Shuttle boat, round trip, no shuttle service
(Terminal Fusina – Venice and vice versa) € 13,00 per person

In addition, the Hotel Villa Gasparini has a great offer for you: a two-night stay, also including shuttle service and shuttle boat to Venice from 256 €.

So, have you not booked yet?

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Between Venice and Padua

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Minisuite con jacuzzi

Between Venice and Padua

Hotel Villa Gasparini is in the centre of Riviera del Brenta, halfway both from Venice and Padua.

Because of its position, it’s an excellent base for visiting the nearby art cities: you can reach them easily by public transport.


Palazzo Ducale

Palazzo Ducale

Venice, the most romantic city in the world and lies a few minutes from Hotel Villa Gasparini.

You can easily get to the city by bus: it drives you directly from the hotel to Piazzale Roma, the old town centre terminal.

Trips are frequent, until midnight during the winter and over in the warm summer evenings, when it’s nice to enjoy the evening breeze while walking (and sometimes losing) in Venice “calles” and squares.

From Piazzale Roma then you’ll be immersed in something unique and magical, a place where streets are made of water and cars are replaced by boats.

Going towards the Canal Grande you’ll find lots of water bus stops: these special buses will guide you to Piazza San Marco through the Canal Grande, or to the isles: Murano, Burano and Torcello.

A few kilometres from the Hotel Villa Gasparini there’s also the Terminal Fusina, a pleasant place where the river Brenta flows into the lagoon of Venice.
The salty air and the beautiful, though short, walk along the lagoon, is an enjoyable anticipation of the city you’re going to visit.
At Terminal Fusina parking is easy and also cheap: no traffic jams will spoil your day!

The departures timetable is available at the reception and the ticket costs as much as a public service one.
But only tickets can be defined public, because crossing the lagoon and getting to Venice through the Canale della Giudecca sounds like a private tour, something special and unique.

You’ll get to San Marco (more precisely to Zattere) in just 20 minutes.

In summer the last return boat is at 22.30, a late night sight you won’t forget easily.

Venice is a romantic and melancholic city in its less touristic quarters (Cannaregio and Castello), lively and “boisterous” at its markets (the most famous is the fish market of Rialto), exclusive and elegant in Piazza San Marco with its luxury shops near Mercerie.

But everywhere it’s always as ever unique.


Padua is also just a few minutes by bus from the Hotel Villa Gasparini, the last stop’s Piazzale Boschetti, the terminal of Padua: from here it takes ten minutes by foot to the city centre.

Prato della Valle, Padova

Prato della Valle, Padova

Padua is a city of erudite men, it has a long historical university tradition and its places are full of young students. It’s also the city of Giotto, whose works are at the Scrovegni Chapel, and of Saint Anthony’s basilica, where are kept the famous saint’s remains: this building has become the destination of thousands of pilgrims from around the world.

The Hotel Villa Gasparini represents an ideal base for visiting Venice and Padua, but not only.

In fact the villa is also convenient to reach the Venice Lido, for a summer break at the beach, to get to the Euganean Thermal Baths or the hilly surroundings of Padua with their walled towns of Monselice, Este and Montagnana.

From the hotel it also takes just a few minutes to: Vicenza and Palladio’s works; Verona, Juliet, Romeo and the Arena’s opera; Treviso and its famous hills with their several taverns with patio, where during the summer you can have lunch or dinner with grilled meat and red wine.

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Spend a night in the heart of the Riviera del Brenta area, where the Venetian nobility once spent their free time … and try your luck!

A visit to the world’s oldest gaming house (established in 1638) in the fabulous historical setting of Venice, one of the world’s most fascinating venues, is a proposition you may wish to consider.


Whatever your stance may be as regards the typical activities of such an institution, you may find the experience of participating in some of them an appealing opportunity.
The Casinò also has a secondary branch at the mainland Ca’ Noghera site in Tessera (close to the airport).

On request it is possible to book a transfer service with Villa Gasparini Shuttle Service.


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Stay at a Venetian villa very close to Padua and Venice.

Do not lose an opportunity to walk around the historic centre of Padua, the city of scholars, scientists and learned men and women since mediaeval times and the site of one of Europe’s oldest universities, founded in 1222.

Visitors to the city may also be interested in viewing the fresco decorations painted by Giotto in the early 14th century in the Scrovegni Chapel and visiting some of the city’s ancient palaces and buildings, the Prato della Valle gardens and the Pontifical Basilica where the earthly remains of Saint Anthony are preserved in a tomb located inside a vast international shrine.

Service provided on request: Thursday and Saturday


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