In Zelarino, a country relais, one of a kind in Veneto, immersed in the park of a bucolic farm and surrounded by water lilies and fruit trees, where everything, from the interiors to the romantic swimming pool, is inspired by the English countryside.
Crossing the suggestive wooden gate of the estate, what is revealed before us is a small village that seems to have come out of a fairy tale. It is the one, with a happy ending, of the Bucci family, Patrizia and Roberto together with their children Giacomo, Alberto and Nicola, who gave birth to a sustainable farm which, year after year, has been enriched by various worlds related to gastronomy and high-level hospitality.
Thus, Fiori & Frutti comes to life 2015 in an old farmhouse dating back to the 17th century and once owned by the noble Fürstenberg family, as the coat of arms above the door still reminds us. The original 15-room country relais was completely inspired by Patrizia and Roberto’s passion for the English countryside.
We have created a dreamy ecosystem, where our guests can feel good, pampered by the perfection of nature that marks the pace of our days.
(Bucci Del Ponte family)
The name chosen for the structure is due to its magical position, on one side surrounded by the estate’s orchards and, on the other, overlooking a lake full of water lilies that seems to have come out of a Pre-Raphaelite painting.
The rooms are all furnished differently and equipped with every comfort. Upon arrival, you will find a romantic straw shopping bag on the bed containing everything you need to cool off in the swimming pool and perhaps pamper yourself with a good cocktail before lunch or dinner. Fiori & Frutti offers, in fact, inside everything you could want from a holiday.
The resort includes a fine dining restaurant, Segnavento, with a farm-to-table gourmet concept, Osteria Ai Brillanti, which offers traditional recipes, and an adjoining Bottega (shop) where you can buy all the farm products, from jams to eggs, from cured meats to pickled vegetables.
Specialties that can also be tasted in the morning when breakfast is served, prepared by the brigade of chef Patrizia Del Ponte in charge, together with Alessio Loppoli, also of the Segnavento kitchen. A lovely ritual served, in the summer, in the flowery dehors in front of Fiori & Frutti and, in winter, in the delightful little room with a British touch, amidst fine china and still steaming homemade bread.
To relax, the relais also offers two sitting rooms inspired by English hunting clubs and the Regency style, as well as the possibility of booking various activities, from horse riding, benefiting from the adjacent stable, another “family” passion, to courses of cooking.
A marvel which, thanks to its convenient location between Venice, Padua and Treviso, is also the perfect base for day trips to other cities in the Veneto region.
The original arches of the facade of the Relais were “recreated” during the conservative restoration to recall the portico that once adorned the old farmhouse.
Fiori & Frutti
Via Gatta 76/c
30174 Zelarino, Venezia
Tel. +39 041 5020075
Rooms from 140 euro, breakfast included