Villa Sacchetta Context

logo-villa-sacchetta There is only one place
where the magic of Venice
and the poetry of nature
Intertwine …


A hidden jewel between islands and lagoon

Surrounded by a magical landscape and a natural environment unique in the world, one of the original ancient fish farms of the Venice Lagoon, Villa Sacchetta is an exclusive villa created for those who wish to discover and enjoy in total privacy a different Venetian experience, set in a convenient location, but at the same time secluded from the thousand wonders of the city.
Villa Sacchetta was inaugurated in June 2010 revealing the charm of a refined oasis built on luxury, tranquillity and peace, offering every kind of comfort and service, all year round.

A new holiday experience is now possible

In a marine ecosystem with zero pollution found only in the Venetian fish farms, and having remained unchanged since the times of the Serenissima Republic, Villa Sacchetta offers the privilege of living in an atmosphere of pure privacy immersed in a natural environment, unknown to most people, but now accessible to an elite group of guests.
The desire to seize the opportunity for a unique holiday, as well as the sensitivity to perceive the value of this part of the lagoon, which is still unexplored and far removed from mass tourism, are the only conditions required to appreciate the extraordinary nature of this lagoon residence, unique, and one of a kind.

Living on a fish farm: a unique experience

Extensive fish farming is a traditional activity having been practiced in the lagoon since the sixteenth century: between islands, lakes, dams and canals, it's as if time has stopped in this corner of the lagoon. Local fishermen populate the small villages, great connoisseurs of the waterways and boats, devoted to hunting and fishing, who have lived for centuries in perfect harmony with the environment. It is a fairy tale microcosm that pulsates around Villa Sacchetta, surrounded by the green of nature and the blue of the sea, overlooking two of the approximately 30 fish farms in the Venetian Lagoon: the valleys Sacchetta and Sacchettina.
Reaching Villa Sacchetta from the mainland or from the sea, you almost seem to be catapulted into one of Canaletto's paintings: the soft amber light of sunset that caresses the calm water and the view that spans Burano to St. Erasmus, towards the horizon, revealing the magic of a mystic Venice, far from its usual glamour and glitz.
It is in these waterways that one understands the inextricable link between Venice and Water: the sea is the "road" through which the Serenissima drew riches, trade, conquest and glory, and the sumptuous Venetian palaces rest on a “cushion” of embedded tree trunks... the element, without which the myth of Venice would not exist.
In the lagoon, during the golden hour of sunset the only sound is the singing of swans, cormorants, herons, gulls and the recently returned pink flamingos, who peep through the reeds and rushes, rummaging among the tamarisk and hiding between the branches of willows and poplars , waiting to catch their prey: the young fish in the farms' natural canals.

Along the sea-embankment, which marks the border between the fish farm and the open lagoon, there are a number of sea-lakes fully equipped for extensive fish farming, full of free roaming fish. Close to the primary barrier, which regulates the inflow and outflow of water, there are the "weirs", water basins that fish follow through an obligatory path to be eventually fished, the "Casòn di valle", which is the house of the fishermen, the fish processing and preservation area, and the "cavàna", the boathouse and equipment store.
In every season of the year a different, fascinating activity can be experienced: in spring there is the "seeding" of the fry, small new-born fish. At the end of the summer the fish feel the call of the sea and during their journey they are "sorted" and captured and passed from one basin to another. Once caught, the fish are selected according to size. Only the fish which are 2-3 years old are caught and processed; the young specimens are placed in special ponds for the winter.

Whoever chooses to stay at Villa Sacchetta, a luxuriously restored historic fisherman's home, may observe, without leaving the grounds, the rhythmic phases of the life of the lagoon. There are one hundred and twenty hectares of exclusive lagoon surrounding the residence, providing an ideal setting for bike trails, or hunting in the muffled autumn mists, and with miles and miles of walking paths immersed in the silence of the surrounding lagoon.
Venice can be reached in 40 minutes by passing through the Pordelio canal either by private boat or by taxi-boat, which dock directly at the private pier of the house; art, history, culture, museums, events, monuments and the designer boutiques of the most romantic city in the world are readily at hand, thanks to a native English-speaking guide, who is always available.


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where the magic of Venice
and the poetry of nature

A holiday lapped in luxury and eco-design, tradition and high technology
Uniqueness and total privacy are the characteristics of the surroundings of Villa Sacchetta, b&b residence which consists of a main building designed to accommodate 4 people (the traditional "Cason di valle"), and a private park with a natural seawater pond which is filtered and purified, suitable for sun bathing and swimming, inviting you to laze around and relax under the sun. Fully restored according to the principles of eco-construction, the villa offers its visitors the pleasure of refined luxury, and the comfort of advanced, yet discreet technology: from home automation with touch-screen controls, to the large screen projector, to the state of the art alarm system, Wi-Fi, and under-floor heating and cooling system – it is a space which also doubles up as an extremely functional and relaxed ambience for business meetings and brainstorming sessions. Hotel b&b Villa Sacchetta the ultimate in quality and luxury.

The warm welcome of exposed beams and stonework that transports you back in time
The hotel retains red as the original colour: it is repeated on the gate, exterior ecological plaster, and the scented rose hedge that skirts the property. The entrance gate acts as a screen to ensure maximum privacy, leading to the porch of the house and then the front door, going through to a living area with designer leather armchairs. To the left you find an alcove with a central fireplace and hearth, which invites convivial wintery moments around the fire, whilst on the right hand side you reach the chef's ultimate dream: a modern and fully equipped kitchen island with elegant finishes in wood and stone. The living room, which is overlooked by the walkway that leads to the bedrooms, is spacious and bright with a large sliding glass wall that creates a feeling of oneness with the garden, and the landscape of the lagoon basin; it features a fireplace covering the entire width of the wall, and a fully stocked small library on the opposite wall. This is the heart of the home. The b&b upper floor is devoted to two attic bedrooms and with exposed beams, both with a specially designed modern four-poster bed, integrated LCD TV cabinet, and delicate embroidered linen: the theme of the first bedroom is based on the colour black, with a granite and marble bathroom that has a dark and chic touch, and the second bedroom is white-themed, with the bathroom in natural coloured stone, where a white leather chaise longue invites you to curl up, leaving you to gaze through a small porthole, to the boundless space of the lagoon.The Villa Sacchetta's guests can opt to hire a car or taxi-boat, and take tours by boat and car, with or without driver-services. Excursions, babysitting, personal shopping, beauty treatments, and a private chef are all easily organised by simple request. There is also a full concierge and help service, to meet any holiday desire or demand, available 24/7.