Historical noble residence Palazzo Mantua Benavides lies in the heart of Padua, just a few steps from the Scrovegni Chapel. Redolent with olde-worlde charm, it contains just a few rooms, each one distinct from the others and all featuring precious furnishings. This sixteenth-century Palazzo is the site where architect Bartolomeo Ammannai designed the tallest statue in Europe. Staying here represents taking a journey through history, with rooms that have a unique and exclusive atmosphere. During springtime, the garden is a wonderful place to relax.
THE HISTORY OF PALAZZO MANTUA BENAVIDES
Palazzo Mantua Benavides, which dates back to the late 15th century, was the home of Marco Mantua Benavides, one of the most interesting personalities of his time. His ancestors came to Italy from Spain, and he became a distinguished professor of jurisprudence at the University of Padua, earning international recognition as an expert in constitutional law. Marco Mantua Benavides' 16th-century collection is now housed in the Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art in Palazzo Liviano in Padua. Benavides had a deep appreciation for art and classical culture. He collected art and was a patron of artists, including sculptor and architect Bartolomeo Ammannati, who worked alongside Michelangelo in Florence. Ammannati constructed the Giant Hercules in stone in Padua, inspired by Michelangelo's marble David scultpure, a triumphal arch reflecting Benavides' love for the classical world, and also the evocative tomb of the Benavides family in the nearby Eremitani Church.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES: ACCOMMODATION IN PADUA
The Palazzo provides accommodation in four suites in the main part of the residence and three recently renovated apartments in the adjoining former stables, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience staying in an elegant historical home, enveloped in the atmosphere of a family home.
THE GREEN SUITE
A cosy, well-appointed room with classic furnishings and modern comforts with a double bed and bathroom with large shower. The room has air conditioning (maximum capacity 2 people).
THE PINK SUITE
An airy, 58 square metres, elegantly furnished classic suite in shades of pink, featuring two queen-size beds, ancient marble floors and bathroom with extra-large shower. The room has air conditioning (maximum capacity 2 people).
SUITES WITH KITCHEN
Elegant apartments furnished with period furniture and hand-crafted fabrics in the old carriage house, located on the ground floor with trachyte flooring (typical of the Euganean Hills), overlooking Ammannati's inner courtyard.
THE RED SUITE
The Red Suite comprises a living room with a sofa bed, a bedroom with two queen-sized beds, a bathroom with shower and a kitchen (maximum capacity 3 adults).
THE YELLOW SUITE
Comprises a comfortable living room, a bedroom with a king-size double bed, large bathroom with extra-large shower and a kitchen (maximum capacity 2 adults + 1 child aged up to 8 years old).
THE CELESTIAL SUITE
The Celestial Suite has a comfortable lounge area, a room with a king-size double bed, large bathroom with extra-large shower and a kitchen (maximum capacity 2 adults + 1 child aged up to 8 years old).
All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV, a relaxing seating area, a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. The kitchen includes an electric kettle and a refrigerator. The rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a courtyard view. Nearby parking is provided. All rooms are non-smoking.