This rambling and mellow L-shaped building, was acquired by the Luppis family in the 1800s, and was once a monastery. Set in gentle countryside near Rivarotta, Villa Luppis shows no signs of Spartan living today; it is now a comfortable and elegant yet relaxed hotel run by Stefania Luppis and her daughter. One side of the 'L' is a long room incorporating reception hall, sitting room and bar, bright and welcoming with low, timbered ceiling and central columns. At the front of the house is the equally long main restaurant, a dreamy room with pale pink and white table linen, period furniture, antique silver and fresh flowers. There is (rather incongruously) also a piano bar with dance floor. Long corridors, softly lit and thickly carpeted, lead to the luxurious bedrooms which are furnished with period pieces, and have superior king-size beds. Fine fabrics - regency stripes or fresh chintzes - are co-ordinated with soft carpeting, and the suites have separate sitting areas.
  The villa's extensive park with its venerable old trees and green lawns has a pleasant pool and a fitness centre. A minibus service runs to and from Venice - Piazzale Roma - (only 40 minutes away) every day.