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Locanda Rosa Rosae

Ancient Watermill near Venice

Watermill Wedding

Romantic mystique

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An off-the-beaten-path Venice wedding venue that is truly unique and picturesque for a wedding day along venetian canals but without the crowds.  Quaint but sophisticated, the mill sleeps 4 couples at a time while your wedding breakfast will seat up to 80 guests and your hosts prepare authentic, farm-to-table Italian dishes for all to indulge.

Read the compelling story of how the mill was saved from certain death after you scroll through beautiful images of weddings at Locanda Rosa Rosae.

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Once upon a time in a land near Venice full of golden vineyards and fields of grain, there was an ancient mill dedicated to crushing grain into flour for its villagers; and it did this day in and day out for four hundred years until unexpectedly and for reasons unknown, the mill stopped turning and was left abandoned.

After many, many years, one day, a ‘prince’ and ‘princess’ were strolling through a nearby town for some shopping when they saw a picture of the mill up for sale in a real estate window.  They fell in love at first sight and knew right there and then what their mission would be for the future: bringing the mill back to life, just the way the villagers remembered it.  They searched far and wide for authentic stones, wood, and all the pieces that had been taken away through the years, and they travelled across Italy and many foreign lands like France, Morocco, and Tunisia, looking for just the right furnishings to keep the heart and soul of the mill alive.

The prince, being very artful, remodeled the mill with bare minimums, austere but tasteful and full of light, taking care to allow views of the rural landscape from every room and making sure there were plenty of outdoor sitting areas to enjoy a moment of leisure while being caressed by fragrant Italian countryside breezes.

After restoring the watermill to its original charm, the prince and princess – Silvio and Betty – now share all of its mystique and beauty with visitors who come to experience life in one of Italy’s secret spots, so close to celebrity Venice but so little known to travelers from abroad.

Only 4 couples at a time may sleep here, but your wedding breakfast will host up to 80 guests and your hosts prepare authentic, farm-to-table Italian dishes for all to indulge.

The area surrounding Locanda Rosa Rosae is the homeland to prosecco vineyards and the cuisine is of the finest in Italy.  An off-the-beaten-path unique wedding location in Italy for your own special happily ever after.

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