Vakantiehuis Italie Bed and Breakfast
Vakantiehuis Italie Bed and Breakfast

Who are the owners of Villa I Due Padroni?


Thomas († 2013)



Moving from Holland


Station Pavia

At Pavia's railway station


Stef aan het werk

One of the Padroni's at work during the renovation of the house

We, Nico and Stef, are the two "padroni" or the owners of the villa and the home of our young dog Joia, who tries to fill the gap that Thomas has left when he sufddenly died last summer.

In May 2008 we have moved to this beautiful location in Italy, not only to enjoy "la dolce vita" ourselves, but also because we want to make others familiar with this undiscovered area.

How it came about

After a few month of searching, during a half-year sabbatical leave in the historic town of Pavia, we found the house of our dreams in this wonderful spot in the hills of the Oltrepò Pavese. We said farewell to our jobs and study and emigrated to Italy. We have renovated the house to make it even more suitable for us and our guests. For example, a swimming pool and a large sun-terrace with a panoramic view on the valley have been realized.

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Up and running

In 2009 the Villa opened its doors! Although we still have limited experience in the hospitality business, we are full of energy and enthusiasm. We are sure to make your stay a pleasant one and we hope to share with you our fascination for this part of Italy.

De Due Padroni

De Padroni in front of their holiday home / B&B Italy


Joia, a breed between a pointer and a labrador?

Padroni trappelen druiven

Tredding the grapes the old-fashioned way


Due Padroni op een terras

Relaxing ouside a café in Broni, not far from the villa


Due Padroni tuinierend

The padroni's enjoy gardening