By Vrsabhanu dasa
Prabhupada Desh – ‘The Residence of Srila Prabhupada’
Prabhupada Desh is located in Albettone near Vicenza, North Italy. The 10 hectare property with a 16th century villa was purchased by the Hare Krishna devotees in the late eighties with donations from distribution of Srila Prabhupada’s books. Beautiful paintings are decorating the walls and ceiling of the exquisite temple room which overlooks a large park. Many devotees take part in Sunday programmes and yearly festivals but Prabhupada Desh is also a center for seminars, spiritual retreats and courses related to vaishnava culture. There are 30 guestrooms to facilitate visitors.