Asolo is a small Renaissance town located on a hilltop with open views of the Alpine foothills and the plains of Veneto.
Over the years it has been the favored destination of artists and scholars due to its unquestionable charm and magical atmosphere. Eleonora Duse, the English poet Browning and the British traveler Freja Stark lived here, and Ernest Hemingway also stayed in the area for a while.
Il Galero, an authentic villa typical of the Veneto region is just a few steps away from the center of Asolo, in a panoramic position below the town’s fortress. The view covers the surrounding plains and, on clear days, it is possible to glimpse the Euganean Hills and, in the distance, Venice.
The villa, which was built in 1696, is made up of four parts: the villa in the center and, at the sides, the typical Venetian “barchesse” (outhouses) which were the ancient stables and barn, one of which is completely autonomous and used as a residence for the owners and staff.
The sophisticated and elegant interior is embellished with stuccoes that enhance the walls and ceilings, in late Baroque style.
The property is surrounded by a large park with trees and very old plants, climbing wisteria and a beautiful rambling rose garden. The terrace and garden have areas for relaxing with beach umbrellas and armchairs where guests can enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
On the eastern side of the villa there is a large panoramic terrace covered by a pergola where it is possible to eat “al fresco”.
A pathway immersed in fruit and olive-trees leads to the panoramic swimming pool (18 x 6 m) that has sun-beds, deckchairs, beach umbrellas and an adjoining changing room with shower and toilet facilities. There is also a pergola furnished as a dining area, with kitchenette, barbecue, refrigerator and a large table that seats 12.
Since the pathway goes uphill, guests who do not wish to walk can be driven in the car by the staff.
The villa has WI-FI internet connection, laundry-room with washing machine and tumble-drier, satellite TV, crib, children’s cot and highchair. The twin bedrooms and double rooms all have air conditioning.
DISTANCES FROM MAIN TOWNS
Milan - 270 km
Cortina d'Ampezzo - 130 km
Verona - 110 km
Venice - 74 km
Treviso - 37 km
Asolo - 0.5 km