In the old town
Piazza Asolo is an elegant apartment located on the first floor of a historical palazzo in the centre of Asolo. The apartment overlooks the magnificent Queen Cornaro’s Castle and the main square of the town. It measures 200 sqm and has no elevator. Set in the main square of Asolo, this perfectly restored property has maintained its charme intact thanks to the 18th century frescoes and due to its unique pieces of furniture. At the ground floor of the building the famous "Caffè Centrale" animates the central Piazza of the town. Due to its position, the apartment could be slightly noisy.
For centuries the famous “Caffè Centrale”, at the ground floor of the same building, has been frequented by illustrious figures, such as Gabriele D'Annunzio, Eleonora Duse, Giosuè Carducci, Robert Browning, Ernest Hemingway, Henry James, Hugo von Hofmansthal, Freya Stark, Arnold Schoemberg and many others. Since 1796, the Palazzo, has been hosting a cultural circle named “Società del Casino”, some of his members took part in a conspiracy against Napoleon in 1808.
More recently, in the 20th century, Hemingway used to be in Asolo after World War II, mostly between 1948 and 1954; in that period he met countess Adriana Ivancich and wrote “Across the River and into the Trees”. He had previously lived in Veneto, in 1918, where he was helping our soldiers during World War I, particularly in Schio, Fossalta and Bassano. Thanks to his efforts during the Great War, in 2012 the Comune of Fossalta has inaugurated a path (http://www.laguerradihemingway.it) aimed to creating a ‘historical memory’ of the places where Hemingway stood during that terrible period, and where he was seriously injured.
Asolo is a spectacular medieval village, also known as the 'Pearl of Veneto’, which offers a variety of cultural and artistic amenities in an area with an outstanding natural beauty: for centuries it has been frequented by personalities, such as Gabriele D'Annunzio, Eleonora Duse, Giosuè Carducci, Robert Browning, Ernest Hemingway, Henry James, Hugo von Hofmansthal, Freya Stark, Arnold Schoemberg and many others.
Asolo is close to some of the most beautiful world-famous Palladian Villas and is strategically located near important cities such as Treviso, Venice, Padua, Vicenza and Verona.
Thanks to its fine cuisine and excellent wines (don’t miss the ‘Colli Asolani Wine Road’), it is also the perfect destination for wine and great-food lovers. Restaurants nearby: Villa Cipriani (simply amazing!); La Terrazza Al Sole; Hosteria Ca’ Derton; Osteria della Giarrettiera.
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HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
- Air conditioning in the living room, kitchen and in the two main bedrooms
- Internet WIFI connection
- Satellite TV
- Fridge with freezer
- Stove with oven
- Coffee machine
- Electric kettle
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and board
- Hair dryer
- Storage room on the ground floor for your bicycles and golf equipment
For guests wishing a very special memory of their holiday photo shoots is available, to be requested to the owner: due to its elegant interiors, this apartment is suitable for photo shoots of the guests (family portraits, friends) taken by a professional photographer at a very special price.
Treviso 37 km
Vicenza 50 km
Padova 52 km
Venice 76 km
Verona 108 km
Dolomiti (Alps range) 110 km
Cortina d´Ampezzo 134 km
Lake Garda 140 km
Milan 266 km
Asolo is a small town, famous for its lace and silk weaving. It is also resplendent with monuments, such as the remains of an amphitheatre and an aqueduct, the Rocca (castle of the 12th early 13th century), or you can visit the Palazzo della Ragione which has now become the museum of the city. In the last century it was a privileged resort by artists and writers such as Robert Browning, Igor Stravinsky, Ernest Hemmingway and the famous Eleonora Duse. Asolo is known for its wine, its fabrics and embroidery, hand-painted ceramics, and antique furniture (with an antiques fair on the second Sunday of each month).
During the summer months, there are live concerts and music festivals. Wander the lovely boutiques and local artisan shops in Asolo. Asolo is a great place to take peaceful walks to enjoy the scenery.
Excursions in the area are possible on foot, bicycle or horseback; and three golf courses are nearby.
Asolo is only an hour’s drive (50 minutes by train) from Venice. The nearest railway stations are Castelfranco 16 km, Bassano del Grappa 16 km and Montebelluna 15 km; transfers can be arranged.
The Venetian Villas: In the sixteenth century, with Veneto’s architect Andrea Palladio (1508 – 1580) a new type of mansion was born: the temple-villa, like the nearby Villa Barbaro in Maser. More than 3000 villas were built in the hinterland of Venice between the 15th and 19th century. Some are open to the public. The most famous are the Palladian villas such as Villa Barbaro at Maser, Villa Emo at Fanzolo and La Rotonda near Vincenza. Do not miss the Villa Valmarana “Ai Nani” with frescoes by Tiepolo, Catajo Castle and Villa Barbarigo with its baroque garden and a maze of boxwood.
The ‘Barco della Regina Cornaro’ in Altivole it is worth mentioning. This was the country residence of the former Queen of Cyprus Caterina Cornaro and was built at the end of the 15th century, adorned with beautiful gardens, hunting grounds, canals and watergames.
Possignano is also very easy to reach: it is the home of the neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova, where his birthhouse and the ‘Gipsoteca’ temple can be visited in a truly inspirational environment.
Castelfranco Veneto is renowned for being the birthplace of the famous painter Giorgione. Within its spectacular medieval walls, the ‘Museo Casa Giorgione’ allows visitors to explore the history and evolution of the town under the influence of this artist.
Bassano del Grappa, 16 km from Asolo, is a medieval city, well-known for its picturesque wooden bridge, the ceramic stores and the wine bars where it is possible to taste the traditional distillate of the city, ‘grappa’. This alcoholic beverage has been made in the town's distilleries since 1779, when the ‘Nardini’ factory (still one of the most renowned, along with ‘Poli’) was founded. Besides its centenary-old distilleries, the city is mostly renowned for Palladio’s ‘Ponte Vecchio’ (Old Bridge), probably one of the most famous symbols of Italy: architect Andrea Palladio was commissioned to design it in 1569. Bassano is also noteworthy for the ‘Museo Civico’, one of the most ancient in Veneto, hosting over 500 paintings from the 13th century to nowadays.
A few minutes away from Bassano stands Marostica with its stunning human chess game. This famous game is the ultimate expression of a local tradition and a magical moment for this town, that is also known as the ‘City of Chess’.
In Venice you will have the opportunity to visit any of the 84 churches present in the city, including of course the Basilica of St. Marco, which stands next to the Doge’s Palazzo, one of the main landmarks of Venice. You can also visit the islands, such as Murano, famous for its beautiful hand blown glass.
48 km from Asolo, you will find Padua. If you had to choose one thing to see, it would be the Cappella degli Scrovegni, a chapel entirely painted with frescoes by Giotto in the 14th century. This is considered the work which marks the beginning of the Renaissance. The main museum of Padua exposes wonderful artworks. The Palazzo della Ragione (Palace of Reason) is a surprising builing which rises above all the rest of the historical center of Padua.
At Vicenza you will be dazzled by Palladio’s genius. The beauty of the Olympic Theatre, an embodiment of Andrea Palladio, the Palladian Basilica, another of his masterworks, or the Loggia del Capitano. The small streets of this compact city want to be explored on foot, which will bring an exciting reward at each 20 steps you take.
The city of Verona contains many treasures: start with the Roman monuments, such as the Roman Arena. Garden lovers will want to visit the Giardino Giusti. The San Zeno church will stay with you for long. Every day the Piazza delle Erbe, a beautiful square in the center of town has a colourful market.
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
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- Beautifully furnished living room with a very high beamed ceiling and a dining area with a table for 6
- Modern & fully equipped kitchen (stove, oven, toaster, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, kettle)
- Guest bathroom
- 1 master bedroom with double bed (160 cm) with en suite bathroom with bathtub; the bedroom overlooks the Castle, having the same view as the living room.
- 1 twin bedroom (80 cm each bed – the beds can be joined together) with en suite bathroom with shower; the bedoom overlooks the main square of Asolo.
- 1 smaller bedroom with a French bed (140 cm) with en suite bathroom with shower. Please note that this room is accessible through the kitchen (next to the kitchen, 3 steps down); the wooden ceiling is not as high as it is in the other bedrooms; the bedroom overlooks the main square of Asolo and is best suitable for teenagers or a babysitter.
- Small laundry (washing machine, dryer, iron and iron board)
2050 EUR €
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|Piazza Asolo||01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
4+2 PAX 6
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- Bed, bath and kitchen linens
- Air conditioning
- Internet WIFI connection
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- Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 100 per person per week
EUR 600 cash deposit are due on arrival.
SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)
- Maid service
- Cook service
- Delivered dinner
- Guided tours
- Baby sitter
- For bookings with children under 6 years please enquire.
- Parking: In the main square (where the apartment is located) EUR 1 per hour; in the “Cipressina” covered parking EUR 6 per day (information 2018).
- Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7 and 9pm for an extra fee of EUR 50.
Elegant apartment in the heart of Asolo
- Sleeps 4+2 Guests
- Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
- Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
- Floor area sq m 137 m2 m2