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Situated in a superb hilltop location yet only a few minutes walk form the town center, Il Galero is an exclusive, historical Venetian villa with spectacular views built in 1696 by Cardinal Rubini. Elegant and sophisticated the villa is at the same time comfortable and inviting.
It is a perfect holiday rental for a family and friends. Guests experience a visit to a historical villa with modern and luxurious touches.
Sleeps up to 14 people and features include a swimming pool, AC, Wifi and staff.
Asolo is one of the loveliest villages in Italy set with enchanting scenery, Palladian villas, medieval walled towns all blendlend together with vineyards to create a magical landscape. Many artists and intellectuals such as Robert Browning, Eleanora Duse, Ernest Hemingway, Igor Stravinsky and Freya Stark where attracted by its charm.
Asolo combines history and culture with the pleasure of dining in excellent restaurants, cafes and wine bars where you can taste the sparkling Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG which is famous in this region.
Villa il Galero is set among 15000 m2 of gardens with manicured lawns, statues, cypress and olive trees. The grounds also include a pool 17,6mx6,2m depth 1,30 which is open from May through until September and a large terrace for outdoor dining.
The property consists of 4 buildings:
Main villa - 3 Floors -7 bedrooms - sleeps 12
Dependance -2 Floors - 1 bedroom - sleeps 2
Right “Barchessa” owner’s house ( independent garden)
The outdoor facilities of the house : garden, pergola and pool are completely private for the guests, the owner's house and her garden are separated from the guests'area
The GROUND FLOOR develops on 104 sq. mt. and features
- Living room with fireplace
- Dining room
- Small sitting room
- Beautiful winter garden
- Two toilet rooms.
The FIRST FLOOR develops on 157 sq. mt. and features:
- Grand living room
- Study room
- Pink bedroom double bed #3 (size 203x201cm- cannot be turned in twin) with ensuite bathroom ( tub with handheld shower).
- White bedroom double bed #6 (size 200x201cm- cannot be turned in twin) with ensuite bathroom ( tub with handheld shower ).
The UPPER FLOOR develops on 103 sq.mt. and features:
- French bed -#2 -
- Single bedroom- #3- (bed size 93x 190)
these two bedrooms share a bathroom (tub with handheld shower )
-Double bedroom #7 (size 180x200 cannot be turned in twin)
these two bedrooms share a bathroom (tub with handheld shower )
-Twin bedroom#6 with beds 98x200 with ensuite bathroom (tub with handheld shower).
The DEPENDANCE develops on 82 sqmt and features 2 different floors each with independent access. The two floors are not connected
Ground Floor :
- Entrance/relax room with sofabed suitable only for a kid ( bed 82x176)
- Double bedroom (size 170x95- cannot be turned in twin) bathroom ( tub with handheld shower )
- Studio room
Private outdoor relaxation area located at the entrance of the villa which features sofas and umbrellas.
Rear terrace : this beautiful terrace leads to the dependence, to the pool area and the parking space, (the parking area is accessed by passing through the owners property) On the right of the terrace is the owner and staff house, on the left is an other house not belonging to the property.
8 burner stove, Oven, Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer, microwave Wi-Fi, High Speed Internet Access, Satellite TV , AC.
Private Pool (17,6mx6,2m depth 1,30 open may to September), Fireplace, No Smoking, cleaning service 8 Hours a Day, 7 Days a week
During your stay, you can arrange a wine tasting, cooking lessons, tennis class and horse riding.
Bring your clubs for a round at the golf course, a 10-minute drive away. If you tire of lounging by the pool or simply want to enjoy dinner in a different setting, there are plenty of restaurants and trattorias within walking distance.
Padova and Treviso are 40 km away and Venice 80 km far
The Hills around Asolo and Mount Grappa offer the possibility of excursions on foot or horseback and wonderful cycle routes as well.
Located in the proximity of Padova, Treviso and Venezia, in the Veneto region (North-East Italy), the medieval town of Asolo is a perfect choice for an unforgettable holiday. Historical memories and beautiful sceneries, medieval walled towns and Palladian villas blended into the magical landscape surrounding Asolo
Asolo is only 35km from Treviso airport .
From Asolo, Venice is a easy day trip, as do the Roman ruins and Arena in Verona. Smaller interesting towns are : Valdobiadenne - the home of prosecco, Bassano del Grappa is where Grappa originated.
• Villa Barbaro at Maser (3.1 mi/5.0 km)
• Treviso (23.0 mi/37.0 km)
• Padova (29.8 mi/48.0 km)
• Vicenza (31.7 mi/51.0 km)
• Venice (42.9 mi/69.0 km)
• Dolomiti (Alps Range) (62.1 mi/100.0 km)
• Verona (68.3 mi/110.0 km)
• Cortina d'Ampezzo (80.8 mi/130.0 km)
• Lake of Garda (87.0 mi/140.0 km)
• Milano 266 km
- Golf- there are 3 golf clubs in the area:
Golf club Asolo: a 20 min drive from the villa- 27 holes, 2 tennis, heated pool, club house, restaurant and wellness centre (www.asologolf.it)
Golf club Castelfranco: 18 holes http://www.golfcastelfranco.it/
Golf Club villa Condulmer http://www.hotelvillacondulmer.com/uk/golf.htm
San Zenone degli Ezzelini (a 20 min drive from Asolo)
Quad excursions on Monte grappa
Valstagna rafting on the Brenta River (a 40 min drive from Asolo)
WHAT TO DO (travel ideas by Catherine Sweeney)
Follow the artistic and historic itineraries visiting the nearby art towns as Treviso, Padova, and Vicenza, the walled cities, and the Palladian villas such as Villa Barbaro (1549) by Andrea Palladio and frescoed by Paolo Veronese. Wander the boutiques and local artisan shops in the centre of Asolo. Relax in the Villa Cipriani Wellnesspace.
The Asolan Hills and Mount Grappa offer the possibility of excursions on foot or horseback and routes of natural interest, as well wonderful cycle routes.
End the day with an unforgettable dinner enjoying the delicious traditional dishes of the region.
The summer season includes organized shows and festivals, restaurants near by offer a wide variety ranging from a dinner to the world renowned hotel villa Cipriani to quaint country pizzeria's.
Coming from east exit Treviso /Montebelluna
Coming from south Padova Est /Castelgfranco
Coming from west Vicenza Est/ Dueville
Venice’s "Marco Polo" airport - 63 km [www.veniceairport.it]
Treviso Airport - 37 km [www.trevisoairport.it]
"ASOLO FLIGHT" Light aircraft airfield [www.asoloflight.melograno.net]
Milano Malpensa: 301 km by motorway
Nearest railway stations transfer can be arranged
Castelfranco, km. 16
Bassano del Grappa, km. 16
Montebelluna, km. 15
Trenitalia site (Italian State Railways) www.trenitalia.com
The villa is only an hour's drive– and 51 minutes by train from Venice (Castelfranco/Venice)
"I assure you that even with the experience I have had of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy and elsewhere, I know of nothing that can compare with the view one enjoys from the tower and the Queen's palace" (Robert Browning letter dated 1889 to friend Mrs FitzGerald ).
The charm of Asolo attracted many intellectuals and artists they included Robert Browning, Eugene Benson, Igor Strawinsky, Ernest Hemingway... Among them three non-conformists and intellectual women lived here: Caterina Cornaro former Queen of Cyprus who exiliated in Asolo in 1489, created here a magnificent Renaissance court of artists, men of letters and poets. Eleonora Duse (1858-1924) star of the international theatre world, and Freya Stark explorer, author and photographer.
CULINARY TRADITION/ WINES/ CRAFT
Everywhere in Asolo you can find a “trattoria” to savor the unforgettable dishes of the culinary tradition: as "sarde in saor", Treviso or Castelfranco radicchio (a kind of red lettuce), pasta and beans, pumpkin and white asparagus from Bassano.
Asolo is part of the national circuit of Città Del Vino (Wine Cities), and celebrates in august with special wine tastings its first class wines.
Fabrics and embroidery, hand-painted ceramics and antique furniture represent the Asolan handicrafts: a treasure of an ancient knowledge to discover in the heart of the town:
- The Embroidery School of Asolo for linen, lace and artistic ornaments.
- The colorful ceramics for beautiful vases, and the finely painted cups.
- The antiques market, for furniture, pictures, jewellery in the many antiques galleries under the porticoes and in the squares of the city center.
• every second Sunday in the month
The name of the villa is IL GALERO - A galero ( is a broad-brimmed hat with tasselated strings worn by clergy in the Catholic Church. Over the centuries, the red galero was restricted to use by individual cardinals while such other colors as green and violet were reserved to clergy of other ranks and styles.
|Dates||Guests||Price per week|
|High||June 30 - September 1||14||€12,500.00|
|Mid||7 14 April (Easter Holidays)
April 28 June 30
September 1 - October 6
December 22 January 5 2013 (Christmas Holidays)
|Low||Rest of year||14||€9,600.00|
* Prices are quoted in Euros and calculated according to the CBA selling rate. Prices are subject to change in AUD due to currency flucuations. (Currency converter)
- Final cleaning included
- Cleaning service 8 hrs/day/wk. Sunday included
- Water dispenser
- Bed and Bath linen changed every 2 days
- Electricity/AC included up to 15 KW/day
- Internet Wi-Fi included and unlimited EXTRA
Electricity exceeding 15KW/day will be metered and paid on site.
Services available upon request:
Cook service & cooking classes
- Pets not allowed - Baby bed Euro 100 Security deposit Euro 2000
- Pool opening dates May 13 to September 30
- Pool towels included
Special notes and restrictions:
- Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 50 Euro