Il Galero

Asolo, Veneto Italy
From €13,360.00 per week

Asolo, Veneto Italy

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  • From €13,360.00 per week

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

– Kitchen

– 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 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 180×200 cannot be turned in twin)

-Single bedroom#9

these two bedrooms share a bathroom (tub with handheld shower )

-Twin bedroom#6 with beds 98×200 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 82×176)

First Floor

– Double bedroom (size 170×95- cannot be turned in twin) bathroom ( tub with handheld shower )

– Studio room

– Kitchen


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 (

Golf club Castelfranco: 18 holes

Golf Club villa Condulmer

– Horseriding

San Zenone degli Ezzelini (a 20 min drive from Asolo)

– Quad

Quad excursions on Monte grappa

– Rafting/cayak

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 []

Treviso Airport – 37 km []

“ASOLO FLIGHT” Light aircraft airfield []

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)

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.


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.

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24/7 Concierge


Air Conditioning


Daily Breakfast


Maid Service




Swimming Pool


Terrace / Alfresco Dining


Walk To Village



Experiences included


Guided Tour

Extra Optional Services


Airport Transfer


Extra Housekeeping


Guided Tours


Porter Service


Private Chef

Pricing and Availability

Dates Guests Price per week
High June 30 – September 1 14 €13,360.00
Mid 7 14 April (Easter Holidays)
April 28 June 30
September 1 – October 6
December 22 January 5 2013 (Christmas Holidays)
14 €12,250.00
Low Rest of year 14 €10,880.00

* 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)

The benefits of the Luxury Collection

Pricing Notes


5 double bedrooms with a private bathroom

1 French bedroom, 2 single rooms

TV Satellite, DVD Player, CD Player, Bluetooth


Wi Fi

Air conditioning


Playground for children

Morning room cleaning – Sunday included. Please note: only housekeeping service is provided (no personal laundry) starting with breakfast setting the table and cleaning, finishing at 12pm

Italian daily breakfast 8.00 am – 10.00 am

Surveillance resident guardians


Laundry machine

Water, gas, electricity up to 200 Kw/week included

Heating included

Bed and Bath linen changed once a week.

Arrive & Relax Package


Light Lunch and dinner on request

Wine Cellar

Cook service and Cooking lessons

Table service €13/hour

Laundry service

Extra cleaning service €13/hour

Physiotherapist, Personal trainer, aqua gym, yoga

Hairdresser, beautician, masseur

2 golf courses at 10 minutes from Asolo

Tennis and riding lessons

Guided tours to museums and best destinations in Veneto

Car ride from/to airport/train station, personal driver

Heating for swimming pool on consumption, not included.

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Located in the north eastern corner of Italy, Veneto curves around the Adriatic sea and is full of treasures waiting to be discovered.

Venice is the main attraction for many visitors as there really is no other city like Venice in the world. From the grand Piazza San Marco, to the Rialto bridge and the grand canal, one can enjoy spending a few days getting lost in the little streets and bridges of Venice.

Visits to the Basilica di San Marco, palazzo ducale, the gallerie dell’accademia and Cannaregio are all a must.

 Italian Villa vacations have some great apartments in Venice located in Cannaregio which is a fantastic location.

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