The house is conveniently located at foot of Asolo, just a few minutes from the centre of Asolo, less than 5 kms/ 3 miles driving and about one hour from the most romantic town in the world, Venice!
Asolo & Surroundings This is the place of the famed Palladio Villas.
Located among 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 scenery, medieval walled towns and Palladian villas blend into the magic landscape surrounding Asolo.
Dating back to pre-Roman times, Asolo has had many famous people as residents, including the English poet Robert Browning. At the end of the 1400's, it was home and prison to the Queen of Cyprus, Caterina Cornaro, who now has a castle named after her that is open to the public. Other notable sites include the Cathedral, which was built in 1747, and the City Museum. Asolo is also a great place to take peaceful walks to enjoy the scenery. During the summer months, there are live concerts and music festivals.
The medieval town of Treviso is about a 20-minute drive from the property and it's a definite place to visit due to its charm. While canals, squares, and frescoed houses line the streets, there are designer stores, art galleries, ancient churches, and wine tasting opportunities. Other possible day trips include Padova, Venice, and Verona 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 Wellness space.
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.
Everywhere in Asolo you can find a trattoria to savour 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 Citta Del Vino (Wine Cities), and celebrates in August with special wine tastings its first class wines. Maybe a good time to go! You can find that on Slow Food.