Asolo, Treviso, Italy
Asolo has always been a place particularly appreciated and dear to artists and men of culture, and it still is to this day. Giosuè Carducci called it “the City with a hundred horizons.” The beauty and history of this city caused it to be recognised as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy. Just a few steps from the medieval town, with its outstanding feature as a noble country residence, Villa Cipriani is the ideal destination for a holiday filled with tranquillity and wellness. Guests will find the perfect combination of elegance, hospitality, and attention to detail, in a timeless atmosphere.Check availability
- The 28 generously spacious and divided between the main building and the slightly offset Garden House, are different from one another in the colours, fabrics and décor that adorn them. They are all equipped with period furniture, king-size beds, and large bathrooms that are embellished from floor to wall with Vietri sul Mare floral ceramic.
- The larger guest rooms have an ensuite sitting room and offer a stunning view of the Asolo hills, Monte Grappa, the village, and the Villa garden. Notably, the 50 m2 Duse Suite features hand-painted Venetian red walls courtesy of a local artist, recalling the shades of the divine Eleonora Duse’s home. A small, separate study lies beyond the main sleeping room.
- The Terrace Junior Suites, by contrast, boasts two large furnished terraces which overlook the valley and swimming pool, and are an ideal location to enjoy a meal in complete privacy.
- The heated infinity pool, which also has a large whirlpool area, is open every day during the summer and is surrounded by the Villa’s lush park with olive and cypress trees. The area around it is equipped with sunbeds.
- The Villa has always been a destination for illustrious guests such as the Queen Mother of England, Prince Phillip of Edinburgh, Juliana of Holland, Albert of Monaco, and actors such as Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio de Sica, Orson Welles, Peter O’Toole, Catherine Deneuve, Kim Basinger, Sharon Stone amongst others.
What's the Story
- The history of Villa Cipriani is a long story, full of curious anecdotes and prestigious details. From its construction in the second half of the 16th century until the 1960s, it was the elegant residence of the Venetian nobility and later of the English aristocracy. Rupert Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh, and Giuseppe Cipriani transformed it into a stately hotel in 1962, a landmark for the protagonists of the dolce vita. Thanks to coffee entrepreneur Massimo Zanetti and his wife Sigrid, Villa Cipriani is now esplendent in its former glory. The new "Signora from Asolo" is putting her heart and soul into breathing new life into the country estate and getting to know its fascinating history. Sigrid succumbed to the charm of these historic walls as a child, because she grew up in this area. Here she finds a piece of her own past - all the more she wants to help write the future of this place.
Wellness & Spa
- The wellness area is located between the panoramic pool with a whirlpool area and the interior gardens and offers a sauna, Turkish bath, and multi-sensory shower.
- Gym: Cardio area treadmills, exercise bikes, and machinery is available for your workouts. A room for private yoga or Pilates lessons and an outdoor area for use in the summer.
- The heart of Villa Cipriani is its famous garden that changes colours with the seasons: invaded with tulips in April, a cascade of fragrant roses in May and gradually alternating scents, like the unforgettable olea fragrans, and colours as the months pass. Then there is the imposing persimmon tree in front of the terrace featured in the garden in the winter months.
Wine & Dine
- 'Villa Cipriani restaurant' offers a combination of local & Mediterranean specialities as well as traditional Cipriani dishes such as beef carpaccio, risotto primavera, and baccalà mantecato. The menu follows the seasons and the dishes vary according to the availability of the ingredients in the local market. It focuses on radicchio from Treviso in autumn and wild herbs in spring, such as hops sprouts and nettle sprouts. There is white asparagus from Bassano, fresh sweet peas from Borso del Grappa, and peg or porcini mushrooms from Montello.
- Located in the garden overlooking the pool with an enchanting view of the valley, 'Bistrot Rosmarino' offers light summer dishes using carefully selected ingredients from the best producers in the area. Club sandwiches, mini hamburgers, salads, a selection of first courses, and pizza.
- The 'American Bar' s the ideal spot for a drink and has a timeless aura thanks to the furnishings chosen by Giuseppe Cipriani in the 60s, founder of the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice. The barmen will prepare you the famous Bellini, made with white peach juice and Prosecco, classic cocktails like the Tom Collins or Rob Roy.
- 'Italian Dolce Vita'. Bring something eye-catching for dining at the restaurant. Formal attire is requested at the restaurant, men are not allowed to wear shorts, sandals, and flip-flops. The hotel asks their guest not to wear flip-flops, swimsuits, tank tops, bathrobes or gym suits in the common areas and in the garden.
- Rates start at EUR 250 per night including breakfast.
Location & Setting
- Asolo is located in a strategic spot for visiting numerous places of historic and artistic interest and is fabulously located in the hills, with one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Veneto region.
Worth Getting out of Bed for
- The hotel is the perfect starting point to discover all facets of the Veneto: excursions to the cities of art, interesting itineraries discovering architectural masterpieces, visits, and wine-tastings at Prosecco vineyards.
- Just a few kilometres away are the Gipsoteca and the Temple of Antonio Canova in Possagno, or Bassano del Grappa with its beautiful Palladian bridge. A bit further away is Marostica with its famous Chess Square where a human chess game is played every two years. Of significant architectural interest is the Brion Tomb created by Carlo Scarpa in San Vito d’Altivole.
- One hour from Vicenza and Padova, a little bit more from incomparable Venice, and a half hour from Treviso, you can visit some of the most famous villas of Andrea Palladio in the area, including Villa Barbaro in Maser or Villa Emo in Fanzolo.
Events Happening in Asolo
- There are various cultural events throughout the year. In spring there is the International Festival of Classical Music "Malipiero Concerti", in June the Asolo Art Film Festival, in September the International Festival of Chamber Music "Incontri Asolani" and the Festival del Viaggiatore, a kermesse of cultural meetings located throughout the village with the Segafredo Zanetti Award “UN LIBRO UN FILM”, the first national award dedicated to the narrative for the cinema.
- Every second Sunday, a historic and renowned antique market is held.
- The Province of Treviso is the ideal spot for enjoying outdoor activities in contact with the spectacular local nature. The variety of landscapes in the area offers the possibility of enjoying many sports: bicycling, hiking, mountain biking, Nordic walking, kayaking, hang gliding and paragliding.
How to Get there
- The nearest airport is Venice Marco Polo, a little under an hour by car. Verona is 1 1/4h from the Villa.
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