- Propery Type:
- golf close by
- No car needed
- In town centre
- Luxury Apartment
Luxury apartment sleeping 4+2 people 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 140sqm and has no elevator.
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 important people 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.
Set in the main square of Asolo, this perfectly restored property has maintained its charme intact thanks to the 18th Century frescoes and 'marmorini' as well as with its unique pieces of furniture.
Apartment Elena consists of a large living room with a dining area, a modern & fully equipped kitchen (stove, oven, toaster, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, kettle) one additional studio with a sofa bed (160 cm) for 1 or 2 people, flat SAT TV and book case.
There are two double bedrooms, one with a double bed (160 cm) and the other one with 2 single/twin beds (80 cm each) that can be joined upon request. Both bedrooms overlook the square of Asolo.
There are two bathrooms, one with a shower and the other one with a tub and a small laundry area (with washing machine, dryer, iron and iron board). Hair dryers are available in both bathrooms.
On the ground floor a storage room is also available for bicycles and golf equipment, and free wi-fi connection is provided throughout the building.
On 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.
Available Amenities: washing machine, clothes dryer, oven, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, internet – wireless, hairdryer, iron and board, heating, housekeeping and cook service available
For those willing to take away a very special memory of their holiday, PHOTO SHOOTS can be arranged upon request to the owner. Due to its elegant interiors, this apartment is also suitable for photo shoots of the Guests (Family portraits, friends..) taken by a professional photographer at a very special price.
A bit of history...
For centuries the famous “Caffè Centrale”, on 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.
Together with its spectacular surroundings, Asolo is a must-see destination set in one of the most interesting historical and artistic parts of the Veneto region. In the sixteenth century, with Veneto’s architect Andrea Palladio (1508 – 1580) a new type of mansion was born: the temple-villa, like the near-by Villa Barbaro in Maser.
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.
POSSAGNO 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 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’.
Verona: 81.5 km
Venice: 51 km
Padova: 40 km
Vicenza: 38.9 km
Treviso: 30 km
Restaurants nearby: Villa Cipriani (simply amazing!); La Terrazza Al Sole; Hosteria Ca’ Derton; Osteria della Giarrettiera.
Parking: In the main piazza (where the apartment is) the cost is 1 euro per hour.
The “Cipressina” covered parking costs 6 Euros per day.
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* 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)
5 days 1300 Euros per week.
Final cleaning included
Maid service on request
Air conditioning not available
Pets not admitted
For groups with children please enquire.
Baby bed 100 Euro per week.
Extra bed 150 Euro per week.
Linen changed once a week.
Bed and bath linens included.
Security deposit 400 Euro in cash on arrival.
Telephone not available.
Internet access WIFI 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
Extra service available cook service, guided tours, baby sitting, delivered dinner etc etc.