Via Canova, 298 31011 Asolo − Italy
A Renaissance villa with a unique perfumed Italian garden surrounded by an enchanting mix of art, history and nature: Villa Cipriani is all and much more!
Located in the heart of the picturesque town of Asolo, between the history of Treviso and the splendors of Venice, and elegant of Vicenza, The Villa Cipriani offers to its Guests the timeless charm and atmosphere of a patrician residence. The city has maintained a suggestive medieval look, sited between the very old walls and dominated by the millenary "Rocca" on the top on the hill, protecting the City. The best thing to do is just wander around in the old centre. The old streets are gorgeous. Gothic arcades, facades decorated with frescos and beautiful balconies.
Just a stone’s throw from the walled town of Asolo lies one of Italy’s hidden treasures, Hotel Villa Cipriani. Originally a private country residence, the distinctive and handsome hotel has 29 stylishly furnished bedrooms set amid wonderful gardens. From the privacy and tranquility of Villa Cipriani, guests can immerse themselves in the extraordinary cultural hub of Asolo and its surroundings.
The rooms are divided between the main villa and the garden house, Casa Giardino. Expect exposed 18th-century beams, parquet floors, carefully curated antiques and furniture crafted by local artisans – and, in the bathrooms, exquisite, traditional tiles from Vietri sul Mare.
The hotel’s restaurant and American Bar are open daily and offer an elegant setting for dinner and a refined atmosphere for lunch, with stunning views of the surrounding hills and plains.
The heart of Villa Cipriani is its famous garden, whose enchanting colours and scents dazzle with every season. It is dotted with tulips in April and teeming with perfumed roses in May. During the final months of the year, it is powerfully fragranced by the large persimmon tree in front of the terrace. The garden is a wonderful place to relax with a drink and a book.
The hotel’s list of illustrious guests attests to its endless charms: members of royal families such as the Queen Mother, the Duke of Edinburgh and Juliana of the Netherlands; actors including Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio de Sica, Orson Welles, Peter O’Toole, Catherine Deneuve, Kim Basinger and Sharon Stone; and captains of industry like Aristotle Onassis and Cesare Romiti.
But such names have leaked through the cracks – we make it a priority to protect the confidentiality of our guests, ensuring that their stay is peaceful and uninterrupted.
Certain places are awe-inspiring. Asolo is one of them. The area so inspired the English poet, Robert Browning, that he coined the word “asolando” to describe the feeling of happiness that accompanied his walks in the area. As he walked, he discovered the beauty of getting lost in his thoughts in this truly enchanting landscape.
Villa Cipriani, whose beautiful, well-kept garden overlooks the breathtaking valley of Asolo, is a real paradise.
Villa Cipriani offers its guests:
Built in the Palladian era, the villa underwent a number of remarkable improvements in the 18th century. In 1889, the English poet, Robert Browning – an enthusiast for all things Florentine – bought the property. Under his ownership, the villa acquired its noble Tuscan appearance, which blends perfectly with the gentle hills of Asolo. His son, Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning, inherited the property and settled permanently in Asolo.
It was then sold in 1902 to a wealthy Venetian family, who used it for many years as a holiday home. Later, it was rented out and converted into an inn.
In 1962, the property changed hands to Rupert Guinness, the second Earl of Iveagh – of the famous Irish brewing family – who kept it as an inn. A well-known businessman, politician, philanthropist, generous supporter of scientific research, Chancellor of the University of Dublin – and then a landowner in Asolo, too!
Iveagh decided in the 1960s to transform it into Villa Cipriani, commissioning Giuseppe Cipriani – founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice and inventor of the Bellini cocktail – as manager. Thus the picturesque inn was transformed into the small jewel of the countryside that guests enjoy today.
In 1974, Villa Cipriani became part of the Ciga Hotels chain. In 1995, it joined the Sheraton group and then Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Massimo Zanetti, owner of the Segafredo coffee group, bought Villa Cipriani in 2012. He has been instrumental in giving the villa back its family charm, without losing any of its polish and sophistication.
The hotel has 29 stylishly furnished rooms, divided between the Villa and Casa Giardino. The rooms are finished with local handcrafts, exposed beams and parquet floors – and there are exquisite, traditional tiles from Vietri sul Mare in the bathrooms.
Each room is cosy but unique. The Grand Deluxe has a beautifully furnished terrace overlooking the valley and Mount Grappa. The Duse Suite, located on the top floor of the Casa Giardino, has a panoramic view from its large windows. Other rooms have lovely views of the garden and others still a charming view of the village.
King-size beds - Hypo-allergenic pillows - Mini bar - Writing desk - Safe - Satellite TV - Direct-dial telephone - Wi-Fi - Air conditioning - Bathrobes - Slippers - Weighing scales - Magnifying mirror - Toiletries by Acca Kappa
We can arrange an extra cot or bed for you on request. The large terrace offers an enchanting view of the 100 horizons of Asolo. The room has charming vintage furniture and a lovely seating area. The bathroom, which has been completely renovated, includes a tub and a shower and traditional tiles from Vietri sul Mare.
We can arrange an extra cot or bed for you on request. On the third floor of Casa Giardino, this room is accessible via an internal staircase and has breathtaking views of the valley of Asolo. It has a lounge area and a small separate studio with a view of Eleonora Duse’s house. The bathroom, which has been completely renovated, includes a tub and a shower and traditional tiles from Vietri sul Mare.
We can arrange an extra cot or bed for you on request. These suites have spacious rooms, decorated in charming pastel tones, a comfortable seating area, parquet floors and views of the valley and nearby mountains. The bathrooms, completely renovated, include a tub and a shower and traditional tiles from Vietri sul Mare.
We can arrange an extra cot or bed for you on request. These are spacious and romantic rooms with seating area located in the Villa. The bathrooms, completely renovated, include a tub and a shower and traditional tiles from Vietri sul Mare.
We can arrange an extra cot or bed for you on request. These rooms are located in the Villa or Garden House with view of the garden. Their bathrooms have a tub or a shower and traditional tiles from Vietri sul Mare.
Located in the Villa, our Classic rooms have views of the village or the inner courtyard. These bathrooms have a tub and traditional tiles from Vietri sul Mare.
Villa Cipriani welcomes its guests to its “Wellness Space”. Turkish bath, sauna, gym, enjoy guided walks beyond the hotel, book a massage, go for a bike ride, or book a personal trainer for yoga, pilates.
MASSAGE SPORT - DECONTRACTING - POSTURAL - OMOENERGETIC
PLANTAR REFLEXING MASSAGE - BACK MASSAGE - SKULL MASSAGE
It resolves stagnation, swollen legs, heaviness and improves cellulite
energy points massage in order to restore strength to the body and to release the contractures
The skin appears visibly brighter and smoother
TOTAL RELAX Turkish bath - essential oils massage - facial “rebirth” treatment
BODY TONIC Pilates - emotional shower - turkish bath - invigorating massage
REGENERATING Turkish bath - exfoliating massage - eye contour massage
PILATES - PERSONAL TRAINER - NORDIC WALKING
PILATES single person - couple - group (from 3 to 5 people)
PERSONAL TRAINER single person - couple
A rejuvenating and refreshing swim in our beautiful, panoramic swimming pool is one of the many enchanting experiences on offer at Villa Cipriani.
Situated in our lush park of olive trees and cypresses, the swimming pool, with its comfortable sun loungers and hydro-spa area nearby, is open all day during the summer.
We are proud that our pool won “Best Italian Outdoor Swimming Pool” in the Italian Pool Awards 2014.
With its convenient location, charming interiors and impeccable service, Villa Cipriani is the ideal spot for business meetings, receptions, weddings, conferences, seminars, workshops, parties, concerts, exhibitions and other events.
Every detail of your event will be tailor-made at Villa Cipriani. Several areas of the hotel can be customized according to your needs, our outdoor terraces and gardens can accommodate up to 120 guests.
With its refined interiors, charming corners and enchanting park, Villa Cipriani is the ideal spot for an elegant event to remember. Every gastronomic desire can be met with mouthwatering seasonal fare. Our highly specialized staff understand that all must be perfect on your special day. With discretion and expertise, we will advise you at every stage of organization. We can help with every last detail, from your choice of menu to your choice of decorations. We will tailor each thing to your needs and leave you in peace to enjoy an unforgettable experience.
With its spectacular location and impeccable service, Villa Cipriani is the ideal choice for a meeting at which concentration and creativity are key. Our indoor areas are perfect for cocktails, business lunches, receptions, seminars, conferences, workshops, team-building events and exhibitions.
Our outdoor terraces and gardens can accommodate up to 120 guests. Our chef is at your disposal to come up with refined and light dishes that will enhance your event. We can help you organize musical entertainment, the rental of technical equipment and various kinds of decorations.
There is no end to the possible excursions you can make from Villa Cipriani. We can arrange anything from trips to the Veneto’s art cities to wine-tasting in enchanting local wineries to cycling tours, Nordic walking and countless games of golf.
Asolo and its environs have been historically and culturally important since the Roman times. The area survived destruction at the hands of the Barbarians and fell under the jurisdiction of the Republic of Venice in 1300. But it was the arrival of Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, in the late 15th century that really changed the town’s fortunes.
Catherine reigned in Cyprus after the death of her husband, Jacopo di Lusignano, King of Cyprus, but when the Venetian Republic invoked her home in June 1489, she was assigned Lordship of Asolo, as a golden exile. The town then became a small but sophisticated capital of culture, worldliness and courtesy, with a great many writers and artists attending her court.
Asolo’s frescoed gothic palaces, cloistered convent and stunning castle tower reveal the splendor that the small town acquired at that time.
After the League of Cambrai, Catherine and her court left Asolo and retired to Venice in 1509.
Asolo has continued to attract artists and men of culture ever since the departure of Catherine Cornaro. Giosue Carducci, the influential Italian poet and teacher, called it “the city of the hundred horizons”.
The actress Eleonora Duse lived in Asolo and was buried in the small cemetery of Saint Anna. Gabriele D’Annunzio, Arturo Toscanini, Robert Browning, the composer Francesco Malipiero and Freya Stark all lived here at one point or another and imbued it with their cultural legacies.
Cultural events are held in Asolo throughout the year.
In the spring, the International Music Festival and The International Art Prize Biennale of Asolo take place.
In June, there is the Palio of Asolo and the 100 Horizons, an exciting competition in which Asolo’s hamlets challenge each other by pulling Roman chariots along an uphill path of almost 2km. In each chariot, there is a girl dressed in historical costume representing Queen Catherine Cornaro, as she triumphantly entered Asolo in 1489 to take possession of her new kingdom.
In September, there is the International Festival of Chamber Music of Asolo, the Festival of the Traveller – in which travellers regale each other with stories celebrating life’s journeys – and the Segafredo Zanetti literary prize.
Also, every second Sunday of the month, hordes of passionate collectors and visitors gather at Asolo’s famously charming antique market.
Beautifully situated on a hill with breathtaking views of the Veneto region, Asolo is perfectly located as a base from which to visit countless places of historical, cultural and artistic interest.
The town is an hour from Venice, Vicenza and Padua – and half an hour from Treviso.
It is within range of some of the most famous villas of the architect, Andrea Palladio, including Villa Barbaro in Maser and Villa Emo in Fanzolo.
Just a few kilometers from Asolo are the Museum Gipsoteca Antonio Canova and the Temple of Canova at Possagno and Bassano del Grappa, with its picturesque Palladian bridge.
A little further away is Marostica, with its famous Chess Square, where every two years a living chess event is held, with local people dressed up in magnificent medieval costumes.
And Castelfranco Veneto with the medieval walls and Cittadella with its parapet walkway still accessible.
Asolo and Villa Cipriani are ideal destinations for the passionate golfer. Immersed in nature, the Veneto region boasts several beautiful courses of 18 or 27 holes. These exclusive clubs offer every comfort and the opportunity to enjoy stunning scenery between one game and the next.
Asolo Golf Club, 12 km
Golf Club Cà Amata Castelfranco, 16 km
Golf Club Montebelluna, 17 km
Golf Club Asiago, 45 km
Golf Club Ca 'della Nave, 45 km
Golf Club Villa Condulmer, 53 km
Golf Club of Montecchia, 69 km
Golf Club Colli Berici, 71 km
Golf Club Frassanelle, 72 km
Golf Club Cansiglio, 77 km
Golf Club Padova, 77 km
Golf Club Jesolo, 85 km
Golf Club of Venice, 100 km
Golf Club Verona, 120 km
Golf Club Villafranca, 125 km
Golf Club Paradiso del Garda, 130 km
Golf Ca'degli Ulivi, 145 km
The province of Treviso is the ideal place to enjoy outdoor pursuits in the heart of nature.
Cycling is more than a passion for the inhabitants of this area; it is a tradition. The Montello roads, the hills of Pedemontana, the summits of Monte Grappa, Monte Tomba, Pianezze and Cansiglio will please all cycling enthusiasts.
The varied landscape of the area offers the opportunity for many other sports, too, including: trekking, mountain biking, Nordic walking, kayaking, hang gliding and paragliding.
With its timeless feel and furniture chosen by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice, our American Bar is the ideal place for a drink. Sit amid the recently restored wood panelling and Scottish tartan carpet (reminiscent of the one that Cipriani chose in the 1960s and of the historic link between Asolo and Britain) and enjoy a Bellini, made with fresh peach juice and Prosecco.
Open from 9:00 to 24:00 every day, all year round.
Our kitchen offers a combination of regional and Mediterranean specialties, as well as traditional Cipriani dishes. Food at Villa Cipriani follows the seasons, and the dishes vary according to what the local markets have to offer: radicchio from Treviso in autumn, wild herbs in spring and the white asparagus from Bassano del Grappa or the sweet green peas from Borso and the mushrooms from Montello. Our pastry chef prepares all the desserts and homemade pasta daily.
Located in the garden overlooking the swimming pool, with a beautiful view of the valley, the Pool Bar Rosmarino offers light meals with carefully selected ingredients from the best producers in the area. Enjoy our club sandwiches, pizzas, salads, fresh fruit and vegetable drinks and smoothies. Or treat yourself to a sunset aperitif with the hundred horizons of Asolo in front of you!
Open from May until September from 11:00 to 19:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays and from 11:00 to 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
With its breathtaking view of the valley of Asolo and Mount Grappa, every moment is a pleasure at Villa Cipriani Restaurant. It serves a combination of regional and Mediterranean specialties, as well as traditional Cipriani dishes, such as beef carpaccio, risotto primavera (with vegetables), pilaf rice with curry and scampi tails.
Open from 12:30 to 14:30 and 19:30 to 22:00 every day, all year round.
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Follow Highway A27 to Treviso. Exit at Treviso Nord and continue to Postioma. Follow SS348 to Montebelluna then take SS248 to Bassano del Grappa. Asolo is about 9 Kilometers after Montebelluna. As you get close to Asolo, watch for the signs for the center of town and the hotel.
Follow Motorway A13 and exit at Padova Ovest. Take the SS47 to Cittadella and then follow the SS53 to Castelfranco. Look for the sign for Asolo which is approximately 12 Kms. Once you get close to Asolo look for the sign for the town center and the hotel.