Villa il Galero in Asolo
Villa Il Galero, authentic Villa Veneta, is located a few steps from the center of Asolo, in a panoramic position, under the Rocca of the famous medieval town. From here you can enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding plains, where on clear days you can see the Euganean Hills and in the distance Venice.
The villa, erected in 1696 by Cardinal Rubini, nephew of Alexander VIII, has always been well preserved and the current owners, the De Lord Rinaldi family, have decided to open its doors to a sensitive and attentive public, able to grasp the beauties.
The Villa "Il Galero" is composed of four bodies: the villa in the center, on the sides two wings, the characteristic Venetian barchesse, which were the ancient stables, stables, barns now transformed into houses and the chapel that was the oldest sacellum in Asolo dedicated to the Madonna. In an area of the barchessa there is an outbuilding with kitchen and private bathroom.
The complex is embellished with works of craftsmanship that characterize it. There is evidence of this right from the entrance, where the starry coats of arms of the family under the cardinal's galley, which gives the villa its name, are an example of high level craftsmanship. Inside the building preserves the decorated environments with very fine eighteenth-century stuccoes of high craftsmanship that enrich walls and ceilings in movements of the most sophisticated late baroque.
The property is immersed and surrounded by the greenery of a garden park of trees and centenary plants as cypresses, olive trees, fruit trees, pittospores, climbing oleafragrancee of wisteria, jasmine and a beautiful and ancient climbing rose garden that in May gives off an intoxicating scent.
In the Terrace and in outdoor garden there are two relaxation spaces with umbrellas and armchairs where you can enjoy the tranquility of the place. On the east side of the house front there is a large panoramic terrace adjacent to the chapel covered by a centenary wisteria pergola where it is possible to eat enjoying one exclusive view on the Asolan hills.
Through a path surrounded by fruit trees and olive trees you can access the pool overview (18x6m) that has sunbeds, deckchairs, umbrellas and an adjoining dressing room with shower and toilet. There is also a pergola dedicated to dining area with kitchenette, barbecue, fridge and a large table for 12 people.
The Galero is inserted in an artistic context without equal, just minutes from Villa Barbaro to Maser and the others Palladian villas. Furthermore, you can quickly reach the most beautiful cities in Northern Italy such as Venice, Padua, Verona, and the ski resorts in Cortina and the Dolomites. Also nearby are two golf courses, tennis and a riding center.
Villa il Galero: a historic villa in Asolo
Villa Il Galero it is a historic residence of the seventeenth century.
The property is located a few steps from the town of Asolo and occupies with his vast park-garden a historically very important area, just below the Rocca.
The area was purchased in 1646 by the Venetian nobles Rubini who wanted to build their home here. To build it, Cardinal Rubini's father had even attempted to purchase the fortress to make it a stone quarry, but he was stopped in his intentions by the popular uprising. In 1691 the villa was built by Cardinal Gian Battista Rubini, bishop of Vicenza and nephew of Pope Alexander VIII (born Pietro Ottoboni) Villa Il Galero. Thanks to the cardinal, the villa is known as "Il Galero", the well-known cardinal hat consisting of a wide-brimmed hat with a tassel flock which is reproduced in various decorative elements of the villa. The most illustrious personalities of the time found hospitality there.
In the 1700 the Rubies left Asolo and the villa later passed to the Braga, Ravagnin and Moretti families. In 1870 they ceded the property to Carlo Naya in the twentieth century at Fioccone and later to De Lord Rinaldi, the current owners.
The architecture of a Venetian villa
In the map of the land registry of the 1717 the complex is composed of four independent factory buildings: the villa in the center, two barchesse arcaded on the sides, theoratory to the east, in front of which an exedra space opens. Following the successive transformations, the complex has been enriched with other buildings and its morphology has been greatly articulated, adapting in a suggestive way the parts built in the natural context.
Today the architectural ensemble includes the Villa, isolated, with a low single storey building on the west side (the greenhouse), with a terrace above, behind which, on an upper level, there are three buildings, of which the in the center portico, which made up the ancient stables and stables. Further east, a three-storey, tripartite building with a simple arched portal on the ground floor; a pergola terrace with stone columns has been created in the open space between the villa and the eastern adjoining areas. finally the oratory, located at the lowest level, has the front and the entrance facing via S. Martino: it is the oldest known chapel in Asolo dedicated to the Madonna; it was transformed by the Rubini family into an elegant oratory, enriched with works of art. Mrs Ida, wife of Carlo Naya, who died in 1882, restored and embellished the oratory, thanks to the sculptor Antonio Dal Zotto.
Services: sleeping in a Venetian villa
Villa Il Galero is available for rentals of three nights or more for groups of up to 14 people who will be accommodated in double and twin rooms with their own private bathroom and in the attached Beretta apartment. Furthermore, there is the possibility to rent only the Beretta from three nights or the rooms from two nights.
Guests will thus have the privilege of sleeping in a Venetian Villa, having access to all the internal and external spaces of the Villa, including the large garden park and the panoramic swimming pool at the foot of the Rocca.
Among the various services we offer are: gardener and pool maintenance, breakfast, welcome buffet, light lunch, wine cellar, dinner with chef, private security, water dispenser, satellite TV, wi-fi, water, electricity, gas, air conditioning, bicycles, internal parking for up to 6 cars, safe in double and twin bedrooms.
Getting married in a Venetian villa
Villa Il Galero also offers its spaces for private events such as lunches, gala dinners, or cocktails weddings.