Villa Il Galero was built in 1691 by Cardinal Gian Battista Rubini, bishop of Vicenza and nephew of Pope Alexander VIII. The property is located to the east of the town of Asolo and occupies, with its vast park-garden, a very important historical area, just below the Rocca. Thanks to the Cardinal, the villa is known as “Il Galero”, the reknowned cardinal's hat, a broad-brimmed hat with tassellated strings that is reproduced in various decorative elements of the villa. The villa is embellished with decorations that adorn the walls, the stuccos and the Venetian plasters in late Baroque style are well preserved and give the villa a refined and elegant appearance. It is rather difficult to realistically describe the beauty of Villa Il Galero, a surprising villa from all points of view, perfect for large families or groups of friends. The entire estate consists of the main villa (Il Galero), an annex (Beretta) and two lateral barchessas (porticoed structures with high round arches) on the right and left. The two barchessas have independent access and are used by the family who own the entire estate. The large park, all the terraces and the entire pool area are for the exclusive use of the guests of Il Galero.
The property consists of the main villa, Il Galero, and an annex, Beretta. MAIN VILLA: The 3-floor main building extends for about 1100 sq m on terraced terrain which consents direct access to the outside from two floors. The main entrance on the ground floor leads into the living room connected to the studio called “Trinity”. On the opposite side are two double bedrooms, both with private bathroom, one with tub and one with shower. A masonry staircase goes down to the basement floor with a second living area consisting of a living room, a dining room, a sitting room called “Rosa” and the eat-in kitchen with kitchenette. The corridor leads to the laundry room, an half bathroom and the relaxation room (only in this room are small dogs allowed). The first floor (which actually corresponds to the second floor of the building) is reached up a staircase from the ground floor living room; it consists of the master bedroom with private bathroom with tub, a bedroom with two single beds, also with private bathroom with tub, a further bedroom with a double tatami bed and bathroom with tub. On this floor are also another two rooms, each with a single bed. Please note the presence of fire detectors throughout the villa ANNEX: The annex consists of two floors separate from each other. On the ground floor is a brightly-lit sitting room that faces the terrace while on the upper floor is a small apartment consisting of a living room, a kitchen, a double bedroom and a bathroom with tub.
Within a large, completely fenced park bordering the Rocca, is, in exclusive use for Il Galero, the well-kept garden of about 5000 sq m that extends over several levels with elegant external areas in addition to the villa, set amongst olive trees, cypresses, three beautiful thousand-year-old cedars and borders of aromatic herbs. Outside the ground floor living room is a large paved terrace set up as a seating area with sofas and a shade; from here a magnificent flight of steps leads up to the pool area, about 80 m away. Also from the terrace, an external flight of steps with stairlift leads down to the magnificent patio, complete with barbecue, which overlooks a beautiful panoramic view. About 60 m from the property is the private, 6-car covered parking area.
The rectangular heated pool is set in the most secluded and panoramic area of the property, on a terrace about 80 m from the villa and 35 m higher up; it is reached by a beautiful flight of steps from the courtyard of the villa. Measuring 16 x 5,5 m with the depth ranging from 1 to 2,20 m, the pool is lined in mosaic with a marble-paved border and has a metal ladder for access to the water. On the large lawn are umbrellas, tables and chairs, sunbeds and a gazebo with fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor dining area and a hot-water shower, the perfect complement to the sunbathing area. Not far away is a changing room and a bathroom with shower. The pool has a silver/sand filter and chlorine purification and is open from the last Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October.
Pets: On request
Property Accessibilty: Not suitable for disabled
Fenced-in property: Yes