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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.

Built in the Palladian era, the current structure of the Villa has certainly undergone numerous changes in the eighteenth century.

The first reliable information about the property dates back to 1889, when the English poet Robert Browning purchased it from Gaetano Rossi. Due to the strong influence of the poet, who was a passionate admirer of the Florentine countryside, the house takes the attitude of a noble Tuscan residence, that blends so well with the rolling hills of Asolo.

The Villa was later inherited by his son, Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning, who settled permanently in Asolo.

In 1902 he sold it to the engineer Zennaro, from Treviso, for a considerable sum, who gave it to his beloved daughter as a present for her wedding with Sebastian Galanti, a gentleman belonging to a wealthy Venetian family. Villa Galanti was for many years a quiet summer residence, until the family decided to rent it to the Cimetta brothers, managers of the “Rifugio Monte Grappa” mountain resort.  The brothers transformed it into an inn and gave it the name of Hotel Belvedere.

In 1962 the property changed hands again: Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, Lord Iveagh - who belonged to the famous Irish family, acquired it and retained it as an Inn. This was the Guinness of the well-known beer, the businessman, the politician, the philanthropist, the generous supporter of scientific research, the University of Dublin chancellor and an important landowner in Asolo.

The real turning point came when the Viscount decided to turn it into Villa Cipriani, entrusting its management to the founder of the famous Harry 's Bar in Venice, Giuseppe Cipriani. From this very moment the decorous Villa was transformed into a refined little jewel in the countryside.

In 1974 Villa Cipriani joined Ciga Hotels, then passed to Starwood Hotels and Resorts and then finally to a private group.

In 2012 it was purchased by Massimo Zanetti, owner of the group Segafredo.

The Rooms

The elegant Villa used to be the private home of the famous 19th century English poet Robert Browning; nowadays the hotel offers 31 lovely rooms (2 single and 29 double).

A stay in the romantic Hotel Villa Cipriani offers enchanting views of the landscaped garden or still a gorgeous panoramic view on the gentle hills of Asolo , The two Grand Deluxe rooms have a large outside terrace.

The bedrooms are all furnished with genuine antiques and finished in exquisite examples of traditional Italian craftsmanship such as terracotta, marble and watercolors.

Restaurant “Villa Cipriani”

The award-winning Restaurant “Villa Cipriani” is the hotel's signature. World-wide acclaimed, this elegant restaurant offers a delightful combination of superb local specialties of traditional Veneto fare, as well as various Mediterranean cuisines. The menu respects and follows the seasons; the specialty of the day depends on what fresh foods are available from the local market. A breathtaking view over the Asolo countryside and the hotel's olive groves and pomegranate trees accompanies every meal and enhances the subtle flavor of even the simplest dish.

Opening Hours: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM; 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Bar “Il Pozzo”

Even the aperitifs follow the seasons at the Bar “Il Pozzo”; from the famous Bellini, prepared with fresh peach juice and Italian Prosecco, to Bucintoro’s, French cognacs or maybe just a soft drink … sophisticated sips in the elegant atmosphere of the bar.

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Garden

The true star of the hotel is its magnificent garden focused around a medieval well. With cascading perfumed roses in May, century old cypresses and everlasting greenery, the garden provides a welcoming setting for unwinding after a stressful day or meeting friends before dinner. Step back in time and enjoy the timeless scenery.

Swimming Pool

A reinvigorating bath into the splendid panoramic pool, enjoying one of the most beautiful views in the Veneto, it’s just one of the most fantastic emotions that Guests can experience during their stay at Villa Cipriani.

The pool also has a Jacuzzi area and is open every day during the summer period  from 10:00 to 18:00, surrounded by lush gardens of olive and cypress trees of the Villa. The entire area surrounding the pool is equipped with sun lounges to ensure a comfortable relaxation.


Japanese garden, soft melodies, sweet perfumes and warm candlelight accompany guests to the changing rooms, the cardio-fitness section and the wellness area with its treatment rooms. The Wellnesspace is complemented by a massage rooms and fitness area . Dedicated to the complete relaxation and well-being of its Guests.

Wellness space welcomes Guests daily from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


HOTEL VILLA CIPRIANI Via Canova, n° 298 - 31011 Asolo (TV)Tel. +39 0423 523411  Fax +39 0423 952095   e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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