Enjoy the view of the rolling Veneto countryside from the ramparts of the castle and then relax into the laid-back Italian lifestyle at your luxury hotel. Wander quaint streets and admire the city walls, then take a coffee in the Piazza Garibaldi and plan your itinerary. With Venice, Lake Garda and the Dolomites nearby, this is the perfect bolthole to escape to.
Things to do
Asolo is situated in the lovely rolling countryside of the Veneto region. Step from your luxury hotel and you’ll be able to enjoy some charming and invigorating walks through this verdant landscape, or travel further afield to the jagged peaks of the Dolomites.
The Romans left their mark in Asolo, so make sure to visit Villas Palladianas and the aqueduct while you’re here. There’s also a medieval castle and a cathedral with a stunning altarpiece by the painter Lorenzo Lotto.
The British explorer Freya Stark made her home in Asolo and the gardens of her villa are now open to the public. The carefully tended gardens are a glimpse into this town’s fascinating past.
Locals say you can spy the Venetian lagoon from the castle ramparts. But be prepared for a climb – there are 1,100 steps to the top.
Top tip from SLH