The North-East Italy region

Welcome to Casa Bembo!

Located in the centre of the romantic, historic little city of Asolo - placed at the Monte Rocco - you find the estate called Borgo Santa Caterina - sophisticated and modern architecture - which places itself perfectly in the picture of the old city. The apartment on the ground floor of the Borgo offers an unspoilt view at the Monte Grappa. Charme and modernity are the main characteristics of the bright place that makes you feel comfortable not only inside but also outside in the little garden that belongs to the apartment as well as the patio and the common garden. In the openly designed living space you find a tuscanny tiled stove that brings you warmth and cozyness on chilly days, you will find prepared wood ready. To cover your car a roofed garage is on your disposition. For coffee, you can choose between a Nespresso machine, an italian Mokka can or a filter coffee machine.

About the Borgo

Situated in the heart of the historic centre. Prestigious villas immersed in a green oasis, facing the hills of Asolo, surrounded by history and culture. Four towers dedicated to poets and artists that lived in and loved Asolo.

Our house is named after Pietro Bembo, an Italian cardinal and poet from 1547.

He was an influential figure in the development of the Italian language.

For decades, the Borgo housed the famous Mons. Filippin School, a prestigious teaching institute founded in the Fifties, of which just one abandoned building remained. After five years of painstaking architectural, environmental and landscape design and recovery the construction has completed. 

History of Asolo

The town was originally a settlement of the Veneti, and was mentioned as Acelum in the works of Pliny.

In the early Middle Ages it was under the jurisdiction of the Bishops of Treviso and a possession of the Ezzelino family.

Later Asolo was the capital, and seat of the court, of the fiefdom of Asolo, which was granted by the Republic of Venice (to which it belonged) to Caterina Cornaro, the former Queen of Cyprus; in 1489 it was granted to her for life, but in 1509 when the League of Cambrai conquered and ransacked Asolo, Caterina fled to exile and died in Venice a year later. Under her reign, the painter Gentile Bellini and the humanist Cardinal Pietro Bembo ("Gli Asolani") were part of the court.

The town was also home to the English poet Robert Browning, the actress Eleonora Duse, the explorer Freya Stark, the violinist Wilma Neruda and the composer Gian Francesco Malipiero.

Of course you have to visit the most romantic city in the world, Venice! While you're in the area, why not spend some time visiting the rest of the region. In a radius of a few hours from Venice there are beaches, lakes, castles, cities of art, nature parks, villas, and mountainous areas.

For example, you can visit the city of Romeo & Juliet, explore the origins of Prosecco wine or go skiing in Cortina.

The Villa Barbaro, also known as the Villa di Maser (1560-1570) which was designed and built by the Italian architect Andrea Palladio is less than 15 minutes (by car) away.