Villa Razzolini Loredan, superb example of seventeenth-century architecture. In the warm and welcoming atmosphere of every room it is possible to appreciate in absolute intimacy the charm of this beautiful Venetian villa. Outside, then, the large park with secular plants is ideal in the summer season for aperitifs and class buffets, enriched by the evocative view of the ancient Rocca di Asolo.
Villa Razzolini Loredan History
There was still the refined air of the noble court of Caterina Cornaro, formerly Queen of Cyprus, when the first set of Villa Razzolini Loredan was built, an eighteenth-century building lying at the foot of the hills of Asolo, in the charming Marca Trevigiana. The centuries to come witnessed the continuous embellishment of this work destined to welcome noble families and the notables of the time. Now the villa, which echoes in style the patrician Venetian residences scattered across the plain, is used, in respect of its architectural structure and the layout of the rooms, as a restaurant.
The entrance hall, decorated with agile capitals, leads to discover the rooms of this villa that fails to inspire any fear with oppressive spaces, but knows how to instill familiarity. The hall of the main floor, bright and youthful despite its load of well-worn centuries, is surrounded by a wooden walkway and from the vault eyes moving cherubs that crown a triumphant Venus, frescoed in the early '900 by Noè Bordignon. Other adjoining rooms, communicating, invite to pause in confidence, to friendly encounters. It is here that the chef's knowledge is expressed in the seasonal menus, where the products of the Treviso hills are enhanced with the tasty peas of Borso, the Venetian mountain with the mushrooms of the season and the lowland plain with the tasty white asparagus.
Villa Razzolini Loredan offers visitors, in addition to the preciousness of its lines, the lateral barchesse, the rear oratory, the vastness of a park that includes rare and secular species. A walk in the green helps to divert the mind from the everyday to let it run through the soft folds of the hills of Asolo, up towards the Rocca where Caterina Cornaro took refuge, with his court of ladies and artists, after having delivered Cyprus to Venice, or in the streets of the historical center to follow the declamations of Eleonora Duse, to admire the drawings of the architect Carlo Scarpa, to hear the stories of the traveler Freya Stark who here in Asolo received the last visit of the Queen mother of England.