The History of the Hotel
In the early 20th century the hotel was run by two highly accomplished sisters who made the “Sole” a prominent part of life in Asolo. Local customers would flock to the restaurant on Sundays to have lunch and celebrate special occasions. As fate would have it, this tradition would be successfully revived 50 years later by another pair of sisters: Silvia and Elena De Checchi.
Silvia and Elena went into business in 1996, after devotedly and expertly restoring the hotel. Their father was the driving force behind the project, which saw a building that had been closed and abandoned for more than 25 years being restored to its former glory.
A distinguished past
In the 1920s the Albergo Al Sole became the favoured dwelling of the renowned actress Eleonora Duse while renovation work was being carried out on her villa in Asolo. Room 202 is dedicated to her and it has been faithfully restored and furnished to reflect the style of the period when she stayed here. We still have and cherish the genuine reservation letters that Eleonora Duse wrote to the previous owners, which bear witness to the building’s distinguished past.
Silvia ed Elena
The two sisters have been running the hotel since 1996. Despite their total lack of experience in the field, they immediately fell in love with the industry and began honing their management skills with great flair and determination. Silvia mainly deals with accommodation and marketing, while Elena takes charge of the prestigious, renowned La Terrazza Restaurant. The sisters are always around and they show the utmost attention to detail in the atmosphere that they create for guests, with the support of a select team of young members of staff.
In 2010 they were given a five-star rating, which means that the establishment is now one of the finest examples of the exceptional standards on offer in the Veneto Region.
In 2016 their 20th anniversary celebrations proved to be a big hit when they organized the first edition of the sophisticated and now unmissable Incanto Asolano gala dinner. The eagerly awaited occasion has become one of the most popular and successful events in the town. Silvia and Elena’s hospitality ensures that every single guest can enjoy an unforgettable stay in quintessential Italian style.
“We endeavour to create an atmosphere that all revolves around attention to detail, striving to fully satisfy the needs of our guests with genuinely first-rate service that is accompanied by a sublime blend of sounds, colours and flavours”.