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Piazza Garibaldi and the Cathedral Let’s start from the majestic Piazza Garibaldi - the town’s main square. Here, you can enjoy the marvellous sight of a 16th-century stone fountain featuring a sculpture of St. Marks’ winged lion, the symbol of Venice. Across Piazza Garibaldi, you will find the cathedral, whose first documented mention dates back to 969. Originally, the church had a medieval layout, which was lost after the collapse of the roof and its subsequent reconstruction. But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

Piazza Garibaldi and the Cathedral

Robert Browning

Caffè Commercio Located right in the heart of the city, Caffè Commercio is a must-go spot for those who want to experience Asolo’s original aperitivo. Bobble your head to the rhythm of some good music played by local djs while the club’s superhosts are ready to serve tasty seasonal food paired with a true Italian Spritz. No problem for those who follow a vegetarian, vegan, allergy-free or gluten-free diet: they always have an ace in the hole! Opening hoursMondayclosedTuesday7.00 am - 2.00 amWednesday7.00 am - 2.00 amThursday7.00 am - 2.00 amFriday7.00 am - 2.00 amSaturday7.00 am - 2.00 amSunday7.00 am - 2.00 am But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to: Plus, it’s completely:

Caffè Commercio

Trattoria Moderna Due Mori Few ingredients, genuine and local: these are the keywords of Due Mori’s cuisine. A place where tradition meets modernity, the perfect meddling point of modern and traditional wood cooking. Afraid you won’t be able to enjoy your favourite dish without having to worry about your allergies? To cater to everyone’s needs, the owners are open to special requests. Opening hoursMondayclosedTuesdayclosedWednesday12.30 pm - 2.30 pm7.30 pm - 9.30 pmThursday12.30 pm - 2.30 pm7.30 pm - 9.30 pmFriday12.30 pm - 2.30 pm7.30 pm - 9.30 pmSaturday12.30 pm - 2.30 pm7.30 pm - 9.30 pmSunday12.30 pm - 2.30 pm7.30 pm - 9.30 pm But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to: Plus, it’s completely:

Trattoria Moderna Due Mori

Gala Call it as you like it: lunch, dinner, snack, aperitivo, brunch… Gala always has your back! A cocktail and wine bar with a fancy terrace which offers great beer and wine, along with great food pairings. Are you vegetarian? Don’t worry, they’ve got you! Opening hoursMonday5.00 pm - 2.00 amTuesday5.00 pm - 2.00 amWednesday5.00 pm - 2.00 amThursday5.00 pm - 2.00 amFriday5.00 pm - 2.00 amSaturday5.00 pm - 2.00 amSunday11.00 am - 10.00 pm But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to: Plus, it’s completely:

Gala

Al Castello Want to feel like a real queen, sipping on your spritz while admiring Asolo’s charming hills from the height of your “personal” castle? This dream could come true at Al Castello! Or, if you’d rather have a cuppa with some pastries, don't forget to hold your pinkies up! Opening hoursMonday5.00 pm - 2.00 amTuesday5.00 pm - 2.00 amWednesday5.00 pm - 2.00 amThursday5.00 pm - 2.00 amFriday5.00 pm - 2.00 amSaturday5.00 pm - 2.00 amSunday11.00 am - 10.00 pm But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to: Plus, it’s completely:

Al Castello

Osteria Al Bacaro Dive into the atmosphere of a true osteria! After a great aperitivo, you’ll be ready to try traditional dishes that can satisfy everyone’s appetite: cicchetti, bigoli, polenta, codfish and much more. Thanks to the hosts, you definitely won’t leave with an empty stomach! Opening hoursMonday10.00 am - 3.00 pm5.30 pm - 12.00 amTuesday10.00 am - 3.00 pm5.30 pm - 12.00 amWednesdayclosedThursday10.00 am - 3.00 pm5.30 pm - 12.30 amFriday10.00 am - 3.00 pm5.30 pm - 12.30 amSaturday10.00 am - 12.00 amSunday10.00 am - 12.00 am But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to: Plus, it’s completely:

Osteria Al Bacaro

Vimini Ready to wear the fancy dress you brought? Well, Vimini is the perfect restaurant to flaunt it! In line with the chic atmosphere, you will be served sophisticated fish, meat or vegan dishes, coupled with the best local wines. Opening hoursMondayclosedTuesday5.30 pm - 12.00 amWednesday11.30 am - 3.00 pm5.30 pm -12.00 amThursday11.30 am - 3.00 pm5.30 pm - 12.00 amFriday11.30 am - 3.00 pm5.30 pm - 12.00 amSaturday11.00 am - 2.00 amSunday11.00 am - 2.00 am But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to: Plus, it’s completely:

Vimini

Villa Freya Villa Freya was built along the pre-existing mediaeval walls at the entrance of the historic fortified village of Asolo. Hidden behind the façade of the picturesque villa, you will find a lovely park, home to four-century-old holm oaks and an organic garden where local vegetables grow in harmony with the vividly-coloured flowers. What’s more, an archaeological site was discovered within the property. Would you be surprised to find out that we are talking about a Roman theatre from the 2nd century AD? Take a guided tour of the villa and explore these hidden gems! But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

Villa Freya

The St. Pietro and Paolo Convent This convent might seem like any other religious building, but there’s more to its story… The Benedictine monastic complex was also a centre for education. Here, 37 American universities known as CIMBA (Consortium Institute of Management and Business Analysis) organised Master's Degree classes for several years. Take a stroll along the squared cloister and quench your thirst with the water from the nearby fountain. Now, are you ready to face one of Asolo’s biggest challenges? Climb the 280-step path to reach the Rocca and you’ll find out. But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

The St. Pietro and Paolo Convent

Rocca Wherever you are in Asolo, one thing's for sure. Tilt your head… Can you see that majestic building up there? It’s the so-called Rocca, a fortress sitting atop mount Ricco. It may initially appear unachievable, but don't worry… only 280 steps will lead you to a natural stone terrace with a spectacular view. Time to wear your trainers and start climbing! If you manage to get there, don’t miss the Venetian lagoon and the Euganean Hills on a clear day. Tired yet? Gather all the strength you have left and take a look inside the fortress, which hosted soldiers whose main role was to protect the city between the 12th and 13th century. Opening hoursMondayclosedTuesdayclosedWednesdayclosedThursdayclosedFridayclosedSaturday10.00 am - 7.00 pmSunday10.00 am - 7.00 pm*Open on national holidays But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

Rocca

Town Museum Walk into the historical town museum, located at the Bishop’s Palace, and you will be magically transported back in time to see ancient artefacts that date back to the Paleolithic Period and the Middle Ages. The museum showcases an extensive archaeological collection, a picture gallery, the cathedral treasure, and a section devoted to queen Caterina Cornaro and the actress Eleonora Duse. Opening hoursMondayclosedTuesdayclosedWednesdayclosedThursdayclosedFridayclosedSaturday9.30 am - 12.30 pm3.00 pm - 6.00 pmSunday9.30 am - 12.30 pm3.00 pm - 6.00 pm*Open on national holidays But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

Town Museum

Saint Anna’s graveyard Have you ever heard of dark tourism? Feel the gloomy vibes while you’re visiting the tombs of significant female figures such as Eleonora Duse and Freya Stark. But, it doesn’t end here! Next to the graveyard, there’s St. Anna’s church and its monastery. In the 17th century, the building hosted fourteen cells and two infirmaries, where ten friars lived. But, can we ask you a question? Do you know how the whole complex became a burial place? When the history of Asolo intertwined with the French emperor Napoleon, all graveyards were displayed outside the city centre. But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

Saint Anna’s graveyard

Eleonora Duse

Freya Stark

Queen Caterina Cornaro

Duse house Walk down Via Canova and look up! You will see a tombstone with an inscription by Italian poet Gabriele D’annunzio. Why? Because here you will find the mansion of his muse, actress Eleonora Duse, which was rented and restored by her with the intention of retiring there during her last days. An interesting fact is that Duse left her dwelling to the wife of a soldier who died on mount Grappa during World War I. The grieving widow wanted to keep his memory alive by looking out of the windows where she could gaze at the place where the tragedy happened. But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

Duse house

Lombard House Are you looking for something a bit more unusual? I bet you will love the Lombard House! How can we describe it? Let's say it's not like any other house in Asolo. In fact, the building is made out of tuff and showcases a number of grotesque figures along with original decorative features, representing the zodiac signs and scenes from the Genesis. So, how come it’s called “Lombard”? Well, the answer can be found in the inscription on the architrave. But there’s a bit of a catch! Its name comes from a misunderstanding… It was thought that “longobardus” was the architect’s name, but the secret truth is that it refers to the artists’ region of origin, “Longobardia”. But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

Lombard House

Treviso Canova Airport Land at Treviso Canova Airport • • • Get on the Treviso Air Link bus to get to the local railway station • • • Walk for approximately 2 minutes to the bus terminal and get on the 112 bus • • • Get off at the Ca’ Vescovo bus stop and hop on the shuttle bus to Asolo’s city centre

From Treviso Railway Station Walk for approximately 2 minutes to the bus terminal and get on the 112 bus • • • Get off at the Ca’ Vescovo bus stop and hop on the shuttle bus to Asolo’s city centre

From Venice Marco Polo Airport Land at Venice Marco Polo Airport • • • Get on the ACTV 15 bus and get off at Venezia Mestre railway station • • • Take the train to Bassano del Grappa and get off at the last stop • • • Get on the 112 bus to Treviso and get off at the Ca’ Vescovo bus stop • • • Hop on the shuttle bus to Asolo’s city centre

From Venice Santa Lucia Railway Station Take the train to Bassano del Grappa and get off at the last stop • • • Get on the 112 bus to Treviso and get off at the Ca’ Vescovo bus stop • • • Hop on the shuttle bus to Asolo’s city centre

Queen’s Castle In the 15th century, the three-tower castle was the residence of Caterina Cornaro, a Venetian noblewoman who then became the queen of Cyprus. She was offered the entire complex as compensation for abdicating. That’s why we have a queen’s residence in Asolo! But what happened after Caterina’s death? Napoleon Bonaparte got here and the castle became a hostel for French troops. During WW1, the bell tower served as a military prison. How can we be so sure? Well... just take a look at the drawings left by the prisoners. It’s not just about history, but also about art! Today, the building houses the Duse theatre. But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

Queen’s Castle

The hidden waters of Asolo The so-called “Bot” is a waterwork which dates back to the 1st century AD. It was used to supply the town’s Roman baths. Water was distributed through underground pipes from mount Ricco to the town square. The waterwork’s restoration began in the 19th century, but later fell into oblivion. What about now? Over the past ten years, it has undergone a significant design remodelling plan. But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

The hidden waters of Asolo

Villa Contarini or “degli Armeni” While you’re gazing at the gorgeous Messano hill, you’ll notice the facade of a historic Venetian villa rising just above it. Don’t let your eyes deceive you, though… the real mansion is hidden behind it. The villa cannot be visited and its real design is a well-kept secret. One thing we know for sure is that the house is divided into two parts connected by a tunnel. So, let your imagination run wild! Want to know another secret? The origins of this villa are closely tied to its name. The first inhabitants were, in fact, friars from the isola degli Armeni (the Armenian island). Someone else inspired its other name: we’re talking about the Contarini family, which inherited the villa in the 16th century. But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

Villa Contarini or “degli Armeni”

Loggia palace Stop at the Loggia palace to wonder what public life looked like between the 14th and 18th century. The Loggia has played a central role up until the beginning of the 20th century, hosting trials and ceremonies. The façade is decorated with colourful frescoes and enriched with inscriptions commemorating Venetian captains and important historical events. But now, let’s get to the point! The venue is accessible to:

Loggia palace