Day Tripping in The Veneto: Asolo

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When looking for sights in Italy to visit, do not forget about beautiful Asolo. Little Asolo is located thirty miles north of Bassano del Grappa and is tucked into the foothills of the Dolomites. This picturesque town with its cypress-covered hills served as a strategic stronghold in Roman times, a summer retreat for well-heeled Venetians in the 15th and 16th centuries, and later a bucolic getaway ... Read Full Article

Day Tripping in The Veneto: Bassano del Grappa

Pristinely kept pastel-colored buildings dot the Brenta River

  Situated at the foot of Monte Grappa, Bassano del Grappa is about a two hour drive northwest from Venice, making it an ideal day trip destination in The Veneto. This picturesque, pastel colored village on the River Brenta has two strong claims to fame: its Old Bridge, or Ponte Vecchio, and The Nardini Distillery, Italy’s oldest producer of grappa. I arrive late-morning with my hiking ... Read Full Article