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Trekking over the Asolo hills: between the medieval villages and the Palladio

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The trekking we suggest you to try will let you discover another little-known spot of Veneto, which is very stunning.

The tour starts from Asolo, one of the most suggestive medieval village of Italy and continues with the discovery of the hills and villas between cherry-trees and vineyards.

Keep reading to discover this tour.


Asolo, a window of the Middle Ages

Asolo is known as “the village of the hundred horizons”, a definition coined by Carducci for the panoramic landscapes over the hills.

The trekking tour we suggest you today starts from here, just a 20-minute drive from our hotel.

Through Loreggia’s gate you will enter the historical centre, where you will find a medieval palace with the little fountain Zen, one of the symbol of Asolo, which was erected for the wayfarers who needed refreshment.

From Piazza Maggiore you walk up to the Rocca, up the hill, where you can admire an amazing view over the hills and villas. On the way back to the centre you can’t miss the Castle, which is one of the symbol of Asolo, along with the Rocca. In its courtyard you can find the Reata Tower and the Civic Tower, from where you can admire a stunning view of the village and the valley.

Here lived Caterina Cornaro, one of the ladies of Asolo. She was queen consort of Cyprus by marriage to James II of Cyprus, in the fifteenth century and after the premature death of the King, she succeeded to the throne for 17 years. During her life she turned the Castle of Asolo into a cultural salon, surrounded by intellectuals and artists.

Along Canova Street you will find the house where Eleonora Duse lived, muse loved by Gabriele D’Annunzio.


The hills of Asolo

The tour continues with the town of Maser, where you can find the Villa Barbaro, one of the most spectacular masterpiece of the venetian architect Palladio. It belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage and it was completely painted by Paolo Veronese. The six rooms: the Crociera Room, the Bacchus Room, the Room of the Marital love, the Hall of Olympus, the Room of the little dog and the Oil Lamp Room are considered the most incredible painting works of the venetian sixteenth century.

Upon the San Giorgio Hill there is a little Church, where you can admire the overview of the Asolo hills. If you happen to be there during the right season, many species of migratory birds can be seen. This place is very loved by “bird watchers”.


This tour can be done both on foot and by bicycle.

Asolo hills can be also called “Prosecco Hills” because of its many vineyards.

Take this opportunity if you wish to enjoy the delicious Prosecco Doc in one of the many wineries of this area after your walk.

If you are curious, take advantage of our “Bike&Hike” summer promotional package. You will be able to add some other itineraries of our suggestion “Ejoying Nature in Bassano del Grappa”


Keep reading our blog if you wish to discover new trekking trails!

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