Veneto Region Journals

Northern Italy-Hill Towns of the Veneto

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A travel journal to Veneto Region by Barb B

The Castle at Morostica Photo, Veneto Region, Italy More Photos
Quote: So many tiny towns in the hills of the Veneto! Each possesses a unique value and a special pleasure, definitely worth your visit. Here you will find history, culture and the gentle folk so eager to meet you and share their foods, history, love and pride of their beloved land.

Northern Italy-Hill Towns of the Veneto

Overview

The Castle at Morostica Photo, Veneto Region, Italy
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Northern Italy, and the Veneto region in particular, offers many tiny little towns on the hillsides. Each town has its own unique sights, culinary flavors, customs and festivals. Over the past three years, I have been lucky enough to enjoy several trips to this area and the opportunity to meet the gentle people who live and work in this area. I will share with you here, some of the experiences I have enjoyed in those tiny towns and try to give you some insight to each area. Please bear with me, I will add new towns as often as possible. Quick Tips: These towns are small, usually with only one or two special attractions for tourists. Therefore, I find it easiest to rent a car, establis...Read More

Ditto Bortolo Nardini

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Restaurant

Ditto Bortolo Nardini Photo, Veneto Region, Italy
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Not really an eating experience, but a Grappa Bar. An opportunity to taste the famous after-dinner firewater which is produced in and around Bassano.The Nardini bar is on the corner of the covered wooden bridge on the river. The address, - Ponte Vecchio Due, - litteraly means "Second (place) by the Old Bridge." The Front Room, with windows overlooking the river has marvelous old world atmosphere. The rich, beautifully carved wooden bar and authentic old copper grappa still delivers you back to the memory of Venetian rafters who would deliver wood to Venice and stop here for a taste of the Grappa.Being tourists, my husband and I tasted the Grappa and bought a decorative bottle to bring ho...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2000

Ditto Bortolo Nardini
Ponte Vecchio 2
Veneto Region, Italy

Bassano del Grappa

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Attraction

Bassano del Grappa Photo, Veneto Region, Italy
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White asparagus, ceramics and Grappa are but three of the worldly pleasures awaiting discovery in the bustling hill town of Bassano Del Grappa. An ancient walled city amid the foothills of the Brenta, it gently wraps itself around three adjacent public squares at the city center.Each of the three distinctive squares maintains its unique spirit and revelations. The smallest and oldest, the Piazzotto Monte Vecchio, was the towns' original medieval square. It retains the municipal coat of arms and heirloom inscriptions on the façades of the Venetian podestas. The neo-classical Church of San Giovanni in the Piazza Liberta stands beside the 16th century clock tower; the Loggia della commune(clock ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2000

Bassano del Grappa
Bassano
Veneto Region, Italy

The Chess Game at Marostica

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Attraction

The Chess Game at Marostica Photo, Veneto Region, Italy
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As you travel the strada delle ciliegie (road of cherries) between Bassano and Breganza, you view the vistas and valleys dotted with cherry trees. Here, in the enchanting town of Marostica, in September of even numbered years, a fairy tale chess game is replayed for lovers. Thirteenth century walls completely encircle this striking hill town to the west of Bassano. Not just one, but TWO great castles enhance the spectacle of the town; the upper castle spreads over the hillside looking down on the city and the second castle, that of the Venetian Lord, stands majestically at the end of the piazza.On the second weekend of September in even-numbered years, a storybook event is reenacted on ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 24, 2000

The Chess Game at Marostica
Piazza degli Sacchi
Veneto Region, Italy

Restaurante de Guilletta Photo, Veneto Region, Italy
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As you climb the winding road out of Montecchio, you glimpse the spires of two castles high on the hilltop above. Two castles linked eternally by Shakespeare's tale of two ill-fated young lovers. Although my husband and I have eaten in the castle-restaurant many times, each experience provides a new and romantic event. On this trip, my sister and her husband are with us and this is their first visit. They are impressed by the profusion of flowers and the numerous statues in the courtyard. We have arrived just before Noon, a bit early for lunch by Italian standards; therefore, we stroll around outside castle and take photos of the well, the stockade, the town of Montecchio below and ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

Restaurante de Guilletta
Castello de Guilletta - Via Castelli 4
Veneto Region, Italy

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Barb B

Barb B
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