Asolo is famous for its landscapes, so cherished by Hemingway and Robert Browning,Freya Stark and Eleonora Duse. It offers many social and cultural opportunities and its position, in the heart of the Veneto region, is strategic in visiting the countless art sites throughout this territory: from the fortified citadels to the art cities of this region.
How to get there
Asolo is located approximately 90 km from Eraclea Mare. Take the road to San Donà di Piave and follow signs to Meolo, Treviso, Castelfranco and Riese Pio X.
Things to see…
Thanks to its favourable position and mild climate, Asolo was inhabited since Roman times and is mentioned by Tolomeo and Pliny the Elder. Numerous Italian and foreign writers, poets and artists visiting Asolo due to historical events or, attracted by the city’s beauty, fell in love with it: from Giosuè Carducci, who named it the “City of a Hundred Horizons”, to Ada Negri, from Giorgione to Palladio and Canova, from Igor Strawinsky to Eleonora Duse, who asked to be buried there. The city still conserves its characteristic medieval appearance, gathered within the ancient walls and dominated by the mighty Castle, the cyclopean building that sits on top of Monte Ricco. The streets with galleries all alongside with their Gothic arches, ancient buildings and houses, whose façades are covered with frescoes and elegant balconies give an enchanting atmosphere.
- The Palazzo della Ragione (built in 1400) housing the Public Museum that recalls the city’s glorious past;
- The Castle, residence of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, is a solid, ancient building and now houses the Duse Theatre;
- the very ancient Cathedral built on the remains of the pre-existing Roman construction;
- Piazza Brugnoli, in ancient times location of the Roman Public Baths;
- Casa Duse, the building’s façade is covered by the words of Gabriele D’Annunzio, written as homage to Eleonora Duse;
- the Church of Sant’ Anna, in a suggestive position facing Mount Grappa, whose façade bears the words of Ada Negri written in honour of the memory of her deceased friend Eleonora Duse;
- other attractions include: the Dieda Tower, the Asolo Experience, the Roman Aqueduct, the Gothic House, the Ansiatic Houses, the Longobard House and the Church of Sant’ Anna.