Crossed by the Brenta river, Bassano del Grappa is one of the most densely-populated and well-developed towns in Veneto. Together with a fast-growing industrial economy and a lively cultural activity, Bassano possesses a fine gastronomic tradition: it is impossible to leave without tasting the asparagues, the dried cod and the grappa.
In the central Monte Vecchio square there are the imposing Palazzo del Monte di Pieta' and the Casa Dal Corno Bonato, whose facade was frescoed by Jacopo da Ponte, known as “il Bassano” (his works are now housed in the Civic Museum). A few steps away, in Piazza della Libertà, it is possible to find the neoclassical church of San Giovanni built in the 1300s by the architect Giovanni Miazzi. The 15th century Loggia del Comune is also stunning. The whole town is dotted with buildings of exquisite taste, enriched with fine decorations; a walk through the quiet squares is most fascinating.
The main highlight of Bassano is, however, its wooden bridge, designed by Palladio in this material as its flexibility would resist the raging Brenta river. It was damaged both by the river and by bombings, but it was always restored following Palladio’s criteria. The last restoration dates back to the second postwar period, thanks to the Alpine troops.
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