Bassano del Grappa Travel Guide

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    view from middle of old wooden bridge
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    No tourist crowd in July
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Bassano del Grappa Things to Do

  • Grappa Made By Experts of Bassano-Poli

    Are you a grappa lover? Maybe you have never experienced the taste of rocket fuel sliding down and burning your throat. Visiting Bassano is your chance to find out all about grappa, the way it is made, the different tastes and the way it is bottled. I recommend visiting a nice museum and tasting shop run by the poli grappa makers. This business was...

  • what you will see

    There is a central pizza located above the bridge. Take a look at the clock, bell and piazza. Then walk down to the bridge.

  • walk across the wooden bridge of Bassano

    This lovely old wooden covered bridge of Bassano is such a highlight to the already picturesque old town that sprawls up the river banks. There are plaques on the bridge giving various bits of information but there are lovely views from the bridge along the river banks with the interesting buildings that are there and up the river to the mountains...

  • views from the walkways that follow the...

    Driving into town theres not a lot of parking to be found close by - from the modern bridge I could see the old wooden bridge and the old town on the river banks further along the river so parked where I found parking across the road from the Tetley Pub and near the interesting looking big old church and headed off. Both sides of the river have...

  • the wooden bridge of Bassano

    This bridge, the Ponte degli Alpini which straddles the river Brenta here at Bassano, was designed in 1569 by Palladio and built of timber to allow it to flex when hit by the spring meltwaters.

  • Porta Dieda

    This is the main gate into the old town coming from the south. It has some lovely intact frescoes that can be seen when entering from the south.

  • Tempio Ossario

    The church is the resting place of many soldiers killed in World War I - the bodies were moved from small cemeteries around the area and placed here. Aprox. 6,000 soldiers are buried here.

  • Walk across the Ponte Vecchio

    This is an absolute must when you are in Bassano. It is the hallmark of the town and worth every step to get there. The views from the bridge are wonderful but if you want the typical postcard shot you will need to head south to the new bridge that crosses the Brenta on Viale Diaz from Piazzale Cadorna.

  • Agriturismo

    a visit to Casera Palma to see a demonsration with birds of prey hawks eagles and owls on a small farm on the way to monte grappa. spend some time drinking home made wine and eating fresh bastard cheese in a stone cottage. beautiful views overlooking bassano and on a clear day you can see all the way to vennice


Bassano del Grappa Hotels

  • Villa Ca' Sette

    A dream come true Cool. modern. friendly. antique. peaceful. romantic.

  • Hotel Brennero

    I stayed there many times. It's a nice hotel, very comfortble and a I've got there very special...

  • Hotel Victoria

    Viale Diaz 33, Bassano Del Grappa, 36061, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Bassano del Grappa Restaurants

  • Mom and Pop Trattoria near famous bridge

    One hundred steps around the corner from the famous wooden bridge will get you some very fine local food, prepared daily for the local customers. We ate there in the afternoon and enjoyed to home made pasta. The waiter is polite and helpful and the place is kept clean. I was surprised by the white wine ( house wine) as it was more than excellent.So...

  • Great local food

    Going back to the parking lot after out visit to the famous bridge and some shopping we saw this trattoria and, after a look to the exposed menu we decided it was time for lunch!!The dining room is very nice, two level with warm wood floor and a few tables, walls are nicely decorated with famous paiting reproductions and they have air conditining,...

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Bassano del Grappa Nightlife

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    by Kajron Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Very elegant place, discotheque+restaurant and you can have pizza too.
    Elegant people, a lot of charm. If you want a nobil day with joy come here. Good music, good orchestra-band, 3 dancing rooms.

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Bassano del Grappa Transportation

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    by croisbeauty Written Oct 10, 2004

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    In case you're arriving by car to Bassano del Grappa, the most convinient place to park you vechicle is around Piazzale Cadorna. Right next to the Tempio Ossario there is an ample parking place from where you have less then five minutes walking distance to reach the Piazza Liberta and all major sights of the town.

    Tempio Ossario on Piazzale Cadorna
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Bassano del Grappa Shopping

  • Lamps and more

    The owner is a real craftsman, in fact, he is so good that the movie Harry Potter used his lamps and he will tell you all about it and show you the newpaper article to prove it. He is a fantastic metalworker and has lamps hanging all over for sale. They are not expensive!There are more things in his shop, metal toys, moving toys like carousels,...

  • Hot peppers and more

    This shop is so cool you cant miss it! From the windows you will see lots of ristra of peppers and garlic. Walking inside you will discover more. The owner, a young guy, cook there his special tomatoes sauce, pepper sauce (that is his specialty), marinated onions and other vegetables. You will get some free taste and sure you will find many stuff...

  • Ceramics made in Bassano

    At the entrance to the bridge is the ceramics shop called le Ceramiche. This shop features ceramics made in Bassano and the area surrounding. The prices are reasonable.See fotos. Do not expect Tuscan and southern Italy designs. Every area has its own style. 15 euros for a big bowl, less for plates.


Bassano del Grappa Local Customs

  • Giardini d Bassano.

    Every year, around the end of april or at the beginning of may; several small gardens are created at various areas of Bassano del Grappa. These are made by various local gardeners and by florists.The gardens are on the spots for four weeks, so that visitors can vote for their favourite one. The garden that gets more votes (or better...its creator)...

  • Glory to our Alpines! W GLI ALPINI!

    My grandfather was a great Alpines. He suffered a lot things of war, he saw many cruel things, he won death many times, he saved a lot of people, but not his brother, whom desperately took on his shoulder from Albania to Italy, but he died during the travel in Istria....Shame to Italy which doesn't have gratitude to this army. here one of the songs...

  • Ceramics of Bassano

    Bassano is famous for its ceramics,ones of the best in the world! Here the museum of ceramics at Palazzo Sturm


Bassano del Grappa Warnings and Dangers

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    by kathymof Written Aug 3, 2007

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    I have always heard that aged Basalmic Vinegar was very expensive and not to be found in just any old place. Well here is a picture to prove that it can be very expensive - keep in mind that this was a small bottle of it.

    Found in a store just to the west of the Ponte Vecchio.

    Expensive Basalmic Vinegar

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Bassano del Grappa Off The Beaten Path

  • Lusiana: Pre-Alp community and ex...

    Hello!I live only 50km far from Lusiana, I could help you!Lusiana could be a "Pre-Alp community" and usually on this communities people have a great feeling with foreign having "roots" in our Country.The association interested about is usually called "Pro-Loco".I have taken a look about Pro-Loco in Lusiana (Vicenza province, not so far from...

  • Bassano del Grappa is a...

    Bassano del Grappa is a wonderful little town that is so worth paying a visit. It boasts beautiful little shops, lovely glassware and ceramics (which if in bottle form often contains copious amount of grappa), and loads of charm.For info: Largo Corona D'Italia, 35 - 36061 BASSANO DEL GRAPPA (VI)Tel. 0424/524351 - Fax. 0424/525301E-Mail:...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Bassano del Grappa Sports & Outdoors

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    by rpsteve Written Nov 5, 2004

    If aviation is your thing a trip to Bassano is a must, a poular fling site for hangglider and paraglider pilots flying from Mounte Grappa from several take off pionts allow for all day flying over the thermal producing country side. If power is your thing a active ultralight field can be found at the base not far from the town. a few self launch sailplanes also opperate from this strip as well The people are friendly and are keen to have visiting pilots fly their skies be warned keep your eyes open as on a normal day can see quite a few pilots in the air . for those who arn't endorsed to fly several pilots offer tandem flights with both paragliders and hanggliders. an instructer is available for flights in an Italian ultralight called the flashlight at a very cheap priece and is a fantastic way to see the area. just don't fly over the villa with the black cars parked in the drive ok

    Equipment: bring your own or hire. a camera is a must. for info on sites and license requirments visit the shop in Semonzo near the landing site oppersite"Tilly's pilot paradise" the pilots bar

    landing site the hills in the background keep goin
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Bassano del Grappa Favorites

  • The Markets

    I reccommend the markets on Saturday morning in the for the fresh produce and the trash and treasure on sunday morning. Then for the afternoon i recommend going to the ultralight airstrip or to the mountian for a flight over this beautiful area. My best memories of Bassano del Grappa are of the people, and the 12th century history. just a simple...

  • Tempio Ossario

    Tempio Ossario is situated on the outskirts of the historic centre, on so-called Piazzale Cadorna. It is projected at the beginning of the nineteenth century as the new cathedral, but after the Great War became a war memorial devoted to Ossuary for the fallen on the Grappa battlefields. Now it shelters the remains of over 5400 fallen.

  • Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

    The church of San Giovanni Battista with its outstanding facade dominates Piazza Liberta. Originally the church was built in the fourteenth century, restored and enlarged around mid-18th century, when the neo-Classical facade was added. Attached to the church the chapel of SS.Sacramento is in Rococo style (1697) by G.B. Piazzetta.


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