In this chapter we deal with a surprising territory in the summer and a very welcoming place in the winter: the Seven Municipalities Plateau.
The Seven Municipalities Plateau presents itself with a flattened, gently wavy and inclined aspect towards the wonderful Asiago basin. It borders to the north, with the Trentino Alto Adige territory of Valsugana, continues eastwards with the channel of the Brenta river, always from Valsugana, and westward from the Val d'Astico, facing high dolomitic cliffs, among all that of the Cengio and Campolongo mountains.
It is defined as a lower level mountain range, for its modest peaks scattered throughout the territory. Going down considerably to the south, the plateau is characterized by an articulated and soft hillside, which extends between Bassano del Grappa, Marostica, Breganze and Piovene Rocchette. The total area is 467 sq km, considering only the territories of the eight major municipalities, namely that of Asiago, Gallio, Conco, Lusiana, Rotzo, Roana, Foza and Enego, excluding the territories of the confined comini.
As a whole, the area has important historical, landscape and naturalistic aspects, intertwined by the fierce evidence of the First World War, in a conflict that had a strong impact especially on the vegetation and its inhabited centers, which at the time were significantly damaged, leaving behind the remains of mule tracks, tunnels, trenches and fortifications.
It is estimated that during the four years of war, about 1.5 million bombs, and over one million soldiers used in combat, were dropped on the plateau by real armies.
Not to forget the thousands of fallen, in years of bitter clashes, the Military Shrine of Asiago was built, which together with the Military Shrine of Monte Grappa, the Shrine of Pasubio and the Ossuary of Monte Cimone have become the symbol of the province of Vicenza, as admired in the Vicenza flag.
The Seven Municipalities Plateau is certainly one of the most well-known and popular tourist destinations in the Veneto region, thanks also to the awareness and re-appearance of the territory, which has managed to maintain aesthetic and architectural features that are still quite in tune with the surrounding landscape. Today these magical areas are popular destinations for tourists from all over the world. In winter, in fact, they become an immaculate paradise for fans of downhill skiing, snowboarding, ski mountaineering and cross-country skiing, so much so as to be ideal for those who want to discover new itineraries and admire nature.
In summer, however, the landscape awakens and the green valleys become a destination for excursions, picnics with the family, mountain biking, horseback riding and much more. For those who prefer a quieter holiday, the many hotels in the area offer wellness centers and spas to enjoy the few days of annual leave in complete relaxation, in addition, restaurants, inns and high mountain huts prepare specialties of all kinds with the typical and traditional products of these areas.
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It is one of the most industrialized and richest areas in Italy but, at the same time, still maintains many green and wild areas. You’ll beamazed by the charm of this city thanks to its Palladian villas, sumptuous palaces, the great green valleys that run throughout the territory, such as the Valsugana, and the great enchanted woods of the Seven Municipalities Plateau. Do not miss the typical towns of Vicenza, set in the territory as precious diamonds, which preserve works and typical products of the highest prestige. This province, famous for the nicknames about cats, will surprise you day by day for its artistic beauties scattered throughout the territory. Plan your holidays in the province of Vicenza, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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In this chapter we discuss the Nature that surrounds us, a territory rich in biodiversity and particularly fragile, therefore absolutely to be respected.
In this chapter we discuss the history which, over time, has transformed, shaped and marked the territory of the Veneto region.