In this chapter we are talking about Asiago, one of the most beautiful and attractive city on the seven municipalities plateau.
«Asiago: the smallest and brightest town of Italy»: with this sentence Gabriele D'Annunzio described well Asiago which has always been the most important town for the plateau and has become a reference point over the years. Completely destroyed during the night of 18th May 1916, it was rebuilt in a short time after the end of all hostilities.
Like Conco, moreover, Asiago is also among the cities decorated for the military valor for the war of liberation, both for the great resistance but, above all, for the great and invaluable loss of human lives. Just to remember all the victims of the Great War, in 1932, the Military Shrine of Asiago, better known as Ossuary, was built on Mount Leiten, where the remains of 54,286 Italian and Austro-Hungarian fallen soldiers of the 1915-1918 war lie over 33,000 unknown and 3 from the 1940-1945 war. Unfortunately, they are not all, the remains of many victims are still scattered in many areas of the whole plateau.
Over time, however, the ossuary of Asiago has become, together with those of Pasubio, Grappa Mount and Tonezza del Cimone, symbol of the province of Vicenza. Currently Asiago, with its numerous districts and its only hamlet, Sasso, is a lively country, full of both summer and winter events, which continuously seeks to renew itself and grow to meet any need.
We cannot forget that this country is the native land of Mario Rigoni Stern, first alpine and then a great writer, and of the many typical food and wine products of the area.
To see: Cathedral of San Matteo (patron saint of the city), made of typical Asiago pink marble. Of great value, inside, are the two altarpieces that represent a "The Most Holy Virgin among the SS. Matteo and Giovanni "and, the other" S. Antonio Abate between S. Giustina, S. Lucia and S. Rocco on one side, and S. Vito and S. Modesto on the other ".
Asiago village festival: on 21 September, San Matteo, Asiago celebrates its patron saint, with a small fair. Sasso village festival: also in this, not really small, fraction of Asiago, famous for the staircase composed of 4,444 steps that connects it directly to Valstagna, takes place during the weekends of the second half of June, the cheerful festival of Sant 'Antonio.
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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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