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Europe » Italy » Veneto » Bassano del Grappa September 10th 2014

After we had visited Cittadella our plan was to head just up the road, yes up those awful pockmarked and full of pot holes Italian roads for the town of Bassano del Grappa. Another sosta found care of Google and Google Earth. A free one that you could stay 24 hours if you wished. We didnt wish as it was a bit rough and we didnt fancy the thought of a night in it. However, for a quick visit it seemed Ok. The town was only a hop, skip and a jump away. The city is much bigger and busier than Cittadella with much more road traffic. We took our lives in our hands trying to cross some of the roads that did not have crossings. The first news of the existence of the medieval city ... read more
another clock this time in Bassano
Clock in Bassano
and finally some firewater

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Bassano del Grappa March 18th 2014

During our Venice holiday, Ruth and Amy gave me a day off as an early birthday present, which I put to good use by attempting a climb of the famous Monte Grappa. I rented a road bike from Veloce bike rental and the owner offered to join me for the climb as he had never done it before. We met in the scenic town of Bassano del Grappa and set off from there. The climb begins properly in Remano d'Ezzelino, about 2km north of Bassano. I hadn't trained much at all over the winter so I was a bit apprehensive about the climb but I surprised myself by setting off at a good pace. Maybe it was the nice bike he had supplied. I had expected Gennaro to leave me behind but he was falling back ... read more
Tornante
Grappa switchback
Art on the road

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Bassano del Grappa December 29th 2006

Geo: 45.8835, 11.3626This morning dad, my uncle and I went for a short drive to the medieval city of Bassano del Grappa. We wandered around the old town, that is mostly surrounded by old city walls. This town is the home of Jacopo Bassano, a well known Renaissance painter. The main attraction is the Ponte degli Alpini, a covered wooden bridge that was designed by Palladio in 1569 to replace a bridge from 1209. This bridge is dedicated to the Alpines, a military corp very important to this city, especially during the I World War. In the mountains near here there were lot of battles (especially on Monte Grappa) and also during the 2nd World War.After a wander around, we stopped for a drink, my new (temporary) favourite, hot chocolate. Hot chocolate in Italy is seriously ... read more
02 View from the bridge
03 Mountains
04 Castle




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