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A look at Asolo



The origins of Asolo (from asilum, in Latin, or 'shelter') are lost in ancient times. Important crossroads for goods and livestocks, perfect point of transition between the Venetian plain and Belluno's Pre-Alps, it has always benefited from a great political, economic and cultural autonomy since Roman times. The amenities of the place then, perched on its gentle hills, did the rest. Asolo became in the centuries an unmissable destination for artists and intellectuals, including Henry James and Eleonora Duse, just to name a few. The history overlooks every corner of the streets: from the many and beautiful villas, private residences of famous people, to its castle, with its cut off tower (called Reata), which since 1489 hosted Caterina Cornaro, former Queen of Cyprus, and his entourage of artists, and which today is home to a new theater dedicated to Eleonora Duse; from the fortress that dominates the village of Monte Ricco with the remains of the ancient Roman aqueduct (in dialect the Bot). And in addition to the history, the art of good living, the typical Venetian atmosphere that pervades the streets. Romantic tranquility, peace of mind. Pubs, cafes, wine bars: placid places for the mind and the body, where you can enjoy a glass of Prosecco Asolo DOCG and a simple and genuine cuisine, according to the seasons and products that you can't find anywhere else. Ancient traditions and local excellence. Some examples? White corn and Morlacco cheese; Bastardo cheese and Biso (pea) of Borso del Grappa; the dwarf beans of Levada and Monfumo apples; Maser cherries and honey of the Grappa area. Everything here is full of charm, history and culture. 'The city of a hundred horizons', as named by the poet Giosué Carducci.

Municipality of Asolo
Province of Treviso
Veneto Region

Population: 9.068 (6.184 in the village)
Altitude center: 190 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città del vino
Città slow
Strada del Vino del Montello e Colli Asolani

Municipality of Asolo
Piazza Gabriele d'Annunzio 1 - Asolo (TV)
Tel. +39 0423 5245

IAT Asolo
Piazza Garibaldi 73 - Asolo (TV) 
Tel. +39 0423 529046

Pro Loco Asolo
Piazza Gabriele D'Annunzio 3 - Asolo (TV)
Tel. +39 0423 55045

Big day in Asolo for Wyatt Rockefeller e Julie Fabrizio

Wyatt Rockefeller, descendant of the american bankers family and Julie Fabrizio, Italian origin, have chosen Asolo, Italy, to celebrate their wedding

Next or present Events

  • San Prosdocimo
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-11-07 2019-11-07 Europe/Rome San Prosdocimo Asolo

Past Events

  • "Nastro Rosa" campaign 2017

    Non-competitive gear for the prevention of breast cancer reserved for all women

  • Presentation: Drawing course and watercolor

    * Free Evening presentation * of the course of drawing and watercolor with Maestro Felice Feltracco.

  • Antonella Mason at the Palazzo della Ragione in Asolo
    From 07-10-2017
    To 22-10-2017
    Antonella Mason at the  Palazzo della Ragione in Asolo

    In the NobileHall of the Palazzo della Ragione in Asolo, on Sunday 8th October 2017, at 17.00, the exhibition VERTICALLY: THIRD DIMENSION, with eleven works by Antonella Mason, mostly large, was presented by the curator Elsa Dezuanni, an art historian. The artist, born in Mogliano Veneto, has completed studies at Queens College in New York, where he has been active since 2000 and has been conducting a survey of the reciprocal influences between art and neuroscience with the neuroscientist James Stellar for over a decade.

  • "The heart does not forget"

    The heart does not forget born from the writings of Marisa Basso that of her own experience as a daughter of a mother suffering from Alzheimer's disease wanted to give a written testimony to ensure that her experience could help to understand and love who is Been struck by this serious illness. The result is to transmit a beautiful love story between two people, mother and daughter.
    Free entrance.

  • Christmas markets
    From 26-11-2017
    To 08-12-2017
    Street markets

    Sunday 26 November and Friday 08 December the historic center of Asolo will host the traditional exhibition-Market of gift items, Christmas decorations and typical products of the territory.
    from 8.30 to 19.00, the square will become a suggestive place to meet hobbyists and artisans to find the most original gifts or the most special decorations to make your Christmas special and take home with you some of the magic of Asolo.
    The markets are curated by the Pro Loco of Asolo:

  • 7th Carnival in Casella
    7th Carnival in Casella

    Parade of wagons and masked groups with final awards.

  • International Orchid Market Show
    From 10-02-2018
    To 11-02-2018

    Free entrance

  • From 29-03-2018
    To 19-04-2018

  • The Honey flower-show market
    Street markets

    Back to the annual market show that colors the square of Asolo of the scents and shades of spring.

  • Fabrizio Bosso & Julian Oliver Mazzariello “Tandem”

  • Freya Stark

    Inaugurazione stanza Freya Stark

  • Santa Rita
    From 19-05-2018
    To 20-05-2018

    Spectacle inspired by the history of the Holy "of the Impossible", proposed by the company "the Magnificat" to the Teatro dei redecorated (Parish hall at the Church of Asolo). Curated by Roberta Grando and Jean Louvet.
    Ticket office at the entrance to the theatre from one hour before the show – €10.00

  • 36 ° Festival Art Film Asolo
    From 06-06-2018
    To 10-06-2018

    Return to the oldest film festival about art in the world with many novelties!

  • HIFI Music Festival 2018
    From 14-06-2018
    To 17-06-2018

  • Palio of Asolo and the 100 horizons
    From 22-06-2018
    To 24-06-2018
    Historical reenactments

    Inevitable appointment for the hamlets of Asolo and the municipalities of the beautiful horizons of the medieval village. The tow of a chariot along the old Foresto to win one of the most compelling challenges among the young people of Pedomontana Treviso.

  • Chalices of Stars-Asolo 2018

    Experience the magic atmosphere of the old Town on the night of San Lorenzo, tasting the Asolo Prosecco DOCG and other excellent wines of the territory, combined with tastings of dishes and local restaurants Dell'asolano.

  • Antique Market in Asolo
    Street markets

    The traditional date with the antiques market, returns every second Sunday of the month (except July and August).

Other Events

  • Weekly Market: every saturday, in Via Garibaldi.

  • Asolo Antique Market: back every second sunday of the month (excluding July and August).