"A Hidden Jewel Near Venice" Top 5 Page for this destination Asolo by deecat
Asolo Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 64 photos
Asolo is located in the foothills of the Dolomites northwest of Venice.
On the hillside above the town, the occo (fortress) dominates. This is a tiny, walled town with quaint streets which are lined with elegant shops; there are abundant gardens, castle ruins, an ancient cathedral, old workshops, numerous antique markets (antique dealers come to Asolo the second weekend of every month except July and August), the old "Tessoria Asolan" where precious silk fabrics are produced with ancient looms, a famous old embroidery school, and Fontana Maggiore (Grand Fountain).
Famous people have been drawn to Asolo because of its climate, location, and beauty. Robert Browning, the poet, is perhaps the most famous person who built a house and lived here. He also wrote the famed "Asolando" book of poems.
This is a serene place where the architecture of porticos, Gothic arcades, mullioned and trefoiled windows, lovely balconies, and old buildings and houses with facades decorated with frescos all add to its magic.
- Pros:Small, beautiful, appears "untouched", historical, elegant
- Cons:Only one: Fortress only open on weekends and holidays
- In a nutshell:A small, medieval town of "untouched" beauty!
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