Bassano del Grappa - holidays for gourmets

Bassano del Grappa reminds a bit of Venice, even if there is no sea anywhere close. The medieval city is crossed by the Brenta River. The houses lieing directly on the banc, the ancient paths, grades and bridges show the importance of Bassano del Grappa as a trading town in former centuries.

Bassano del Grappa is a city with a long history. It was founded in 2nd century AD. In the 13th century the famous the timber bridge "Ponte degli Alpini" was built. Still today it's the city's most important emblem. In the 1st World War the city and the close Mt. Grappa were hard-fought. By the way, it's the Mt. Grappa that gave Bassano del Grappa its name.

Today the Mt. Monte Grappa is one of the most popular areas for hang gliders and paragliders. They come from all over the world to conquer the heavens over Bassano del Grappa.

If you are associating Bassano del Grappa to the famous clear Italian "Schnapps" you are being on the right track. In the city and its surroundings there are a lot of grappa distilleries. It's an absolute must-visit during your stay at Bassano!

By the way, the region of Veneto is known for its first class wines. So wine tastings and gourmet dinners are an important part of a perfect holiday here in Bassano!

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