Asolo Things to do - Asolo getting there - Asolo what to see - Asolo excursions – Asolo strolls

Author: Patrick Denker








Asolo, Italy

"The pearl of Treviso" is a town dating back to pre-Roman times, located in a magnificent spot above a hill overlooking the plain. Asolo has a charm that few other towns possess, starting with its glorious and unusual history.

Famous figures such as the English poet Robert Browning, the actress Eleonora Duse and the explorer Freya Stark all lived here. At the end of the 1400's it was also home and prison to the Queen of Cyprus, Caterina Cornaro, to whom Venice offered the symbolic dominion of the town in exchange for rule over the Cypriot kingdom.

Asolo offers a vast artistic heritage. The centrally located Piazza Garibaldi offers a unique scenario: at the centre is a fountain powered by an antique Roman aqueduct, while all around, it is crowned by elegant buildings with the Queen Cornaro's castle (open to the public) dominating the scene from above.

The Cathedral is worth a visit. Built in 1747, it houses a masterpiece by Lorenzo Lotto (1506). Next to the cathedral you will find the "Loggia della Ragione" once the centre of the city's political life, nowadays home to an interesting City Museum. If you walk along the colonnade of via Browning you come to Villa Freya, home to the Stark family.

Author:Nozio



Add to your or







 

Search hotels in

When? (optional)
 
 

 
 




Nozio's latest member hotels. Become an affiliate


3 stars hotels
www.camarinella.com
Castello 6105 30122

Nozio has <strong>selected this hotel</strong> because it offers you:<br /><br />- <strong>a high-quality Official Website</strong> where you can book at good rates due to no extra middleman costs;<br /><br />- <strong>great value for money</strong> confirmed by the real opinions of guests registered to the Nozio Community. Facility with official website. Facility with online booking capability


4 stars hotels
www.palazzettomadonna.com
San Polo 2902 30125

Nozio has <strong>selected this hotel</strong> because it offers you:<br /><br />- <strong>a high-quality Official Website</strong> where you can book at good rates due to no extra middleman costs;<br /><br />- <strong>great value for money</strong> confirmed by the real opinions of guests registered to the Nozio Community. Facility with official website.