Love stories, WWI and grappa tasting
The walled towns of Bassano and Marostica perfectly represent the peaceful and typical sceneries one can only find in Italy.
In Bassano one can taste the liquor grappa, stroll on the Palladian wooden bridge and also appreciate the sculptor Antonio Canova's works.
The city is also a remembrance landmark: during World War I Bassano was in the front area, where thousands of soldiers lost their lives. Ernest Hemingway spent many days in Bassano and eventually settled there the incipit of "A Farewell to Arms".
Then, the small medieval town of Marostica reminds us of a love story: in 1454, a noble knight won his wife's love thanks to his skill in a famous chess match that was played in the main square. Everything in town is related to this romantic story.
Pleasant city walk in Marostica and Bassano del Grappa, including the Chess Square, the castle and the Old Bridge.
Upon request: free grappa tasting (up to 10 people), fine art museum tour (Canova's works).
This tour can be combined with a tour in Asolo and the palladian villas near Treviso (tour #8256) for a full-day experience.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Available meeting points
1) Bassano, railway station (train from Venice)
4) Venice (an extra fee for private transportation might be added)
End location: End locations depend on the itinerary. These are three possible end locations.
1) Marostica, Chess Square
2) Bassano, railway station (train to Venice)
4) Venice (an extra fee for private transportation might be added upon request)
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Two hours. You will need a car or taxi to move from Bassano to Marostica.
You can reach Bassano and Marostica by car. There is also a good train transportation service from Venice.
I am not a driver but can provide a driver and a car upon request. The kind of vehicle depends on the number of people and on the distance.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4 € - (On demand) Fine art museum admission ticket (per person)
I am a qualified tourist guide and have access to any landmark in Vicenza, its territory and the Villas of the Veneto region.
Driving: if not specified, transport is available only on demand.
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We had a very enjoyable tour around Marostica and Bassano del Grappa with Francesca. She was full of knowledge and pointed out many interesting sites and items of history. We also had an unusual request to travel to an area of personal significance, and Francesca was able to arrange for a driver, who was excellent, to get us where we wanted to be, and combine this with the other tours later in the day. Many thanks for an unforgettable day.