Castello di Asolo
Castello di Asolo
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The castle, together with the fortress one of the symbols of the Asolan countryside, seems to date back to the 10th century although there is no definite information indicating the origins of the complex In 1242 it was home to Ezzelino da Romano and, from 1339, it became the seat of the podestà of Venice. At the end of the fourteenth century it became one with the city walls, construction that begun during the brief dominion of the Carraresi. Three of the four towers once characterising it still remain: the Civic or Bell tower, the Reata tower acting as a gaol and the Carro tower, nowadays part of the adjacent residence called La Torricella.In 1489 it became the residence of Caterina Cornaro, and Pietro Bembo set his “Gli Asolani” dialogues in this palace and its gardens. After Caterina’s death it was readapted to administrative functions and extensively restored.The French were stationed here in 1797 and, the next year, the great "Pretoria Hall", where Venetian podestà once administe
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Guide103772
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Lovely location to stop and have a drink after a days walking, nice wine but when we went to pay barman refused to split bill between 2 cards. Said one card or cash, he would not do 2 transactions. Very rude and aggressive. Nice way to present the town/region!
Written April 26, 2022
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy7,486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The castle is partially intact and can be seen from both outside and inside (for free). There is even a bar inside and a small children's playground. Great views of the surrounding countryside. Like most attractions in Asolo, right in the centre of town.
Written January 2, 2022
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Brooklyn478
Brooklyn, NY831 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Loved this beautiful hill town! We only stopped briefly but would love to go back to eat in one of the restaurants. Nice for walking along the cobblestone streets and to the twin square. Just lovely.
Written December 30, 2021
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Maserati1202
Monfumo, Italy47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Castello di Asolowith great view over Asolo. Beuatiful castle with cafe / restaurant. In the center of Asolo.not far from the old square. Nice view over the old city Asolo.
Written November 6, 2019
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garyemiller1
Laguna Niguel, CA16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
My wife and I spent three days in Asolo, acclimating from our flight from L.A. and preparing for a cruise from Venice. We toured this place in about a half hour. There is not much in the way of written information or tours. The views are great. Caution:
there is a platform that calls one to climb up for a view through narrow windows. Unnoticed by me was a yellow sign warning about electrocution!!! It is not easily noticed and if you lean on the deep window sill to take a photo, your elbows rest on the sill, which is laced with metal that will give you a nasty shock! The objective, I gather is to keep birds from nesting there, but someone with a heart condition could "Peace Out" on this experience. Pretty dumb was to get rid of birds IMO!
Written June 23, 2019
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Michael M
Edgewater, FL44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We took a day trip to Treviso ad Asolo. Both were great cities but Asolo was super quaint and fun. Fun day for the both of us!
Written May 22, 2019
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Helen O
Newcastle, Australia929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
The Castello dates back to the middle ages. The Castle sitting high on the hill was connected with the city wall to the fortress where many battles took place. It was the home of the Emperor Otto 1 in the 900's and later in the 1400's was entrusted to the Caterina, Queen of Cyprus. It now houses the Elenora Duse Theatre and Restaurant Bar.
Written January 7, 2019
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stylishdigs
Hamilton, Canada48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is a historic site in Asolo. Worth the visit as the views from the upper wall are incredible. You can stop and have a drink and enjoy the atmosphere. Located right in the centre of Asolo. Worth the visit.
Written September 22, 2018
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Žiga N
Ljubljana, Slovenia67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
From the tower there is a great view of the hill village and all around. Worth a visit. The small town is very charming.
Written July 5, 2018
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unclelouie
New Ulm, MN1,325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Asolo is a beautiful hill town north of Verona and Vicenza. It was rather quiet when we were there one afternoon. We paid to park and walked around the old town but not up to the castle on the very top of the hill. In the center of town there is another castle that has no charge and you can walk through. It was OK but walking through the town itself was a bigger treat. This is the kind of town that attracts people to get away from the large cities that are full of tourists. Old architecture, nice shops, places to eat and get a drink, and spots that give you nice views of the surrounding countryside as well as more looks at the town itself. Poet Robert Browning lived here and I cannot say I blame him. Too bad he left Asolo for Venice where he soon passed away.
Written July 1, 2018
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