Bassano del Grappa – Marostica – Castelfranco Veneto
In the center of the Veneto region are the charming towns of Bassano del Grappa, Marostica and Castelfranco Veneto. The well-preserved massive city walls are characteristic for these towns.
Bassano del Grappa is located on the banks of the Brenta River and is famous for the distillation of the world-famous Grappa. Like the entire region, you will find the architecture of Andrea Palladio in the historic center.
Marostica is located on the slopes of the Asiago plateau. The central square in the center, Piazza degli Scacchi, is decorated with chess fields. Every two years, the live chess game with actors in medieval costumes takes place here in the open air. The city wall with the battlements surrounds the city with the lower Castel and extends through the landscape to the upper Castel.
The fertile area around Marostica is known for the cultivation of cherries (Ciliegia di Marostica)
The historic center of Castelfranco Veneto is also enclosed by thick walls. The famous painter Giorgione was born here, whose paintings can be admired in the cathedral. In the Casa Giorgione Museum in Casa Marta-Pellizzari there is a mysterious wall frieze.