Situated in the northeast region of the country, Bassano del Grappa, Veneto, Italy, is a medium-sized town with a population of around forty-three thousand. The region is full of historical towns such as Vicenza, Padova, and -- last but not least -- the world-famous Venezia. It takes roughly one hour from Treviso and one hour and fifteen minutes from Venice to get to Bassano del Grapa. Alternatively, there are regular train connections from any bigger town in the region of Veneto.
The history of Bassano del Grapa dates back to the second century BC, when it was founded by the Romans. The architecture reflects the classic Veneto-style, arcaded streets. The squares are interspersed with alpine wooden balconies and some of the local restaurants and dishes even seem to be a bit influenced by their Austrian neighbour. One of the most iconic landmarks is Ponte Vecchio (in English, "old bridge"), also known as Ponte degli Alpini. This covered wooden bridge was designed by Andrea Palladio in the sixteenth century.
The summers in the region of Veneto are characterized by the Mediterranean climate. Tourists can expect average maximum temperatures between twenty-six to twenty-nine degrees Celsius. In winter, the mean maximum temperatures can drop to six degrees Celsius.
If you plan to stay in Bassano del Grapa, there are several smaller hotels and holiday apartments; your options for a Bassano del Grappa, Veneto, Italy hostel exist but are limited. For the size of the town, the supply of accommodations is quite good. Parking spaces are available at your hostel in Bassano del Grappa, Veneto, Italy. Your Bassano del Grappa, Veneto, Italy hostel will be located in the relatively close to the train station, but not in the historic centre of the town. It takes roughly ten minutes to walk to the centre with the main sights.
The centre of the town is very compact. You can get around easily and the scenic two squares, Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza della Libertà, are the hub of the town, with lots of shopping facilities and restaurants around. If you like to see some culture and art, the town museum Museo Civico is your choice. The place contains one of the best collections in the Veneto region. The spacious art gallery houses many works by the da Ponte and Tiepolo families. The Duomo is another highlight of the town. In the building, you can find interesting works by renowned painters such as Leandro dal Ponte, also known as Leandro Bassano.
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