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Comune di Asiago

Located at an elevation of 1001 m above sea level, Asiago is undoubtedly the most famous among the towns ofthe seven Municipalities Plateau (now 8 from 1796), known also as "the Asiago plateau". The tourist attractions, points of interest, the historical and natural scenic beauty, the events, the slopes, the trails, etc. are distributed throughout the territory ofthe plateau between her laughing really place to be discovered.

Asiago is arguably the most vibrant city ofseven Municipalities Plateau. Its two main squares and Corso IV Novembre are the beating heart of the country, with many shops, hotels, pizzerias and restaurants, bars and pastry shops, delis and other activities of interest.

Asiago, razed to the ground during the first world war, it was rebuilt with the original layout and was honored, despite its small size, the title of "City" to the merits of the war.

 piazza asiago con targa foto epoca Theelegant city centre is surrounded by meadows and pristine forests and features contrade.

Asiago in the summer offers you the possibility to make excursions on foot or by mountain-bike, to practicehorse riding, the tennis courts, the golf, the ice skating and roller-skating.

In the winter season in Asiago you can practice a variety of sports, including cross-country and downhill, the snowboard, the telemark, the tobogganing, snowshoeing and ice skating.

THINGS TO SEE

Military shrine of Asiago

Between 1932 and 1936 he built on the Hill of Leiten the Military Shrine of Asiago, which houses the remains of over 55,000 soldiers in Italy and Austro-Hungarians died in the fighting took place on the plateau during the war of 15-18. Inside the Ossuary is an interesting Museum open to the public where are exposed, explosive remnants of war memorabilia and photographic documents of the era.

The Town Hall

Between Piazza Carli and Piazza Risorgimento II is the City Hall of the city built in red and white marble of Asiago. The municipal Palace, rebuilt after the first world war, has a bell tower with the lion of San Marco carved on white marble.

Via Carli, the Fontana del Fauno, the Cathedral of St. Matthew

In Piazza Carli, completely refurbished in 2011, you can admire the Fontana del Fauno in Asiago red marble, single element of the square remained unchanged and only subject to restoration. Here is also the St. Matthew's Cathedral, the city's patron saint. Inside the Church of San Matteo, which was also destroyed during the great war and then rebuilt, there are two blades a by Francesco da Ponte the younger and the other by Francesco da Ponte the elder. Outside, on the South side of the Cathedral, in 2003 was moved to theancient Sundial shaped like triptych with St. Matthew painting at the Centre.

Other points of interest in town

In the City Center still worth mentioning are the statue of the blessed Giovanna Maria Bonomo in mid Course IV Novembre, in front of his birthplace, and the Church of San Rocco always along the main course of Asiago.

Parks and trails close to the Centre of Asiago

The Parco della Rimembranza, which constitutes the sacred area in honor of the fallen and missing in Russia, is a green area close to the Centre a few metres from the Cathedral of St. Matthew. Here stands the Church of Santa Maria Liberatrice. Much larger is the Queen Brigade Park, also known as Park Millepini, inside of which there are a playground, walking paths along which you can walk and where you can also enjoy cross-country skiing, an Adventure Park, three tennis courts and a roller-skating field, the Palazzo del Turismo Millepini with its recently renovated theater .

Adjacent to the Park is the Queen Brigade ice or Blade Palace Hodegart, the covered ice rink where the Hockey team in serie A di Asiago (Asiago Hockey Club) plays Hockey Championship games and where you can go ice-skating in all periods of the year. Within easy walking distance from the Centre of Asiago is Lumenera Pond, a small reservoir, where you can also practice sports fishing. Here you come along a picturesque dirt road shaded by a row of poplars.

Prison Museum

This impressive Museum, unique in its kind, is located in the building which, until the end of the years ' 60, hosted the prisons of the plateau of the seven municipalities. Abandoned for decades, was completely renovated respecting the original structure and used as a Museum, where they are organized major exhibitions of the Asiago plateau.

Didactic naturalistic Museum "Patrizio Rigoni"

The Museum is located in primary schools "Monte Ortigara" of Asiago, Viale della Vittoria (the Avenue leading to the War Memorial). This museum contains dioramas, i.e. pre-alpine environments, reconstructions and collections of avifauna (birds of the place) and other animals.

Water Museum

The brainchild of Gruppo Speleologico seven municipalities, the water Museum, located in the locality of Kaberlaba, acts as an objective to study and treat the Karst phenomenon which characterizes the Asiago plateau and the consequent lack of surface water. The Museum, even through a specific educational path, addresses the issue of water in order to make visitors understand the importance of this invaluable asset.

War cemeteries

A visit worth the war cemeteries containing the remains of soldiers who died during the first world war, in bitter fighting took place on the Asiago plateau, namely: the British military cemetery Boscon, the British Cemetery of Granezza, the British Barenthal Cemetery, the British Cemetery of the stand and the Austro-Hungarian military Cemetery on Mt. Mosciagh.

Golf course

In a 5 km Meltar from the city centre, you will find the Golf Club Asiago, whose playing field, with 18 holes, is considered one of the best in Europe.

Ski slopes

The Asiago ski area offers the possibility to practice both cross-country and downhill. Below is a list of the tracks in the town of Asiago with essential info:

• Centro Fondo Asiago Golf Arena – ski area for Nordic skiing with 4 different tracks (Golf, Prunno, Fratta and Barenthal) for a total of 42.5 Km
Kaberlaba – ski area for Alpine skiing slopes of low and medium difficulty
Linta School Field – downhill ski slope for children and beginners, located just outside the Centre of Asiago towards Bassano
• Ski Area Val Formica Top Larch – downhill slope of difficulty easy. From February 2, 2014 joined the new four-person chairlift Asiago 2000, able to carry up to 1200 people per hour.