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Comune di Asiago

Located at an altitude of 1001 m above sea level, Asiago is undoubtedly the most famous of the resorts of thePlateau of the Seven Municipalities,also known as the"Asiago Plateau". The tourist offer, the historical and naturalistic points of interest, the scenic beauties, the events,the ski slopes,the trails,etc. are however distributed throughout the territory of thePlateau among its laughing resorts really all to discover.

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 the Military Shrine of Asiago was built on the Leiten Hill, which houses the remains of over 55,000 Italian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers who diedin the fighting held on the Plateau during the War of 15-18. Inside the Ossuary there is an interesting museum open to the public where memorabilia, remnants of war and photographic documents of the time are displayed.

City Hall

Between Piazza Carli and Piazza II Risorgimento stands the City Hall built of red and white asiago marble. The municipal palace, rebuilt after the First World War, is equipped with a bell tower with the Lion of St. Mark carved on white marble.

Piazza Carli, the Fontana del Fauno, the Cathedral of San Matteo

In Piazza Carli,completely renovated in 2011, you can admire the Fauno Fountain with a base in asiago red marble, the only element of the square that remained unchanged and subject only to restoration. Here there is also the Cathedral of San Matteo,patron saint of the city. Inside the church of San Matteo, also destroyed during the Great War and then rebuilt, there are preserved two shovels by Francesco da Ponte il Giovane and the other by Francesco da Ponte il Vecchio. Outside, on the south side of the Duomo, in 2003 the ancienttriptych-shaped sundial was relocated with a painting in the center of San Matteo.

Other points of interest in the city

In the city center still noteworthy are the statue of Blessed Giovanna Maria Bonomo located in the middle of Corso IV Novembre, in front of her birthplace, and the Church of San Rocco always along the main street of Asiago.

Parks and routes near the center of Asiago

The Parco della Rimembranza,which is a sacred area in honor of the fallen and missing in Russia, is a green area very close to the center a few meters from the Cathedral of San Matteo. Here stands the Little Church of Santa Maria Liberatrice. Much larger is the Parco Brigata Regina,also known as Parco Millepini,within which there are achildren's playground, paths along which you can walk easily and where you can also practice cross-country skiing, an adventure park,three tennis courts and a squeathing court, the Millepini Tourist Palace with its recently renovated theater.

Adjacent to the Regina Brigade Park is the Ice Palace or Pala Hodegart,the covered ice stadium where asiago's top-flight hockey team (Hockey Club Asiago) plays Hockey Championship games and where ice skating can be practiced at all times of the year.

Easily accessible on foot from the center of Asiago is the Lumera Pond,a small reservoir, where you can also practice sport fishing. Here you arrive along a picturesque dirt road shaded by a row of poplars.

Le Carceri Museum

This evocative museum, unique in its kind, is located in the building that, until the end of the 60s, housed the prisons of the Plateau of the Seven Municipalities. Abandoned for decades, it was completely renovated respecting its original structure and used as a Museum, where the main exhibitions of the Asiago Plateau are organized.

Naturalistic Educational Museum "Patrizio Rigoni"

The Museum is located in the elementary schools "Monte Ortigara" of Asiago, in Viale della Vittoria (the avenue that leads to the Military Shrine). This museum houses dioramas, i.e. reconstructions of prealpine environments, and collections of birdlife (local birds) and other animals.

Water Museum

Born from an idea of the Seven Municipalities Speleological Group, the Water Museum, located in Kaberlaba,aims to study and treat the karst phenomenon that characterizes the Asiago Plateau and the consequent lack of water on the surface. The Museum, also through a special educational path, deals with the theme of water in order to make visitors understand the importance of this priceless asset.

War cemeteries

War cemeteries that house the remains of soldiers who died during World War I in the bitter fighting that took place on the Asiago Plateau are worth a visit, namely: the British Military Cemetery of Boscon, the British Cemetery of Granezza,the British Barenthal Cemetery,the British Cemetery of the Easel and the Austro-Hungarian Cemetery on Mount Mosciagh.

Golf course

Meltar, 5 km from the city centre, is the Asiago Golf Club, whose 18-hole playing field is considered one of the best in Europe.

Ski slopes

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

• Asiago Golf Arena Fund Center – Nordic ski area with 4 different slopes (Golf, Prunno, Fratta and Barenthal) for a total of 42.5 Km
Kaberlaba – ski area for alpine skiing with low and medium difficulty downhill slopes
• Campo Scuola Linta – downhill ski slope for children and beginners, located just outside the center of Asiago in the direction of Bassano
Ski Area Val Formica,CimaLarici – easy difficulty downhill track. Since February 2, 2014, the new asiago 2000 four-seaterchairlift has come into operation, capable of carrying up to 1200 people per hour.

Live Webcam

Thanks to Asiago.it's live webcams you can stay up to date on what happens in real time in various areas of thePlateau,in all seasons.
Watch live webcams to find out what's going on at the City of Asiago,to see what weather is doing right now, to check the snow situation or just to enjoy the beautiful views of the Alps.

Webcam Live Cathedral and Piazza Carli

Webcam Live Interrupted and Pond Lumera

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