Bassano del Grappa is an interesting Veneto town associated with Grappa, ceramics, and a covered wooden bridge, the Ponte degli Alpini.
There are Roman roots here; in the 2nd century BC a man called Bassianus built an agricultural estate here.
And Bassano del Grappa has a romantic side. Sit at a bar over the Palladian covered bridge over the serene Brenta river and you can't help feeling all is well with the world.
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Hotel Belvedere - Great location near the center of Bassano del Grappa with a very good restaurant next door.
Best Western Hotel Palladio - large rooms in quiet area.
Hotel Al Castello - The only hotel in the historic center of Bassano del Grappa, at the entrance to the castle and Piazza Duomo. 11 rooms.
Top Bassano del Grappa Sights
Alpini Bridge (Ponte degli Alpini) - Bassano del Grappa's famous covered wooden bridge, designed by the architect Andrea Palladio in 1569 and rebuilt many times later. Have a drink at the Nardini tavern on the eastern side of the bridge, or visit the tavern at the Museo on the other side. The Poli Grappa Museum is near the eastern entrance to the bridge on Via Gamba.
Piazzas Libertà and Garibaldi - Lively places to have a drink after dinner, listen to some impromptu music or just watch the throngs of people who come out to enjoy a summer's eve.
Palazzo Sturm Ceramics Museum - Ceramics are the other famous contribution to family life in Bassano del Grappa. Visit the museum and shops along Via Ferracina if you're interested.
Bassano del Grappa is served by rail services. To find tickets and information, see Italy by Train.