English | 15 febbraio 2021

BASSANO DEL GRAPPA, THE GENIOUS OF PALLADIO AND THE MEMORIES OF HEMINGWAY

BASSANO DEL GRAPPA, THE GENIOUS OF PALLADIO AND THE MEMORIES OF HEMINGWAY

At the feet of Mount Grappa, the charming Bassano is crossed by the Brenta river, with the characteristic bridge “Ponte degli Alpini”, symbol of the city which, originally, was designed by the famous architect Andrea Palladio.

The heart of the city is around the bridge, with cobbled streets full of artisan workshops, where there is also the Grappa Museum. Bassano del Grappa is considered the capital of this distillate liquor and still preserves the most antique distillery of Italy, the Nardini company.

Not too far, in a building dating back to the 15th century, we find the Museum devoted to Hemingway and his experience in the American Red Cross during World War I. The palace, called Ca’ Erizzo, was the seat of the first section of ARC and Hemingway was a volounteer young driver, together with a group of american students called the Poets of Harvard.

The terrritory around Bassano is famous for the beautiful Venetian Villas build by Palladio for the noble families of the Serenissima Republic, a real treasure of the Veneto region, to visit and admire.