Villa Scalabrini is located in Crespano del Grappa, a town placed just under the slopes of Monte Grappa, 300 m above mean sea level (AMSL). Crespano was first recorded in the 11th century, in the days of the Ezzelinis, and it was well-known for wool production, which had permitted a strong economic growth for the city itself; afterward it became noted as holiday destination for its panoramic exposure and wholesome atmosphere conditions.

Not to be missed:

  • S. Marco Cathedral, built by Giorgio Massari (1687-1766), with frescos by Giovanni De Min and Jacopo Guarana;
  • Sanctuary Madonna del Covolo, a reminiscent of the Pantheon and designed by Antonio Canova in 1814;

And two of the most renowned works by Andrea Palladio:

  • Villa Barbaro, Maser (TV);
  • Villa Emo, Fanzolo di Vedelago (TV);

Furthermore, at only 5 km from Crespano del Grappa there is Possagno, Antonio Canova’s home town, where is possible to visit the Museum and Gipsoteca, which preserves some of the sculptor’s famous works, and the Tempio Canoviano where his remains lies.

Our country is a witness of the First World War:

  • On Mount Grappa, there is a Military Memorial Monument where there are the remains of 22.950 Italian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers;
  • Nervesa della Battaglia, Ossario del Montello (Memorial Monument);
  • Pederobba, there is a French Memorial Monument, where there are the remains of 1.000 french soldiers;

Surrounding area offers other magnificent and interesting cities to visit, such as:

  • Asolo, defined as “The City of a Hundred Horizons” by Giosuè Carducci, with Queen Cornaro’s Castle and the suggestive fortress called “La Rocca”;
  • Bassano del Grappa and its noted wooden bridge, “Ponte Vecchio” (Old Bridge);
  • Marostica, and its Upper Castle and Lower Castel, beautified by its Chess’ Square (Piazza degli Scacchi);
  • Cittadella, famous for its surrounding city walls;
  • Treviso, defined as a “Little Venice”, thanks to its water paths;

The world is a book and who does not travel and reads only one page [Sant’Agostino]

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Crespano del Grappa

In these beautiful lands is placed Crespano of Grappa, a place rich of nature, culture and sport for your free time.
First it was famous in the ‘700s as centre for the wool art, then as place for holidays, thanks to its beautiful panoramic exposure and the climatic salubriousness.

You cannot loose:

  • The S. Marco Cathedral

built by Giorgio Massari (1735-66), with frescos of Giovanni De Min and Jacopo Guarana

  • The walk which leads to the Madonna of Covolo Sanctuary (m. 600 above the sea level)

built on a project of Canova

Bassano del Grappa

At the base of Grappa Mount and the tableland of Asiago, there is Bassano: the place owes all its charm to the harmony between past and present, through the attention to its own culture (civic collections of the ‘800s, the pictorial production of the Da Pontes and the typographic of the Remondinis, the architecture of the manufactured articles) and art.

Bassano of Grappa is a city which could wisely join the culture and tradition respect with modern entrepreneurship.

The symbol of Bassano excellence is the Alpines’ Bridge; Bassano joins the Venetian architecture with rich medieval testimonies, surrounded by imposing city walls, which reminds of the roman urban development of the city. Also the tradition of the selected local D.O.C. products and the appreciate ceramics, made of Bassano one of the vertexes of international interest.

At Bassano the cultural life is full of events and shows in every period of the year; here below the list of some of the most important events of the city:

  • Jobs in the square

market show (September)

  • Goat and cabbages

exhibition of biologic and natural products (September)

  • Autumn Fair

with booths of the partner cities (October)

  • DolceVi

meeting with the best sweet Italian wines (November)

  • Christmas market

about 25 booths of Christmas and handmade articles (November and December)


Asolo is a nice medieval city, still preserved in the years.
Protected on the hills, it has a Mediterranean microclimate which, together with the romantic landscape, has always attracted lots of important and famous artists, noble and intellectuals.

Works of big historic, artistic and cultural value are the palaces, porticos and alleys.
Dominated by the massive shape of the stronghold, Asolo preserves antique churches and rich palaces, among narrow streets and latches, sweet slopes with antique abodes in the green of olive trees and cypresses.
In the middle of the town there is Garibaldi Square, with the ‘500 fountain overhung by the winged lion of S. Marco.

From here you can easily reach the most beautiful monuments of Asolo:

  • The Castle

medieval fortification

  • The theatre

dedicated to Eleonora Duse

  • Palazzo della Regione

built in the ‘400s with the main facade with frescos by Contarini (presently it is the Civic Museum Centre)

  • The Medieval Cathedral

historical Episcopalian Centre, revised in the ‘700s with a project by Giorgio Massari

  • Piazza Brugnoli

where anciently the Roman thermal baths were placed

  • Villa Scotti – Pasini of the ‘700s


Welcome at Maser, typical and pleasant town of the Area around Treviso, rich of nature, churches and ville patrizie.

Having a walk among the hills, you can easily find them in the green and flowered landscapes: first among all Villa Barbaro and its little “temple”, masterpiece by Andrea Palladio for Daniele Barbaro, Patriarch of Aquileia. Placed on the top of the hill, the villa has a wide garden which widen the breath and melt it with the nature, which stopped in the time like an immortal poem.


Very active with the production of tiles, Possagno is a really famous town, also thanks to the memory of Antionio Canova. In Possagno in fact there is his native house, preserved unchanged like it was in the last years of his life, with the paintings, incisions, tempers and the documents: an inestimable museum ( In front of his house, at the end of a slope, there is the imposing Canovian Temple (1819-1830), by himself planned and financed.

From the house of Canova, you can access to the Gipsotec, which preserves the sketches and casts left by the artist in his study room.
It was widened in 1992, with a new part projected by Carlo Scarpa, it has now three floors. From there you can enter a wide park with long path which lead into a luxuriant vegetation.

Besides Crespano del Grappa you can also find a lot of more little/big pearls, such as:

TREVISO  at 30 km

VICENZA  at 47 km

VENEZIA  at 55 km

VERONA  at 105 km


CITTADELLA  at 27 km

MAROSTICA  at 18 km


CONEGLIANO  at 38 km

STRA  at 55 km

ESTE  at 90 km

MONTAGNANA  at 95 km

And then…

  • Opitergium Motta about 70 km
  • Vittorio Veneto and Cansiglio about 50 Km
  • Belluno and Feltre about 40 km

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