Asiago in the summer
One of the best known mountain areas in Italy and the favorite mountain resort of the Venetians, the Asiago Plateau rises at an altitude of 1001 meters on the border with the Trentino Alto Adige.
The wide spaces, green meadows and a gently shaped territory make Asiago an ideal destination for those looking for a healthy and uncontaminated environment where they can relax and have fun.
The tourist vocation of Asiago has meant that over the years a diversified tourist offer has developed, from sport to well-being. Thanks to the numerous sports facilities you can practice many sports such as golf, mountain biking, tennis, archery,Climbing sporty and modern Downhill which finds space in the bike park of the Le Melette ski center.
Asiago offers hikers many possibilities with dirt roads, trails and paths that allow you to discover unspoiled places immersed in the woods of the plateau or reach panoramic points where you can admire the panorama that overlooks the Trentino Alps and the Venetian plain.
There are also numerous hiking trails of war where with the help of indications and illustrations you can retrace the scenarios of the First World War to the discovery of trenches and outposts also narrated in the book "A year on the plateau" by Emilio Lussu.
Asiago = History. From the Bavarians who reclaimed the territory to the Cimbri, and then the First World War which upset the life and face of the plateau after the hard battle between Austria and Italy.
Now Asiago shines with a new light, the woods have come back to life and the whole town has been rebuilt, even better than before, but the signs of the war are still there and if you walk through the pastures you can still see the marks left. from the bombs.
Asiago was the stage of the Great Italian War, a cannon shot fired on 24 May 1915 from Forte Verena at an altitude of 2015 meters began Italy's entry into the war against Austria-Hungary. Now the fort sleeps peacefully but is no longer accessible due to damage suffered during the war. In the village, however, there is the museum of the Great War which preserves all the testimonies and war objects of the past. A destination that together with the Military Shrine of Asiago forms the school tour that every year attracts hundreds of schoolchildren to the didactic discovery of the First World War.
Among the other destinations of historical and cultural interest we find the Cimbri Museum which preserves documents and objects of common use of the Cimbrian population, the Fossil Museum, the Naturalistic Museum and the astrophysical observatory of the University of Padua, which is located in the Cima Ekar, where researchers organize nightly guided tours to discover the sky, an ideal place for those who love the sky and the stars.
Mario Rigoni Stern, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, lived in Asiago, famous all over the world for his book "The sergeant on the snow". In the plateau we find woods and meadows, the animals narrated in his books such as "the grouse forest" or in "men, woods and bees", here we rediscover the wild nature and the animals that have now disappeared in many mountain locations following the settlement of man described with simple but strong words in Rigoni's texts.
The plateau of the 7 municipalities is also the land of flavors. Here, better than any other place, you can taste the ancient flavors of the past, typical products that have remained unchanged over time both in the processing method and in the raw materials.
On these lush green expanses one of the most famous cheeses in Italy is born, the Asiago cheese.
A soft cheese with a delicate flavor that contains all the goodness of fresh mountain milk produced directly in the numerous mountain huts and pastures spread throughout the territory. In addition to the delicious cheese we also find the "Speck di Asiago" and the honey that comes from the hives that still today many Asian families keep in business.
In addition to the typical specialties we can also find the products of Rigoni di Asiago, a historic company that produces jams and the hazelnut product that in recent years has conquered all of Italy and beyond.
Throughout the territory there are numerous restaurants offering typical menus with dishes prepared by talented chefs who know how to reproduce the flavors of the past, but for those who want something different then just choose your favorite refuge and after a nice hike on foot or in mountain bike you can enjoy a lunch overlooking the magnificent Alpine panorama.
Asiago summer holidays
If you are considering a summer holiday in Asiago, below you can find useful links to find hotels and holiday apartments.
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The best offers in the mountains in summer, in hotels, bed and breakfasts or holiday apartments