Asolo, landscape of artists

A landscape of extraordinary beauty has welcomed and inspired artists and writers over the centuries, between Asolo and the Monte Grappa. Among gentle hills and solemn mountains, ancient traces of art and history intertwine with the contemporary cultural vitality and creativity of many craftsmen.

An amazing view over the territory can be enjoyed from the city of a hundred horizons, Asolo, a retreat of many famous people including the Queen Cornaro and Pietro Bembo, Francesco Malipiero and the 19th century "divine" actress Eleonora Duse. At the foot of the hill, Villa di Maser was conceived and, unique among the villas of Andrea Palladio, still is today the organizational hub of a generous countryside. Here excellent local products such as olive oil, honey, and the DOC wines Montello and Asolo Hills are grown.

In the nearby Possagno the works of Antonio Canova still characterize the artist's birthplace: the magnificent neoclassical temple designed by himself dominates the countryside, while the original plaster casts of his sculptures (present in museums worldwide) are preserved in the Canova Museum.

Such a landscape of artists still today influences a rich artisan production, from wine and food to fashion, ceramics and design.


The morning is dedicated to visiting the city of Possagno, Canova's Temple and the plaster casts gallery (Gipsoteca), and to meeting some contemporary productions directly in the company showrooms.


For lunch you can choose from the many typical restaurants and cafes in Asolo, as well as in the surrounding area.


In the early afternoon you can visit the city of a hundred horizons, Asolo, the Palladian Villa in Maser and end the day with a drink in a wine cellar.

Points of interest

Antonio Canova was born in Possagno in 1757. His grandfather, aware of his incredible vocation, introduced him to art and s...

In 1976 Italo Bosa started his own ceramic production according to traditional working techniques for objects made entirely...

Villa of Maser is the sole among the villas of Andrea Palladio that has been maintained the function of organizational hub ...

5inque is a winery founded by 5 friends, united by their passion for their vines and the production of wine, as well as by ...