“Sette Comuni”, or the seven communities, is located on the plateau of the Vicenza province, Veneto, between the cities of Vicenza and Bassano de Grappa. Asiago with about 6,500 citizens is the largest town of the Sette Comuni. Being surrounded by picturesque up to 2,300 meters high peaks, Asiago is a popular high standard holiday destination. And it is especially appreciated by Italian tourists.
Asiago attracts tourists with its numerous shops and boutiques where you will find not only the local arts and crafts but beautiful and useful information gathered from all over the world. During a coffee break somewhere in the square or while having an evening drink at a cocktail bar, you will often meet celebrities spending their vacation here, too.
Asiago is also famous for its delicious cheese Asiago d’Allevo. It has traditionally been produced since the Middle Ages and it has a maturity time up to 2 years. You should rub it on pasta or soup or just enjoy it with a glass of Chardonnay. Polenta is another culinary delicacy of the region which is presented almost in every meal here.
The history of Asiago is also varied and interesting. During the World War I Asiago was almost completely destroyed because it was the arena of many battles that took place in the Dolomites. The World War II also left its trace on Asiago, too. An imposing war monument – the graves from the 30s and Fort Verle located nearby still remember of the past events. In the past Fort Verle belonged to the Austro-Italian border and was used as one of the Austrian fortifications. Luis Trenker, the writer and the actor, was in fort and described life there in a very convincing way. Of course, the fort has a false name “Rocca Alta” in the novel but is widely used as a very common tourist designation.