Recommended duration: 1 day
Percentage: about 80 km
Driving hours: 2.30 hours
The itinerary starts from Castelfranco with an indispensable stop in the historic center to visit the Cathedral that contains the precious Pala del Giorgione, it is a tempera painting on a 200×152 cm table by Giorgione, dated to around 1502.
Continuing in the direction of Asolo we arrive at Riese Pio X city that gave birth to Pope Pius X.
After a few kilometers you reach Asolo, an ancient village that still preserves a marked medieval imprint, a village gathered inside the walls and dominated by the Rocca, an imposing building placed in a coma at Monte Rocca, also famous for being the seat of Queen Cornaro’s court.
On the slopes of the hill is the village of Pagnano, famous for the Maglio, structure now restored and visited, continuing to penetrate the characteristic streets of the Pedemontana reaches Possagno, the birthplace of Antonio Canova and visit the Canoviano Temple from which dominates the verdant Val Cavasia. and the splendid Gipsoteca which contains some of its most important works
Departing from Possagno you cross Pederobba with the Monument to the fallen Italians of France, you reach Maser beautiful country on the slopes of the Pedemontana where is one of the most majestic and beautiful Venetian villas, Villa Barbaro Basadonna Manin Giacomelli Volpi, built by Andrea Palladio between 1554 and 1560 for Danilele Barbaro and his brother Marcantonio, ambassador of the Venice Republic, was decorated with a cycle of frescoes representing one of Paolo Veronese’s masterpieces.
The villa complex also includes the Museum of carriages and a Palladian temple included by UNESCO in 1966 on the list of world heritage sites.
Along the way we can recommend some typical trattorias of the area:
Trattoria Martignago “Da Ismene”
Via Cornuda 10 31010 Maser (TV)
Tel. & Fax 0423/923135
Trinca Giovanni Farmhouse
Via Caldaie 58 31054 Possagno (TV) 200 meters from the Temple
Birrosteria Da ICO ‘
Via Molinetto, 3031054 Possagno (TV)