Bassano del Grappa is the home of my second family. It’s ancient, charming and not too big, but there are still a hundred places to get a Campari spritz.
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Recommendations from David
- Hotel Ca’ Sette – A bit outside the centre but elegant.
- B&B Hemingway – Way outside the centre, but along the river, quiet and historic.
- Caffe Garibaldi for the porcini mushroom tagliatelle.
- Bella Capri for the Napoletano pizza.
- Tramezzini everywhere! Or just drop in and browse at El Bocon del Prete in via Gamba and take in the aromas of cheese and cold cuts.
- Prosecco! Campari spritz (or Aperol spritz if you’re feeling fragile).
- Bar Breda in vicolo Jacopo da Ponte is an excellent enoteca.
- The mezzo-e-mezzo at Nardini at the north end of the Ponte Vecchio is legendary.
- Mariga Enoteca is tucked away under the south end of the Ponte Vecchio and serves prosecco and carefully curated wines that you can buy and take home.
- Cycling up in the mountains. Tonnes of hiking trails. Walks along the Brenta River.
- Prosecco touring in Valdobbiadene (the home of prosecco) is about a 45-minute drive away.
- Palazzo Sturm hosts an excellent ceramics museum (the Bassano area is renowned for ceramics).
- The Civic Museum in Piazza Garibaldi (enter through an old church cloister) has great historical displays and local art.