One of the little gems in our surroundings is this old charming “paese” in the hills at the foot of the mountains. It’s called Asolo and well worth a visit. We went to see it on a sunny winter’s day, but I can imagine that it will blossom even more in spring.

From Cittadella it’s only a drive of little more than half an hour before you arrive at a parking place that keeps most of the cars out of the village centre. This relatively inexpensive parking place brings you fairly close to the heart of Asolo, but you’ll have to do the last bit by foot. This is no punishment at all, as a lane of cypresses accompanies you for a short uphill walk to where you need to go.

Asolo is small, but that doesn’t mean that you manage to run through it within 15 minutes. It has multiple things to offer. Besides beautiful churches, there is a castle nearby (unfortunately closed when we visited), an old tower that you can climb, which has amazing views (even if you’re afraid of heights it’s very feasible), a civic museum, an old Roman water way, cute local shops and terraces everywhere, where you can sit down to relax, enjoy the beautiful surroundings and order something to drink or to eat.

Being fairly unknown to most people this little place is not overcrowded by tourists, but hosts mainly locals or visitors from the region, and the occasional (actually not so occasional) cyclist. This means that you can actually enjoy your coffee, aperol spritz, wine or crodino (whatever you’re in the mood for) in peace.

Who knows? Maybe we’ll meet each other soon in this lovely place.

From Italy with love,

Merel