With the Asolo and Possagno tour, you will be fascinated by the great works of art of Canova. You will visit the Museum of Canova and the great Canova Temple. Finally you will enjoy a walk in the beautiful and characteristic village of Asolo.
This tour between Asolo and Possagno is divided into two stages.
The visit of the historic center of Asolo will begin by crossing Porta Loreggia, part of the ancient fourteenth-century walls, past Villa Freya and Zen fountain with the head of the lion of San Marco. Along Via Browning, we will walk under the arcades stopping to admire the stores of typical products such as handmade pasta, cakes and wines, we will admire the back of the Cathedral and from Piazza Garibaldi, the heart of the city, we will descend the stairs to the entrance of the church.
From the churchyard we will enjoy a splendid view of Asolo’s hills and admire the panorama.
We will continue past the Loggia della Ragione and the Palazzo del Vescovado, which today houses the Civic Museum, and climb up to the Castello della Regina, which takes its name from Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus and Armenia.
From the towers of the Castle we will admire the splendid panorama of the territory. The fortress houses inside the theater dedicated to the famous actress Eleonora Duse, who found her inner peace here in Asolo after her unhappy and tormented love with D’Annunzio.
Leaving the castle behind us, we will walk along Via Canova, where we will find the ancient wood-burning oven that has been producing bread for 600 years, and further on, the prestigious Embroidery School. We will then return to the historic center and along Via Roma we will arrive at the ancient Roman aqueduct called La Bot: about 700 meters long it took thermal water from the source Tintina and brought it to the square where there was the spa building.
From there we will continue with a walk downhill towards Pagnano. Along the way we will meet Villa De Mattia with its beautiful Italian garden, we will admire in the distance Villa Contarini called degli Armeni with its vineyards and the Longobard House of the court architect Graziolo.
Step by step we will reach Maglio di Pagnano, dating back to the 15th century and today an important example of industrial archeology.
Once in Possagno, the first stop is the Museum dedicated to Canova. In the Gypsotheca are preserved the original plaster models of Antonio Canova’s works, while in the Birthplace are the paintings, drawings and clothes of the artist. The garden, the courtyard and the park complete, together with the library and the historical archives, a unique and original space in which the illustrious sculptor was born and found inspiration.
At the end of the visit we will continue the tour between Asolo and Possagno with a walk uphill to the top of Col Draga at 342 meters above sea level, from where stands the Canova Temple, designed by Canova on several occasions between 1804 and 1818. The expense for the construction of the neoclassical building was borne almost entirely by the sculptor and practically the entire community of Possagno participated in the work, also providing some materials and voluntary labor. Inaugurated in 1830, the Tempio Canoviano is now the parish church of Possagno.
Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 4 paying adults.
EXPLANATIONS DURING THE TOUR: only touristic guides can and are allowed to explain the monuments, the city and the museums. Accompaniers just help you in case you need it or take you to the most beautiful places chosen for your tour.
MEETINGS: In case the meeting point with the guide/accompanist is in the place of the tour it is necessary to give an active telephone number, which will be given to the guide/accompanist. In case you can’t find the guide/accompanist please call the number +39 333 994 52 88. If you don’t contact us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.
OPENING TIMES OF THE MONUMENTS: Some monuments are not always open. If you are interested in visiting a special monument, tell us in the moment of request of quotation. In case you don’t asked us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.
TRANSFER SERVICES: The transfer service for the client, if done with the Minivan of the agency, is included as a transfer service for free and carried out for courtesy only in order to full fill the necessities of the tour.
WEATHER: The tour takes place even in case of bad weather. If the tour is cancelled it is to protect your safety. The tours to Venice take place even in case of high water.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN DURING THE TOURS: Tours could be held in multiple languages at the same time.
RESPECT FOR TIMETABLES AND GROUPS: With the confirmation of the tour, you accept the timetable indicated in the program. In order to have an above-board tour, it will not be possible to change the timetable except it is a decision of the tour leader.
TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION: Lovivo Tour Experience by E3 srl, Viale delle Terme, 107 / B 35031 Abano Terme (Padua), T. +39 049 2969340 F. +39 049 2969349, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.lovivo.it,EUROP ASSISTANCE Insurance Policy n. 9040153, Guarantee Fund: IL SALVAGENTE s.c. a r.l. n. 2020 / 1- 3114, Authorization of the Province of Padua 1226 of reg. of 18.08.2016.
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