On Sunday, 17 December, we decided to visit Asolo, a medieval town, nestling on a hill, known as the pearl of the province of Treviso, in Veneto region.
Actually, in Asolo, time seems to have stopped: we spent a few hours going back and forth on the narrow streets of the town, we met old shops and cafe, painted walls, peculiars windows and balconies and people who were selling traditional Italian Food on the street .
There is always a castle in all medieval towns; the “Pretorio Castle”, in the centre of Asolo, is a fortress built between 10th-11th centuries: here you can visit the ruins of the walls, the Clock Tower, the Reata Tower, and, above all, enjoy a beautiful landscape.
We also visited the ancient castle, called “Rocca di Asolo” on the top on the hill; we reached it going along a tortuous and frozen path when the sun was going down.
The landscape was wonderful, the hills were painted the colors of the sunset; the sunshine made them first green, then golden and at last a sweet orange.
We came back to the centre and, a little tired and cold, decided to take a break.
We went in a typical Venetian tavern, and , obviously, ordered a glass of Prosecco and a simple bruschetta with whole grain bread, tomato, olive oil, garlic and basil.
Prosecco is one of the most famous Italian wines and it’s comes from the famous hills of Treviso, so it’s right to drink it here.
We ate and chatted a little bit, then we decided to go home, going through the glittering streets Christmas decorated: it was been a long but a very satisfying afternoon!