The Italian Roadtrip – Day 3 – Bassano del Grappa

In the morning we embarked on the four and a half hour journey through the Alps to head to Bassano del Grappa.

The drive was beautiful. Difficult to do in a 1 litre Fiat Panda but fun all the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driving through desolate valleys and ski villages up in the mountains we saw all of the rugged terrain. We stopped off for lunch en route in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere. The English spoken here was very broken so a little knowledge of Italian would help massively. 

We then jumped back in the car and finished the long drive.

 

 

 

 

Finally we reached Bassano del Grappa, a small town located on the banks of the Brenta river not too far from Venice. The town itself is very small with only a handful of streets making up the centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Probably the most famous product to come out of this town is Grappa itself. There is a small museum which shows how grappa is made and offers tastings of the products they produce.

 

 

 

 

 

Our apartment was on the banks of the river and overlooked the old wooden bridge which is currently being restored. The view was beautiful.

 

For dinner we went to a pizzeria almost on the bridge. The food was great. We had the diavolo and boy it had a kick to it!
There are plenty of places around the town for drinks in the evening. People spill out into the streets socialising.

The following morning we woke to set off to Moderna.

The Italian Roadtrip – Day 3 – Bassano del Grappa

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- Karen Dawes is 26 years old from Manchester, England. She is an accountant by profession with a passion for travel. She has visited most countries in Europe and is working her way around the rest of the world.