Discovering Castelfranco Veneto and Bassano Del Grappa

In Veneto, a few kilometers from Treviso, easily reachable by public transport, there is the old town of Castelfranco Veneto.

Discovering Castelfranco Veneto and Bassano Del Grappa

The city has very ancient origins dating back to 1199, when the Municipality of Treviso felt the need to guard the border with the rival cities of Padua and Vicenza. The area where the city stands today was chosen to build a fortress city. The remains of what was once the ancient Castle are today the main feature of the city, which owes its name to them.


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Visitors, walking through its streets, will be able to admire its medieval taste and its ancient walls. Art lovers can follow in the footsteps of the great painter of the Venetian school to which the city was born, Giorgione! The city holds some of his most important and famous works such as the “Pala di Castelfranco” preserved in the cathedral of the seventeenth century. After being conquered by the beauty of art, we recommend taking a break to taste one of the most traditional sweets in the area, the delicious Tiramisu! Accompanied by a good Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Before leaving this beautiful city, visitors will be able to admire it from the top going up on the ancient Civic Tower!

In the afternoon, you can reach the nearby Bassano del Grappa with a short train ride! After a walk in its ancient historical center, visitors will be able to admire the beautiful Ponte Vecchio by Andrea Palladio, crossed by the placid flow of the Brenta river. After admiring the ancient old town, one cannot leave this beautiful city behind without first having tried at least one glass of its famous Grappa!

When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.

Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.

Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.

So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.