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Tonezza is… … Enchanting landscapes and special gastronomy

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Tonezza is…

… Enchanting landscapes and special gastronomy.

Beautiful and unspoiled landscapes in the magic of a generous nature in one of Europe's largest plateaus. … Ideal altitude (1050mt), micro-climate, beautiful scenery and easy hiking trails in the fresh air

Lots of chances to play sports, to discover the rich history and landscape, to enjoy the products of a rich gastronomic tradition.

Excellent facilities and equipment for: horseback riding, hiking, climbing, rock climbing, tennis, archery, soccer, basketball, biking, and many more.

Things to see in Tonezza and nearby:

The path is a ring-shaped trail for a total length of about 2,5 km. It was designed to be an educational workshop that allows you to experience a wide range of landscapes in a pleasant, nature circular route. Next to the old beech tree and the tall larch, the ancient quarries, the passageways of the livestock and abandoned orchards seem to still echo the sounds of activity that took place there.
The track does not involve any technical difficulty because the area's topography is generally sweet, typical of a plateau.

  • The Fogazzaro Path, a didactic trail and artistic tribute to the novelist Antonio Fogazzaro, that in these places was inspired to write the 6th chapter of his novel The Little Modern World.

  • The Ethnographic Museum of Tonezza, “El caselo dei Grotti”, dedicated to mountain agricultural society and in particular to milk processing, is a reference point for understanding the local customs. The museum displays common domestic artifacts specific to this mountain area, but also the household economical activities which consisted mostly of the milk processing in order to produce butter and cheese.

  • Historian sites: The Austro-Hungarian Crosato Cemetery, monument of harmony and peace, is the starting point of a historical path. You can also visit the Monte Cimone charnel house, the trenches, tunnels, and the remains of the World War I stations. Like all the mountains surrounding the plateau, Monte Cimone was the last bastion against the advancement of Austrian troops during the strafe expedition in the spring of 1916.

  • Horseback Riding trails

In the heart of the plateaus Tonezza and Florentini, where natural landscapes are vast and surprising you can have fun by taking relaxing horseback rides in the woods, hiking, tasting the typical products of the mountains and visiting the beautiful sights of the Great War or the charming alpine refuges. Another way to experience something different and exciting is to take a horse carriage ride, or learn (perhaps together with your children) how to prepare the horses and the saddles, and how to approach these beautiful animals.
  • Bassano del Grappa is a city found about 50 km away from Tonezza, where Ernest Hemingway spent many days during his ambulance driver times in the war, and a part of his A Farewell to Arms is set here. Also other American writers spent some days in Bassano during WWI such as Scott Fitzgerald and Dos Passos.

Visiting sights:

  • The town symbol, the wooden covered pontoon Bridge, or Ponte degli Alpini, on the Brenta River, designed in 1569 by the architect Andrea Palladio to replace a pre-existing construction existing at least from 1209. The Nardini tavern on the bridge is unchanged since 1779.

  • The Dome, built around the year 1000 but renovated in 1417. It has works by Leandro da Bassano, Ottavio Marinali and others;

  • The Castello Superiore (Higher Castle);

  • The St. John the Baptist Church, built in the 14th century and restored in the 18th century;

  • The St. Francis Church, with a Crucifix by Guariento (14th century) and remains of contemporary frescoes;

  • The Town Museum, with ancient archaeological remains, works by Antonio Canova, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Spagnoletto, Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt;

  • Palaces with frescoes by Jacopo da Bassano.

  • Marostica (in Venetian dialect: Maròstega), is a town in the province of Vicenza, about 50km from Tonezza. It is mostly famous for its living chess event and for the local cherry variety.

Every even year, in September, a game of chess using live pieces (people) is played in the Town Square, where a very large chess board is displayed. After the World War I, members of the local chess club began playing chess in the main square and decided to play a game of chess using people as the game pieces.

  • Vicenza

is a cosmopolitan city, about 50 km from Tonezza, with a rich history and culture, and many museums, art galleries, piazzas, villas, churches and elegant Renaissance palazzi. With the Palladian Villas of the Veneto in the surrounding area, and his architectures like the renowned Olympic Theatre, the "city of Palladio" has been enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.

Aside from the 23 buildings designed by the famous 16th century architect Andrea Palladio, Vicenza is home to beautiful churches and cathedrals, as well as other secular buildings like the beautiful 13th century Torre Bissara (clock tower).

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