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View from a bridge…Bassano Del Grappa

After a week of rain and thunderstorms, today was truly a Spring day,we decided to take a 50km drive to a beautiful place called Bassano Del Grappa. It’s not my first visit, we’ve shown visiting friends this special place before, leaving them and myself fond memories…amazing views of Mount Grappa and the Valsugana Valley.

Ponte Vecchio -old bridge

The symbol of this historical town is the old bridge -Ponte Vecchio, with it’s grand appearance and construction of wood, it’s visited by tourists everyday..and today was no different. While walking across the bridge you have views of the Valsugana Valley and the Brenta river.The bridge was a vital means of communications between territories of Vicenza and Bassano. It’s been destroyed more than once, during war time and also violent flooding, however has been rebuilt exactly as it’s original design.

wooden bridge -Ponte Vecchio

We visited today the tavern “Taverna Al Ponte” otherwise known as the “Taverna degli Alpini” which is at the eastern entrance..downstairs is the Italian Alpine Troops Museum..a fascinating look at memorabilia from both world wars.

Eastern entrance -Ponte Vecchio

Here’s a view from one of the downstairs windows of the museum….

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