In Asiago the 'Sacrario Militare del Leiten' (Military Memorial), situated on a
hill by the same name, is now considered the symbol of the city.
The Memorial gathers the Italian and Austro-Hungarian victims of the First World War.
It was designed by architect Orfeo Rossato and was built in the 1930s.
The 'Osservatorio Astrofisico' (Astrophysical Observatory) houses the equipment of the astronomy department of the University and of the observatory of Padova.
It is situated at two kilometres from the centre of Asiago, on the way to Contrada Pennar.
It is possible to visit the Observatory by applying to the 'Azienda Promozione Turistica' (Tourist Information).
The 'Palazzo Municipale' (Municipal Palace) of Asiago, built with local red and white marble, was the seat of the 'Reggenza' (Regency) and later of the 'Consorzio' (Association of local Authorities).
Of great importance is the 'Sala Consigliare' (the meeting room) with frescos by Alessandro Pomi ; the caskets with the 'Gonfalone Civico' (Civic Gonfalon) of the Regency and some of the personal belongings of the Garibaldian General Cristiano Lobbia from Asiago.
On the walls there are 12 wooden panels engraved and painted by the artist Giovanni Forte Sheran from Asiago.
In Canove the Museum of the Great War holds a large number of wartime findings and a photographic exhibition.
It is open in July and August from 10am to 12am and from 3pm to 6pm.
During the year, by request, for groups and students.
The Museum of the 'Cuchi' in Cesuna di Roana holds more than 4,000 'cuchi' (globular flutes made of baked clay).
It is open all-year-round from 10am to 12:30pm and from 3pm to 7pm.
It is possible to visit the Museum at different hours.
For groups and for students you are required to fix a date.
Between Rotzo and Castelletto there is S.Margherita Church.
It is the oldest of the Altopiano and was built around the year 1000.
The bronze bell which was once in this small Church is now preserved in the parish Church of Rotzo.
If from Canove and Roana you come down to the Val D'Assa, along well-marked routes, it is possible to reach the Prehistoric and Protohistoric Graffiti discovered in 1979.
During the summer season the 'Pro Loco' (Municipal Tourist Board) of the Altopiano arranges guided tours.
In Rubbio, a hamlet of Conco, it is possible to visit the 'Cava Dipinta' (The Painted Cave) a work of art by Tony Zarpellon a painter from Bassano.
The 'Duomo di S.Matteo' (St.Mathew's Cathedral) in Asiago preserves works of art and paintings by Francesco Da Ponte il Vecchio and Francesco Da Ponte il Giovane.
If from Gallio, on the way to Foza, you take the road that goes downhill to Val Frenzela, in Contrada Campanella, you reach a very striking place.
Here stands the 'Santuario del Buso' (The Memorial of the Hole) dedicated to Caravaggio's Blessed Virgin.
In Enego, right in the centre of the town, the 'Scaligera' tower is the only one left of the four which formed the castle that was built here by the 'Scaligeri' as a summer residence.
It goes back to the 1300s.
In Contrada Campana, Lusiana, stands a small bell-tower (that's where the name 'Campana' comes from) whose bell is the oldest of the Altopiano and among one of the most ancient of all of the Venetian province.
NOT ONLY CHEESE
Asiago is known worldwide for the excellent quality of its cheese and, as a matter of fact, it also ended up at the table of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
The 'Malgas' acattered along the Altopiano, the small dairies and the 'Consorzio' (cooperative) among the dairies of the Altopiano produce many different types of cheese : the 'Asiago pressato o fresco' (pressed or fresh cheese), the 'Dolcezza di Asiago' a (soft cheese), the 'Pennarone' just to name a few of the most important ones.
Honey of a very delicate flavour is also produced on the Altopiano.
This is because the honey is extracted from flowers and plants typical of these mountains.
Very delicious is the potato from Rotzo, known all over Europe, it is traditionally grown on the western part of this land.
Of very good quality is also the celery grown in Rubbio, a hamlet of Conco.
Some of the farms produce local cold meats, salami and sausages : speck (a kind of smoked ham), crudo (ham), sopressa (a type of salami), pancetta (bacon) and others.
The distillates that are obtained with the herbs of the Sette Comuni are : Krumetto, Amaro Asiago, Amaro Cimbro, Kranebet and various types of grappas.
From a sectret recipe of a confectioner's shop of Asiago we have the 'Torta Ortigara' (a typical cake).
Remember that apart from food products the Altopiano also exports the famous red and white marble of Asiago.