THE SIGNS OF HISTORY

Travelling through Asiago and the Plateau gives you a feeling of travelling between different historical periods, each of which has left its traces.
 
Rock carvings indicate that this area was inhabited since prehistoric times. Many different peoples have come to live here and the memory of them was preserved until today in legends. Reti, Cimbri, Goths, Scandinavians, Bavarian, etc., have left their traces here, as witnessed by the great heritage of traditions. Consider for example the typical Nordic mythology and the Germanic language called “Cimbrian” which still remains in many names of families and in many other words of everyday life.
 
From 1310 to 1807 the Spettabile Reggenza (Regency) of the 7 Municipalities was an autonomous government and an ally with the Republic of Venice.
 
During the First World War (1915-1918), Asiago and the other towns of the Plateau were completely destroyed by bombing, and their populations were evacuated. This sad chapter of history is known as “profugato” (from “profugo” which means “refugee”).
 
After the war was over, people started to return to the mountains, to reconstruct the cities, to bring the country back to life and to develop tourism in Asiago and its Plateau.

NEWS

  • PREHISTORY

    The oldest evidences of the inhabitants on the Asiago Plateau were found in fossils. The Fossil Museum in Gallio presents us the chronological history of the Plateau. Men lived in the mountains of Asiago...

    read more >

  • THE "CIMBRIAN" ORIGINS

    Until a few years ago it was believed that the ancestors of the local people traced back to an ancient tribe from Denmark, due to the Northern European linguistic roots and traditions. However, nowadays...

    read more >

  • THE "SPETTABILE REGGENZA", A SELF-GOVERNMENT

    From 1310 to 1807, the “Spettabile Reggenza (Regency) of the 7 Municipalities”, with Asiago as capital, represented an autonomous government, being the second example in the world of democratic...

    read more >

  • THE GREAT WAR

    The First World War meant a disaster for the mountains and villages of the Plateau. The disruption of the region changed it drastically, and you can still see the traces of the great battles. During the...

    read more >

  • THE REBIRTH

    After the war, Asiago was rebuilt and began its second life. The town became soon a destination appreciated by many tourists coming here to enjoy the sun and fresh air. The real tourist boom began in the...

    read more >

PREHISTORYTHE "CIMBRIAN" ORIGINSTHE "SPETTABILE REGGENZA", A SELF-GOVERNMENTTHE GREAT WARTHE REBIRTH
 
©Consorzio Turistico Asiago 7 Comuni 2013
Credits