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Asiago Plateau is a place where nature and culture meet.
 
There is always something new to see in the region. There are numerous museums dedicated to the regional history and traditions, and to the natural environment, as well as art exhibitions. Here you can also find many outdoor places of interest, often described in the works of the local writer Mario Rigoni Stern, who died in 2008.
 
Asiago is also home to the Astrophysical Observatory of Padua University, which offers educational events for those who want to learn more about the stars and the sky. 

NEWS

  • THE ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY OF ASIAGO

    Asiago’s Astrophysical Observatory, run by the University of Padua, houses two major telescopes. The 122-cm-diametre telescope at the Observatory Pennar was once the largest in Europe and the first...

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  • THE DIDACTIC MUSEUM OF NATURE

    The museum is situated in the primary school “Monte Ortigara” in Viale della Vittoria. It has two exposition rooms, five pre-alpine environments, eight thematic exhibitions and a didactic room...

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  • THE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM OF MOUNT ZEBIO

    Mount Zebio, with its strategic position, became a vital stronghold for the Austrian front line between the summer of 1916 and the autumn of 1918, stretching from the Assa Valley to Mount Ortigara. It...

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  • MUSEUM "LE CARCERI"

    “Le Carceri” (“The Prison”) museum was founded in 2001, due to the renovation of the old prisons of Asiago. Abandoned for decades, the building was restored in 2001 though its original...

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  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

    The Archaeological Museum is located in “Castelletto di Rotzo”, just 500 metres away from the archaeological park of Bostel. The museum was built to bring under one roof many artefacts found...

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  • THE WATER MUSEUM

    Water has a “discreet” presence on the Asiago Plateau: due to the karst soil, the water here disappears almost immediately after the rain or after the snow melts. Water is a valuable resource...

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  • THE BOSTEL VILLAGE

    The Bostel village is an archaeological site representing one of the first human settlements on the Plateau. It is located in the municipality of Rotzo and in recent years has been subject to many restorations...

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  • CIMBRIAN CULTURE INSTITUTE

    Until a few decades ago, it was usual to hear local people on the Plateau speaking Cimbrian, an ancient language spoken in this area for centuries. The language is not spoken anymore, but it left a strong...

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  • THE "CUCHI" MUSEUM

    The “Cuchi Museum” is located in Cesuna, in Roana, and presents an immense collection of whistles from different countries. The terracotta whistle is in fact an old tradition on the Plateau,...

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  • THE MUSEUM OF THE 1915-1918 WAR

    The First World War marked the history of the Plateau forever, causing temporary depopulation and thus marking the end of an old era and the beginning of a new one. This war left many irreparable marks...

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  • THE FOSILL MUSEUM

    The Fossil Museum of Gallio offers to see great exhibitions of the animal species that populated the Asiago Plateau when its territory was still under the sea. If today stags, deers, grouses, marmots and...

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  • THE PARK OF SOJO

    The Park of Sojo is a place between reality and fantasy. It is a large green area in the village of Covolo, in Lusiana, where many works of contemporary art have been installed. It is a truly unique experience...

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  • THE PAINTED QUARRY

    The artist Toni Zarpellon had the idea of “rehabilitate” the quarries after the art exhibition he held in 1988 in the “Garage of Church Street” in Rubbio.Soon after this event,...

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THE ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY OF ASIAGOTHE DIDACTIC MUSEUM OF NATURETHE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM OF MOUNT ZEBIOMUSEUM "LE CARCERI" ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
THE WATER MUSEUMTHE BOSTEL VILLAGECIMBRIAN CULTURE INSTITUTETHE "CUCHI" MUSEUMTHE MUSEUM OF THE 1915-1918 WAR
THE FOSILL MUSEUMTHE PARK OF SOJOTHE PAINTED QUARRY
 
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