Maser...what do you know about this town? It lies just an hour's drive from Vicenza and is reachable within 30 minutes from Bassano del Grappa. It's a small commune that's most famous for Villa di Maser but there are also some other fantastic places to explore in the surrounding towns.The charming towns of Cornuda and Montebelluna are just a stone's throw away and offer up an interesting and diverse set of tourist attractions. Villa di Maser Let's begin with the big one. This 16th Century building was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Villa di Maser, also known as Villa Barbaro, was built by Andrea Palladio for the noble Venetian brothers Daniele and Marcantonio Barbaro. The interior walls are beautifully adorned with frescoes by the painter Paolo Veronese. The straight lines and symmetrical Palladian structure are wonderfully balanced with the soft painterly walls inside the villa. There's a playful touch that appears throughout the home - with many of the paintings creating an illusion that someone is peeking through doors or the family pets are scurrying about. Currently, the Villa di Maser is also home to a working vineyard where you can sit down for a meal with a delicious glass of wine. Montebelluna A 15 minute drive from Maser will lead you to the small town of Montebelluna. It's quiet here, so visitors get a wonderful glance into typical Italian life that's just not on offer in bigger tourist destinations. Wander through the picturesque main square and take a look at the city's majestic Duomo. Cap off the walking tour with a stop at Mezanino Birramondai, a boutique brewery where you can sample some tasty local beers and sit back with some live music. Museo La Terra e l'Uomo The Museum of 'The Earth and the Man', in more
Maser…what do you know about this town? It lies just an hour’s drive from Vicenza and is reachable within 30 minutes from Bassano del Grappa. It’s a small commune that’s most famous for Villa di Maser but there are also some other fantastic places to explore in the surrounding towns.