Most beautiful medieval towns in Italy

Some of the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy are located in the vicinity of Wine Hotel San Giacomo.

We have Bassano del Grappa and Cittadella, just to name a couple.

Read on to discover the others, what there is to see and where they are.

Map of the medieval towns in the vicinity of the hotel

Distances from Hotel San Giacomo


ASOLO – Italian medieval town

This splendid town perched on the hills should not be missed if you’re passing through the area. We recommend a visit to Queen Cornaro’s castle, the cathedral and the civic museum, as well as a stop to taste the local wine and typical products.

BASSANO DEL GRAPPA – the river Brenta and the Old Bridge

Bassano is an elegant town, famous for its Alpini bridge, distilleries, grappa shops that provide tasting and the Poli Grappa museum. Allow some time to also visit the Hemingway museum, the Ceramics museum and the Great War museum.

MAROSTICA – Town of Human Chess

This town in the province of Vicenza, at the foot of the Venetian Prealps, is famous for its magnificent Piazza degli Scacchi [Chess Square], where a re-enactment is staged every two years of the story of Lionora, the daughter of the Castellan of Marostica, and of Rinaldo d’Angarano and Vieri da Vallonara, who compete for her hand in marriage

VALDOBBIADENE – The capital of Prosecco

Valdobbiadene, the capital of Prosecco Superiore, set among hills that are now a Unesco World Heritage site, offers many things to do, see and taste in addition, obviously, to Prosecco. The name Valdobbiadene immediately calls Prosecco to mind, but this town in the province of Treviso, with just over 10 thousand inhabitants, offers many other interesting things to see and, above all […]

CASTELFRANCO VENETO Art city of Giorgione

Famous for the castle built around its historic centre, with its characteristic tall, red brick walls and towers. The cathedral, the famous Castelfranco Madonna, Casa Giorgione and the academic theatre designed by Francesco Maria Preti are all worth a visit.

CITTADELLA – Medieval walled city

Cittadella is a fortified Venetian city that truly deserves a visit, perhaps with a walk around the ramparts or a boat trip on the outer moat. It is recommended for its typical cocktail!

POSSAGNO – Antonio Canova Gypsotheca

In Possagno, you shouldn’t miss the Path of Remembrance, dedicated to the memory of those who fought and lost their lives on the Grappa massif during the First World War. The heart of the town is the Canova Museum, where you can learn about the works and history of the great Neoclassical sculptor, Antonio Canova, as well as the Temple of Canova (the parish church)

FELTRE – Vertical town

A walled Venetian town steeped in the atmosphere of the Belluno Dolomites, Feltre is ideal for a stroll in its characteristic historic centre, where you can also visit the Carlo Rizzarda Modern Art Gallery.

MEL – The most beautiful towns in Italy

Halfway between Feltre and Belluno, Mel is a romantic and poetic historic centre judged worthy of the Orange Flag of the Italian Touring Club and included in the circuit of Italy’s more beautiful towns.

FOLLINA – Italian medieval town

Follina is a small town with almost a thousand years of history at the foot of the Treviso Prealps and one of the most popular and frequented historical centres of the March of Treviso, earning a place in the list of the most beautiful towns in Italy ( Its abbey should not be missed.

CISON DI VALMARINO – Italian medieval town

It seems as if time has stopped in the streets of Cison di Valmarino. With its small cobbled alleys, for centuries it was the small capital of Brandolini county, an important road junction between