Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Asolo Italy


Asolo Italy is a mountain village in the northern, Veneto Region of Italy.  Like all of Italy, it has a long and rich history.  It has become known as "the pearl of the Provence of Treviso" and if you visit there you will quickly see why.  It's mountain top setting makes way for fabulous views of the valley below and the town itself is laced with winding steep streets framed by beautiful, tile-roofed buildings.

There is an American connection to this town.  A theatre was built here in 1798 at the Castle Caterina Cornaro. In 1952 it was sold to the state of Florida, disassembled and reassembled at the John & Mabel Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Later in the 50's, it was decided that it should be a working theatre so restoration began and in1958 it was opened as a usable theatre.  At least, that's what Wikipedia is telling me.  Sounds like I need to make a trip to Florida to check that out.

4 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I love Italy, as you know, but have not been to this town. Thank you for educating us.

Judy said...

Such a picturesque place. Perfect for us people who always have a camera in front of us.

Lowell said...

It seems that Italy is rife with such beautiful little towns set in the mountains or near lakes or other exotic places. I've only been to Rome and that was a long time ago. Thanks for sharing. I did not know the story of the theater. In fact, while we've driven by the Ringling Museum many times we've never stopped. Maybe it's time and I think you are due a trip to Florida but come between October and April. :)

JM said...

Love all those roofs in the top shot.