Bassano del Grappa
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Bassano del Grappa (Venetian simply: Basan, italianized: Bassan or Bassān) is a city and comune in the province of Vicenza, region Veneto, in northern Italy. It bounds the communes of Cassola, Marostica, Solagna, Pove del Grappa, Romano d'Ezzelino, Campolongo sul Brenta, Conco, Rosā, Cartigliano and Nove. Some neighbourhoods of these communes have become in practice a part of the urban area of Bassano, so that the population of the whole urban area is higher than the population of Bassano proper.
The artist Jacopo Bassano was born, worked, and died in Bassano and took it as his surname. Bassano Del Grappa is also famous for inventing the spirit Grappa, traditionally an after-dinner drink made from pomace (discarded grape seeds, stalks, and stems).
The city was founded in the 2nd century BC by a Roman called Bassianus, whence the name, as an agricultural estate.
The first news of the existence of the medieval city dates from 998, while the Castle is mentioned first in 1150. In 1175 Bassano was conquered by Vicenza, but the city maintained a semi-autonomous status as a free commune in the 13th century also, when it was under the family of the Ezzelinos.
In 1368 it was acquired by the Visconti of Milan and, in 1404, by the Republic of Venice: the latter did not alter the citadine magistratures, limiting to impose a Captain chosen by the Venetian Senate. The city became home to a flourishing industry producing wool, silk, iron and copper, and mainly for ceramics; in the 18th became especially famous in all Europe for the presence of the Remondini printers.
During the French Revolutionary Wars the city was the site of the Battle of Bassano. In 1815 it was included in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, and became part of the unified Kingdom of Italy in 1866. Napoleon Bonaparte remained in Bassano del Grappa for many months.
The original name of the town was Bassano Veneto. After the terrible battles on Mount Grappa in WWI , where thousands of soldiers lost their lives, a decision was made to change the name of the town. In 1928, the name was changed to Bassano del Grappa, meaning Bassano of Mount Grappa, as a memorial to the soldiers killed. Ernest Hemingway during his days as an ambulance driver in the war spent many days in Bassano and eventually settled there as part of A Farewell to Arms. Also other American writers spent some days in Bassano during WWI such as Scott Fitzgerald and Dos Passos.
During World War I Bassano was in the front area, and all industrial activities were halted. In World War II, after the Armistice with Italy, the city was invaded by German troops, which killed or deported numerous inhabitants.
The symbol of the town is the covered wooden pontoon bridge , which was designed by the architect Andrea Palladio in 1569. The bridge was destroyed many times, the last time during WWII. The Alpine soldiers, or Alpini have always revered the wooden bridge and Bassano del Grappa. After the destruction of the bridge, they took up a private collection and had the bridge completely rebuilt. Often soldiers flock to the bridge to remember and sing songs from their days as alpine soldiers. The grappa shop of Nardini Distillery is located on the bridge, known as Ponte degli Alpini.
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JFS (32189) 2013-03-01 5:40
Splendida, sembra una pintura, mi piace l'ambiente anche. bello paese!
Nicou (97811) 2013-03-01 5:44
Super image ce ce pont avec l'armature de bois et le pavage au sol quel rendu sur ce pavage avec les personnage et le brillant quelle perspective et profondeur d'image sublime.
Bravo et amitié
jemaflor (69035) 2013-03-01 8:21
Interesting view with a good depth, light is well managed, tfs.
danos (74064) 2013-03-01 8:26
nice the creative perpective of the covered bridge with the visitrs to enjoy the view as some of them relax there.I like the creative perspective as the clarity of the image.
Have a good weekend,danos
ikeharel (37424) 2013-03-01 8:36
Buona sera Silvio,
Knowing this place from your previous photos, the wooden bridge is an outstanding art-work.
Many people looks very intriguid when strolling along.
A fabulous location, managed a good DOF and clarity.
Romano46 (4996) 2013-03-01 10:35
Ciao Silvio, avrei giurato che avresti proposto questa del Ponte che si fa ammirare per la nettezza delle figure e della struttura del ponte che si trasforma in un disegno. La composizione č perfetta e la postproduzione č degna di un grande come te.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
tedesse (22134) 2013-03-01 11:29
Excellent POV and composition, with tourists at this interesting bridge. Good sharpness and colors is an asset to this photo.
Have a nice weekend
elenimavrandoni (5803) 2013-03-01 13:18
al cento per cento ambiente italiano, e grande stile!!!
carlo62 (12666) 2013-03-01 14:19
strano che Luciano non abbia detto niente...
Ho come una maledizione che mi lega a questo ponte, sono stato due volte a Bassano per fare le prove del giuramento, poi il giuramento, poi altre tre volte per lavoro e non ho mai visto questo ponte...:(
Meno male ci pensi tu :)
Sonata11 (28391) 2013-03-01 19:44
An amazing capture at perfect moment of daily life scene with fantastic perspective. Beautiful colors, sharpness, perefect clarity. I like it a lot. Well done. Tfs.
Warm regards and have a great WE,
delpeoples (45018) 2013-03-02 23:59
hai fatto bene con questo HDR. E' sottile e ha accentuato bene i riflessi sul pavimento. Hai ottenuto una chiarezza delle gente, molto impressiva. Normalmente ci vedremmo " fantasmi" con la gente, invece sono nitidissime.
Graal (88982) 2013-03-03 0:08
nice perspective and symmetry here. Good shot and presentation here. Interesting city and place for touristes. Photo I like.
Have a nice Sunday.
jusninasirun (17142) 2013-03-03 0:45
This shot is nicely framed with poles and roof lines converges well in the frame. Lovely work and nicely done my friend.
Thanks and have a wonderful Sunday,
abmdsudi (26311) 2013-03-03 10:07
A picturesque impression of this orderly covered bridge with nice symmetry full of life and the long perspective- depth add the strong impact. Feast of colours further enhances the effect with lots of details and there's good balance of exposure too. Well done, Congrats
emka (58224) 2013-03-03 23:27
Excellent view of the famous bridge. Fantastic depth and superb symmetric composition. Nice memory for me from a meeting in Veneto. Nice view. The man in front looks similar to Paolo.
I had the wonderful day in Rome with our friends. I hope that one day I come to Spoleto and Castelluccio.