I’ve been thinking about writing something for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, and every time I do, an image of a broken heart that I saw on the side of a building pops into my mind.
I thought that seemed like the ultimate anti-Valentine’s Day image, until I saw this article on the Condé Nast Traveler website – and suddenly I knew what the image of the heart was trying to tell me.
The Condé Nast article was actually a photo essay, called 10 Alternatives To Famous Romantic Spots For Valentine’s Day. The list included the Italian town of Bassano del Grappa, which just happens to be where I saw and photographed the heart on the wall. It’s a beautiful little town on the Brenta River, just an hour away from Venice.
I happen to agree with the editors at Condé Nast Traveler – Bassano del Grappa would be a great place for a Valentine’s date, or a romantic date, any time of the year. The architecture, frescoes, cafes, and location at at the foot of the Alps on the Brenta River, all add up to a delightful place to spend a day. If you’re exploring the Veneto for a few days, Bassano del Grappa would be a good place to base yourself.
How To Spend A Romantic Day In Bassano Del Grappa
Read on for my photo essay of a day in Bassano del Grappa. If you happen to be broken-hearted, perhaps the natural beauty of the town and a nice shot of Grappa for which the town is famous, will cheer you up.
Here’s the inspiration for this post…
Want to know more about Bassano Del Grappa? Read this post from Italy Heaven
Also, read this article, 10 Best Things To Do In Bassano del Grappa
For art lovers visiting the area this article provides information on an exhibition by the namesake family, Bassano, and other exhibitions in the Veneto region.
To get to Bassano del Grappa you can take a direct train from Venice or Padua. Check the Tren Italia website for schedules.
You can find more of my images from Bassano Del Grappa on Instagram.