CASSOLA

Cassola, whose name, according to the first mention in 1085, is said to derive from a "Casasola" that existed when the area was covered with centuries-old forests, has a territory closely bordering Bassano del Grappa in its northwest part.

The municipality is situated on a plain at the foot of the Grappa massif, about five kilometers from the bank of the Brenta River. The northernmost area of the municipality, in the hamlet of San Giuseppe, is the most developed and represents the periphery of neighboring Bassano, while the southernmost area, which forms the original core of the city, remains less urbanized.

In terms of tourist attractions, the area has a number of artistic and historical landmarks.

The church of San Marco di Cassola houses a valuable oil altarpiece, attributed to Jacopo Da Ponte, and dated 1573. This altarpiece depicts St. Mark the Evangelist and the apostles St. Matthew and St. John.

In the church of San Zeno, built in the hamlet of the same name, there are two altarpieces attributed to the Bassano school: one above the high altar depicting the Adoration of the Magi and one depicting St. Charles surrounded by saints and the Madonna surrounded by angels. Also well preserved in the same church is a Baroque-style marble pulpit depicting the image of St. Charles Borromeo and a 1910 fresco of the Assumption of Mary by Noè Bordignon, a native of nearby Castelfranco Veneto and a leading figure in figurative culture in the Veneto between the 19th and 20th centuries.

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