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Bassano del Grappa

Bassano del Grappa: discover the history of grappa, between art and tradition

Although one of the most beloved products of Bassano del Grappa is definitely grappa, it is not for this exquisite distillate of pomace that its name sounds highly alcoholic: indeed, the city rises at the foot of the Venetian Prealps, precisely at the foot of the Asiago Plateau and Monte Grappa, which is the most important peak of this mountain group and have baptized with its name the romantic town in the heart of Veneto.

Yet in Bassano grappa is the real pride of the city, so much to be the undisputed protagonist of a museum dedicated. We are talking about the Grappa Poli Museum, a destination not to be missed if you are visiting the magical Basàn, as it is called by its citizens.

In this small museum, located in a historic building of the fifteenth century in front of the famous Ponte Vecchio or Ponte degli Alpini, the Palazzo delle Teste, it is celebrated and told the history of the only 100% Italian distillate, grappa, which is produced from pomace obtained from grapes vinified only on Italian soil and for this reason distilled only within our national borders.

The Poli Grappa Museum will offer you a guided tour to discover the secrets of grappa and the machinery used to produce it. A visit that will not exclude, as it should be, an exquisite sample tasting: the staff of the Museum will be happy to let you taste a good selection of grappa produced by the famous Poli distillery, located just 15 km from Bassano del Grappa, while explaining in detail the characteristics of each distillate offered. Entry to the museum is free while the visit with tastings of 5 products is only 3 euros per person. Not to be missed!

The visit will be ended at the small store of the Museum where you can find grappa of all types to buy and take home or to give as a gift for special occasions.