The city of Bassano del Grappa was the site of a major, bloody battle in World War I. Its wooden pontoon bridge was originally designed by Andrea Palladio, arguably the world's greatest architect. Grappa is a distilled high-alcohol beverage made from the leftovers of wine production. The city is home to the Poli Grappa Museum devoted to this fine beverage. For more information consult http://www.grappa.com/eng/grappa-museum.php
The little town of Cesiomaggiore is located about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Venice. It is best know for its Museo Storico della Bicicletta dedicated to a former world champion, Toni Bevilacqua. For more information consult http://www.museostoricodellabicicletta.it/storia_en.aspx
Can you hear the name Verona without thinking of that Shakespeare play? I can't, even if I am no true devotee of the Bard. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Miniscalchi-Erizzo Museum is devoted to Renaissance art. Don't miss it. For more information consult http://www.museo-miniscalchi.it/eng/museo.htm
Africa in Italy? Yes, at the Museo Africano. For more information consult http://www.here.it/museoafricano2/default.asp?v=2 .
I don't think that I need tell you that Venice is a great city for museums. In a way, virtually the entire city is an open-air museum. For more information on Venice museums consult http://www.venezia.net/venice/musei.htm .
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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