In the splendid setting of the hills around Treviso, amid woods and vineyards, is the village of Asolo, whose history can still be seen in its architecture and urban layout. The first thing you will notice upon arrival is its powerful fortress that overlooks the town from the top of Mount Ricco. Built between the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th century it is linked to the city center by the walls initiated by the Carraresi in 1388 and completed by the Venetians. It is under the Venetian government that Asolo reaches the height of its splendor specially during the domination of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus. The castle, which is now a theatre devoted to Eleonora Duse, became her home and hosted artists and scholars during her time theer, making Asolo the place of culture that it is today.