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ASOLO (anc. Acelum)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 764 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ASOLO (anc. Acelum), a town of Venetia, Italy, in the province of Treviso, about 19 M. N.W. direct from the town of Treviso, and some 10 m. E. of Bassano by road. Pop. (19o1) 5847. It is well situated on a hill, 690 ft. above sea-level. Remains of Roman baths and of a theatre have been discovered in the course of excavation (Notizie degli scavi, 1877, 235; 1881, 205; 1882, 289), and the town was probably a municipium. It became an episcopal see in the 6th century. It was to Asolo that Catherine Cornaro, queen of Cyprus, retired on her abdication. Here she was visited by Pietro Bembo, who conceived here his Dialoghi degli Asolani, and by Andrea Navagero (Naugerius). Paulus Manutius was born here. The village of Maser is 42 M. to the E., and near it is the Villa Giacomelli, erected by Palladio, containing frescoes by Paolo Veronese, executed in 1566—1568 for Marcantonio Barbaro of Venice, and ranking among his best works.
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