Pederobba is located a short distance from Asolo, along the tract of land that runs down the slope of Monte Grappa to the valley of the Piave. Pederobba was once the last Italian lines of defense in World War I and is now a flourishing area for industrial and artisan activities.
The ancient gems of Venetian architecture here are prime examples of such architecture for visitors looking to see the houses the Paleoventi once lived in. There are also patrician villas that Venetian and Trevisian nobles constructed along the Piave or at the slopes of Monferena to seek shelter from the summer heat.
The French Cemetery of Pederobba is a great feature of the surrounding countryside. The walls are made of white stone with plaques featuring the names of the fallen soldiers carved into them. The idea for this cemetery was proposed by the Marshall Petain to honor the brotherhood on the battlefield between the French and Italian soldiers. The French Military Cemetery of Pederobba was inaugurated at the same time as the Italian cemetery of Bligny, where 3453 deceased Italian soldiers have been laid to rest in France. The 1000 French soldiers buried in Pederobba belonged to the 37^ division; who on December 30th, 1917, regained Monte Tomba.
Info: Municipality of Pederobba www.comune.pederobba.tv.it