Bassano Romano is a village that is half way between the lakes of Bracciano and Vico, surrounded by an environment rich in lush vegetation, mainly characterized by old trees of beech, chestnut and oak.
The origins of Bassano date back the year 1000, when the first settlement was founded in order to exploit the natural resources of the area. Between the Middle Ages and the modern age the feud of Bassano, later promoted to marquisate than principality, belonged to the most important Italian noble families of their time (Anguillara, Giustiniani, Odescalchi).
The marquis Vincenzo Giustiniani, in particular, commissioned to the young Michelangelo the statue of the so-called Christ Carrying the Cross, today conserved in the Church of the Monastery of St. Vicenzo, in its original location.
The church is a pilgrimage destination, a place where you invoke the divine mercy and the gift of peace. Every last Tuesday of the month is celebrated a Mass followed by an hour of adoration.
Here the monks celebrate each day the Liturgy of the Hours and pray in the choir. The most important building of the village is Palazzo Giustiniani-Odescalchi, originally a feudal manor, later converted into valuable summer residence, enriched by an Italian garden.
Inside the village you can see some defensive towers, now converted into housing, such as the one located at the head of the bridge delle Vaschie (17° c.).