Home to my ancestors and where I currently live, the Highlands of Asiago situated in the Province of Vicenza, also known as “dei Sette Comuni” (lit. trans. the seven townships), rises to an altitude of 1000m. This enchanting landscape hosts green forests that are completely covered by wintertime snow. A precipitous road that climbs upward from the plains offers magnificent scenery made up of vast fields, villages decorated by high bell towers, and a crown of peaks in the backdrop. The zones of Ortigara, Cima Caldiera, Portule, Cima Undici, and Cima Dodici were all theatres for fierce battles during the First World War.