numerous inhabitants. The original name of the town was Bassano Veneto. In 1878, the neighbourhood of Campese, previously belonging to the commune of Campolongo sul Brenta is detached from Campolongo and aggregated to Bassano. Besides, some places known as contrade exist also within other neighbourhoods which are officially simply defined as quartieri, but not contrade. During World War I Bassano was in the front area, and all industrial activities were halted. Also other American writers spent some days in Bassano during World War I such as Scott Fitzgerald and Dos Passos.