Bassano, a town in the province of Vicenza, Italy, on the river Brenta. It is well built, and surrounded by walls, one of the gates being the work of Palladio. Some good pictures exist in its 35 churches. Francesco, Giacomo, and other founders of the Venetian school were born here, and Bartolozzi and Volpato were trained in the school of engraving. Napoleon defeated Wurmser at this spot in 1796, and it conferred a dukedom on General Maret. Woollens, silk, and paper are manufactured, and the neighbourhood produces good wine and fruit.