EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE

WEEKEND IN CANTINA

Every weekend throughout the year, you can visit one or two wineries and taste the wines of Conegliano Valdobbiadene (please book in advance). To know the schedule and the wineries, visit the Strada del Prosecco website.

PARAGLIDING

Monte Grappa: Paragliding is one of the loveliest destinations for enthusiasts from all over Europe and beyond, will be an unforgettable experience. Thanks to some of its natural features, Monte Grappa is considered the Mecca of free-flight. It has easily reachable take-offs always clean from snow, about 300 flyable days a year, stable weather conditions and almost no strong winds. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced pilots, and a perfect starting point for those who want to embark on cross-country flights along the Veneto foothills to Slovenia and Austria. Eight take-offs, three landings, countless services and warm hospitality complete the picture of a perfect destination for all those who love paragliding and hang-gliding in Veneto.

PROSECCO AND CONEGLIANO-VALDOBBIADENE HILLS WINE ROAD

Opened on the 10th of September 1966, the trail stretches for 40 kms from the hills in the Valdobbiadene district to those around Conegliano. Originally known as the "Strada del Vino Bianco", White Wine Road, it was rechristened "Strada del Prosecco e Vini dei Colli Conegliano-Valdobbiadene" in 2002.

PARAGLIDING

Monte Grappa: Paragliding is one of the loveliest destinations for enthusiasts from all over Europe and beyond, will be an unforgettable experience. Thanks to some of its natural features, Monte Grappa is considered the Mecca of free-flight. It has easily reachable take-offs always clean from snow, about 300 flyable days a year, stable weather conditions and almost no strong winds. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced pilots, and a perfect starting point for those who want to embark on cross-country flights along the Veneto foothills to Slovenia and Austria. Eight take-offs, three landings, countless services and warm hospitality complete the picture of a perfect destination for all those who love paragliding and hang-gliding in Veneto.

VISIT POSSAGNO: CANOVA'S LAND

Born in Possagno on November 1, 1757, Antonio Canova is known as a master of neoclassical architecture. The Gallery of Plaster Casts, the first Museum in Veneto to be opened to the public (1836), host a great variety of models among the most beautiful and famous of the entire Canovian opera. You may also admire the marvellous bas-reliefs depicting mythological figures, and many other extraordinary works.

ORATORY OF SAN FLORIANO

This Oratory was mentioned in a will in 1424, but it was completely rebuilt in 1724 and finished off with the addition of a bell tower with a beacon. There is a beautiful view from the square of the oratory. (photo: view from the Oratory of San Floriano)

PALLADIO'S VILLAS

Designed by the most influent architect of the time, Andrea Palladio, "Ville Venete" are majestic country houses commissioned by the richest and oldest families in Veneto. - "Villa Emo" located in Fanzolo di Vedelago (25 km from Villa Morona) - "Villa Barbaro Maser" in Maser (13 km from Villa Morona)

THE ITALIAN MILITARY SHIRE

Inaugurated in 1935, the Italian Military Shire offers visitors an incredible impression. To commemorate territory's fallen defenders, the shire is characterized by a series of concentric circles facing the south with appear to create a visual relationship with the plains that were strenuously defended fon an entire year. The summit's chapel hosts the "Madonnina del Grappa", depicting the Virgin Mary, which had been an object of devotion even before the conflict.

RADICCHIO ROSSO DI TREVISO

There are two types of radicchio from Treviso, early harvest or "precoce" and later harvest called "tardivo". Besides being harvested at different times, there are noticeable differences also in the shape of the radicchio. The first is shorter and has more white veins than the other. Of the two, radicchio tardivo is certainly used more in the kitchen thanks to its crisp leaves, bitter taste and dark red leaves. In both cases the red color is the result of the imbianchiamento techniques, by preforcing the early harvest variety while it is still in the field, and preforcing the tardivo after it has been harvested. The radicchio "tardivo", which is harvested with a special machine, is placed in tubs filled with running water held at a constant temperature of about 53°F. The radicchio is then finished in sand beds that have been heated to 68°F. The radicchio is then cleaned and placed into boxes.

CASATELLA TREVIGIANA

Casatella Trevigiana owes its name to its humble domestic origins, it could come from the latin word "Caseus" or from the italic "cacio" that means "cheese". It derives from household kitchens, where housewives used the scant milk they had available to make good fresh cheese. It was made most of all in winter, when it turned out best – and with a higher fat content. When one family did not have enough milk to make the cheese, they would ask a neighbouring shop to lend them what was needed. In this simple and generous form of solidarity we recognize the beginnings of the future cooperation that in the 20th century became a pillar of Trevigiana cheese production.

ASPARAGUS OF CIMADOLO

The Cimadolmo white asparagus P.G.I. is grown in the permeable and well drained, alluvial and sandy, loamy soils found on the left bank of the Piave river in the province of Treviso, an area that often flooded in the past. A humid-temperate climate, typical for this area, favours the quick growth of the asparagus, making the cultivation of tender, non-fibrous, white spears possible. It is a spring vegetable, with harvesting beginning at the end of March and lasting 15 to 20 days the third year after planting, and two months or so after the fourth year. The Strada del prodotto tipico (Typical-product Road) itinerary runs through this predominantly agricultural area includes places of great historical interest, such as the town of Oderzo, whose origins date back to Roman times, the town of Cimadolmo and Grave di Papadopoli, an area teeming with reminders of the great final battle of the Piave offensive during World War I.