In the heart of Veneto, surrounded by UNESCO treasures

When you arrive in Follina, in the heart of the "Prosecco Hills," you will be enchanted by the diversity of the landscape and the allure of the towns in the Marca region. Here, you will find charming art towns that have preserved the charm of ancient medieval villages, Venetian villas that make the Marca region unique, gentle hills, and excellent local products for your pleasant stay.

You can complement your vacation with a visit to the magical Venice, easily and quickly reachable from Treviso, or with a stroll through the Venetian countryside.
Thanks to its strategic location, in the heart of the Prosecco Road, Follina is the perfect starting point to discover many delightful destinations, including Cortina (Dolomites) and the province's own Venice: the Treviso Marca region.

So Beautiful is Treviso

Strolling through the historic center or taking a walk along the Sile River, Treviso possesses a grace that no other city has. The historic center welcomes you with its colorful medieval streets, lined with arcades and partially frescoed palaces (it was one of the most beautiful "urbs picta" in Italy).

There are many things to see: Piazza dei Signori and Calmaggiore in the heart of the city center, its numerous and interesting churches starting from the Duomo, the network of canals that give it the charm of a water city, and characteristic views like the fish market and the Buranelli Canal.

The city is crossed by the Sile, the longest resurgent river in Italy. To the north and south, it can be pleasantly explored, with natural oases, ancient mills, and stately villas. Treviso is a city rich in local products, from the famous red radicchio to the sweet tiramisu, which it presents in delicious recipes in its unmistakable, typical establishments.

The City of Colors
In the thirteenth century, the joyful city adorned the walls of its beautiful palaces with colors representative of the Marca region. Even today, the intense reds and vibrant colors that have made Treviso one of the most beautiful "urbs picta" in Italy stand out and decorate the historic center.

Capital of the Marca "joyful and loving", Treviso presents a historic center full of things to see and savor. We highlight the Palazzo dei Trecento in Piazza dei Signori, Calmaggiore, the Duomo, the temple of San Nicolò with the attached Chapter Hall of the Dominicans frescoed by Tomaso da Modena, the Loggia dei Cavalieri, Ca' dei Carraresi, the important Santa Caterina Museum, and the new university in San Leonardo.

Treviso is an elegant city, rich in well-kept shops with beautiful and constantly updated shop windows. To experience the beauty of the Sile River, you can visit the Santa Cristina nature reserve to the north or follow the "Restera" path to the south, which runs alongside the river's winding course like a natural painting.

Castelfranco Veneto, in the city-treasure of the great Giorgione

Castelfranco Veneto welcomes you with its clock tower, a splendid gateway surrounded by crenellated walls that preserve the colors and scents of a long history. The center of the castle is a true artistic treasure trove, well-preserved, and encompasses multiple and significant architectural styles, ranging from medieval influences to eighteenth-century buildings, including the Cathedral and the Accademico Theater. Castelfranco is the city of Giorgione, an extraordinary artist of the Venetian Renaissance, renowned for his incomparable works of beauty, such as the Pala and the Tempesta.

The Pala of Giorgione
The city's Cathedral, designed by architect Francesco Maria Preti, has housed the restored Pala of Giorgione since 2006: a marvel to be visited and contemplated in absolute awe.

Asolo, the jewel city, muse of artists

Asolo is a small jewel nestled among the hills of the Marca Trevigiana. Those who visit it are captivated by its unique and magical atmosphere, which has been a source of inspiration for artists throughout history, dating back to the time of Queen Cornaro.

Known as the "city of a hundred horizons", Asolo is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world, with its charming small squares, picturesque views, and romantic natural landscapes that offer breathtaking panoramic vistas. The medieval origin castle, once the residence of Caterina Cornaro and her Renaissance court, now houses the theater dedicated to Eleonora Duse. It still retains its clock tower, the mozza tower, and the queen's audience hall.

The medieval cathedral houses beautiful works by Lorenzo Lotto, while the Palazzo della Ragione preserves the 16th-century frescoes of the Contarini family. Overlooking the enchanting square dedicated to Gabriele d'Annunzio, you will find Palazzo Beltramini and Casa della Duse.

A street with wonderfully frescoed palaces is named after Robert Browning, the English poet who wrote the book of verses "Asolando." Don't miss Villa Freya, the former home of explorer Freya Stark, where the remains of a Roman theater can still be found in the gardens. Asolo truly embodies the essence of beauty and artistic inspiration, making it a must-visit destination for all lovers of art and culture.

From Canova to Scarpa

An itinerary full of opportunities, in the "land of a hundred bell towers" between the hills of Asolo and Mount Grappa. It's a landscape of "a hundred horizons," as Giosuè Carducci wrote, that allows you to immerse yourself in nature, with its rich forests and fruit trees, while savoring the enogastronomic excellences of a generous land with deep-rooted traditions.

Along this journey, you will witness how great artists from different eras, from Andrea Palladio to Antonio Canova and Carlo Scarpa, have interpreted and enhanced the characteristics of this landscape—the harmonious shapes and colors—by designing and constructing architectural and artistic masterpieces famous worldwide.

Possagno is home to the birthplace of the great Neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova. Here, you can visit the Temple he envisioned and designed, as well as the splendid Gipsoteca, which houses casts, plaster sculptures, and paintings. The architectural genius of Palladio can be discovered at Villa Emo Capodilista in Fanzolo and the magnificent Villa di Maser, adorned with frescoes by Paolo Veronese. In Altivole, the Barco della Regina Cornaro, a place of gathering and intellectual exchange among writers, including Pietro Bembo, stands as the only surviving 16th-century court in the territory of the Serenissima Republic. In San Vito, you can admire the interplay of light and water in the monumental Brion Tomb, a masterpiece by Carlo Scarpa, built between 1970 and 1975 in the small village cemetery.

This itinerary offers a remarkable blend of art, architecture, and natural beauty, allowing you to delve into the creative genius of renowned artists and experience the captivating landscapes that have inspired them. It is an enriching journey through time and aesthetics, leaving you with lasting impressions of the artistic heritage and cultural richness of this remarkable region.

Montello: Between Nature and Memories of the Great War

Here lies a truly unique "monticellus" that emanates the scent of herbs and wild plants. Once used by the Serenissima Republic as a forest reserve for its ships, it became the final theater of World War I, preserving significant testimonies, monuments, and relics from that era.

A stop in Giavera del Montello is worthwhile, where you will find the evocative British Cemetery and the Monument of Giavera to the unknown soldiers. Nervesa Della Battaglia hosts the imposing Montello Military Shrine. In Nervesa, it is also worth visiting the Museum of the Great War, which displays important historical artifacts, the Barcone of the Pontieri Engineers, the monument of the renowned aviator Francesco Baracca, and the remains of the Abbey of San Eustachio, where Monsignor Della Casa composed the famous Galateo.

While wandering among the Montello trenches, a pause in the Santi Angeli locality is highly recommended, offering a beautiful view of the Piave River. Lastly, the original Museo dello Scarpone in Montebelluna is worth admiring, as it encapsulates the history of the Treviso town, known worldwide as the capital of sports footwear, through various displays and exhibits. The Montello region offers a compelling blend of natural beauty and historical significance. It allows visitors to appreciate the tranquil landscapes while reflecting on the impact of war and paying tribute to those who sacrificed their lives. It is an opportunity to delve into the rich history of the area and gain a deeper understanding of the events that unfolded during World War I.

Conegliano: The Elegant City of Cima

Conegliano is a small Renaissance city that gracefully offers its delights to all visitors: historical and artistic beauties, excellent local cuisine, and its world-renowned wines. Strolling through the streets of the city center, especially along the beautiful Via XX Settembre, one can admire the historic palaces and their magnificent frescoes, still vibrant in color and well-defined in their images.

A visit to the 14th-century Cathedral, which houses the magnificent and famous Altarpiece by Cima da Conegliano, is a must in Conegliano. The house of the great local painter, now converted into a museum, is also open for exploration in the square dedicated to him.

The Wine School
Founded in 1876, the Conegliano Wine School was the first of its kind in Italy and is now considered a reference point for enology studies in Italy and Europe. Supported by local wineries, the school is a symbol of the century-old winemaking tradition of this territory.

Conegliano welcomes you with the beautiful Alpini Staircase, located in front of the train station. From here, you can embark on a relaxing walk through squares, refined shops, frescoed palaces, and splendid churches. In Piazza Cima, you can admire the neoclassical Teatro Accademia and the loggia of the School of Santa Maria dei Battuti, adorned with frescoes by Pozzoserrato.

Another inviting walk starts from the picturesque Via Madonna della Neve, follows the ancient Carrara Walls, and ascends to the Castle that overlooks the city. In the Bell Tower, the Civic Museum is housed, offering a fascinating glimpse into the city's history. Conegliano is the starting point of the Prosecco Road, a sparkling journey through the flavors and fragrances of the green and golden painted hills.

Conegliano invites you to immerse yourself in its elegance, indulge in its artistic treasures, and savor its culinary delights and world-renowned wines. It is a city that seamlessly blends history, culture, and natural beauty, offering a truly enriching experience for every visitor.

The Prosecco Road

Stretching between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, the Prosecco Road unfolds like a single vineyard amidst gentle hills, occasionally adorned with ancient abbeys, centuries-old trees, and rustic farmhouses.

Along the route, apart from the beauty of a truly unique landscape, you can savor the fragrances of the quintessential modern wine in typical taverns, including the prestigious Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze.

Prosecco in History
The trade of this superb wine, present in the Treviso area since ancient times, intensified in the 14th century through commercial exchanges with German populations. From Charles V to Henry III, and up to the present day, anyone who has traversed the hills of Marca has stopped to enjoy this timeless wine.

Starting from beautiful Conegliano, the Prosecco Road passes through the locality of Rua di Feletto, which emerged around the ancient Camaldolese monastery of Santa Maria Assunta. It then continues to San Pietro di Feletto, where you can visit the ancient medieval parish church preserving splendid 13th-century frescoes.

In addition to Prosecco, in Refrontolo, you can taste an excellent DOC passito wine called Marzemino. This area is also home to the Molinetto della Croda, an extraordinary example of rural 16th-century architecture, reminiscent of a painting.

Solighetto di Pieve di Soligo hosts a small museum dedicated to the renowned opera singer Toti Dal Monte, offering a captivating visit before reaching Valdobbiadene.

The Prosecco Road is a journey of enchantment, inviting you to explore the lush landscapes, discover the rich history, and indulge in the flavors of the renowned Prosecco wine. It's an experience that combines the pleasures of nature, cultural heritage, and the timeless allure of a sparkling wine known and celebrated worldwide.

Vittorio Veneto, nestled amidst the gentle slopes of the City of Peace

Vittorio Veneto, born in the 19th century from the union of the ancient villages of Ceneda and Serravalle by the will of the King of Italy, is the city where World War I concluded on November 4, 1918. It preserves various signs of this significant event within its territory, foremost among them its vocation to be a memory and a symbol of peace.

Blessed with a mild climate, the "queen" of the Treviso pre-Alps is surrounded by gentle slopes that protect it and give life to beautiful natural landscapes. Its two villages are highly characteristic: Ceneda, the ancient administrative and episcopal seat, and Serravalle, where the splendid Piazza Flaminio shines with its Istrian stone pavement.

Vittorio Veneto is a welcoming city, rich in typical establishments offering excellent local food and wine.

Battle Museum
The museum houses an extensive collection of weapons from World War I, a display of field telephones, and a wide selection of written documents, topographic maps, typewritten dispatches, newspapers, posters, and examples of propaganda from both sides.

In the village of Ceneda, don't miss the Cathedral, the Castle of San Martino, the Diocesan Museum in the Episcopal Seminary, and the Battle Museum housed in the Loggia del Cenedese.

Also in Ceneda, be sure to explore the splendid "Annunciation" by Andrea Previtali, exhibited in the Church of Santa Maria del Meschio. Discover Serravalle and its gem, Piazza Flaminio, where the Serravallese Loggia stands out with its entire façade adorned with frescoes, inscriptions, coats of arms, and a Romanesque tower. The Loggia is also home to the Museum of the Ceneda Region.

Vittorio Veneto invites you to delve into its rich history, admire its architectural treasures, and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of a city that cherishes the ideals of peace. With its enchanting landscapes and cultural heritage, Vittorio Veneto offers a memorable experience that combines history, art, and the pleasures of the senses.

The Cammino delle Colline UNESCO - 50 km

An official itinerary linked to the Heritage of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene is born: fifty kilometers, from Vidor to Vittorio Veneto, in four stages to discover the territory.

A four-day journey through hills, abbeys, medieval fortresses, and vineyards. And together, the memory of the final battle of World War I, symbolically retracing the movement of the Italian troops from the Piave River to that victory that changed the fate of our nation. It is a combination of nature, history, and traditions that the Cammino delle Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene will offer, a route where walkers can appreciate the beauty of the hills declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, allowing them to experience through sight and taste, fused with the necessary physical effort. In the Cammino delle Colline UNESCO, all the ingredients for the "slow tourism" of the modern traveler are present.

Characteristics: the route unfolds along the ridge line of the hills, constantly offering an incomparable panorama and crosses not only the starting and ending points but also Colbertaldo, the southern heights of Valdobbiadene, Col San Martino, the Vedette of Farra di Soligo, Premaor di Miane, the Tre Ponti of Follina, the Cison area with Zuel di Qua and di Là, Arfanta, Tarzo, Nogarolo, Serravalle, linking portions of some historic trails. In the 49.8 km of the route, hikers will journey through the infinite beauties of the pre-Alpine area of Treviso, from steep slopes to gentle walks through fields, from water-rich valleys to sharp ridges. And there are numerous cultural insights, stemming from centuries of history in a territory rich in villages, castles, abbeys, churches, and vibrant folk traditions. Many visited sites bring us back in memory to World War I, thanks to trenches, tunnels, and visible military positions on the hills. Moreover, the route is symbolically linked to the movement made by the Italian troops when they managed to cross the Piave River at various breakthrough points to fight the final battle of Vittorio Veneto (October 24 - November 4, 1918).

The route has been designed to visit the entire geological block characterized by the hogback of the sub-prealpine hills that link together in the "Core Zone." It presents a moderately low technical difficulty but still falls within the hiking category, with a significant elevation gain of 2,265 meters.

Some sections are more challenging, such as the final part of Monte Comun and Monte Baldo, which is why an optional "Northern Variant" has been planned, bypassing this segment and passing through a simpler route via Fratta, Colmaggiore, and the southern part of Revine, thus offering solutions suitable for all hikers.

Total time 19 hours
Elevation gain D+ 2,265 m (total)
Distance 50 km
Difficulty level Hiking (E) Experienced Hikers (EE)

The hotel will arrange all transfers and provide all the necessary equipment upon request to ensure you make the most of this unforgettable experience.

Mountain wonders, from the Cansiglio forest to the slopes of Valdobbiadene

From the vast Cansiglio forest, an ancient forest equipped for ecological tourism and various sports, to Revine Lago, with its characteristic stone houses; from the splendid Cistercian Abbey of Follina, a true gem of the 13th century: a trip through the natural and human landscapes of Altamarca, welcoming and scattered with rare beauty.

Inbriago, Morlacco, Bastardo, Casatella—these are the lands of the Pedemontana region known for the production of superb cheeses. From Inbriago, covered with soft grape skins from the local red vineyards, to Morlacco, which acquires its distinctive flavor from the rich and varied flora of the Grappa alpine pastures. In the Marca region, the renowned Casatella trevigiana cheese is also produced, famous for its creaminess.

Two days of fresh air
Before or after exploring the Cansiglio forest, where you can also visit the interesting natural history museum, the captivating Calieron caves await you in the Piai area—they are definitely worth a visit.

The Cistercian Abbey of Follina is an absolute must-see, showcasing one of the most significant examples of late Romanesque architecture with Gothic elements in the Treviso area. Started in the 12th century and completed in 1335, it also boasts a beautiful cloister.

An excellent finale in Valdobbiadene awaits you: a ritual toast with Prosecco DOCG and delicious gastronomic delights to revive the spirit and celebrate the joy of friendship.

Marca Culture

The Treviso Marca region offers a rich cultural offering throughout the seasons, with various events and exhibitions that enhance and enrich your stay.

Notable highlights include the renowned art exhibitions and shows promoted by the Cassamarca Foundation at the beautiful medieval palace of Ca' dei Carraresi in Treviso. In the historic centers and villages of the Marca region, there is a packed calendar of palios and costume festivals that recreate medieval and Renaissance atmospheres.

Along the Sile River, amidst the stunning landscapes of Treviso

The Sile River offers an itinerary of great scenic and historical interest, partially to be explored on foot but preferably by bike.

Starting from Treviso, in the "Restera" area, you can reach Roncade, encountering along the way the picturesque red mills of Mandelli, splendid examples of industrial archaeology, harmonious Venetian villas, the 14th-century Tower of Carraresi in Casale sul Sile, and the Giustinian Castle in Roncade.

It's a pleasant walk that feels like stepping into a naturalistic painting.

Destination: Venice

A "cruise" on comfortable motorboats along the Sile River is another interesting way to discover the charm of this river nestled in greenery and rich in history.

North of the Venice Lagoon, the Sile River Park offers the opportunity to explore a wonderful environment teeming with wildlife and aquatic flora.

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