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Just a few kilometers from Venice, the Province of Treviso is an extraordinary combination of landscapes, art, history, natural beauty, hospitality and good food, enough to enchant visitors and stay in the heart of whoever travels through it. The scenes change from place to place, from the harmony of the plain to the foothills of the Alps, from the rolling Prosecco hills to the woods of Montello and Cansiglio, through art cities big and small, which make the territory of the March "Joyful & Amorous" a mosaic of beauty waiting to be discovered.

This charm goes far back to an era which has bequeathed a rich artistic and cultural heritage, from paleovenetian days to the present - a heritage which is now to be found in museums, churches, towns, palaces and villages strewn over the whole Province of Treviso and the neighboring areas of Venice, Padua, Verona and Belluno.

River Sile Natural Park

The Regional Nature Park of Sile covers an area of 5,152 hectares, which includes eleven municipalities in the provinces of Padua, Treviso and Venice. Through it meanders the river Sile, which with its 70 kilometers is the longest resurgence river in Italy.

In particular the zone of Silea is characterized by the "restera" that is a walkway built along embankment of the river Sile (so-called "towpaths"), where boatmen in antiquity would pull barges (so-called "burci") laden with merchandise along the river by long ropes.

Today the restera has become a zone favored by lovers of sport or those who wish to take a break from the hectic pace of modern life.

The riverbanks offer an unrivaled landscape, where you can walk in harmony with nature, jog, skate on roller blades or cycle.

The path Villapendola is ideal for joggers and cyclists(also at a professional level, like our italian middle-distance champion Giulia Alessandra Viola), whereas the wooden walkways skirting the cemetery of the "burci" (the old barges formerly used for transporting merchandise) offer an evocative view of the river and an excellent stroll for anyone wishing to unwind.

Moreover, it is also possible to experience the river from the river's own point of view by hiring on-site a kayak or canoe, a stand-up paddler or electric boat. A unique experience not to be missed!


Treviso is a city to visit in any season, with the slow pace of those who want to savor every corner, discover original views, and breathe the peaceful city life. Piazza dei Signori is the heart of the city and a meeting place for the locals. The Building of the Trecento and the elegant Loggia Dei Cavalieri can be found in this piazza.

The rivers Sile and Cagnan that slip between the streets give a unique charm to the old town surrounded by ancient walls. The houses with their beautifully painted facades reflect on the Buranelli canal and the Island of the Fish, which was created in the river Cagnan to accommodate the fish market and shows that Treviso has a close relationship with its water.

The Duomo is a remarkable monument and the frescoes by Pordenone and an altar piece with the Annunciation by Titan can be found in its Malchiostro chapel. Other treasures are enclosed in Museum Center of Santa Caterina dei Servi di Maria, including the story of Sant'Orsola by Tommaso da Modena, and masterpieces by G. Bellini, Lotto, Tiziano, and J. Bassano.

The Dominican church of San Nicolò, with its famous Capitolo room filled with frescoes by Tommaso da Modena is also worth visiting. The Cararresi House is a great place for art lovers as it has hosted many international exhibits in the past few years.

In short, this is a city offering magical moments to those who love to stroll along waterways, on cobbles weathered by time and history, to find themselves resting in a tavern or small restaurant overlooking the square and offering local delicacies.

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Venezia and its lagoon

No cars, only gondolas, this is Venice in a nutshell. The city is built on an archipelago of 118 islands intersected by 150 canals and connected by more than 400 bridges, a scenario that is absolutely unique in the world.

Protected by an evocative basin of brackish water, Venice and its lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is not just one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but also a priceless treasure of art and culture, landscape and environment. Naturally romantic, it has a poignant love-hate relationship with the sea, which is the cause of its beauty throughout history but also creates some difficulties to those who live in it, especially when the sea swells and invades the squares and streets of the city

Venice is a unique jewel, an enchanting city rich with art and refined architecture. How not to mention the magnificence of St. Mark' Square, with its Basilica, a masterpiece of Romanesque-Byzantine architecture, and the Doge's Palace built when Venice was the Serenissima Republic, the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto area and even the Grand Canal with its richly decorated palaces.

Venice hosts traditional cultural events like the Biennale - a festival of art, dance, film and theater - the symphonic season of the Theater La Fenice, the Historical Regatta, the Festa del Redentore and the Carnival, one of the most beautiful in the world.

The Lagoon is home to other fascinating islands, such as the Lido, where the prestigious Film Festival is held; Torcello, the first inhabited island of the lagoon and today almost abandoned; Burano, with its multicolored houses and laceworks; Murano, famous throughout the world for its artistic glass blowers; San Francesco del Deserto, a spellbinding place of meditation and prayer; San Lazzaro degli Armeni, a former leper colony and now the site of a monastery with an extraordinary treasure collection.

Venice … a marvel awaiting discovery ...

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With its fifteen kilometres of amber sand it is one of the most attended and the best known on an international level cities of this area. Jesolo is a city that is alive all year round thanks to a calendar filled with cultural, sports, and wine and food events. It is situated in a privileged geographical area, only a few kilometres from Venice.

The beach slowly slopes down to the sea that is characterized by typical small wharfs and the water is so clean that it has been awarded with the famous Blue Flag for the past few years. With its three tourist centres - the Centre, the lighthouse and the pine forest - Jesolo offers its guests natural landscapes and different types of things to do. Well-equipped beaches, a pine forest that is very inviting, the countryside crossed by placid streams of the Sile and the Piave.

There is a lot to do in your free time. There are five docks for those who like navigation and then there is sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, scuba diving, tennis, basket ball, volley ball, foot ball, an aquatic park, a go kart track that is approved for world championship races and an infinity of bicycles to rent for those who want to discover the hinterland along the numerous bike paths. But, that's not all because Jesolo also has a golf course immersed in a luxuriant green oasis, ideal for those who want to combine their vacation at the sea with this sport.

During the evening, guests are immersed in an intense nightlife. There are among two thousand stores and public establishments such as disco techs, restaurants, pizzerias, typical establishments, pubs and piano bars. Everything you need for a good time!

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Conegliano is immersed in the land of the famous Prosecco wine and is both the birthplace of the painter Giambattista Cima and a treasure chest of architectural and artistic beauty. The Castle is an emblem from medieval times. Today, this castle with its well-preserved Bell Tower house the small but interesting Civic Museum.

The Duomo, with the original painted facade, along with the attached Hall of the Battuti, represents the religious and artistic symbol of the city and holds the altarpiece 'Madonna and Child with angels' a work by Cima.

The ancient Grande quarter, now Via XX Settembre, is the pivot of Renaissance elegance, with the row of stately palaces rich in frescoes and carved stone decorations. Amongst the most beautiful are Monte di Pietà, Palazzo Sarcinelli, and Casa Longega. The Municipal Building, the Theater dell'Accademia, from the second half of the nineteenth century, and Palazzo Da Collo, a sixteenth century building with the Oratory Dell'Assunta, overlook Piazza Cima.

History, tradition and gastronomy are the basis of full calendar of events taking place in Conegliano. If you choose to visit the town in June, you will be able to see the spectacular re-enactment of the historic Castellana chess, a game of checkers with renaissance costumes.

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Valdobbiadene, homeland of Prosecco, is the capital of the production of sparkling wine, and in the same time is the center of a thriving economy.

The city has ancient origins and thanks to the mild climate, elegant appearance and its famous Prosecco, welcomes visitors by letting them stroll and admire the luminous Piazza Maggiore, on which stands the imposing neoclassical colonnade of the eighteenth century church of Santa Maria, keeper of several masterpieces of Venetian painters.

There are many possibilities for trips and excursions. The visitors can travel the popular area of Prosecco Superiore di Cartizze by car or bike, precious triangle of land bounded by the pretty villages of San Pietro di Barbozza, Santo Stefano and Saccol, all developed around the church's bells.

From Valdobbiadene depart several nature trails that lead to the nearby mountains of Pianezze, Cesen and Barbaria, through the pastures, ancient oratory and a lot of viewpoints from which visitors can enjoy beautiful landscapes. The discovery of these places is marked by pleasant stops in the cozy "refreshments", offering visitors tasty skewered meat, excellent cheeses and various other specialties, enlivened by generous glasses of Prosecco.

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Castelfranco Veneto

The high walls of the medieval castle that survived the storms of history and gave its name to the city stand stately and majestic. The castle is reminiscent of the battles and rivalries between the powerful towns of Padua, Vicenza and Treviso.

The heart of Castelfranco Veneto is enclosed by a fascinating wall, one of the best preserved in Italy. Tourists ill be able to feel the atmosphere of this city's rich past just walking through the center. Walking through the streets picturesque places and prestigious buildings can be seen, such as the Teatro Accademico and the Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, a source of loans for the poor of the city and surrounding villages up to the 1900s

At sunset Castelfranco shows its beauty, when the lit castle looks like it has come out of a fairy-tale. The castle can be admired while sipping a glass of wine in one of the many venues of Piazza Giorgione or strolling through the elegant Corso XXIX Aprile, with its ancient buildings.

Castelfranco Veneto is known throughout the world for being the birthplace of Giorgione, most extraordinary and enigmatic artist of the fifteenth century. Very few precious works by this mysterious genius of light and color have been found. The house of this extraordinary person now houses the Casa Giorgione Museum, which holds the Frieze of Liberal and Mechanical Arts, the only fresco attributed to the artist. The most famous work of the master is the Altar piece of Castelfranco that can be admired in the Duomo of S. Maria Assunta, in the Cotanzo Chapel.

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Carducci defined it as "the city of a hundred horizons" because of the beauty of its surrounding landscape, the same that Giorgione reproduced several times in his canvases. A charming medieval village nestled in the hills of Treviso; Asolo was a magnificent Renaissance court at the time of Caterina Cornaro. The town of Treviso was deeply loved by two other great women: the actress Eleonora Duse, also known as the "Divine" and the English writer and explorer, Freya Stark. Both lived in Asolo and are buried in the cemetery of Sant'Anna

Strolling through the winding and quiet alleys, tourists will find subtle traces of the distinguished guests who appreciated its inspiration, such as the English poet Robert Browning, Pietro Bembo, one of the most famous scholars of the sixteenth century and the musician Gian Francesco Malipiero, who found inspiration for some of his compositions.

The Fortress is the symbol of Asolo. The Fortress dominates the landscape from the summit of Monte Ricco, offering a spectacular view over the Old Town. From here you can see the historic center of town, Piazza Garibaldi with its sixteenth century fountain, the Castle that currently houses Teatro Duse, and the ancient Cathedra, that houses the beautiful "Assumption" by Lorenzo Lotto. The Civic Museum, the fifteenth century Palazzo della Region, the sixteenth century Villa of the Armeni and the prestigious City Hall, Palazzo Beltramini are also worth visiting. Just outside the town center, golf enthusiasts can practice on a challenging and fascinating 18-hole course.

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Citadella is a walled medieval city that still has a boundary wall in the shape of an irregular oval with thirtytwo towers. The walls that were built around 1220 for defensive purposes can still be visited and offer an enchanting view of the city. Crossing the bridge entrance, there are two main roads of the city that lead to the center of the four gates of the city. The whole town plan is an interesting example of fortified medieval architecture.

Cittadella was awarded the Silver Medal of Valor for its work in the partisan struggle during the Second World War. Its Tower of Malta (Torre di Malta), a prison built in 1251 by Ezzelino III da Romano, is mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy. Today, the Torre di Malta is home to an archaeological museum and the ground floor is a large conference hall.

The Church of Santa Maria del Torresino, which has been recently restored and reopened for worship, and the Praetorian Building, a delightful manor house with a Verona red marble door and currently home to exhibitions, are also worth visiting. The Duomo has numerous pieces of art while the Building della Loggia (Building of the Loggia) and the Teatro Sociale (Social Theatre) have become symbols of the city.

Tourists should also visit the Convent of San Francesco, built in 1481 and characterized by a bright cloister and the delightful Little Church of Santa Lucia di Brenta that belonged to a Benedictine monastery dating back to 1100.

Today it is one of the most fascinating old towns of Veneto with a memorable walk round the town walls. From a height of 14 to 16 meters visitors are able to look down on and appreciate the fortifications, while admiring the city as a whole.

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Padua is a journey into the past and in the present, amongst ancient history, traditions and art. Padua is a city full of beauty, and this can be seen in places like the restored Building of Reason and the Loggia of the Carraresi family that bears witness to the splendor of the Carraresi rule, in the Chapel of the Scrovegni with its precious frescoes by Giotto, in sculptures by Donatello or in the more modern lines of the Libeskinds monument.

It is a walk amongst the magnificence of old buildings, amongst the spirituality breathed in the Churches - amongst the Basilicas of St. Anthony, St. Justin (Santa Giustina), the Duomo with its Roman Baptistery, amongst the daily bustle of the city markets of the Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, amongst the grandeur of Prato della Valle and under the millenary porticos. Padua is also a city of science with its university in the ancient Building del Bo and along the boulevards of Europe's first University Botanical Garden.

Today, this creative and dynamic city is alive with markets, piazzas, refined restaurants, old osterias, and tables of the historical bars like Caffè Pedrocchi or the fashionable venues where the locals meet for the ritual of the aperitif.

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Cortina D'Ampezzo

Known the world over as the "Queen out of the Dolomites", Cortina d'Ampezzo is situated in a natural amphitheater kissed by the sun's rays and surrounded by splendid mountains. The Ampezza basin extends from Passo Falzarego to Passo Tre Croci with the most spectacular peaks of the Eastern dolomites all around it: Sorapiss, Antelao, Croda da Lago, Tofane, Croda Rossa, Cristallo. In 2009 these peaks were declared World Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO. The entire territory of Ampezzo is protected by the Parco Naturale delle Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, [Natural Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites], a protected area of 11,200 ha.

In Cortina entertainment and glamour are guaranteed every season of the year. The main attraction is the charming scenery, the numerous sports you can play here, the amenities, and the atmosphere you experience in the establishments of the town center: the elegance and quality of the shops, restaurants and hotels. In summertime the town offers countless opportunities for relaxation, sports and recreation. A plethora of itineraries, more or less strenuous, can be found along the 300 km of trails. Expert hikers are drawn here by the desire to hike up one of the via ferrata which allows them to reach the most beautiful panoramic peaks. Then there are various summer sports: golf, horseback riding, mountain-biking and mountaineering; some brave people like to go rafting, kayaking, canoeing and taxi-bobbing on wheels.

But the tourist attractions of Cortina d'Ampezzo do not stop here. There are exhibitions, literary events, conferences with movie celebrities, politicians and journalists, musical performances and educational l seminars that make this elegant town the alpine salon of the Dolomites. The throbbing heart of the town is Corso Italia, today so renowned. It is one of the most famous Italian shopping streets and is always crowded with tourists, attracted by the shop windows, the cafés and other establishments on both sides of the street

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Walking in the streets of the historical center or along the banks of the Adige, the city of love shows us all of her wonders. Verona shows its alternation of various dominations through its architecture: from the settlement of the Romans, to the age of commons, to the era of the Signoria of the Scaliger family until its Venetian and Habsburg dominations.

The majestic Arena is found in the very central Piazza Bra, the Roman amphitheater that for decades has hosted the prestigious summer opera season. The Barbieri Building and the Building of the Gran Guardia overlook the "liston", the large sidewalk that follows the line of the square. The other noble buildings of this square frequented by the locals and tourists from around the world.

The House of Juliet with its famous balcony welcomes thousands of visitors fascinated by the story of Romeo and Juliet, the two lovers of Shakespeare's famous tragedy.
Verona is a town which lives through art and the many emotions which it evokes. Strolling through the palaces, churches and squares will take you back in time, bringing to mind the star-crossed lovers immortalized by Shakespeare.

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