LIVING MONTE GRAPPA
Monte Grappa welcomes everyone with its simplicity, giving a feeling of peace and freedom. Here you can listen to stories told by herdsmen, walk on back, fly paragliding, go cycling or reach the top and listen to the birds singing.
The valleys devastated by the Great War, teeming with soldiers assault, are now peaceful and quiet, fragrant raspberries and blueberries. Sacred and profane merge into one, in a unique landscape that has always captivated the athletes and visitors from around the world.
photo by VivereilGrappa
MALGHE E MTB
The mountain of Valdobbiadene is perhaps one of the most exciting and challenging routes of “Alta Marca Trevigiana” to discover the green top of Monte Cesen (1,570 m).
The pre-Alpine ridge offers a succession of magnificent views, meadows, pastures and forests that draw the landscape.
Those who love cycling in these areas does not only for sport, but to discover the territory and its wine and food. It’s a way to enjoy the area through a kind of mobility that respects the environment and the cattle that populates the valley during summer.
photo by Stefano De Marchi, Gabriele Dalla Porta
ALTA VIA TV1
Alta Via Tv1 is an exciting journey through history, taste and nature in Treviso area. It’s an itinerary for lovers of trekking that crosses three different mountains:
the Monte Grappa, marked by the tragic memories of the Great War,
the Cesen-Visentin with its cheese-making tradition; the Cansiglio, populated by deer in love and mysterious shadows. It was the ancient wood reserve for the fleets of Venice.
All this in 128 km and 7000 m of altitude, with Dolomites in the background. This area is good for many sporting activities such as Nordic walking in summer and snowshoeing in winter.
photo by Valerio Scarpa, Visit Treviso
ENJOY PIAVE RIVER
Turbulent waters, boats full of soldiers, bridges destroyed by artillery and textures of fences: these are the first images that jump to mind thinking about Piave River. The signs are still visible along the trail in the municipality of the “Isle of the Dead” in Moriago della Battaglia.
Today, the sacred river is a natural resource that finds its identity, for example, in a nature trail in the “City of the Herons” in Pederobba, nesting place of the grey heron and white egret.
The natural area of Settolo Basso extends in Bigolino. It’s a journey of about 5 Km that offers the opportunity to spend a pleasant day among fresh water courses, springs, flora and fauna of the wetlands river.
The Fontane Bianche of Sernaglia are a fascinating area of the floodplain of the Piave River, located between the towns Fontigo and Falzè di Piave. The area is almost entirely covered by dense vegetation and covered by a dense network of rivers, fed by numerous springs.
The ancient river port of Falzè di Piave, sponsored by Gruppo Casa Piave, is another place of special interest. Rediscovered in recent times, it was important at the time of the Venetian Republic, when goods were transported on rafts.
photo by Giuseppe Moro, Gianni Mello, Giancarlo Silveri, Elisa Bogo
MONTELLO AND ASOLO HILLS
The discovery of the territories situated along the river Piave is a delightful experience, thanks to hills and small valleys that make the landscape more and unpublished.
An area in which today still echo the ancient glories of Venice: during the Serenissima Republic they came here to find food and wine for their tables. It was territory of thriving trade in villas that now are World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here Andrea Palladio developed the rural architecture that the whole world envies us. Villa Barbaro in Maser and Villa Emo in Fanzolo di Vedelago are examples of the modern conception of the Italian farm in 16th ce.
The paths that cross the hills of Asolo to the foot of Montello are an ideal place for all lovers of bicycles. “Slow cyclists” that discover the area will be kidnapped by striking views and gorgeous scenery. Agonist cyclists can have a good training along the Montello Cycling Ring.
photo by Casamoscati, Guido Andolfato, Orsorama
The great Cansiglio Forest is a plateau covered by beeches and fir trees. Within it there are two vast grasslands where large herds of deer have found the ideal habitat, particularly during the period of love.
The waterway Caglieron gives its name to the famous caves located in the municipality of Fregona. It’s a fascinating set consisting of bridges and paths that cross a natural ravine and some quarries from which in the past was extracted ‘sandstone.
The Cansiglio is the second largest forest in Italy and one of the most beautiful for its trees and many animal species that live in.
There are many sports that you can practice: cross country skiing, alpine skiing, snowshoe hiking, dog sledding, mountain biking, hiking and guided tours, horse trekking, caving and golf.
photo by ncocco, denisrio, Daniele Dal Monte, Matteo Paladin
The ring of Prosecco is a naturalistic itinerary (about 8 km), which lies between San Pietro di Barbozza, some areas of Santo Stefano and Saccol. Here the wine and food culture has a long tradition: the visitor can discover it individually or accompanied by expert local guides.
Among vineyards and fruit trees, there is a “garden of art”, where you can meet large faces carved by skilful craftsmen of wood. This is Vignarte, a garden full of sculptures that takes shape year after year. It is the most bizarre sculpture symposium in the province of Treviso, in which art communicates with nature. They try to enforce the relationship between environment and humans, interpreting various issues of life in the chestnut wood of a “pole head” (it was the trunk of a chestnut that once was used to support the vine rows).
photo by NWmestre, Consorzio Valdobbiadenese