Treviso is a charming and lovely city, unique because of its warm hospitality, amazing historical points of interests and an incredible territory called “The Garden of Venice”.
The downtown of Treviso welcomes you with its canals, colored medieval streets, lined by porticos and palaces, many of them with original frescoes (one of the most beautiful urbs picta of Italy).
In the surroundings, you will find many pristine landscapes and pleasant towns such as old medieval villages surrounded by Prosecco hills UNESCO site, Venetian villas, built alongside rivers and ancient picturesque castles enclosed by vineyards.
CYCLING IN THE VENICE GARDEN: SLOW AND GREEN HOLIDAY IN THE MARCA TREVIGIANA
Cycletourism is a travel experience that focuses on the bicycle as the primary mode of transport.
The Marca Trevigiana is the ideal destination to spend your holiday combining both visits to beautiful cities of art and the possibility to discover the amazing historical, natural heritage and landscape actively and sustainably, thanks to the numerous cycling itineraries.
Visitors can enjoy 3 main itineraries in the Region of Veneto which cross Treviso and its surroundings and several daily excursions to live a unique experience in the Marca Trevigiana.
Our territory is a true landmark for cycling lovers as the Cycling in the Venice Garden network of companies offers ad hoc services for bike tourists, such as tailor-made tourist packages, bike hotel and accommodations to experience safely the true essence of our culture and traditions.
Some events recommended for cycling tourists are Gravel Marca Tour, a 700 km itinerary throughout the beauties of the Marca Trevigiana and Open Bike Fest, the 360° cycling event.
BRIDLEWAYS & EQUESTRIAN TOURISM
Equestrian tourism, along the bridleways, is another chance to enjoy your stay in the Marca Trevigiana in a relaxed and slow way, surrounded by nature and peace.
The “Treviso – Belluno Prealps Bridleways” project (“Ippovie delle Prealpi Trevigiane e Bellunesi”) is a 266 km path to discover the peculiarities of many municipalities and little villages in the Altamarca Trevigiana (Segusino, Valdobbiadene, Miane, Follina, Cison di Valmarino, Revine Lago, Vittorio Veneto, Fregona and Cappella Maggiore), in the special protection areas (ZPS in Italian) and in the Sites of Community Importance (SIC in Italian), located along the horse riding routes.
FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCES IN THE MARCA TREVIGIANA
One of the strengths and attractions of Treviso is certainly the food and wine tourism, with its typical specialties realised by local producers.
From the endless number of wines of the local wineries located in the Prosecco Hills’ UNESCO World Heritage Site to the PGI Radicchio Rosso of Treviso and the PGI Radicchio of Castelfranco Veneto, to the most famous dessert in the world, the Tiramisù, there are many products to taste and enjoy.
Other local specialties that have been awarded PDO PGI certification are the PDO Casatella Trevigiana, the PGI White Asparagus of Cimadolmo, the PGI Asparagus of Badoere, the PGI Marrone of Combai and PGI Marroni of Monfenera.
Two must-see food and wine events in the Marca Trevigiana are Primavera del Prosecco and Tiramisù World Cup.
UNESCO SITES IN THE MARCA TREVIGIANA
In the Marca Trevigiana there are two amazing UNESCO sites:
- Villa Barbaro in Maser, the Palladian villa conceived around 1550 by architect Andrea Palladio as a prestigeous venue for the agricultural estate of the noble Venetian brothers Daniele and Marcantonio Barbaro, who called painter Paolo Veronese and sculptor Alessandro Vittoria to decorate the building. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1996.
- The site “Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene”, which was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2019, is located in a small, hilly area of the province of Treviso in the Veneto region, where the effective interaction between man and the environment has resulted in a unique cultural landscape.
CULTURE, ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORY
The Marca Trevigiana offers a wide range of opportunities for those interested in cultural tourism.
Some must-see landmarks are the Opitergino Mottense area and the Montello and the Piave area, which are key places to visit and see trenches, ancient ruins, charnel houses and war memorials of the First World War.
Another unmissable stop is the Canovian Temple and the Gypsotheca in Possagno, birthplace of the famous sculptor Antonio Canova.
Between the Pedemontana of Grappa area and the Castelfranco Veneto plain, there is the “Strada dell’architettura”, an artistic and cultural itinerary along which visitors can admire architectural treasures of priceless value surrounded by beautiful landscapes such as Asolo, its hills and the Ezzelini’s estates.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN ITALY
The Marca Trevigiana counts on some little hamlets which have been included in the “Most Beautiful Villages of Italy” list, as examples of appreciation and preservation of Italy’s cultural, architectural and artistic heritage:
- Cison di Valmarino, dominated by the famous and enchanting Castelbrando, has a pictoresque historic centre and it’s the starting point of some natural and historic paths;
- Follina, a beloved destination for those looking for a cultural and relaxing break. Its most iconic attraction is the Cistercian abbey of Santa Maria, a Gothic and Romanesque wonder. Follina is also famous for the art of making wool and silk that made it a prestigious centre in the past;
- Portobuffolè, the smallest village in the Marca Trevigiana, is the ideal place to taste the ancient Medieval atmosphere, especially during the XIII century historical re-enactment which takes place every summer;
- Asolo, a Medieval walled fortress overlooking the surroundings from above, has a little historic centre which has fascinated many artists and writers over the centuries.