The Territory

Ca' Vittoria in the heart of the UNESCO Heritage area

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Duomo di Conegliano

Art & culture

The Conegliano area offers numerous artistic, historical and cultural works to get to know and visit. The Duomo, which originated as Santa Maria dei Battuti in the 14th century, is today the most important church in the city, dedicated to Santa Maria Annunziata and the patron saint San Leonardo. It constitutes a central architectural and religious reference: the building is inseparable from the Scuola dei Battuti, which is to all intents and purposes an integral part of the Renaissance complex of the duomo, thus constituting an artistic centre that preserves some of the most important paintings in the entire Conegliano area. The entire façade was covered with frescoes by Pozzoserrato in 1593. These are still in a good state of preservation, partly thanks to recent restoration work.

Other sites worth visiting in the area include the Pieve di S. Pietro di Feletto, dating back to the period between the 8th and 9th centuries, and the Molinetto della Croda, an ancient water mill located in the Lierza Valley, between the municipalities of Refrontolo and Rolle.

Castello di Conegliano

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Castello di San Salvatore, Susegana

Wonders to explore

Conegliano Castle (the oldest records of which date back to the 12th century) is the medieval centrepiece of the Veneto town. Situated in a strategic position on top of Colle di Giano, the castle dominates the entire city and the surrounding area. Every summer it hosts the event “Calici di Stelle“, a major tasting event of the best DOCG Prosecchi.

The Castle of San Salvatore, in Susegana, is an ancient fortified complex dating back to the late 13th and early 14th centuries. Today, San Salvatore is characterised by its crenellated walls, the block of Palazzo Odoardo and the large tower together with the church of Santa Croce, elements connected to the ruins of other buildings.

Abbazia di Santa Maria di Follina

Concerto di Uto Ughi

Another unmissable gem worth visiting is the Cistercian Abbey Santa Maria di Follina: erected on an earlier Benedictine building in the 12th century, the present basilica features the typical construction envisaged by Cistercian symbolism. Inside, several valuable works are still present. Every year the Abbey hosts a concert by internationally renowned violinist Uto Ughi and the Filarmonici di Roma. The acoustics of the Abbey, defined as one of the best in the entire Veneto region, the Maestro’s expressions, and the music played, make this event something unique and unforgettable.

Palazzo Sarcinelli, a Renaissance building in Conegliano, is home to the City Art Gallery and continually hosts exhibitions and unmissable cultural events.

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Aula magna Scuola Enologica di Conegliano

The School of Oenology in Conegliano was historically the first institute where oenology was studied. It was established in Conegliano in 1876 precisely because of its location within the prosecco production area.

Including all specialisations, it currently has more than 1200 students. The Campus of Conegliano at the University of Padua is home to the three-year degree course in Vitivinicultural and Oenological Sciences and Technologies as well as the CIRVE. It is also the seat of the Research Centre for Viticulture (VIT) of the CRA.

Extraordinary Events & Traditions

Since 1976, with the “Cocofungo” event, mushrooms and cooks have come together to enhance the flavour of the former and the craft of the latter. Thanks to the enthusiasm of the small group of restaurateurs who immediately believed in the potential of this project, Cocofungo became the manifesto of the great gastronomy of the Marca Trevigiana, also anticipating the many themed gastronomic festivals that subsequently spread throughout Italy, constituting a true record in the panorama of national food and wine tourism. Cocofungo has captured the public’s attention, partly thanks to its careful and constant attention to quality and a capacity for renewal that has amazed even the most attentive and refined palates. Every year, in autumn, these palates can find new combinations of flavours, insights, creativity and, above all, raw materials of extraordinary quality in the participating restaurants.

Dama Castellana di Conegliano

Another event of historical and cultural importance is the Dama Castellana di Conegliano, a yearly event that commemorates an ancient battle that took place between the people of Conegliano and the people of Treviso in 1231. The victorious people of Conegliano were borne on their backs by their adversaries along a steep street, Calle Scoto de Scoti or Calle degli Asini, on the hill where the castle of the city of Conegliano still stands. The Living Lady is Conegliano’s historical re-enactment par excellence. This is testified by its fame in Italy and abroad and its consistent presence in all the events in which the Province of Treviso and the Veneto Region promote the area for tourism purposes.

The Unforgettable Cuisine of Our Lands

The cuisine of Conegliano Valdobbiadene has its roots in the times when the inhabitants of the hills, even before sheep farming, lived off hunting and the wild fruits of the woods. Here, game has always been cooked on a spit, roasted or stewed, and accompanied by the typical polenta. In the autumn and winter months, tables are enhanced by a wide range of forest mushrooms, such as chanterelles and chanterelles.

In spring, the cuisine renews itself by drawing on wild meadow herbs, transformed into risottos or omelettes, the pride of Treviso cuisine. Many typical cheeses such as Bastardo, Morlacco or Imbriago take centre stage in tasty aperitifs. Finally, those who love fish can enjoy Prosecco Superiore DOCG accompanied by specialities from our Adriatic Sea, both grilled and baked.

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