The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, located in a small hilly area in the province of Treviso, are the protagonists of the splendid landscape that has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is characterized by hills and ciglioni, that is, small plots of vines on narrow grassy terraces. But also from woods, small villages and cultivated fields.
Man has worked for centuries, with wisdom and patience, to adapt and model this rugged terrain, until he created this particular chessboard landscape consisting of rows of vines parallel and vertical to the slopes.
This cultivation technique, with spectacular geometries, takes the name of bellussera, conceived in the nineteenth century by the Bellussi brothers to tackle downy mildew.
These viticultural practices use Glera grapes to produce the highest quality Prosecco DOCG wine.
The mosaic aspect of the landscape is the result of practices that have respected the environment and that make a virtuous use of the territory, today as well as in antiquity.
The discovery of the cellars and small villages surrounded by terraces and vineyards is an exciting experience. You can explore the place of origin, get to know the producer, visit the vineyard and taste the wine, along with local delicacies.
The itineraries “Strada del Prosecco”, to be explored while drinking a glass of wine and tasting local cheeses or salami, offer an example of how food and wine pleasure are beautifully combined with cultural enrichment and aesthetic enjoyment, respecting traditions and local environment.
The Dolomites are named after the French geologist Déodat de Dolomieu, who lived in the 18th century, and was the first to study the particular type of rock.
They are a set of nine mountain systems of the Italian Eastern Alps that exhibit a variety of mountain landscapes of incomparable beauty. The Dolomites are also called Pale Mountains for the characteristic iridescent white rock that makes them unique and fascinating.
They extend for almost 142 thousand hectares, embracing the areas of the Veneto region, of Trentino Alto Adige and Friuli Venezia Giulia. Most of the mountain ranges of the Dolomites fall within the territory of Belluno, accounting for about 70% of the most famous mountains in north-eastern Italy.
The majesty of the Dolomite landscape, recognized and awarded by UNESCO, is characterized by a multitude of colors. You can admire the contrast between the soft green bands of the woods and prairies and the rocky peaks, extremely varied in both shape and components. It goes from vertical walls up to 1600 meters high to deep gorges from 500 to 1500 meters, to reach Dolomite peaks that measure over 3000 meters above sea level. Finally, fascinating the modest-sized glaciers and perennial snowfields characterize the Dolomites.
They are the result of a slow transformation. The spectacular peaks adorned with spiers, the towers and pinnacles with infinite sculptural forms, emerged 70 million years ago from the primordial sea that covered this whole area and were modeled over time by the atmospheric agents that have shaped them into truly unique shapes.
These mountains, once a mass of shells, corals and algae, submerged by the sea, today represent a magnificent geological treasure rich in fossils.
At sunrise and sunset, the Dolomites turn pink. A typical and unique phenomenon due to the particular composition of its rock, dolomite, that is a double calcium carbonate.
There are more than 1,500 plant species, and numerous animal species.
Three cultures meet here: the Italian, the German and the Ladin cultures, which with their ancient traditions, their knowledge and their legends give us a rich ethnographic heritage.
The splendid landscapes of the Dolomites have always attracted Italian and foreign climbers, explorers and travelers.
Its holiday resorts are renowned holiday destinations for those seeking intimate contact with nature, or those in need of a breath of pure air and regenerating activities. Climbing, skiing, paragliding, mountain biking, canoeing for the more adventurous, but also hiking in an environment of irresistible charm that knows how to speak to the soul, offering emotions, silence and amazement.
The closest airports are: Venice Marco Polo airport (109 km) and Treviso Antonio Canova airport (87 km).
By car via the A27 motorway which connects Venice to Belluno in an hour, from here at the Pian di Vedoia (BL) motorway exit you can quickly reach all the valleys of the Dolomites in the province of Belluno.
By train it is possible to reach Sedico, Belluno, Longarone and Pieve di Cadore and from there by bus to the various destinations.
The tour of the Dolomite passes by car, motorbike or bicycle is something not to be missed. Taking the hairpin turns that reach the pass and dominating the Dolomite landscape from above is an unforgettable experience for all visitors.
Cortina d’Ampezzo, queen of the Dolomites, a world-famous ski center. Pieve di Cadore, famous for being the birthplace of one of the greatest Renaissance painters, Tiziano Vecellio, and home to the interesting Eyewear Museum, an industry that took its first steps here, reaching the world leadership. Fornesighe, an enchanted village in the Val di Zoldo, a valley that hosts numerous works by the sculptor Andrea Brustolon, known as the Michelangelo of wood. Cibiana with its murals. Arabba, Alleghe and Falcade, Selva di Cadore, different faces of the Agordino. Lorenzago di Cadore, a summer residence loved by Pope John Paul XXIII. The church of S. Nicolò di Comelico with the frescoes by Gianfrancesco da Tomezzo (1482) and the church of Sant’Orsola di Vigo di Cadore with a magnificient cycle of fourteenth-century frescoes and a late Gothic wooden altar of German origin by Michael Parth.
A walk on foot is essential to admire the beauty of these world-famous mountains: tour of the Cinque Torri.
CAMERA DI COMMERCIO TREVISO BELLUNO