The name Gaiarine comes from the Longobard dialect term Gahagi meaning “hidden woods”.
The first signs of settlements here date back all the way to the Neolithic era, as indicated by the findings of stone and ceramic materials. Other findings near Gaiarine also date back to this era, such as the “Mutere”, believed to be either burial tombs or fortifications, scattered at various points through the valley. The most visible and striking of these is situated in the area of Gaiarine known as Campomolino while another one lies in Francenigo.
In 1995, archaeologists found the remains of a bronze leaf from Ancient Venice in Gaiarine, supporting that there was one a small sanctuary there and therefore a surrounding Ancient Venetian settlement.
During the time of Ancient Rome, the territory of Gaiarine became part of the Agro di Opitergium (now Oderzo), which at the time included much of the eastern area of today's province of Treviso.
Apart from sites from ancient history, there are also numerous Venetian villas here, such as the 17th-century Villa Riello-Pera, which features authentic 18th-century statues of white stone in the garden.
Info: Municipality of Gaiarine www.comune.gaiarine.tv.it/