From Treviso to Venice
The route arrives in Vittorio Veneto, the Italian symbol of peace after the First World War, which this city experienced, having fought the last and conclusive battle, which is still remembered in its Battle Museum.
This city was founded from the union of two municipalities, Ceneda and Serravalle, which boast excellent artistic heritage: in Serravalle, a short cut is found in Piazza Flaminio, which is overlooked by a few buildings of considerable interest, while the Piazza di Ceneda is home to the ancient Cathedral and Villa Costantini Papadopoli.
In addition, the city bears the title of "Città della Musica (City of Music)", because Antonio da Ponte was born here, better known as Mozart's librettist, and the city theatre was named after him as well.
Following the staircase that leads you through a picturesque route, a place of mystery and legends, you come to the Sanctuary of Santa Augusta.
The art of winemaking of white wine has been handed down for centuries in this area, and Vittorio Veneto is located in the area of production of DOCG Prosecco. It is one of the essential stops reached on Wine Road for Prosecco and the Wines of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Hills.
The hilly landscape suitable for this type of cultivation is the ideal setting for walking, horseback riding, as well as for mountain bikers and cycling.
Among the hills of Prosecco, celebrated in the paintings of Giambattista Cima, we find Conegliano. Born here, the painter often drew inspiration from these places for the landscapes found in his paintings.
The Castle stands out, with the bell tower being the only remaining structure, visible from the surrounding hills and plain, thanks to its central location on the top of the Colle di Giano.
The castle houses the Civil Museum, where paintings by Palma il Giovane and Pordenone, as well as Roman artefacts found in the Conegliano territory, are displayed.
Conegliano is one of the highlights of the “Prosecco Road” itinerary and is home to the oldest Wine School in Italy.
Those who cycle along the route will discover sites touched by history: especially those recalling the events of the terrible conflict of the First World War.
Susegana with its San Salvatore Castle, Nervesa della Battaglia, a name – Battaglia meaning Battle - that recalls the events of the Great War, Montello hill with Volpago and Giavera.
But they are also places where the beauty of nature will captivate the eyes and spirit of cyclists.