As a symbol of the historic moment at the end of the I World War, on November 4th, 1918, the city of Vittorio Veneto preserves the Gold Medal of Military Valor (medaglia d'Oro al Valor militare) for its population's active participation in the fight for freedom.
Today Vittorio Veneto is an important centre for artisan and industrial fields, but is also a notably artistic city full of churches, monuments and many other works of art. In 2000, it was properly awarded the title of an official “City of Art”. With the numerous churches and ancient traditions of the city, the people in Vittorio Veneto use the denomination of the city's high-classed art, music and wine to denote the area as an especially great destination for visitors to explore. For instance, as the birthplace of Lorenzo Da Ponte, the famous scribe of Mozart’s symphonies, Vittorio Veneto has certainly earned the title of “City of Music”.
Vittorio Veneto is also well known for the Forest of Cansiglio, the second Italian state-forest equipped for winter sports, golf and hiking excursions. The hills that surround the city also make up the ideal scenery for an excursion for walkers, horseback riders and mountain-bike riders. In an area where Prosecco is widely produced, VittorioVeneto is featured in the “Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Hills Wine & Prosecco Route” because of its contributions to the long tradition of white-wine production.
Info: Municipality of Vittorio Veneto www.comune.vittorio-veneto.tv.it