Welcome to the “joyful and affectionate zone”. From Medieval times, this is how the local cities and towns replete with art, exceptional historical testimony, and excellent enogastronomical routes has been known.
At a short distance from Verdegaio Restaurant you will find:
Conegliano (6 Km):
This is the city of the artist Giovan Battista Cima, whose altar-piece painting “Sacra Conversazione” (Sacred Conversation) can be admired in the Duomo (cathedral). Next to the cathedral there is the very old “Scuola dei Battuti” with its magnificent frescoes, on both the interior and exterior walls.
Via XX Settembre, Conegliano’s main street, is embellished with elegantly decorated buildings. From the central square, Piazza Cima, one can stroll up the charming pedestrian walkway, Via Madonna della Neve, to the Castello (Castle) with its municipal museum. From this site there is a beautiful view of the neighboring hills and the Veneto Plain.
Vittorio Veneto (19 Km):
Resulting from the fusion of two boroughs, Ceneda and Serravalle (which date back to the Romantic period), the gracious city of Vittorio Veneto is the seat of the episcopal diocese and is full of monuments, churches, and works of art. Located at the foot of the Treviso and Belluno Prealps, it straddles the Meschio River and offers many possibilities for excursions on foot, on horseback, and by mountain bike.
Collalto (4 Km):
The Collalto, the hilly area north of Susegana, touches the Piave and Soligo Rivers and the Lierza Torrent. Commercial vehicles do not use the roads in this area; therefore, one can easily travel on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback. This area takes its name from the Collalto family which, during Medieval times, set up its fiefdom in this location. The Collalto family built the Castles of San Salvatore and Collato in the XII Century. Today, only San Salvatore Castle (the largest and most beautiful of the castles built by the family) is partially open to the public, booking required.
The City of Treviso (25 Km):
Treviso has an abundance of waterways. The confluence of the Sile and Cagnan Rivers and the 16th century city walls confer a unique charm to the historic center. Walking through the city and penetrating the picturesque medieval streets between bridges and arcades we find architectural jewels: churches and buildings, with frescoed walls, stretching over the waterways. There are also willow trees and arcades bordering the canals. The city center focuses around the arcade-rich Via Calmaggiore (Treviso’s main street) which joins Piazza dei Sigorni and Piazza del Duomo.
Asolo (38 Km):
Located on an enchanting hilly landscape, Asolo is one of Italy’s most suggestive suburbs.
Called the “città dai cento orizzonti” (city of a hundred horizons), it provides breathtaking scenery where everything revolves around a millenary history that hosts great works of historical, artistic and cultural nature including lanes, palaces, and arcades.
Oderzo (27 Km):
Of Roman origin, Oderzo is certainly a memorable city considering its history and, above all, the fact that it was the largest Venetian center in ancient times. This community’s past can be admired in every corner of the city, especially within the historic center which encompasses the various periods of its history: Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance.
Castelfranco Veneto (44 Km):
The surrounding walls and six towers—four corner and two middle structures (along the east and south walls)—of this city are almost completely integral. Castelfranco is universally known as the birthplace of one of history’s most extraordinary and enigmatic painters: Giorgione Barbarelli (1478-1510), the mysterious genius of light and color. While there are few paintings acknowledged for certain to be his work, the walled city holds two of them: the Fregio di Casa Marta Pellizzari (the Frieze at Marta Pellizzari’s home) and the very famous altar-piece in the Duomo di S. Liberale.
The “Strada del Prosecco” (The Prosecco Road)
The 35 kilometers of this road are a succession of scenery, far-off horizons, vineyards, history, and art, emotions that leave you amazed at each curve.
The road winds through the hills of one of Italy’s well-known and important enological areas. In this region, where the air abounds with the aroma of wine and traditional foods, hundreds of wineries have arisen on the outskirts of small towns dedicated to enogastronomy. Among the towns expressing this local culture: Conegliano, Rua di Feletto, San Pietro di Feletto, Refrontolo, Pieve di Soligo, Soligo, Farra di Soligo, Col San Martino, Guia, Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene, and Valdobbiadene.