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Guide of Vittorio Veneto, Italy

Author: mauro742

Vittorio Veneto, Italy

Vittorio Veneto, the city which is the symbol of Italy's victory in World War I, is divided into two separate centers: Serravalle and Ceneda.

  • Serravalle, enclosed by the mountains, is older in appearance, your visit can start from Piazza Flaminio, where the most beautiful homes of the noble families are located and in the surrounding streets lined with medieval buildings and churches. The mass of the Duomo dominates the square, its interior was decorated by Canaletto and contains a masterpiece by Titian.
    A lovely stroll starts from behind the Duomo: a stairway which takes around 20 min. to climb to the Sanctuary of S. Augusta, containing the remains of the saint and frescoes. The view of the city and its massive system of fortifications are ample reward for the arduous climb.
  • Ceneda, old bishopric seat, has a more open and upscale appearance. Piazza della Cattedrale contains the cathedral, Loggia del Cenedese, a 16th century fountain and Villa Papadopoli. A scenic path from the square leads to the 15th century Castello di S. Martino.

Vittorio Veneto also has some interesting museums: "Museo del Cenedese" on the archeology and history of the city, "Museo della Battaglia" with documents, memorabilia and mementos of World War I, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Modern Art City Gallery) and lastly "Museo del Baco da Seta", commemorating the silk industry which was very successful in Vittorio Veneto.

A 20 km trip from Vittorio Veneto leads to Foresta del Cansiglio, one of the most beautiful Italian forests. The central plateau at 1000 m. is a large green meadow surrounded by beech and fir forests, which offers nice trails for hiking or horseback riding, a 18 hole golf course (open: 1 may - 31 october), cross-country skiing and some museums.

The Museo Ecologico contains naturalistic artifacts regarding the plateau. The Museo Etnografico documents the Venetian domination and the Cimbri people. The Giardino Botanico Alpino (Alpine Botanical Garden) is home to around 300 plant species present in the Cansiglio area, with a special section for officinal plants.

Excellent mountain cheeses can be purchased in the traditional shepherd's huts in Cansiglio.

Photos courtesy of: Provincia di Treviso – Servizio Turismo


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