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The Club of the Most Beautiful Italian Villages has eleven gems of rare beauty in the Veneto region, including the hamlet of Borghetto

Most Beautiful Italian Villages, in Veneto
Most Beautiful Italian Villages, in Veneto

The Club of the Most Beautiful Italian Villages has eleven gems of rare beauty in the Veneto region, including the hamlet of Borghetto. But there are also many other destinations to discover, ranging from the Adriatic Sea to the banks of the Piave River and the steep mountains of the Belluno area. Let's discover together the most beautiful villages in Italy in our region. Let's discover together the most beautiful Italian villages in our region.

Arquà is inserted in the Euganean Hills Regional Park and in a network of paths and cycle paths that allows you to reach, along the slopes of the ring hills, panoramic points or silent oases, between brooms and black pines and through cultivated and dense forests of deciduous trees. Furthermore, the twinning with the French town of Fontaine de Vaucluse, where Petrarch stayed in his youth, underlines the strong cultural investment in the poet's name.

  • Asolo (Treviso)The city of a hundred horizons

The Asolo hills are the starting point for walks and excursions around the city that they gently surround. From the historic center there are several paths to be done on foot or by bicycle.
In spring the cherry and peach blossom colors the landscape. Walking through the valleys and the "foresti", the roads that lead from the plain to the center, is always a pleasant experience. Nearby are great masterpieces of Italian art: 5 km Villa Barbaro di Maser, designed by Andrea Palladio (1550) with frescoes by Paolo Veronese, 10 km Possagno, with the birthplace and the Gipsoteca of the neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822), buried there; at 5 km. the Brion tomb, the work of Carlo Scarpa, a notable example of funerary architecture; 14 km from Villa Emo, another masterpiece of Palladian architecture.

Cison is the starting point for excursions and walks in the pre-alpine setting of the Marca Trevigiana. It offers its visitors itineraries to travel on foot, by bicycle, on horseback and, for the lazy, by car. Mountain lovers can reach the Rifugio dei Loff, which can accommodate about ten people. There are two other interesting routes: that of the Waterways, which follows the course of the Rujo and also includes the pleasant walk along the Via dei Mulini; and the one that goes in search of popular religiosity in the valley, which finds expression in the numerous votive capitals scattered throughout the territory. Finally, we recommend a visit to the nearby town of Follina to admire the architectural jewel of the Abbey of Santa Maria, of Benedictine foundation; in the twelfth century the Cistercians took over the Benedictines, who adapted the monastery to the particular building style of their order.

  • Follina (Treviso)A village of Alta Marca

The town is located in the northern part of the Marca Trevigiana, at the foot of the Treviso Prealps, between Vittorio Veneto and Valdobbiadene, in the prestigious wine area that includes the 15 Municipalities of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg appellation, declared European City of Wine 2016 and candidate for Heritage Unesco. Among these hills embroidered with vineyards, Follina developed in the verdant basin of the “Fulina”. Here, as Andrea Zanzotto writes, "raw spring water flows". The water remains the starting element, it was brought into the basin-sink of the cloister of the Abbey, it generated fish ponds, irrigated gardens and orchards, turned the wheels of the mills and the fullers.

Malcesine is a village on the eastern shore of Garda, at the foot of Monte Baldo. The center is dominated by a castle perhaps of Lombard foundation that, thanks to the Scaligeri, assumed the appearance of today, with walls and high pentagonal keep. Goethe drew it frequently and was accused of being a spy by the Serenissima guards. The environmental context between Lake Garda and Monte Baldo is also of great value.

  • Mel (Belluno)The twin castle

At the end of the 9th century BC, going up from the plain along the Piave, the ancient Venetians arrived on this hill which seemed to them a good place to stop. The testimonies of their settlement are preserved in the Archaeological Museum. With the Middle Ages numerous manors arose to defend the valley and the communication routes. The most important was certainly the Castle of Zumelle, the main pivot of the defensive system of the entire Valbelluna. In this period, the county of Mel assumed importance becoming a protagonist in the historical scene of the area.

Montagnana is the ideal starting point for the most important art and culture centers of Veneto. In the immediate vicinity are Villa Pojana del Palladio, in the Unesco list together with the other Palladian villas of the Veneto, in Poiana Maggiore; the fourteenth-century castle of Bevilacqua with its large park; Villa Correr in Casale di Scodosia, a beautiful late 17th century Venetian villa. Of naturalistic interest for campers and their bike rides, there is the Fiumicello route, a medieval artifact expanded in the Venetian era as a river route for the transport of goods and people. Veneto Berico-Euganeo raw ham is the master of the menus. And the tradition of pork is expressed in numerous dishes, starting with the renowned “pasta e fasòi” (beans) with lard, to be served with the excellent Merlara Doc wines.

On the border with Friuli-Venezia Giulia, it is one of the few municipalities in the province to extend on both banks of the Livenza river. In particular, the capital, Ronche and Settimo are located near a bend to the left of the river, while Faè is to the right. Other noteworthy waterways are the Resteggiaand the Rasego: both right tributaries of the Livenza, respectively marking the borders with Gaiarine and Mansuè.

San Giorgio di Valpolicella also known as San Giorgio Inagannapoltron, reveals itself as in ancient times, a natural fortress that can be reached after a long and tiring journey despite the first impression of proximity. From this derives the name "deceiving". The village of San Giorgio has been linked, since ancient times, to an intense activity of extraction and processing of stone. The presence of olive trees and vineyards leads to the production of extra virgin olive oil and DOC and DOCG wines of the Valpolicella appellation: Amarone and Recioto, Valpolicella, Valpolicella Superiore and Ripasso. The fruit of summer is the cherry, while quarries and stone workshops bear witness to an ancient craftsmanship and culture.

  • Sottoguda (Belluno) - The last village in the valley

Sottoguda is an ancient village whose written records date back to 1260. It is characterized by the numerous tabièi, wooden barns widespread in the Dolomite area of Ladin culture, used by peasants for storing hay and sheltering livestock and agricultural tools. Immediately after the last houses begins the gorge of the Serrai di Sottoguda, a deep canyon of about two kilometers, today a Park of regional interest, which reaches the basin of Malga Ciapéla, at the foot of the Marmolada. The route winds through high overhanging rocks and intersects the course of the Pettorina stream.

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