Prosecco Superiore Circular Route
Piazza San Pietro di Barbozza - Valdobbiadene (TV)
The Prosecco Superiore Circular Route is a nature trail of approximately 15 km in length that winds its way past vineyards, cottages, wineries, woods and villages in the Valdobbiadene area. It is a great way to get to know the local wine, food, culture and traditions.
The route leads tourists on a journey of discovery through the renowned villages of San Pietro di Barbozza, Saccol and Santo Stefano in the famous land of Cartizze.
All along the walking route, you can admire the creations from the “Vignarte” initiative, which sees the humble chestnut wood posts at the ends of rows of vines being carved into remarkable sculptures that commune with their surroundings. The imaginations and hands of the artists were guided by five themed sections along the exhibition route. Over the course of the last five events, the sculptors have been asked to give their interpretations of the following topics: “El Matharol” (a type of mischievous sprite who plays tricks on people), “I Schei” (a term in the Veneto dialect that generally refers to money), “The Future”, “The End of the World” and “The Four Elements”.
In addition, wrought iron posts can be found all along the route. Each one provides a translation and description of a word from the local rural lexicon, which is gradually being forgotten. The posts are part of a project named “Saving words": the language of the land”, which aims to reclaim and revive farming terms of the past that have strong ties to the rustic culture of the surrounding area.
Meanwhile, in the village of San Pietro di Barbozza there are eye-catching displays of rocks and pebbles from the Piave River that are carved and arranged in extraordinary compositions. They are produced by Angelo Favero, who is better known in art circles as “Zoe”, hence their name: Zoe’s Rocks. With his chisel and his other trusty tools, Zoe creates floral arrays on walls and extravagant characters in various forms that he calls putinòts and describes as “citizens of the world”. The best places to look out for the bizarre creatures are in the area around the village square, near the fountain, on the front of his house and on Via Cima near his workshop: a shack made of concrete and sheets of metal that he calls Alcazar.
The Valdobbiadene Consortium organizes guided tours for groups of 15 or more people. They are a great opportunity not only to explore the rich history, landscape and culture of the surrounding area but also to visit local wineries and taste Valdobbiadene DOCG wines and traditional food. The guides are always happy to help with all of your needs. They will ensure that you really get to know the area and have the chance to admire every single one of the stunning views.
The route starts in the main square in San Pietro di Barbozza near Valdobbiadene and covers 15 km of unsurfaced paths and paved roads. It is possible to follow all or just part of it. There are also intersecting trails and diversions leading to isolated cottages and little hamlets.
The duration of the tour – including both the walking time and the tasting sessions – depends on the needs of each group.
Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
The price depends on the duration of the tour, the number of wineries visited and the types of tasting sessions. Prices start at €12.00 per person. Participation is free for children under 10 years of age and one free place is available for every 15 participants.
In the event of bad weather, the tour will take place anyway and participants can travel in their own vehicles.
N.B. Tours must be booked at least 15 days in advance.
Information and bookings:
+39 0423 976975