Prosecco and Conegliano Valdobbiadene Hill Wine Route

Piazza G. Marconi, 1 - Valdobbiadene

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The Prosecco and Conegliano Valdobbiadene Hills Wine Route was created in 2003 and it covers a total of 90 km. It is the latest incarnation of the first ever Italian wine route, which was introduced back in 1966. The trail showcases the best of the entire surrounding area, including the varied landscapes and the numerous historical, artistic and other attractions that are spread across the hills between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. Long stretches of the original route remain and they have been joined by three spellbinding new themed trails: The Collalto Estate, History and Culture between Serravalle and Follina and the Torchiato di Fregona. The routes lead tourists on a journey of discovery through enchanting settings, with historical and artistic attractions along the way. There are numerous wineries that offer visitors the chance to sample the food and wine of the local area.

Cerletti Oenology School in the town of Conegliano makes the ideal starting point for the route. It was founded in 1876 and was the first establishment of its kind in Italy. From there, head towards the small rural settlement of Collalbrigo, where views open up over a “patchwork” of vineyards on the green hills. Subsequently, go through Rua to San Pietro di Feletto, which has an ancient parish church and is a great place to stop and admire the marvellous views.
The next stretch of road winds its way to Refrontolo, which is famous for the Croda Watermill. Part of the building is carved out of the rocks and it is unquestionably one of the most stunning stops on the route.
As you continue towards Solighetto, you will come across Villa Brandolini, which was built by the family of the same name in the 18th century. The next stops are Farra di Soligo (where you can see the fortifications known as the Towers of Credazzo, which were originally built by the Lombards) and Col San Martino (where you can enjoy the panoramic views from the Romanesque oratory of San Vigilio and the oratory of San Martino).
On the way to Colbertaldo, the natural landscape is still largely intact. Urban areas gradually make way for the little farmsteads that are dotted across the vineyard-filled hills.
The journey continues in a northerly direction, with vineyards on all sides. The next stop is the pre-eminent cru of the DOCG Prosecco Superiore area: Cartizze, which is where the prized sparkling wine of the same name is made.
From Follo the route leads up to Santo Stefano and then to San Pietro di Barbozza (the longstanding home of the “Confraternita di Valdobbiadene”), before reaching Valdobbiadene, where the outward journey ends.

From Piazza Marconi, the next part of the route takes you to Guia. From there, you will travel towards Campea through a rural landscape that remains unblemished, before crossing the Soligo River and reaching Pedeguarda. Then you will come to Farrò, Arfanta, Tarzo and Corbanese, where the land slopes steeply down to the plain. In the Cozzuolo, Carpesica and Ogliano areas, you will leave the striking landscapes of the higher ground behind and travel through the gentle, rolling hills back to Conegliano town centre.

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Iniziativa finanziata dal Programma di sviluppo rurale per il Veneto 2014-2020
Organismo responsabile dell'informazione: Consorzio Pro Loco del Valdobbiadenese
Autorità di gestione: Regione del Veneto - Direzione AdG FEASR Parchi e Foreste

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