The most requested wine route in the world. A golden nectar guarded among the rolling hills of the Altamarca of Treviso.
We are referring to the Prosecco. The scenery that lies between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, the area with the most prized production of this wine, is splendid. From the plains, you can  begin to sense the majesty of the Dolomites, see the solemnity of the history of ancient castles,  absorb the spiritual peace of the churches and abbeys, and admire the luxury of the villas and patrician houses.
What ties all this charm together is the fragrance of wine, a taste that begins in the past, and runs along the oldest wine route in Italy,  designed to take you by the hand and accompany you through discovering man’s relationship with the vineyard, between tradition and modernity.
The Prosecco and Wine of Conegliano – Valdobbiadene Road is an ongoing treasure hunt, where every turn conceals a landscape. Various segments are proposed as travel itineraries.
The route from Conegliano to Refrontolo is a succession of scenic landscapes, which  seem to originate from the brush of a great artist, with slowly rolling  hills and quaint woodlands. It starts from Conegliano, the city of the Cima, which is home to the oldest and most prestigious Wine School, and ends at the windlass of Croda, at the foot of a 12 metre waterfall, where you’ll be enraptured by the enchantment of its fragrances and silences.

The route from Refrontolo to Colbertaldo runs through the Quartier del Piave, in a succession of hills adorned by rows of vines, where various shades of green colour the landscape. It is a land of the birthplace of writers, poets, and opera singers. Meadows, vineyards, dairies, and grape cultivations occupy steep slopes, almost as if wanting take over the roads.
The route from Valdobbiadene to Campea leads to the area of the Cartizze, a superb wine that, in an aphorism, is said to be served at the table of the gods.

Following the route from Campea to Conegliano, the intense succession of steep slopes is abandoned, to be lulled by a low, rolling hilly expanse. The vines mix with other crops, and the view stretches deep into the quiet plains of the March of  Treviso.

[photo by Miguel G.S., Syslac, Filippo Giadrossi via FlickrCC]

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