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Spring trip to Valdobbiadene

The days slowly lengthen, the sun gets warmer every day, nature awakens from its winter hibernation. Spring is the perfect season for open-air moments, as a couple or as a family.

If you love ancient villages, authentic vegetation and great wines, a trip to Valdobbiadene will give you very pleasant memories. The town, in the province of Treviso, is the gateway to the generous Prosecco Hills, which stretch between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. Here some of the most loved wines in Italy and abroad are produced, so much so that they deserve the title of Unesco Heritage since 2019.

The prestige of Valdobbiadene and its surroundings is primarily due to Prosecco, an excellent white wine exported all over the world. The Prosecco Road winds its way through this area, 90 km of steep hills streaked with vineyards and villages rich in history.


Among mills, abbeys and castles

The Prosecco Hills, alongside hectares and hectares of authentic nature, boast small treasures, to be discovered at a slow pace.

One of these is the Molinetto della Croda, a mill dating back to 1630, recently renovated and put back into operation. The scenery is particularly suggestive thanks to the imposing waterfall and the lake below. We recommend taking a few minutes to visit the small museum inside the mill, where the millstone still works.

Going west along the Prosecco Road you come across Rolle, the first village protected by FAI organization in 2004. The historic center is not worth a mention, but we suggest admiring the hamlet from afar: totally surrounded by vineyards, it is a unique spectacle.

Of medieval origins, Cison di Valmarino deserves a visit during your tour in Valdobbiadene and its surroundings. Piazza Roma, with the church, the town hall and the theatre, is ideal for a break, while Via dei Mulini is a bucolic walk in the countryside. But the unmissable attraction of this village is Castelbrando, built in the 12th century but remodeled many times, so much so that today it resembles a luxurious palace. The fortress with 2000 years of history is now a 4-star hotel, but you can still visit it – for a fee – via a funicular.

Follina is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and boasts a splendid 12th-century abbey. Even today, the monastic complex preserves the church in Gothic and Romantic style, with interiors embellished with some frescoes. The side door opens onto the wonderful cloister, flanked by columns of different shapes. The Follina abbey and its cloister welcome visitors for free: one more reason to visit it during your spring trip to Valdobbiadene.



Dream views, Stones and wine tastings

The most panoramic point of the Prosecco Hills is a real treat for the eyes, but it must be conquered with tenacity. It is not easy to reach, but along Strada Colosel e Val (Valdobbiadene), after about fifty meters, a dirt road opens up on the left. The belvedere is at the bottom of this trail.

The effort to reach it is rewarded at first glance: the extraordinary landscape of Cartizze, the best area for the production of Valdobbiadene DOCG, stretches as far as the eye can see. Rustic farmhouses, neat rows of grapes and gentle hills draw a natural mosaic of rare beauty.

After a dip in the beauty, we recommend a less suggestive but interesting stop. The Sassi di Zoe - Zoe’s Stones - are located in San Pietro di Barbozza. They are curious sculptures made with stones from the Piave river by Angelo Farvero, known as Zoe. These works surround the streets of the whole town, but they multiply near Via delle Cime, where the artist's workshop is located.

Last but not least, a tasting of the local bottles is necessary: you cannot say goodbye to the Prosecco Hills without wine tastings. The area of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano is dotted with renowned wineries: you will taste dream wines, whichever winery you choose.


If you are planning your spring trip to Valdobbiadene, book your stay at Hotel Viest in Vicenza: we are just 200 meters from the Vicenza Est motorway, which will take you to the Prosecco Road in about an hour!