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Belluno Province in the Veneto Region of Italy

BELLUNO PROVINCE | VENETO REGION

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The Province of Belluno is a province in the Veneto Region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Belluno. It has an area of and a total population of about 200,000. The province of Belluno is rather wide, and almost entirely occupied by mountain areas. It encompasses the natural and historical regions of Cadore, Feltrino, Alpago, Val di Zoldo, Agordino, Comelico and Ampezzano. The eastern part of the province features the Dolomites, including the famousTofane, Marmolada, Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Antelao Mountain Groups. The province is rich in water, with the presence of the wide Piave River, with its affluents Boite and Cordevole. The southern part is called Valbelluna, the widest and most populous valley of the province, which is bordered by the Venetian Prealps.

The National Park of Belluno Dolomites is located in the province and are the area’s largest attraction, an extraordinary natural monumental masterpiece declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. Standing out within this imposing mountain range are the Marmolada Massif, Monte Antelio, Monte Civetta, and the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, offering visitors the opportunity to admire outstanding sceneries, engulfing valleys accompanied by impressive rocky slopes, and lakes ranging in size and, in summer, tinged with blue.  Plenty of torrents, rivers and waterfalls with clean and roaring waters, and thick woods creates an almost surreal landscape. Even the sky is extraordinary here, with incredible sunsets, followed by a wave of intense blue that colors the landscape, and then the dark of night, a luminous moon and a multitude of stars. Vacations amidst nature are ideal and versatile here, and are complemented by the history and traditions of this land.

A tour of the villas and castles, abbeys and monasteries, archaeological sites, museums, cities, and tiny, age-old towns provides ample opportunity for experiencing both the natural world and the fascinating historical and artistic heritage of this area.

EXPLORING THE BELLUNO PROVINCE

TOWNS OF INTEREST TO VISIT

OUTDOOR RECREATION AND ACTIVE VACATION IDEAS

FOOD AND WINE TO DISCOVER

 

Bike Touring from Lake Garda to Verona | Verona

BIKE TOURING LAKE GARDA TO VERONA | VENETO REGION

Sign posted bike route that is the first leg of the Veneto Regions bike touring itinearies. The route takes you from Italy's largest lake, through the wine areas, and over to the city of Verona.  If you plan your vacation well you could catch an Opera at the Arena during the summer months.  This is a great ride with some small hills but there is multipule things to do and see.

BIKE TOURING LAKE GARDA TO VERONA ROUTE NOTES

  • DISTANCE: 53 km long route
  • START POINT: Pescheria del Garda
  • ENDING POINT: Verona
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 90 meters
  • AVERAGE % GRADE: 3%

Starting in the old city of Pescheria del Garda take the main road north through Lazia, Bardolino and then Garda, the town that gives the lake its name.  From Garda make you way to the Camaldolese Hermitage, it is still run by a small community of Benedictine Monks.  You are still riding through the Bardolino wine-yards and olive groves, hidden in the fields is the Church fo San Severo.  To get to the Adige Bike Path from here you can either ride past the Riviera degli Olivi or go down towards Pastrengo, passing through the village of Calmasino.  The first option you find Rivoli Veronese, an urban area on the southern slopes of Monte Baldo known as the 'morainic amphitheatre'.  The area was the part of the battle ground during Italy's 'First War of Independence' and still hosts forts built by the Austrians, to defend the Adige valley. 

From Rivoli you head in the direction of Verona enjoying a nice bike path and a view of the Valpolicella wine region.  Valpolicella is well known for its Amarone and Recioto wines.  Along its route you will pass the towns of Pescantina and Bussolengo, which were once important river ports.  Verona can be accessed over the dam in Chievo, at the end of the bike path, you will come to a path running along the dam and from here you can start your ride around the city.  Verona combines a millennium of history with contemporary art. (Overnight Verona)

Lake Garda to Verona Bike Route

SECTION 1 GARDA TO RIVOLI VERONESE

Lake Garda to Verona Route Map

SECTION 2 RIVOLI VERONESE TO BUSSOLENGO

Lake Garda to Verona Bike Route

SECTION 3 BUSSOLENGO TO VERONA

Lake Grada to Verona Bike Route

Bike Touring from Verona to Vicenza | Verona

BIKE TOURING FROM VERONA TO VICENZA | VENETO REGION

This signposted Regional Bike Route, that starts in Verona and takes you to Vicenza, is getting more riders each year.  There are still program bookets you can pick up at the tourism office.  The route is fairly flat with a climb up into the Berici Hills before you decend down into Vicenza.  There is a flatter route you can ride but there is more traffic and not as scenic.

BIKE TOURING VERONA TO VICENZA ROUTE NOTES

  • DISTANCE: 63 km
  • START POINT: Verona Train Station
  • ENDING POINT: Vicenza Train Station
  • Elevation Gain: 230 meters
  • Average % Grade: 2%
  • Maximun % Grade: 7%
  • Special Notes: This route follows the main train line.

The ride takes you through the countryside cultivated, with fruit orchids and vegetables.  You will pass through the towns of Zevio and Belfiore along this route and after about 30 kms you arrive to the walled city of Soave.  Soave has it origins in during the Longboard invasions and its medieval characteristics are still seen in many of its present structures. 

After enjoying one of the many Soave wines and lunch you ride to Monteforte d'Alponse at the foot of the Lessina Mountains.  As you ride you will pass through Gambrella and Montebello wine zones before crossing into the Vicenza province.  Once you arrive to Brendolo you have a short climb to make to reach the upper part of the Berici Hills.  From here forward you are in the land defined by Andrea Palladio's buildings and elegant villas.  This road leads you into the 'City of Palladio' Vicenza. (Overnight Vicenza)

Bike Touring Route Verona to Vicenza

SECTION 1 VERONA TO CALDIERO

Bike Touring Route Verona to Vicenza

SECTON 2 CALDIERO TO MONTEFORTE D'ALPONTE

Bike Touring Route Verona to Vicenza

SECTION 3 MONTEBELLO VICENTINO TO PERAROLO

Bike Touring Route Verona to Vicenza

SECTION 4 PERAROLO TO VICENZA

Bike Touring Route Verona to Vicenza

Bike Touring Lake Garda to Venice | Veneto

BIKE TOURING LAKE GRADA TO VENICE | VENETO REGION

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Quick Overview

  • SUGGESTED LENGTH - 4 Days
  • DISTANCE - 185 km
  • DIFFICULTY LEVEL - Easy to medium

In the Veneto Region, the numerous bicycle paths allow cyclists to be in contact with art, culture, gastronomy and natural wonders travelling almost exclusively by bike.

The itinerary, which extends fromLake Garda to Venice, offers a panoramic view of the rich history and tradition of the provinces of Verona,Vicenza, Padua and Venice. Departing from Pescheria di Garda, a historical town on the lake, in the province of Verona, the path connects different bike courses along the natural paths of the Adige and Brenta rivers leading to the Venetian mainland.

The bike path of the Adige River, which ends in Verona, is rich in examples of the Veronese Romanesque art, and crosses through the areas where the fine wines Bardolino and Valpolicella are produced. On the stretch that connects to Vicenza, the splendid Palladian villas narrate the stories of ancient nobility. From here the bicycle path along the Berica Riveria leads to Padua, home of the innovative artists Giotto and Mantegna, and then re-departs towards Venice, retracing along the ancient Burchiello road. It finally arrives in Mestre (Venice), where cyclists can replace bikes with public transportation and reach Venice.

Where You Are Riding:

Enjoy riding along bike paths and secondary roads, the terrain is rolling hills in the first 2 days, with one 4.5 km climb, in the Berici hills.  The remaining route is flat all the way to Venice. 

Planning Your Bike Tour

This can be done as Self-Guided or Guided cost depends on time of travel and hotel selection

When: The best time to ride this route is April, May, June, July, August, September, and October. 

Maps: The Italian Touring Club map Veneto Region has all the roads you would travel.  Stopping at Tourist office you will find various local information.  This route is signposted as a regional route from Garda to Venice.

Getting To/From Ride

Pescheria del Garda (start) - Located just west of Verona Pescheria del Garda can be reached easily by train from Venice, Milano, and Roma.  Or select to fly into Verona airport.

Venice (finish) - From Venice you can depart easily.

BICYCLING FROM LAKE GARDA TO VENICE ROUTE NOTES

Day 1 Lake Grada to Verona - 53 km

The first day of riding is a wonderful route along the eastern shores of Lake Garda and then over to the city of Verona. 

Day 2 Verona to Vicenza - 63 kms

The second part of the bike tour starts from Juliet's house and heads south to connect with the Adige river. 

Day 3 Vicenza to Padova 45 km

After a visit of Vicenza your path today takes you along the Riveria Berica bike path then onto secondary roads over to Padova. 

Day 4 Padua to Venice 40 km

After your visit of Padua, the 'City of the Saint', it is time to finish the journey to Venice.

This program can be extended by staying an extra night in any of the cities and riding a loop route. Recommended is an extra night in Vicenza and riding north to Marostica or riding the Riveria Brenta Bike Path south to Novento Vicentino.

Bike Touring Route Padova to Venice | Bike Touring the Veneto Region

PADova TO VENICE BIKE TOUR | VENETO REGION

Regional bike route from the city of Padova along the Brenta Canal and on to Mestre.  There is no bike path at the moment across the bridge to Venice but they are currently building one.  The route takes you through several interesting places with plenty of places to stop and visit. 

BIKE TOURING PADOVA TO VENICE ROUTE NOTES

  • DISTANCE: 40 km
  • START POINT: Padova Train Station
  • END POINT: Mestre Train Station
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 0 meters
  • AVERAGE % GRADE: 0

Today the route follows the waterways out of the city to reach the town of Stra and the Riveria del Benta.  The Brenta Canal was the primary trade route out of the Venice Republic.  Later as trade flow reduced many of the aristocratic families built lavish homes along the waterway.  The villa Pisani in Stra is the starting point and as you ride through Dolo, Mira and finally to Malcontenta there is a rich culture of architecture.  This section of the adventure ends in the last mainland city prior to reaching Venice, Mestre.  At Mestre enjoy the old square and then either take the train into Venice or ride across to 'Liberty Bridge'. (Overnight Venice)

Bike Route Padova to Venice

SECTION 1 PADOVA TO STRA

Bike Route Padova to Venice

SECTION 2 STRA TO ORIAGO

Bike Route Padova to Venice

SECTION 3 ORIAGO TO VENICE

Bike Route Padova to Venice

Bike Touring Route Vicenza to Bassano del Grappa | Bike Touring the Veneto Region

VICENZA TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA BIKE TOUR | VENETO REGION

Excellent signposted route that takes you from Vicenza to the walled city of Marostica and onto Bassano del Grappa.  The route is on secondary roads and well marked with directional signs. 

BIKE TOURING VICENZA TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA ROUTE NOTES

  • DISTANCE: 45 km
  • START POINT: Vicenza Train Station
  • END POINT: Bassano del Grappa Train Station
  • ELEVATION GAIN: 30 meters
  • AVERAGE % GRADE: 1%

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SECTION 1 VICENZA TO SANDRIGO

Bike Route Vicenza to Bassano

SECTION 2 SANDRIGO TO MAROSTICA

bike route Vicenza to Bassano

SECTION 3 MAROSTICA TO BASSANO DEL GRAPPA

Bike Route Vicenza to Bassano

Bike Touring Route Vicenza to Padova | Bike Touring the Veneto Region

VICENZA TO PADOVA BIKE TOUR | VENETO REGION

Nice easy ride along a path path and small roads that will lead you by Villas, small communities, over to Padova, the city of Saint's

BIKE TOURING VICENZA TO PADOVA ROUTE NOTES

  • DISTANCE: 45 km
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • START POINT: Vicenza Train Station
  • ENDING POINT: Padova Train Station

After a visit of Vicenza your path today takes you along the Riveria Berica bike path, after only a few kilometers you will pass the Villa Capra Valmarana, also know as 'La Rotonda', one of Andrea Palladio's masterpieces.  The main guide on this route is the Bacchiglion River, a waterway that was once the principal transport line between Vicenza and Padua.  During the Middle Ages, this area was the site of many disputes between the two populations, and there are still military towers and structures thoughout the region. 

Turning off the bike path you will start to follow secondary roads over to Padua, all the way passing through Montegalda, with its hilltop castle.  As you enter the province of Padua there are three rural villages that you will encounter.  The first is Santa Maria di Veggiano and has a number of noteworthy rustic structures set in a poet agrarian landscape; next is Cervarese Santa Croce, where there is an old mill and nearby footbridge allowing you to cross the rider and head toward the Castle of San Martino della Vanezza.  The Castel now houses the Bacchiglione River Museum.  After the castle yo will pass through Creola, another village with surprising historical monuments such as the Arch of Sansovino, Barchessa Pisani, and Church of Santa Maria del armine.  The route continues along the river until reaching the gates of Padua.  Acces to the city is first provided by following the Scaricatore Canal, and then following designated cycling routes to Prato della Valle, one of the most well-known monumental piazzas in Italy. (Overnight Padova)

Bike Touring Vicenza to Padova

SECTION 1 VICENZA TO LONGARE

Bike touring Vicenza to Padova

SECTION 2 LONGARE TO MONTEGADELLA

Bike Tour Vicenza to Padova

SECTION 3 MONTEGALDA TO PADOVA

Bike touring Vicenza to Padva

SECTION 4 PADOVA

Bike touring Vicenza to Padova

Bike Touring Routes In The Veneto Region

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There are multipule sign posted routes to explore when you visit the Veneto Region of Italy.  Listed below there are some of the routes we have explored.

Bike Touring the Veneto Region of Italy

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Passo Tre Croci from Cortina d'Ampezzo Bike Climb

Passo Valles from Falcade Alto Bike Climb

Passo Valles from Falcade Alto Bike Climb

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Bike Touring Passo Zovo from Schio Bike Climb | Vicenza

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Bike Touring The Anello dei Colli Euganei Route

BIKE TOURING AROUND THE COLLI EUGANEI | ANELLO DEI COLLI EUGANEI

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From Padua, the Euganean Hills stand out on the horizon with undulating lines in a surprising variety of forms; conical silhouettes atop gently rolling hills.  With this excursion you can take a complete tour around the hills to discover the natural, artistic, and historical heritage of the Euganean Hills regional Park.

  • Distance: 63 km
  • Route: bike path and secondary roads, one uphill section
  • Start/Finish: Train Stations at Abano and Monsilice.
  • Type of Path: mostly paved, some non paved sections
  • Best Time of Year: March through October
  • Special Notes:  You must get off the path to really explore the area.

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Bike Touring the Padova Province of Italy

BIKE TOURING THE PADOVA PROVINCE | VENETO REGION

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The Padova Province developed several marked and sign posted bike paths and routes. The city information center has some handouts of suggested routes. There, are some good routes suggested but the information is not always the best route for a visitor and most routes tend to be away from what you wish to see. That being said, there are plenty of great things to explore in the area and Padova and many of its walled cities and villas should be on your ride list when in the Veneto Region.

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SIGN POSTED BIKE ROUTES IN THE PADOVA PROVINCE

The Map below shows the better riding in the Padova province.

Bike Touring Italy, Padova Province

GREAT PLACES TO RIDE IN THE PADOVA PROVINCE

Colli Euganei: These volcanic hills offer several bike routes to enjoy. Located just south of Padova and along the main train line, these hills make a great day trip.
Cittadella: Walled city to ride to just north of Padova, a great stop over on your way toward Bassano del Grappa.
Monsèlice to Chiaggo: Riding from Padova or Monsèlice toward Chiaggo there are a couple of interesting points to visit, including a few bicycle factories south of Piove di Sacco.
Montagnana: Great walled city to ride to from Monsèlice via Este of lower across the plains.

 

Bike Touring The Veneto and Venezia Republic

BIKE TOURING THE REPUBLIC OF VENICE | VENETO REGION

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Route Highlights

Venice - Chioggia - Abano Terme - Vicenza - Bassano del Grappa- Treviso
    •    Lenght: 6 Days of Riding
    •    Distance: 305 km
    •    Difficulty level: Easy to medium

History

In the Veneto Region, the numerous bicycle paths allow cyclists to be in contact with art, culture, gastronomy and natural wonders travelling almost exclusively by bike.

The 'Veneto Venice and the Republic Circuit' itinerary is like an in-depth excursion to the Veneto's breathtaking landscapes: from lagoons and rivers, bucolic hills, countrysides, and cites of art.  Each leg is brightened by the different specialties offered by the local cuisine and wine, which is essentially the highest tribute to culture and nature.   Trace the old mainland borders of an Empire that lasted 1000 years and all but forgotten today. 

Where You Are Riding:

Enjoy riding along bike paths and secondary roads, the last day is slightly rolling hills from Bassano del Grappa to Treviso.

Bicycle Tour Planning

When: The best time to ride this route is April, May, June, July, August, September, and October.
Maps: The Italian Touring Club map Veneto Region has all the roads you would travel. Stopping at Tourist office you will find various local information.  This route is projected to be signposted.
Getting To/From Ride:Venice Marco Polo Airport or Mestre Train station (start and finish)
 

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE BIKE RIDE

DAY 1 - Venice to Chioggia, Lido di Venezia Island Route - 32 km

The first day of riding is structured to be a shorter distance since you will want to take plenty of time to explore during this leg of your journey.  If you are staying in Mestre you will want to cross the 'Liberty Bridge' to reach the ferry on Tronchetto.  If you are staying in Venice just ride over to the ferry.  Taking the ATCV boat over to Lido di Venezia you will get off near the church of San Nicolo, and start your ride toward the northern coast of the island following the E5 itinerary signs.  The route is the same as the 'Venetian islands bike route.' On the Island of Lido di Venezia, some great stops include the Church of San Nicolò, the ancient monuments of the Jewish Cemetery. Back in the 10h century, expeditions against pirates started out from the waters lying in front of the former monastery, and on November 8, 1202 it was used for the departure of the Fourth Crusade.  For the celebration of Festa della Sensa (Ascension of Crist), a traditional rite symbolizing Venice's union to the sea.  Sposalizio del Mare, is still preformed today.  The route continues along the Riviera heading towards the lagoon, then across Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, which intersects with all the main streets in the built-up area.  You'll find yourself by the beach on Lungomare Marconi in no time, and some of the most prestigious buildings of the tourist area overlooks this seaside drive; the Gran Hotel des Bains, Casino, Palazzo della Mostra del Cinema, and the unique Moorish building of the Grand Hotel Excelsior.  

Once out of the center you can ride up on the cycling/walking trail (if you are using a hybrid bike) behind the murazzi, a system of stone embankments set up to protect the island from coastal flooding. On days when the island is more crowded, the inner island route is preferable.  this will bring you to the historical town of Malamocco, which has a typically Venetian feel about it, traveling through the call and campielli. After passing through that area, you will come to the Alberoni nature reserve, where you can catch another ferry the island of Pellestrina.  After getting off at Santa Maria del Mare, proceed toward the port of San Pietro in Volta with its 18th century church surrounded by garden and fishing huts. Pedaling southward, you will come to Portosecco, where you might find women out making lace by hand in the old tradition.  Then you arrive to the picturesque area of Pellestrina with residential building dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.  If you are riding a mountain bike you can ride to the southern edge of the island, following the track around the tip of the island, seeing the ancient fort and the Cà Roman natural reserve.  From Pellestrina you can take the ACTV water-buses to Chioggia, just a few kilometers away. (Overnight Chioggia)

DAY 2 Chioggia - Abano and Montegrotto Terme, The trail of salt and sugar - 63 kms

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the ancient Church of Sant'Andrea, and the medieval tower are the main sights in the picturesque historical town of Chioggia framed in by typical Venetian alleys and canals.  Other must see spots are the colorful fish market, located between piazza and the Canale deli Vena. Aside from seafood, salt is still one of Chioggia's flourishing businesses and it has been since the expansion of the salt pans made it the Adriatic's salt capital many years ago.  On this leg, you will make your way down the 'salt route' which goes from the lagoon to the Venetian cities.  With the lagoon at your back, you will pass through stretches of farmland sectioned off by a number of artificial canals.  In Correzzola, you will reach a 16th century structure of architectural; the Court Benedettina.  In this area, the monks undertook great development projects building several farmsteads, which are still inhabited today, to support local agriculture and animal husbandry.  The factory is still in operation, and the town has taken on the nickname of 'paese dell zuccero,' (sugar town). You will continue down the left bank of the canal, passing by the once fortified city of Bovolenta, which marks the confluence of waters flowing from Padua to the right, and the Euganean Hills to the left. The route veers off in the direction of the hills which appear on the horizon with their recognizable, pointy silhouettes. The many Venetian villas, of Pontemanco, bridges with impressive masonry, and the former abbey of Santo Stefano are all sights to be admired along the way and attest to the ancient roots of this waterway, now used as a bike path.  The route ends in Battaglia Terme, a charming town in the Euganean Hills where an original muse preserves the memory of the navigation along the river.  The thermal spas of Abano and Montegrotto Terme are less than 10 km away from here. (Overnight Abano)

DAY 3 Abano Terme - Padua - Vicenza, Between the Euganean and Berici Hills 53 km

If you have the time, enjoy the heated pools in Abano and Montegrotto, and then continue your journey toward Padua.  Padua can be reached in about half an hour, via a pleasant bike path along the levee bordering the Battaglia Canal. This man-made canal is one of the oldest in Italy and has the peculiar quality of being dug into farmland. The scenery here also includes Venetian villas, such as the magnificent Villa Molin designed by an architect named Scamozzi.  Near Bassanello, where the waters of the Bacchiglione River are divided into three distinct canals, you will follow the one that leads into the city. After having toured the historical city centre, you will have to backtrack along along the main waterway, in the direction of Vicenza. Padua is a city of religion, science, and art. It owes its fame to great figures throughout history; Saint Anthony, whose relics are housed in the Fransciscan style cathedral and worshiped by millions of pilgrims, Galileo Galilei, astrophysicist and professor at the old university, and Giotto, the master of all artists who adorned Padua's churches and buildings with their frescoes in the 15th century. Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel is a must see. The 40 km that separate Padua and Vicenza follow a pleasant route along the levees offering exciting views, first of the Euganean Hills and then the Berici Hills.  the former are of volcanic origin, as demonstrated by the unmistakable cone shaped masses covered with woodlands, which rest atop gently sloping terrain with carefully cultivated vineyards. The latter hills, more compact and rounded off, are actually the petrified remnants of a coral reef. Once you have reached Longare, at the foot of the hills, you might want to take an detour towards the village of Costozza, which is adorned with gorgeous Venetian villas. A safe and easy bike path leads you to the Monte Berico Sanctuary, which looks out over the city along with two masterpieces by Andrea Palladio; Vila Capra Valmarana or 'La Rotonda' and the nearby Arco dell Scalette. (Overnight Vicenza)

DAY 4 Vicenza - Marostica - Bassano del Grappa, Meadows and resurgences 45 km

Between Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa, there is a lovely meandering trail offering a wealth of natural and artistic scenery. At the foot of the Asiago Plateau, bicycle tourists can ride around and explore lands that hide underground streams later emerging to create the freshwater springs near Dueville.  The area of 'Bosco di Dueville', where the springs of the Bacchiglione Rver are located, is a protected area, some of the area's unique features inched Villa Monza, now housing the municipal offices, Villa da Porto Casarotto and the annexed aristocratic chapel, and villa Da Porto Pedrotti. Continuing along the route you will arrive to Sandrigo, and area that still displays several traces of the ancient agricultural traditions in many rural building that add character to the surrounding countryside, in addition to the impressive vials.  Sandrigo has become well known for the traditional preparation of its baccalà all vicentina, a specialty dish made of dried, unsalted cod that is celebrated with a special festival every September. After Sandrigo you will ride to Marostica, which greets visitors with its protective walls and castles. This town has gained worldwide fame for he live chess game held in the beautiful Piazza deli Sacchi every tow years. Marostica's is also known for its local produce, one of the best known is its cherries. there is also a festival dedicated to these every year. This leg comes to an end in the town of Bassano del Grappa, a leading city in the province of Vicenza which never fails to surprise and enchant those who come to explore, with its unique architecture and landscape. Lying on the Brenta River at the foot of Monte Grappa, this city is known for its wooden bridge, which was designed by Palladio and has become a symbol of the Alpini military corps. It is a city to be appreciated, as you wander through the plazas and explore the walls of the Ezzelini Castle or visit the museums and admire the gorgeous view of the Brenta and the mountains from the famous bridge. A nice little glass of grappa at the end of the day will make the perfect reward after you have completed the fourth leg of your trip through the Veneto. (Overnight Bassano del Grappa)

DAY 5 Bassano del Grappa - Treviso, At the foothill of the Asolani Hills. 57 km

The fifth leg starts at the bottom of Monte Grappa. From Bassano, you ride over to San Zenone deli Ezzelini crossing into the province of Treviso. Hills, valleys, and flat-lands alternate creating a new landscape at every turn. On one of the hilltops stands a solitary tower, as the symbol of he town. This is all that remains of the castle once belonging to the powerful Ezzelini family. Flanking you on the left hand side of the roue are the Asolani Hills, where some of the top red and white wines are produced in these enchanting rural setting.  Pedaling your way into the heart of the province, you will come to the refined and romantic town of Asolo, 'the icy of a hundred horizons,' which stands out with its fortress dominating the olive and cypress groves. After Asolo, you will find Maser, a village known for the Palladian villa by the same name,  a 16th century structure. Once you reach Monteelluna, a bustling modern city, you find it worth your while to visit the Museum of Natural History and Archealogy and the Museo dell Scarpone, housed inside the 16th century villa Binetti-Zuccarea. the latter museum displays collections of the most significant examples from tow centuries' worth of history in mountain boot production. From Montebelluna, you will leave the city atmosphere behind you and in no time find yourself immersed in nature and history again.  Crossing the base of the hill of Montello, just outside of Treviso, there are plenty of quick stops to enjoy along your ride.  The last section of road passes through the province of Treviso in areas where history mixes with modern times. Some secondary roads quickly lead you to Treviso, the historical centre of which is enclosed by the original protective walls from the Renaissance period. (Overnight Treviso)

DAY  6 Treviso - Mestre, from the Sile River to the Venice Lagoon. 55 km

The last leg takes you out of the city of Treviso to the Sile River, and following its course, you will start your descent toward the Venetian Lagoon.  The consistent flow of the Sile's water and moderate current ave always made this river navigable and easily used for water power, as you can note with the presence of the many mills.  Along its bands, you will find a series of interesting places to visit, such as; Casier, a centre for trade since ancient times, Castle sul Sile, a strategic point control of traffic along the river and you can still see the 13th century tower built for that purpose by the Carraresi family.  This is a great ride for foodies who want to try some of the local specialities of the area. This is the homeland of Radicchio Rosso di Treviso, also called 'spadone', which has been cultivated in Dosson using a special soaking technique since the mid 1800's. The 'Piave Wine Road' runs through parts of this section and there are plenty of vineyards to visit plus the elegant estates that once belonged to the Venetian Republic.  Once you have reached Quarto d'Altino, you will be able to smell the scents of the lagoon carried by the breeze, and from here you will find signs towns the ancient road of Via Annia.  Not fromthe modern cities centre you will find the archaeological ruins of a Roman city built as a port city.  The city was demolished during the Barbaric invasions and the inhabitants took refuge in the lagoon area, which then led to the founding of Venice.  The lagoon and the 'Serenissima Republic of Venezian' is your final stop on this route. (Overnight Venice)

Falesia di Mesaroz | Guida di arrampicata in provincia di Belluno

FALESIA DI MESAROZ | BELLUNO PROVINCE

La falesia di Mesaroz nasce da una frana di 2kmq, ai piedi del monte Cima Pape. Si compone di nove aree, ognuna di uno o due massi, dislocate nel bosc ai piedi del monte, raggiungibili dal paesino di Chioit. Lo stile di scalata è molto vario, sia a causa della mutazione dell'inclinazione della parete sia della morfologia dei sassi, e permette quindi di sbizzarrirsi su itinerari di varia lunghezza.

Questa guida vuole aiutare i novizi arrampicatori. Per informazioni più aggiornate consigliamo sempre di prendere la guida della zona.

GUIDA ALLA FALESIA DI MESAROZ

REGIONE Veneto
PROVINCIA Belluno
ZONA IN CUI E' SITUATO Bogo
PERIODO IDEALE da maggio ad ottobre
TIPO DI ROCCIA calcarea
CHIODATURA molto buona
NUMERO DI VIE 52
GRADO DI DIFFICOLTA' da 5c a 7c+
ALTEZZA PARETE 10-20m
ATTREZZATURA CONSIGLIATA 10 rinvii
GUIDA  

VIE DELLA FALESIA

Da sinistra a destra

Pink Floyd ?
Rock'n'roll ?
Samba 7a
Ballo del qua qua 7b
Flamengo 7a
Tango 7a+
Valzer 7a+
Liscio 7a+
Polka  
Passo double 7b
Mazurca  
Ranieri superstar 6b
Ghiri gori 5c
La cresta del gallo 6b
Mani di fata 7b
C'era una volta 6c
Calpital game 6c
Mi e ti 6a+
Gli antenati 6a+
Rock story 6c+
Nazgul 7a+
Luna park 7a+
Tornado  
Tutto storto 7c
Grasa 7b+
Boia 6c+
Slaia 7a+
Sgaia  
Fringuello  
Upupa 6c
Cincia bigia  
Crosnober 7a+
Passera scopaiola 7b+
Lucherino 5c
Cuculo 5c
Malaria 6c
Cancrena 7a+
Lebbra 7c+
Colera 6b+
Opossum 6b+
Trazione integrale 7a
Arti marziali 7b
Zarch 5c
Incenso 6b
Oro 5c
Mirra 6a
Madona 5c
Catechismo 5b
Cobra 6c+
Mamba 7b+
Boa  
Pitone  

Falesia di Sasso di Caleda - Pera | Guida di arrampicata in provincia di Belluno

FALESIA DI SASSO DI CALEDA | BELLUNO PROVINCE

La falesia di Caleda-Pera sbuca dal manto erboso e da essa sgorga acqua di sorgente, raccolta in un abbeveratoio che funge da fontana. Le vie sono ricche di altezze e stili differenti e il settore è ben mantenuto, impegnamoci quindi a tenerlo pulito!

Questa guida vuole aiutare i novizi arrampicatori. Per informazioni più aggiornate consigliamo sempre di prendere la guida della zona.

GUIDA ALLA FALESIA DI Caleda - pera

REGIONE Veneto
PROVINCIA Belluno
ZONA IN CUI E' SITUATO Agordo
PERIODO IDEALE estate
TIPO DI ROCCIA dolomia
CHIODATURA molto buona
NUMERO DI VIE 28
GRADO DI DIFFICOLTA' da 6a a 8a
ALTEZZA PARETE 10-20m
ATTREZZATURA CONSIGLIATA 10 rinvii
GUIDA  

VIE DELLA FALESIA

Da sinistra a destra

Raspa climb ?
Il ritorno di Sergio 7a+
Makonde 7b
Baboska 7b
Donna Diavolo 7a
Jenna 7b
Donald Duck 7b+
Dolomia Tremulis 7a+
Miss Caleda 7c+
Stati di agitazione 6c+
Ivan Desinovich 6c+
El Cumbre 6c
Buena suerte 6b+
Olof 7a+
Soweto 6c+
Garibaldi zoo 6c+
Stanislao Mowlinski 6b
Niagara 6a
Pentarello 6b
Senza nome ?
Acida ?
Uomo finito 6a
Calcolo numerico 6b
Crimini del cuore 6c
Stone Haven 7a+
La minorenne 7a+
Ecce Homo 7b+
Ghisao 8a

Geography of the Veneto Region

THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE VENETO REGION OF ITALY

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The Veneto is the 8th largest region in Italy. It is located in the north-eastern part of Italy and is bordered to the east by Friuli Venezia Region, to the south by Emilia Romagna Region, to the west by Lombardy Region and to the north by Trentino-Alto Adige Region. At its northernmost corner it borders also on Austria. The north-south extension of Veneto is from the Austrian border to the mouth of the Po River and its east-west extension is from the eastern shore of Lake Garda on the west to the mouth of Tagliamento river on the east. Veneto can be divided into four areas: the northern Alpine zone, the hill zone, the lower plain and the coastal territory.

By area 29% of its surface is mountainous (Carnic Alps, eastern Dolomites and Venetian Prealps. The highest massif in the Dolomites is the Marmolada Mountain Group. Other Dolomite peaks are the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the Civetta Mountain Group. The Venetian Prealps are not as high and range from Lake Grade to the border of the FruiliVeneiza Region. A distinctive characteristic of the Pre-alps are the cave formations, including chasms and sink holes; the Spluga della Preta, situated in the Monte Lessini chain in the province of Verona, where the deepest cave in Italy is found and abundant  fossil deposits.

The Po Valley, covering 57% of Veneto, extends from the mountains to the Adriatic sea, broken only by some low hills: Euganean Hills, Berici Hills Colli Asolani and Montello, which constitute the remaining 14% of the territory. The plain itself is subdivided into the higher plain (gravel-strewn and not very fertile) and the lower plain (rich in water sources and arable terrain). The lower plain is both a mainstay of agricultural production and the most populated part of the region. Several rivers flow through the region: the Po, Adige, Brenta, Bacchiglione, Livenza, Piave, and Tagliamento.

The eastern shore of the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda, belongs to Veneto. The coastline covers approximately , of which are beaches. The coasts of the Adriatic Sea are characterized by the Venetian Lagoon, a flat terrain with ponds, marshes and islands. The Po Delta to the south features sandbars and dunes along the coastline. The inland portion contains cultivable land recently reclaimed by a system of canals and dykes. Fish ponds have been created there as well. The delta and the lagoon are a stopping-point for migratory birds.

DOLOMITE MOUNTAINS IN THE VENETO

PREALP MOUNTIANS OF THE VENETO

RIVERS IN THE VENETO

BEACHES IN THE VENETO

LAKES IN THE VENETO

Lago di Garda, Italy

SEAS

The Adriatic Sea

OTHER PLACES IN THE VENETO

Lago Misurina, Italy

LAGO MISURINA | VENETO REGION

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Lake Misurina is the largest natural lake of the Cadore and it is 1,754  m above sea level, near Auronzo di Cadore in the Belluno Province. The lake's perimeter is 2.6 km long, while the maximum depth is 5 m. Near the lake there are about ten hotels with accommodation for around 500 people. The particular climatic characteristics of the area around the lake, make particularly good air for those who have respiratory diseases. Near the lake is the only center in Italy for the care of childhood asthma. The lake was the theme of a famous song by Claudio Baglioni. Lake Misurina is also the theme of the theatrical representation of the Longane di Lozzo. Lake Misurina is where the speed skating events were held during the 1956 Winter Olympics of Cortina d'Ampezzo – the last time Olympic speed skating events were held on natural ice. Misurina lies on the route of the Dolomites Gold Cup Race.

There are at least two different legends associated with Lake Misurina.

In the first one, which was also made famous by a song named "Sabato pomeriggio" by Claudio Baglioni, Misurina is a little capricious and spiteful girl who lives literally held in the palm of the hand of her gigantic father, the king Sorapiss that, to fulfill another desire and obtain for her the magic mirror from the Queen of Monte Cristallo, he is transformed into a mountain. During the last stages of the transformation he sees his daughter fall and her tears flow like rivers and form the lake beneath which his daughter will forever lie with the magic mirror.

In the second one, Mesurina (who is later nicknamed) is a daughter of wealthy merchants from Venice who send her away in the mountains by her father anxious not to fulfill a prophecy that would see the girl give away all their possessions. Following some tragic amorous events than vaguely reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, the girl dies, and she is recognized on the point of death by a lover whom she met in bloom and from whom she was brought away by deception from the stables of his father and a servant sent by him.

Lumignano Bouldering Area, Vicenza Province

LUMIGNANO BOULDERING AREA | VENETO

Bouldering Guide Italy, Lumignano Vicenza

There is a small cliff just to the left of the Eremo sector and below the Americano sector. The area is a small band of compact gray limestone a dozen offer a lot of routes, but the routes that are there are very specific.

At one time this area was cleaned out to make a small training area, and there was several small pocket drilled cleaned into the rock. However, there are plenty of good problems and many of the drilled holes have been and are being filled. You top out on a shelf at highest part 4 meters off the ground. A hand line has been placed for safety, and you exit the shelf to the left or right. There are two routes that I have bolted for the comfort of those who do not want to do a higher problem. There are multi possibilities on some of the routes, and I have only marked the obvious lines.

Bouldering Lumignano

Lumignano is just south of Vicenza which can be reached by Train. The city bus will take you to the cliff area better know for Rock Climbing. 

LUMIGNANO BOULDERING GUIDE

  Problems listed right to left Grade
1 Bebe B1
2 Kama..ha standing B3
3 Kama...ha sitting B3
4 no name B3
5 Odin B2
6 OutterSpace B1
7 Easy B1
8 Scar B1
9 Face B1

Piccolo Dolomites Mountains

PICCOLO DOLOMITES | ITALY

Piccolo Dolomites, Italy

A small group of Peaks that sit above the town of Schio in the Vicenza Province. The group is made up of Pasubio, Craega, Cornetto and Cinque Croce. The peaks are just over 200 meters and have the same rugged shape, with individual towers, like the Dolomites. Thus, they get their name as a smaller version of the Dolomiti. The area was part of the Italian Front during WWI with some intense fighting occurring. Ernest Hemingway was sent to the Red Cross section in Schio when he first arrived in Italy to support the Army Group making attacks on this front.

The Piccolo Dolomiti and Recoaro Mille act as a crown to Recoaro Terme and include the groups of Carega, Sengio Alto, and Pasubio. The tourist attractions in this zone are also outstanding (climbing, excursions, summer and winter vacations, snow sports). The plateau of Tonezza del Cimone and the Fiorentini, which is still in the Vicentine area, is crossed by easy new roads; a new residential zone is being built on the Fiorentini; the beautiful snowfields of the zone of Toraro, Campomolon, and Melegnon are being equipped with modern tow equipment.

PICCOLO DOLOMITE MOUNTAIN GROUP

TOWNS NEAR THE PICCOLO DOLOMITES

  • Schio
  • Folgaria
  • Rovereto
  • Recoaro Terme
  • Lavarone

PRIMARY PEAKS OF THE PICCOLO DOLOMITES

BIKE TOUR ROUTES IN THE PICCOLO DOLOMITES

  • Passo Campogrosso
  • Pian d. Fuguzze
  • Passo Bocolo
  • Passo Coe

VIE FERRATE IN THE PICCOLO DOLOMITES

  • Sentiero alpinistico Cesare Battisti
  • vie ferrata Carlo Campaiani
  • vie ferrata Gaetano Falcipieri

RIFUGIO (MOUNTAIN HUTS IN THE PICCOLO DOLOMITES)

 

PLACES TO VISIT IN THE PADOVA PROVINCE

Rock Climbing Guide to the Padova Province, Italy

Rock Climbing Guide Italy

Climbing Guide to the Veneto

Rockclimbing Guide to the Province of Padova

The only place to climb in the Padova Province, of the Veneto Region, is in the Colli Euganei.  The Euganei hills are located just south of the city of Padova and reachable by train and provincial bus.  The rock at the climbing areas is volcanic and most of the climbing requires good body control and technique. The areas are well bolted with combination of expansion bolts and resined bolts.  Some of the areas you will need a lowering sling to tie off with so that you can route the route the rope.  

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Rosolina Beach, Italy

ROSOLINA BEACH | ADRATIC VENETO

Rosolina Beach Italy

Rosolina beach and village is located south of Venice in the Veneto Region.  With long beaches, a variety of tourist offerings ,and the uniqueness of the environment of the Po Delta qualify the seaside resort of the province of Rovigo that is frequented by young people and families. This thin ribbon of sand that extends for nine kilometres, Rosolina Mare is a young beach city, was developed in the 1960s to exploit the considerable potential for tourism.  Due to its due location a lot of attention has been given to safeguard the environmental value of the area. There is a dense pine forest, together with the Mediterranean forest of oak trees that boarders the dunes of the beach.  The forest offers 172 acres with trees and a quiet retreat for a picnic and relax.

WHAT TO DO AT THE ROSOLINA BEACH AREA

There are several fish farms of the nearby are equipped for the breeding a variety of species. Rosolina Mare has numerous tourist facilities and numerous sport offerings. Swimming pools, bicycles that can be rented, tennis courts, horse ridding schools and the tourist dock of Porto Fossone fill sunny days spent at Rosolina.

You could also spend your days discovering the natural and historic beauty that surrounds Rosolina Mare such as, the Costal Botanic Garden of Porto Caleri.  The island of Albarella is only a few kilometres from Rosalina. This island has a stretch of sand of more than two and a half kilometres that slowly slopes into the sea and deserted long stretches. The backdrop of the island is 600 meters of forest with Mediterranean flora. Albarella also has a port with approximately five hundred mooring places and one of the most beautiful golf courses of Italy.

Rovigo Province in the Veneto Region of Italy

ROVIGO PROVINCE, VENETO REGION

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The Province of Rovigo (Provincia di Rovigo) is a province in the Veneto regionof Italy. Its capital is the city of Rovigo. It borders on the north with the provinces of Verona, Padua and Venice, on the south with the province of Ferrara, on the west with the province of Mantua, and on the east with the Adriatic Sea.

The province of Rovigo is part of Italy’s Po Valley know as the Polesine. The province has a total population of 244,625 inhabitants. It is a plain whose elevation is from 65 meters a.s.l..  The northern border is set on the Adige river from Badia Polesine to the sea, except for the territory of Cavarzere (in the province of Venice); the southern border is along the Po river from Melara to the sea. The province includes the delta of the Po and the border is set on the Po di Goro channel of the delta. The rivers Po and Adige have had a stable course only in recent times. The land is of relatively recent formation, created by drifts taken by the rivers, and subsidence occurs due to natural consolidation as well as to human activities such as drainage, groundwater extraction and methane extraction.

The Canal Bianco is the only other river that flows across the province. Many canals for drainage have been dug in the province of Rovigo because the Po and the Adige are the first and the third biggest rivers of Italy as for rate of flow and the land has a huge amount of water to deal with; the main canals are the Collettore Padano, the Ceresolo and theValdentro. Other streams of historic importance are the Adigetto (a former course of the Adige), thePoazzo (a former course of the Po) and the Fossa Polesella (a former waterway connecting the Canal Bianco with the Po).

The climate is mild continental with high humidity, having sultry summers and foggy winters; precipitation is normal, usually happens in spring and autumn. There are 50 comuni in the province link. As of June 30, 2005, the main comuni by population are: The province of Rovigo suffers the emigration phenomenon even nowadays: young people still use to emigrate to more developed areas of Veneto and of Italy; this leads to population ageing. There are still migrations from rural areas to more developed towns within the boundaries of the province. The various towns and villages are due to be connected by the SS434 "Transpolesana", State Road 434; the proper name "Transpolesana" means "through Polesine" a long highway planned to cross nearly the entire province; right now it connects Verona with Rovigo. A13 toll motorway, connecting Bologna with Padua, and SS309 "Romea" State Road, connecting Venice with Ravenna, pass through the zone. The motorway exits in the province of Rovigo are Occhiobello, Villamarzana-Rovigo sud and Rovigo.

The Rovigo province has thriving agriculture base, particularly the cultivation of wheat, maize, rice and sugar beets as well as grapevines, apples, pears, peaches, tomatoes and vegetables. There are small to medium size factories set in the city of Rovigo and few other centres of the province: they mainly center around food processing (many are sugar refineries), metalworking, carpentry, textile, construction and construction materials. Many Aquaculture farms are set in the wetlands of the delta of the Po. The province of Rovigo has some famous holiday villages along the Adriatic Sea such as Rosolina Mare, Rosa Pineta, and Albarella Island (Isola di Albarella in Italian).

WHAT TO SEE IN THE ROVIGO PROVINCE

OUTDOOR RECREATION IN THE ROVIGO PROVINCE

Indoor Climbing Rovigo Province
Mountain Bike Rovigo
Walking Rovigo
Fishing Rovigo
Scuba Diving Rovigo

WHERE TO STAY IN THE ROVIGO PROVINCE

WHERE TO EAT IN THE ROVIGO PROVINCE

Sottomarina Beach, Italy

SOTTOMARINA BEACH | ADRIATIC VENETO

Sottomarina Beach in Italy

Sottomarina beach is a 10 km strip of land along Adriatic sea, it is bordered by the Brenta River on the north and the Adige River on south.  At one time Sottomarina was famous for its soil quality that is particularly suitable for the growing of vegetables, today this area is appreciated for its fine sand that is rich with minerals. Sottomarina is a destination for families to enjoy peacefulness areas suitable for children play on the beach. There are a lot of places to stay and many different activities: parks, structures for volley ball, basket ball, tennis, small harbours, canoeing, centres where visitors can rent windsurfs, and horseback riding schools.

The beach itself and sea flood makes a gradual slope, 100 to 200 meters off shore you will find the depth to be only about 1.5 meters during low tide. This makes the area great for open water swimming and safe for young kids to play in the water.  Further, off-shore the seabed offers SCUBA divers a few unique excursions. There are the tegnùe, small natural reefs that are made up of organisms such as calcareous red algae and a large variety of life forms that populate this seabed.  There are also a few wrecks to dive with most being no deeper than 20 meters.  

Visitors should also go and see the nearby town of Chioggia, a small Venice with streets and canals, palaces and churches and houses with typical chimneys that recall the places told in Goldoni's plays.

Treviso Province in the Veneto Region of Italy

TREVISO PROVINCE, VENETO REGION

Treviso Province, Veneto Italy

 The Province of Treviso is still called by its ancient name “Marca,” a Medieval term used to indicate the borderlands that during the First World War were the backdrop for heroic events. The area is marked by the waters of the Piave, Sile and Livenza Rivers, charming fluvial landscapes that intermingle with pretty hills and thriving fields that are dotted with elegant and stately homes.

The Capital the city of Treviso  is described by poets as a città cortese ("courteous city"), a calm and peaceful atmosphere that induced 18th-Century Venetian aristocrats to choose the Treviso area as their ideal vacation spot.

The Regional Natural Park of Sile strikes the eye as it moves along the entire length of the river, here traversing a variety of landscapes: humid and marshy areas close to the source, tortuous and rough parts nearer to Treviso, and lagoon landscapes near the estuary. The diversity of landscapes and ecosystems is the perfect habitat for a rich variety of avifauna and wonderful little natural oases, like that in Cervara. The mystic charm of the old villages and the intriguing traces of ancient times enchant visitors on a daily basis.

Finally, the northwestern section is characterized by various peaks that slowly transform into green hills, complete with vineyards and olive groves. Amongst these is the Montello Peak, a mountain of glacial origins, wholly-covered with oak trees and custodian of a precious history both ancient and recent. The heavily-wooded Altopiano (Plateau) del Consiglio is also known as “Bosco della Serenissima” (the Woods of the Most Serene Republic), given that it was the main source of wood for the building of the Venetian Republics ships.

The northern Marca (where the Piave borders with the Belluno Province) is wine country, defined by long stretches of vineyards and the highly-prized wineries of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene.  The landscape of the eastern area is characterized by large woods, water courses, vineyards and, without a doubt, a mesmerizing history.

 

Treviso Province Italy

The province of Treviso is crossed by two significant rivers: the Piave and the Sile. In addition to the capital city, sung by the poets as a "gracious city", also noteworthy are the picturesque towns of the province: Castelfranco Veneto, Vittorio Veneto, Asolo, Maser, Conegliano, Valdobbiadene, Montebelluna, Oderzo, Portobuffolè and Possagno.

The Natural Park of the Sile River offers a great naturalistic experience, concealing small populated areas of exceptional historic and artistic value, such as Paese, with its Casa Quaglia, bearing witness to one of the oldest architectural villa styles of the Treviso area. The religious traditions and numerous villas have characterized the history, culture and art of this province. Among the dwellings of particular interest is the 17th century Villa Albrizzi Franchetti in Preganziol, which became the center for an Academy and a destination visited by artists and poets such as Foscolo, Byron, Pindemonte and Canova.

In Montebelluna we are in the so called North-Western Marca. The area is characterized by mountains which slowly transform into green hills cultivated with vineyards, scattered with splendid townships such as Asolo and beautiful mansions such as the Barbaro di Maser villa, one of the greatest examples of the ingenuity of Andrea Palladio. The northern Marca is especially renowned for its production of Prosecco wine, whilst the town of Oderzo stands out in the eastern Marca, created as a pile-dwelling settlement of ancient Veneti, then transformed into a major town during the Roman era.

TOWNS OF THE TREVISO PROVINCE

Treviso - Old waled city that is now the c government seat of the Province, home to the bike manufacturers, shoe makes, and other outdoor equipment.
Asolo - A hill town in the Asolano hills where Robert Browning once lived and the Queen of Cyprus.
Castelfranco Veneto- Birthplace to Giorgano and a walled fortress built in the 1200's very well preserved.
Oderzo- old roman township
Montebelluno - Hosted the front lines of the Great War and home to many sports shoes factories.

ACTIVE VACATIONS IN THE TREVISO PROVINCE

Indoor Climbing Treviso Province
Mountain Biking Treviso Province
Parasailing Treviso Province

WHERE TO STAY IN THE TREVISO PROVINCE

Tips on Selecting a Hotel in Italy

FOOD AND WINE OF THE TREVISO PROVINCE

The various sagre or food fairs celebrated in the area valorize the area’s exquisite flavors. First of all, the renowned radicchio characterizes many first courses, and makes a pleasant side to meat courses. The most common is the red radicchio of Treviso, followed by the exquisite radicchio Variegato di Castelfranco, with its light color and characteristic flower shape. The excellent white asparagus of Sile and the tasty mushrooms of Montello are other of the area's delicious staples.

A rich tradition of dairy production also exists here: Montasio, Moesin, Bastardo del Grappa, Inbriago, and Morlacco are all flavors that will satisfy any palate.
The excellent cold cuts are realized by way of a time-tested treatment of local meats: Lengual, special pork sausage made with pork corned tongue; soppressa, eaten raw or grilled, and ossocollo, sliced and served as an appetizer.

Amongst the desserts are pinza, a cake with the rich aromas of age-old rustic tradition; Fregolotta, with almonds, butter and eggs; or the exquisite Tiramisù. And strong flavors deserve to be even further enhanced with a glass of Manzoni, Boschera,Torchiato, Malbech or Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene.

A glass of grappa or bitter liqueur, unadulterated or infused with herbs, is the best way to conclude this mix of unique and genuine flavors.

Veneto Region Hiking and Walking Tours

HIKING AND WALKING TOURS IN THE VENETO REGION

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The Veneto is perhaps one of the regions in Italy to explore by foot, actually regardless of how you get here and plan to spend your time you need to bring a good pair of walking shoes. There are many Waking and Hiking Tour Options within the Veneto Region.

The cities of the Veneto are compact and best explored by foot.  Example being Venice (Venezia)if you only ride around the city using the waterbus you stand the change being disappointed and grasping the wonder of the city.  The main transportation only gets you to some of the principle sights but to truly explore the city you need to wander the alleyways and get out on the small islands of the lagoon.  As well, Vicenza and Verona are two main cities not to miss, and you will walk most of the day if you want to explore.

With multiple walled cities dating back to the 1100's; Cittadella, Castlefranco, Marostica, Treviso, Bassano del Grappa, Montagnano, and several others, using the train system you can enjoy a very enjoyable week of exploring.  Keep in mind many of these small towns are located near the wine producing zones, so an additional shuttle on a urban bus can get you out into the 'countryside' where you can wonder secondary roads and trails.

If you want to explore a bit further afoot you have the hills of the Berici south of Vicenza with many hidden gems to discover, the volcanic hills of the Eugenia near Padova, the hills of Asolo and the Prosecco wine area, or the hills over near Verona and the southern shores of Lake Garda.  Each of these areas has a unique history and special flavor.  And many are located close enough to the PreAlps and Piccolo Dolomites to offer special excursions like the battlefields of WWI, Asiago Cheese area, the unique eco-system found on Monte Baldo above Lake Grada.

Fo those that are looking for great multi day pack treks then theDolomites has multiple trail systems to follow for classic treks, or grab a few maps and design your own walk.   The Veneto Dolomites are all in the Belluno Province,and most are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Grab you walking sticks and let's go!!

WHERE TO WALK IN THE VENETO

Walker's Guide to Exploring Venice Italy's San Marco Area
Overview of the Prealpi Mountains
Explore the Italian Dolomite's of Italy
Hike and Climb the Vie Ferrate in Italy

Verona Province in the Veneto Region of Italy

VERONA PROVINCE IN THE VENETO REGION

Bike Touring Verona Province

The Province of Verona is a province in the Veneto Region of Italy. The eastern bank of Lake Garda creates the provinces western border with the Lombardy Region. Its capital is the city of Verona. The city of Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The province is cosmopolitan in nature. It is bordered by the Trentino Alto AdigeRegion in the north, Province of Vicenza and Province of Padua in the east. Province of Rovigo and Province of Mantua in south and Lake Garda in the west. From north to south the maximum extent of the province is 50 miles while it is 25 miles from east to west.

The province has an area of and a total population of around 0.9 million. There are 98 comuni (singular: comune) in the province. Important comuni include Bovolone, Bonavigo, Bussolengo,Cerea, Isoladella Scala, Legnago, Negrar, Peschiera del Garda, San Bonifacio, San Giovanni Lupatoto, San Martino Buon Albergo, Soave, Sona, Valeggio sul Mincio and Villafranca di Verona.

William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet takes place in Verona, as do some scenes in his play The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Casa di Giulietta ( Juliet Capulet's villa in the play) is an important local visitor attraction. Verona attracts a large number of tourists every year. Due to its important role in history the province boasts of a large number of castles, towers, hermitages, monasteries, sanctuaries, and old Romanesque parishes. A regional park is located in Lessinia Mountains. Valpolicella is popular for its wines which are made from indigenous techniques. Europe's biggest natural bridge Ponte di Veja is located in the province. The northern part of the province is mostly hilly. Several rivers pass through the flat plains area, such as the Tartaro, Caslagnaro andAdige.

PLACES TO VISIT IN THE VERONA PROVINCE

Bike and Hike Italy, Verona

ATTRACTIONS IN THE VERONA PROVINCE

TOWNS OF INTEREST

OUTDOOR RECREATION AND ACTIVE VACATIONS  ACTIVITIES

FOOD AND WINE OF VERONA PROVINCE

Vicenza Province, Veneto Italy

PROVINCE OF VICENZA IN THE VENETO REGION OF ITALY

Vicenza Province Italy

The Province of Vicenza (Provincia di Vicenza) is considered the heart of the Veneto region. The capital of the province is the PLACES TO VISIT IN THE VICENZA PROVINCE. The province has an area of 2,723 sqr km, and a total population of 840,000 (as of 2006). There are 121 townships (municipalities) in the province, due to the historical fragmentation of the territory (the highest in the Veneto) . Important towns in the province includeBassano del Grappa, Montecchio Maggiore, Torri di Quartesolo, Schio, Noventa Vicentina, ThieneMarostica, Lonigo, Arzignano, Asiago and Valdagno.

Population is unevenly spread throughout the province. More than 60% of the populace resides in densely industrialised areas in the eastern, western, and northern (known as Alto Vicentino) industrial zones, as well as the area surrounding Bassano del Grappa. The remaining 40% reside in predominantly rural ares in the southern part of the province (the Colli Berici and Basso Vicentino) or the Asiago plateau.

EXPLORE THE VICENZA PROVINCE

PLACES TO VISIT IN THE VICENZA PROVINCE

THINGS TO DO IN THE VICENZA PROVINCE

Bicycle touring, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and ski and snowboarding are the main outdoor recreation activities, but you could also cross country ski, para sail, cave, and kayak. Combine these activities with visiting Palladio villa's, walled cities, wine producers, and industrial complex's and you have a great vacation destination.

Bike Touring The Vicenza Province | Veneto- Many of Italy's bike manufactures are located in the province
Rock Climbing Guide to the Vicenza Province, Italy- Best climbing are is Lumignano, Covolo, and near Bassano del Grappa
Hiking/Walking in the Vicenza Province - Berici Hills, Asiago, Piccolo Dolomite's

WHERE TO STAY IN THE VICENZA PROVINCE

  • Realis Santa Crona: Contrà Santa Corona, 19 - 36100 Vicenza (Italy), Tel. 0444 324678 / Fax 0444 1510116
  • Hotel Belvedere: Piazzale Generale Giardino, 14, 36061 Bassano del Grappa Vicenza, Tel:0424 529845
Contrà Santa Corona, 19 - 36100 Vicenza (Italy)
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FOOD AND WINE OF THE VICENZA PROVINCE

What To Eat in the Vicenza Province

The Vicenza area by tradition, bound to the cult of good wine and its passion for good food, with a variety of food from cheese to fish and cold cuts. The Asiago Plateau is all known for cheese (Asiago PDO, Morlacco and Burlacco, produced only in the summertime in the Grappa area). There are several singular flavored cold cuts like the Soppressa Vicentina (a perfect combination of sweet and peppery); the Veneto Berico-Euganeo PDO and the Val Liona hams; and even donkey meat salami that can be grilled, fried or eaten raw with polenta. 


The land offers a variety of fruit and vegetables, particularly white asparagus and the white radicchio of Bassano del Grappa; the potatoes of Rotzo; the cherries of Marostica; the mushrooms of Costozza; and the black truffles of the Berici Hills. As for fish, the most famous is without a doubt the baccalà alla vicentina (dried codfish), followed by the excellent brown trout, prized for its white meat and delicate taste, and cooked in tinfoil, grilled or boiled. 


These authentic dishes can be complemented with a glass of good wine, the production of which Vicenza Province is no novice. 
There are plenty of  distilled liqueurs as well, most popular and known come from Bassano del Grappa.

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