History and culture
Treviso province is rich in wonderful walled towns and extraordinary castles. The finest historical centers are Serravalle (Vittorio Veneto, a few steps from our holiday houses), Asolo and its fortress, the Roman town of Oderzo (Opitergium), Treviso and Conegliano.
Such a sequence of examples of architectural excellence narrate more that 1000 years of history. About 150 Venetian Villas (Ville Venete) are open to the public, don’t miss Palladian villas like Villa Emo and Villa di Maser.
Antonio Canova’s bithplace and the Temple designed by the very artist (where he is buried) can be visited too. Numerous drawing sketches and sculptures, among which “Amore e Psiche” are preserved there.
Our area is studded with places of faith, that are also appreciated for their artistic beauty and cultural value.
In Vittorio Veneto, Saint Augusta sanctuary can be reached on foot. It is dedicated to Augusta, who became a martyr after secretly embracing Christianity. From the sanctuary, you will be able to enjoy an incredible panoramic view, reaching out till the Venetian Lagoon.
The Pieve of Sant’Andrea di Bigonzo (Vittorio Veneto) was consecrated in 1303, yet it has much more ancient origins and in Treviso province it is one of the most richly decorated with frescoes. In the Duomo of Serravalle frescoes by Canaletto and an altarpiece by Tiziano Vecelio, dated 1547, are still well preserved.
The Pieve of San Pietro di Feletto, with its Longobardic origin, is famous for the fresco entitled “Il Cristo della Domenica” (Sunday’s Christ), a warning dictating not to work on Sundays to avoid hurting the Lord. The painting is very important because not only is it a testimony of ancient traditions, it also describes costumes and tools of rural people.
In Follina there is Saint Mary’s abbey. It has been a national monument since 1921 and its origins date back to the XII century. Inside the basilica, important works of art are preserved, along with the gorgeous courtyard, which is even more ancient than the basilica. Members of the Servite Order now live in the abbey, which can be visited.
La Grande Guerra
In Vittorio Veneto from 24th October to 3rd November 1918, after a terrible year of occupation, the Final Battle was fought, in which the Italian Army won the First World War.
Inside the Battle’s Museum (Vittorio Veneto) several testimonies of trench life’s hardships are collected, together with objects demonstrating the technological advancement fostered by the First World War in Europe.
During the 2014-2018 period, in the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, numerous institutional events have been scheduled to commemorate places, people and facts that characterized those four long years from 1914 to 1918..
In Revine Lago, on the shore of the lake, in a very evocative environment, you will find the Livelet Archaeological and Educational Park.
Visitors can experience first hand prehistoric men’s daily life, visiting housing structures (pile dwellings) built on the water and the ground, interacting with materials, tools and hunting weapons. Interaction is facilitated by educational activities, which are mainly targeted at children.