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Food and wine tours: Prosecco route

Food and wine tourism is a different way to travel and to discover new places through food. This type of tourism is pretty spread in Italy, above all in the last period, thanks to the initiatives promoted by the municipalities. In fact they started to give more value to their local treasures, their traditions and their food in order to make them known to the world.
Among these food and wine tours there are the so-called “wine routes”, they are the perfect way to discover Italian wines, unique excellences of this world.
Prosecco Route is a food and wine tour, pretty famous and appreciated both by the experts and wine lovers. This route starts from Conegliano and finish in Valdobbiadene, crossing famous vine varieties, next to wineries that produce Prosecco so that the visitor can admire breathtaking places rich in history and beauty. Along its 120 kilometres, Prosecco Route has great vine varieties and small villages that have a real artistic, oenological, gastronomic, architectural and historical heritage.

A route to discover

In the past, there was the White wine Route, one of the most ancient routes of Italy with incredible cultural and historical values. Prosecco Route mixes two capitals of Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Conegliano and Valdobbiadene and give to the visitors amazing emotions and a journey along the history and the traditions.
The journey begins from Conegliano, city with a long religious and monastic tradition, where it is almost compulsory to visit the Castle, Duomo and the colonnade of Contrada Grande. Not far from the city, there is the historical Istituto Enologico Cerletti (Oenological Institute) that is, actually, the real starting point.
Going on, tourists arrive in Collalbrigo, with its Villa Montalban Ghetti, that was built in the XVII century. Then, the next stop is the ex-hermitage, which belongs to the Camaldolese monks, located in Rua di San Pietro di Feletto and a series of sinuous hills that takes the travellers to Refrontolo. Here there is Villa Battaglia-Spada built in the XVII century and an ancient water mill, the well-known Molinetto della Croda.
Here, in the municipality of Refrontolo there is the headquarter of “Consorzio di Tutela Prosecco DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene, located in a palace of the ‘700, Villa Brandolini. From here, the route goes towards Soligo, where visitors can visit the small church of Santa Maria Nova. In Farra di Soligo you should go up on Colle San Gallo, where there is the ancient temple, built on the ruins of the castle. In the past, parents used to bring here children that have insomnia problems, in order to be healed with the help of a wood splinter taken by the cross inside the church.
Going on, visitors arrive at Torri di Credazzo in Col San Martino and the Church of San Virgilio.
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The next place is Colbertaldo that, once passed, leave room for the hills of Cartizze, where there are the vineyards that give grapes for the production of the famous Prosecco. The next stops will be in Santo Stefano and San Pietro di Barbozza, hamlet of Valdobbiadene, where the famous Cartizze and Prosecco are produced. Here there is also the so-called “Confraternita del Prosecco”. You should visit also the Church of Holy Peter and Paul, with its high altar built and decorated in ancient Venetian Baroque style. The tour will finish at Villa dei Cedri in Valdobbiadene, the headquarter of Forum Spumanti d’Italia. In Valdobbiadene you should visit also Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta where there are some precious works.

A new way to go on holiday

At the end of this travel, along the Prosecco route, you will understand in the best way the value of the traditions and the strong relationship of the people with their territory. The beauty of the places will be on your mind forever and sipping a good glass of Prosecco DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene you will live again all the emotions that have lived along your journey.
Images’ source: www.venetowine.com

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