Radicchio Route

strada del radicchio di Treviso, un cespo di radicchio - EFW
Written by EFW Staff

Radicchio Route and its characteristics

 Radicchio di Treviso is a variety of chicory. The characteristics that make it unique are the dark red colour with white striping and the crispiness of the palate and its taste, typically bitter, make it unique. The origins of this vegetable are uncertain: a school of thought says that Francesco Van De Borre, a gardener that worked in Belgium, introduced the technique of whitening. It is possible that he applied the working of radicchio that the peasant commonly cultivated in the field, obtaining the current result. Another theory, instead, affirms that the peasant, preserving radicchio in the cowshed during winter, they saw that the cores, inside of go rotten they were good and crispy. To keep them fresh, they use the water of the spring.

Radicchio di Treviso has wide benefits on the organism. Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory element reduce the aging of the cells, minerals like calcium and iron feed the bones. It prevents problems to the intestine thanks to the presence of its content of fibers.

Radicchio Route in Treviso

strada del radicchio di Treviso, Piazza dei Signori e Palazzo dei 300 - EFW

Radicchio Route have been created to protect and promote this product, Radicchio found its ideal habitat in this area that are crossed by the river Sile.

The round in fact twist and turn through all the itinerary that begin in Treviso and arrives in the springs.
The project is brilliant cause it happens thanks to the perfect organization of the operators.

Road sign, maps and information are at the core of the journey. The places that participate to the Radicchio Route are available to give as much information as possible. Brochure, maps and posters are shared near the places of interest. Who participate has to assure the standard foreseen by the code of conduct.

Three itineraries, the only Radicchio Route

Radicchio Route foresees three itineraries that twist and turns through important historical, social and artistic places. Veneto is rich in this places that remind the ancient events of our history that shouldn’t be forget. Palladio and its works is the main character of Veneto. He left in this places a strong proof of its talent. Do not forget, finally, that the people of the place commit their lives to their work making the land an example of development and prosperity. Wineries, farms and restaurants through a perfect cooperation, offer the excellence of the territory

Along River Sile, from Treviso to Castelfranco, to know Radicchio

The first itinerary starts from Treviso, symbol of Radicchio. The city stands on the river that is the character of the working of Radicchio. In the past, radicchio was transported to Venice to be traded. Treviso is rich in art and history: the Cathedral, the church of Santa Caterina, Loggia dei Cavalieri, Palazzo dei Trecento are the mainstays of the city. Piazza dei Signori is the perfect starting point to start this tour.Old mills in particular the one of Cervara already used in the ‘300 are the perfect framework for a travel to discover the unpolluted places where it is possible discover different spices of birds and plants.

Multi coloured landscape: fifty shades of red

The second itinerary starts from Castelfranco and arrives in Treviso. With this journey it possible to visit the areas of cultivation of Radicchio. The landscape is characterized mainly by the dark red colour of Radicchio. Terraglio, on of the main road of Treviso, is a cat-way of ancient villas that are not often opened to the public. Villa Colombina, Villa Tasso, Villa Franchi, Villa Marchesi are just some of these famous houses

strada del radicchio di Treviso, villa veneta del Palladio La Rotonda - EFW

Discovering of Radicchio through a travel in the art

This third itinerary is a travel in the world of art from the Roman Age to the period when Venice was called “Serenissima”.
The villas that you can admire on the way are same witness of a rich past, characterized by trade and rich exchanges. Palladio was the main artist in that period and everyone relies on him to built their houses

About the author

EFW Staff