What to see in Valdobbiadene, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the villages of San Pietro di Barbozza and Santo Stefano.
Valdobbiadene is a town that is located on the banks of the Piave river at 253 m above sea level, among the hills located at the foot of the Venetian Prealps, in the province of Treviso.
The particular characteristics of the soil, the abundance of waters and the ideal climate have favored the cultivation of vines in this area.
It is a famous grape variety that gives rise to a fine superior Prosecco of controlled origin, Cartizze, produced with grapes from the hamlets of San Pietro di Barbozza, Saccol and Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene.
A naturalistic itinerary, about 15 km long, connects these famous hill towns of the Municipality of Valdobbiadene, where there are wineries where you can taste the Valdobbiadene Docg, to discover the tradition and the enological and gastronomic culture of this land characterized by a very landscape picturesque.
Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene, with the ancient village of Follo, takes its name from the art of fulling of fabrics, practiced here in the past.
San Pietro di Barbozza stands out for its typical villages closed around the typical courtyards, while Saccol, located in the heart of the Cartizze production area, is magnificently inserted in the midst of degrading vineyards.
In the center of Valdobbiadene there is the Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, a building dating back to the fourteenth century which, remodeled later, is now in neoclassical style.
Inside there are precious works of art, including the altarpiece of the Assumption of Beccaruzzi, the altarpiece of the Virgin with Saints Sebastian and Rocco by Paris Bordon, an altarpiece with Sant'Antonio Abate and San Giovanni Battista, as well as the ciborium of the altar of the Madonna.
The bell tower with the sundial, considered the symbol of Valdobbiadene, dates back to the period between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Near the main square of Valdobbiadene, stands the Villa dei Cedri, also known as Villa Piva which, born as a factory in the nineteenth century, is today a very active cultural center, home of the Altamarca Association, which hosts the forum every year at the end of September dedicated to Italian Sparkling Wines.