Fortified city immersed in the lands of the famous Prosecco
Its origins are evidenced by archaeological finds dating back to the Bronze Age and Roman times.
Close to the Treviso Pre-Alps, the city of Conegliano is famous for being the birthplace of the painter Giambattista Cima, one of the leading exponents of the 15th century Venetian school.
The emblem of the medieval heritage is the Castle with the Bell Tower, now the seat of the Civic Museum.
The Cathedral preserves the altarpiece “Madonna with Child and angels” by the master Cima. Its frescoed facade together with the adjoining Sala dei Battuti represents the religious and artistic symbol of the city.
The ancient Contrada Grande, today Via XX Settembre, is the fulcrum of Conegliano’s Renaissance elegance, with the row of stately buildings rich in frescoes and carved stone decorations. Among the most beautiful are the ancient Monte di Pietà, Palazzo Sarcinelli, Casa Longega. The Palazzo del Municipio, the Accademia Theater, from the mid-nineteenth century, and Palazzo Da Collo, a sixteenth-century building in which the oratory of the Assumption is incorporated, overlook Piazza Cima.
History, tradition and gastronomy are the basis of the rich calendar of events taking place in Conegliano.
Visiting it in June, you will witness the spectacular re-enactment of the historic Dama Castellana, a game of checkers with characters in Renaissance costume. In August, the Calici di stelle event offers the unmissable opportunity to taste local products in the splendid setting of the Castle. In September, the historic Grape Festival takes place in which the best wineries are awarded.
Another way to discover these lands and its riches is the “Strada del Prosecco and Wines of the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Hills”, an oenological itinerary to be followed in every season of the year which, starting from the Enological School, the first in Europe, leads up to Valdobbiadene through geometric rows of vineyards.