CISON DI VALMARINO – Italian medieval town


What to see in Cison di Valmarino, a small guide in order to not miss any places of interest/attraction

 What to visit in Cison di Valmarino

It won’t take you long to understand why Cison di Valmarino, a village of 2,700 souls, was included in the list of the most beautiful towns in Italy.

The town centre delights at first glance, the combination of the location and the water flowing right into the town: the Rujo stream has always powered mills and hammers, providing work for blacksmiths and millers. Cison preserves various features of rural civilisation, such as mills, washhouses and drinking troughs, together with craftsmanship, for which it has been organising an important festival, Artigianato Vivo, for over thirty years.

Brandolini Castle

The castle is the symbol of Cison di Valmarino. Perched in a strategic and striking position, it can be reached by a scenic cable car overlooking the valley from above. It is one of the largest castles in Europe, surrounded by fifty hectares of parkland, and it is a medieval town, set within the landscape of the Via del Prosecco between Conegliano, Valdobbiadene and Vittorio Veneto.

Vintage Radio Museum

The museum is housed inside “La Loggia” theatre and features 72 sets, presenting the technical and aesthetic evolution of the radio from 1920 to the 1970s.

What to see near Cison di Valmarino

The town is very small, so we also include some other sites to visit in the surrounding area:

Road of 100 Days

Built in a very short space of time, between March and June 1918, by Austrian military genius for war purposes, this memorable undertaking earned itself the nickname “Road of 100 Days”. Built along a Roman route, it still preserves a Byzantine lookout tower. At the top of the San Boldo pass leading towards the Belluno area, there is a museum that documents the implementation stages of the project. A botanical garden with medicinal herbs has been created in San Boldo.

The Penne Mozze Woods

Set in a scenic location, the site commemorates Treviso’s fallen Alpini troops in all wars and is a pilgrimage site for Alpini and their families from all over Italy (the Pilgrimage to the Woods gathering is held on the first Sunday of September).

Livelet Archaeological Park

Perfect for kids, but also enjoyable for adults.

A journey through archaeology and prehistoric times with buildings on stilts, excavations and agriculture, Livelet shows how our ancestors in the March of Treviso lived in the Neolithic period, the Copper Age and the Bronze Age. The park is a popular for birdwatching, and it also has a playground with a picnic and barbecue area.

When to visit:

From 04 to 15 August for Artigianato Vivo

In December for the Stelle a Natale [Stars at Christmas] market