VALDOBBIADENE – The capital of Prosecco


Valdobbiadene, the capital of Prosecco Superiore, set among hills that are now a Unesco World Heritage Site, offers many things to do, see and taste in addition, obviously, to Prosecco.

The name Valdobbiadene immediately calls Prosecco to mind, but this town in the province of Treviso, with just over 10 thousand inhabitants, offers many other interesting things to see and, above all, to taste.

What to see in Valdobbiadene: a visit to the historic centre

Piazza Marconi is the heart of Valdobbiadene, where a solitary bell tower stands, dating back to 1743 and completed in 1767. The pinnacle is from the 19th century. The bell tower suffered serious damage during World War I, but was fortunately then restored.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, with its imposing colonnade, is the other main feature of the square. The cathedral dates back to the 15th century but was renovated in Neoclassical style at the end of the 18th century. Inside you can see the altarpiece of the Assumption by Francesco Beccaruzzi.

The 19th-century Villa dei Cedri, Villa dei Cedri is located a few hundred metres from Piazza Marconi. It owes its name to some tall cedars which once stood in its grounds. Today the villa hosts numerous wines festivals and its park, with a children’s play area and romantic lovers’ bench, is open to the public for visits.

Nearby there are small villages and magical places, including the ‘Osteria senza Oste’ [Inn without an Innkeeper], and several footpaths through the ‘Ring of Prosecco’ vineyards.

We recommend a trip down the famous Prosecco Road, the oldest wine route in Italy, to lose yourself among the vines and breath-taking views of the ‘Prosecco Hills’, a UNESCO World Heritage site.