Conegliano: hometown of Prosecco
Conegliano, also known as the "pearl of Veneto", is located halfway between the mountains and plains and it has always been a strategic site. It is also the starting point of renowned Prosecco Wine Route, a perfect base to hunt for first-class winemakers and explore charming villages scattered in the wine region.
For several centuries it has been known in Italy and in the world, for the fame that the greater painter Gian Battista Cima (1459-1518) gave her, as well as the first Italy Wine School born in 1876 and for the Prosecco DOCG wine of its hills.
Main attractions and places to see in Conegliano:
- The Castle of Conegliano and the City Museum housed inside
- The historical town centre with the Duomo (the Cathedral) and the "Sala dei Battuti" (Hall of the Flagellants)
- The house where painter GianBattista Cima was born
- Piazza Cima and the old "Contrada Granda" (now XX Settembre street) and the former Monte di Pietà (pawnshop)
- The Palazzo Sarcinelli Gallery, location of some major art exhibitions in the Veneto region
- Villa Gera, beautiful neoclassical mansion from the 18th Century, overlooking the city from the castle hill
- The oldest and most famous wine-making school of Italy
- The Prosecco Route from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene
See also the itineraries around Conegliano