The most popular events in Conegliano: sports, music, fine food, local heritage
Every year, Conegliano and its surroundings are the setting for a series of events that draw both Italian and international audience. Best Western Hotel Canon D'Oro is a perfect base to enjoy these important appointments.
Vittorio Veneto International Judo Trophy
Conegliano Zoppas Arena - in February
One of the most attended judo contests in Italy. The 2015 edition of the International Judo Trophy Vittorio Veneto saw the participation of over 2,200 athletes of 18 different nationalities.
From March to June, in the towns of the northern province of Treviso.
The most famous wine event of the Veneto region, 15 appointments that welcome visitors with tastings, activities, tours of vineyards and ancient villages.
Tourists will have the chance to discover a unique and extraordinary landscape, between golden vineyards, villages and ancient churches, scattered along the route of Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
Vino in Villa, the International Festival of Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene
Third weekend in May at the San Salvatore Castle, in Susegana
In the splendid castle of the Counts Collalto, dating from the 13th century, the best producers of Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore present their labels. A great event dedicated to wine, with about 300 wines for tasting, from the top of a hill overlooking the landscape of the Treviso area.
The Living Draughts Game
June, in Conegliano
The show of Living Draughts takes place in the central Piazza Cima, in the historical centre of Conegliano and is divided into two evenings; Friday the "Prelude" and Saturday night "the Living Draughts Game".
The event takes place in a Renaissance atmosphere, with live drums and flag-wavers and costumed characters, and is the historical re-enactment of what actually took place in 1400.
Artigianato Vivo Craftsmen Festival
From August 5 to 15, Cison di Valmarino
The craftsmen Festival of Artigianato Vivo is one of the most attended summer events in Veneto. Tradition, art and folklore come together in Cison di Valmarino, a town belonging to the club Beautiful Villages of Italy, that becomes the capital of Italian craftsmanship for two weeks in August.
Conegliano Wine Festival
Last weekend of September, Conegliano
The historic centre of Conegliano annually hosts a big event dedicated to the wine world, with over 300 wines offered for tasting from the most important wineries in the Veneto. To further enrich the program of the Grape Festival there is a performance of drums and flag-wavers and music performances.
Prosecco Cycling Race
End of September or early October, Valdobbiadene
Each year, over 2000 participants, cycling enthusiasts from all over Europe. The competition runs over a well-tested route. The 2015 track measure 98.8 km with a total height difference of 1,550 meters.
After the start from Valdobbiadene, Prosecco Cycling crosses the villages of Combai, Follina, Pieve di Soligo. Then it goes to the Molinetto della Croda mill, over to Vittorio Veneto and continues toward San Pietro di Feletto, Conegliano, Collalto. Returning to Valdobbiadene, the track crosses the Cartizze vineyards.
Spectacular passes in the hills of Prosecco with no particular roughness, except for the infamous Ca' del Poggio climb.
The 2015 edition Prosecco Cycling is open to electric bikes.
Le Fiere del Teatro, Sarmede
Second and third Sunday of October
The town of Sarmede for two Sundays in October is transformed into a large open-air theatre: in the streets and in the courts of the village, street artists from all over Italy and from abroad perform their shows. Fire eaters, puppeteers, acrobats and jugglers, acrobats and other bizarre characters who all day entertain children, teens and families.
All this is complemented by a very appealing craftsmen market.
Autumn festival in Portobuffolé
Third Sunday in October
Between the streets and the courts of this picturesque medieval village you will find stalls with typical autumn products such as pumpkins, chestnuts, mushrooms and sweets.
On display is also the best of the wines produced in the lands between Piave and Livenza rivers. Over 200 wines are available for tasting. Visits and tastings will be conducted with the help of expert sommeliers.
Stelle a Natale - Christmas markets
First and second weekend in December, Cison Valmarino
Stelle a Natale has become an unmissable event in the pre-Christmas period. The charming Cison Valmarino, member town of The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy, turns into a big Christmas market for two weekends.
The stalls abound with any kind of top-quality handicraft objects and food specialties.
The village atmosphere is amazing, the stalls are located anywhere in the streets, in the little squares and in the typical old village houses.