Welcome to Veneto!
#The Land of Venice awaits you
The 20th edition of the World Press Cycling Championship will take place in the Veneto region, amidst landscapes and locations that have become symbols of the Italian cycling tradition. From 26 to 29 September 2019, Treviso, Villorba and Valdobbiadene will welcome press, television and Internet journalists, as well as reporters, photographers and cameramen from all over the world, for a truly memorable experience bringing together sport, history, art and good food.
Bassano del Grappa
The city of Bassano del Grappa is situated in enchanting geographical settings, surrounded by hills and blessed with a mild climate. The symbol of the city is its Ponte Vecchio bridge. Entirely made of wood following the design of Andrea Palladio, the bridge is strongly linked with the history of the Alpine Brigades during the Great War. It was rebuilt many times during the centuries, always preserving the original design. Bassano del Grappa is a real artistic treasure: walking through the old town it’s possible to discover works by Palladio, Canova, Da Ponte, Marinali and Dall’Acqua. The city hosts the oldest Civic Museum in Veneto.
Good Food and Good Wine
Treviso is a city of art, culture and gastronomy. The old town is surrounded by ancient walls. The medieval heart of the city is the Piazza dei Signori square, with its “Palazzo dei Trecento” palace and the elegant “Loggia dei Cavalieri” building. The two rivers that run through the city form a very intricate network of channels. The porched houses with the beautiful fresco walls reflect on the water, filling everything with a fairy tale atmosphere. One of the symbols of the city is the peculiar Fontana delle Tette fountain, which in old times during special occasions sometimes dispensed wine. Two Treviso specialities renowned all over the world are radicchio salad and Tiramisù.
La Piazza degli Scacchi Square
Marostica welcomes visitors with the charm of its castles and still intact city walls. Piazza degli Scacchi square, with its two-coloured marbled floor representing an enormous chess board, is a very famous trademark. Every two years, the square is taken over by 500 players, who dressed in medieval costumes take part in a living chess match. From the top of Castello Superiore castle it’s possible to admire one of the most spectacular horizons of the Veneto region. Marostica is also well known for its cherries.
The City on water
Venice, the region and province capital, is certainly one of the most picturesque and suggestive cities in the world. Visiting Venice is like diving into a painting. Everything makes this place unique: the elegant old buildings, the churches with their many works of art that seems to grow from the water of Canal Grande. Light, water and colours change all the time. And the gondolas, the steamboats and powerboats are always ready to take thousands of tourists around every day of the year. A suggestion to really enjoy Venice? Let yourself be taken in by the small side streets and squares, listening to the gossips of true Venetians.
The Land of Wine
Together with Conegliano, Valdobbiadene, in the province of Treviso, is one the most important wine centres of Italy. It’s set in a very blessed location between the Pre-alps and the Adriatic sea. The mild climate and the right amount of rain are the reasons for an excellent product: the famous DOC Prosecco wine of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Valdobbiadene is part of Associazione Città del Vino (Association of Wine Cities) and the Strada del Prosecco e Vini dei Colli Conegliano Valdobbiadene (The route of Prosecco and the wines of the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene), the oldest wine and food route in Italy. The wonderful landscape of this area needs to be discovered slowly, to be experienced with your eyes and your palate.
The most beautiful Mountains in the World
The Dolomites have been included in the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites due to their enchanting beauty and unique landscapes: peaks, towers, pinnacles and some of the highest vertical walls in the world. The landscape of the Dolomites never fails to stun first-time visitors, and it’s not by chance that these are considered the most beautiful mountains in the world. The Unesco recognition contributes to further enhance the excellences of the area: hospitality, food and wine, and services for visitors.