We’re passionate about our land and we want our guests to experience the best things it has to offer. There are so many absorbing places to visit! From pointing out the finest restaurants to recommending popular tours and street markets, we’re here to make sure your next trip to Veneto is a fabulous one.
The Veneto wine country north of Treviso is characterized by gently rolling hillsides covered with endless rows of vineyards and dotted with enchanting ancient villages and fortified castles.
MASO DI VILLA offers guests a peaceful and relaxing stay, and an invaluable atmosphere of tranquillity and harmony, but it is also perfectly situated as an ideal base if you wish to make any of the numerous cultural excursions to the nearby cities of Treviso, Conegliano, Asolo, Vittorio Veneto, Castelfranco.
Just in case you need a little inspiration, here are some of our favourite things to see and do to have an extra-special Veneto experience:
The monumental set-up of the city centre, with the Romanesque Cathedral, the Palazzo dei Trecento, the Civil Tower, the Communal Palazzo (now Prefecture), the Loggia dei Cavalieri and the churches of the mendicant orders later frescoed by Tommaso da Modena, still reflect today Treviso’s history. 23 km.
The wine-growing town of Conegliano, noted also as the birthplace of the painter Giovanni Battista Cima (c 1459-1518), has many attractive 16C-18C houses, especially in the central Via XX Settembre. The Cathedral (14C-15C) contains a fine altarpiece by Cima; the adjacent guildhall (‘Scuola dei Battuti’) is covered with 16C frescoes. In the main piazza is the Neo-classical theatre. Above rises the castle, with a museum in one tower. 5 km.
Called ‘City of a Hundred Horizons’ and ‘Pearl of the Veneto’, Asolo is a charming little town with numerous private villas surrounded by luxuriant gardens and picturesque old streets with miniature arcades and a number of fountains. A bus ascends to the centre of the little town from the main road (bus stop) and car park. Eminent visitors: Robert Browning, actress Eleonora Duse, dame Freya Stark (traveller and writer), writers Giosuè Carducci, Henry James and Ernest Hemingway. 26 km.
Vittorio Veneto was the site of the final victory of the Italians over the Austrians in October 1918. It was created in 1866 by merging the lower district of Ceneda with the old walled town of Serravalle. Ceneda has a museum relating to the battle. In the fine main piazza of Serravalle is the Loggia di Serravalle (1462), the old town hall. The Museo del Cenedese, here, contains local archaeological finds, paintings, frescoes. The 14C Cathedral, rebuilt in 1776, contains a fine altarpiece by Titian (1547). Above Vittorio Veneto in the Bosco del Cansiglio, a high-lying plateau with forests of beech and fir (1120m) to the east. 22 km.
The town was founded by the comune of Treviso in 1199 to defend its western frontier, and a rectangular fortification with five towers and brick walls and doorways encircled by a moat (the castello proper), still encloses its centre. Exploring the town: the Cathedral, with Giorgione’s famous altarpiece of the Madonna and Child with Sts Francis and Liberale (c 1505). Adjoining the piazza, on the east, is the 15C Casa di Giorgione, where Giorgione lived and worked.
Treasures of art and nature
The heart of the venetian countryside is called Alta Marca Trevigiana. In this area, between renowned vineyards, takes place the famous Prosecco Road. Treasures of art, artistic and historic sightseeings, amazing places far from the commercial tourist routs wait an attentive guest