Venice, Treviso, Padua and other jewels of the Paduan territory aboard a vintage car
Time requested: 2 days
The first location we find starting our trip from Carmignano in Brenta office is Padua, home of good food and spritz, which was just here invented.
Padua is, first of all, a treasure full of art. It is known as the "City of the Fresco" thanks to the generous presence of picturesque cycles in churches and town buildings, such as the famous Scrovegni Chapel of Giotto.
We continue our journey by car until arriving in Venice, passing through Dolo, a town with a historic center full of picturesque and beautiful landscapes.
Venice, with its artistic heritage, is universally considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is included, along with its lagoon, among the Italian sites UNESCO World Heritage Site. After parking your car in the Tronchetto car park, you can head to the city center by foot or take the vaporetto which allows you to admire one of the symbols of Venice, that is, the Grand Canal, 3800 meters long, the main canal of Venice which divides In two parts the old town.
The idea is to spend the rest of the evening here tasting the very good Venetian cuisine and taking a gondola ride, a must for anyone visiting Venice.
The second day takes us to Treviso, passing through Mogliano Veneto. Crossing the Terraglio, the most famous and great street in the city (linking Treviso to Mestre) you will view some beautiful examples of Venetian villas, with huge enclosed gardens. These are sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth-century buildings inhabited by noble Venetian families and have now been transformed into hotels, places of art and in some cases private.
In Treviso at lunchtime we recommend the suppressed, sausage softly sliced with thick slices and usually accompanied by polenta and radicchio, the "risi" with the livers or accompanied by seasonal vegetables such as the famous Red Radicchio of Treviso.
Also in Treviso, there are numerous Veneto Villas, particularly interesting are Ca 'Zenobio Alverà Cecotto and Villa Manfrin called Margherita.
Continuing we arrive at Montebelluna, a charming town at the foot of Montello and entrance to the Prealpine Valley. Origin of Montebelluna dates to the Paleoveneti, whose traces are now collected in the Museum of Natural History and Archeology of Villa Biagi.
Suggested stop at Valdobbiadene to taste the Prosecco of Valdobbiadene DOCG.
When visiting Asolo, you can visit Piazza Maggiore with its Renaissance fountain, the Loggia del Capitano, which houses the Civic Museum, and the ancient Duomo, built on the Roman ruins. In it there are the works of Lorenzo Lotto and Jacopo Bassano.
The journey continues to Castelfranco Veneto, which, besides the walled city, is also a symbol of a great artist of the time. It is in fact the painter Giorgione who is born in Castelfranco and develops his career right here.
Entering Via S. Pio X, which flows into the left flank of Piazza Giorgione, and leaving your car, you can walk along the porch, admiring the imposing fortress.
The adventure ends on the way back to the Carmignano in Brenta, Slow Drive Office to Padua.