Conegliano is an attractive historic town in the wine-producing area close to the foothills of the Alps. The historic center, situated on a hillside, is compact and still retains a welcoming small-town feel.
The city's cultural attractions are concentrated along the town's main street, Via XX Settembre, where you find a procession of palaces and arcades in Gothic-Venetian style. The Duomo, Casa di Cima, and the Castelvecchio with its gardens (that houses today the Museum of Local History) and the ruins of the fortress are worth a visit. Here you get a good impression of the fascinating history of the city.
Under the rule of the Venetian Republic, Conegliano discovered its potential to produce wine and oil; hence the rebirth of the city.
Thanks to its favorable location and climate, Conegliano quickly excelled in wine-making, and from the 19th century, its name became associated with it. Technical breakthroughs in the grape production and the foundation of the Royal School of Viticulture in 1877 were key events in this change.
Today Conegliano, together with Valdobbiadene, is one of the two producers of Prosecco wine. From the town, the ´Strada del Vino Bianco´ (or white wine route) sets off, meandering through the villages of the Piave district, arriving at Valdobbiadene.
Conegliano is both for the wine it produces, and for the magnificent hilly countryside from which it arises a perfect stop on a tour of the Veneto region or a lovely day excursion from nearby Venice or Treviso.