Exploring the surrounding area
Just a few kilometres from Rosa Rosae you will find a wealth of natural beauty, art, history and human genius. Take the opportunity to wander among picturesque medieval villages, cities of art, nature reserves and parks, magnificent historical villas and green hills adorned with vineyards.
“Joyful and loving” Treviso is situated 13 kilometres from Rosa Rosae. The splendid frescoed buildings of this medieval city, crossed by the Sile and Cagnan rivers, are reflected in their waters, revealing its glorious past. A blaze of shapes and colours has honourably given it the name of ‘Urbs Picta’, the painted city. Its bustling and pleasure- seeking side can be appreciated as you stroll along the narrow streets of the historic centre, dotted with characteristic taverns and shops. For nature lovers, the River Sile Regional Natural Park, with its colourful array of aquatic plants and countless species of fauna, offers the opportunity to skim the waters of the river by canoe, along the route that leads from the beautiful ‘Restera’ cycle and footpath to the sea. It passes places of archaeological interest such as the Burci Cemetery (old cargo river boats) in Silea and picturesque views including the town centre of Casier, going as far as Portegrandi, where you can admire the charming Venice Lagoon.
From Treviso you can reach magnificent Venice in half an hour by train. Let yourselves be enchanted by its amazing magic as you wander along the winding ‘calli’ (alleys) admiring picturesque glimpses that highlight the prestigious past of the ‘Serenissima’ Republic of Venice. This open-air museum is full of internationally renowned artistic events in every season. We recommend you explore its most intimate and secret aspects, meandering through its ‘campielli’ (squares) and concealed courtyards to enjoy the most genuine and vital essence of this bustling city. Take a water bus and venture into the Venetian lagoon to discover its most hidden islands: enchanting and rural Mazzorbo; mystical San Francesco del Deserto; San Lazzaro degli Armeni, a taste of the orient; San Servolo, the island of the insane; Sant’Erasmo, the vegetable garden of Venice; Malamocco, the ancient village of the Lido.
Asolo e Bassano
A noble, proud, superb and sought-after town, Asolo was named the “town of a hundred horizons” by Giosuè Carducci due to its enchanting views. This charming medieval town dominated by the Rocca, was a destination for poets and writers of international renown, artists and travellers who found inspiration and harmony here, such as the English poet Robert Browning, the goddess of the theatre Eleonora Duse and the English writer Freya Stark.
Nestled in the hills of the Pedemontana, you will encounter picturesque Bassano del Grappa, with its evocative walls and narrow streets adorned with works by important figures such as Palladio, Canova and Jacopo Da Ponte. The landmark of the town is the Ponte degli Alpini bridge over the river Brenta. Built in medieval times, it was later rebuilt according to a design by Palladio.
Riviera del Brenta
Along the course of the river Brenta, connecting Venice to Padua, you can admire a corner of outstanding poetry, art and grandeur, dotted with monumental historic villas, gardens and centuries-old parks, which were the holiday residences of Venetian nobles in the 16th and 17th centuries. Be enchanted by their intriguing history and fascinating beauty as you explore the Riviera on a ferry or small boat. The most famous villas are Villa Foscari, also known as “La Malcontenta”, Villa Pisani, Villa Foscarini Rossi, Villa Widmann and Villa Querini Stampalia. For an enjoyable experience you can cycle along the 20-kilometre cycle path, starting in Fusina, and follow the course of the river Brenta, crossing parts of the Veneto countryside as far as the charming town of Dolo.
The Prosecco hills
About an hour or so from Rosa Rosae, you can venture into the rugged world of the Prosecco hills: ancient vineyards manually tended by generations of vine-growers, who have successfully enhanced the territory with their great skill and dedication, have honourably received international acknowledgement as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, among pastoral landscapes and the relaxing beauty of the scenery, you can visit countless wineries and taste their precious wines. For an exciting and thrilling adventure you can ride a Vespa scooter, which has always been an icon of ‘La Dolce Vita’, and freely enjoy the lush green hills, roaming at random in search of amazing views.
The Montello hill
The distinctive features of the Montello hill, situated to the north of Treviso, are nature and memorials of the Great War. Known as the “Bosco della Serenissima” (forest of the ‘Serenissima’ Republic of Venice), it supplied timber to the Venice Arsenal. The renowned 21 “prese”, the roads entering the woods, are existing reminders of the timber tradition. Today, they are a destination for horse riding, hiking and mountain biking, where you can happily venture off the beaten track immersed in nature. Each road is dedicated to a hero of the First World War, which saw major battles and great human loss in these lands. We recommend a visit to the most important historical monuments: the evocative abbey of Sant’Eustachio and the Ossuary of the Fallen in Nervesa della Battaglia.
At the foot of Mount Grappa, lies Possagno, renowned for its monumental neoclassical temple designed by the famous sculptor Antonio Canova in 1819. Inspired by the Pantheon and Greek temples, it is testament to rich history and timeless beauty. Take a visit to the Gipsoteca, housing a valuable collection of plaster casts of his sculptures and terracotta sketches, located in the more modern area designed by the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa in the 1950s.
The Cansiglio forest
For those who love the mountains, the Cansiglio forest is an hour and a half from Rosa Rosae. Here, you can find woods dotted with centuries-old beech and fir trees, and be immersed in silence, tuning your pace to that of nature. The plateau is crossed by many paths that can be explored on foot, horseback or by mountain bike. You can reach the Cansiglio forest from the picturesque medieval village of Serravalle, with its wealth of elegant historical Venetian buildings, which we recommend you visit.
The river Piave is considered “Sacred to our Homeland” due to the historical events that took place on its banks during World War I.
Its turbulent and tumultuous history saw times of great sorrow. It was the scene of violent battlesmand eventually became the front line of defence against Austrian and German troops, which, despite several attempts, failed to cross the river.
Nowadays, it is an exciting 220-kilometre route, for hikers or cyclists, which descends from the Dolomites to the sea, crossing an area rich in historical, artistic and scenic beauty.
The Venice lagoon
In an atmosphere suspended between the sea and the land, the Venice Lagoon, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers unspoilt routes on foot, by bike or by boat. Passing through islands, salt marshes, reed beds and small villages such as Lio Piccolo, you will discover fascinating places where time seems to stand still. Surrounded by a mystical silence, you can fully explore nature with all its extraordinary biodiversity, its fauna and flora featuring some rare species of animals and plants. In summer, you will be captivated by unforgettable sunsets and countless flocks of pink flamingos gathering alongside other waterfowl in the enchanting fishing valleys.
We suggest you explore the lagoon starting out from Treporti. Riding a bike from this location, you can also take a ferry to the bustling port of Chioggia and the picturesque island of Pellestrina.