Tiptoeing Through Treviso on your Honeymoon

 

October 12, 2017

 

There is something enchanting about taking a step over the horizon of our seemingly mundane day-to-day into a new land. Into a new adventure. Into places where the colors of the sunset seem more vivid and even more inviting, laced in soft, creamy white tones over a blanket of orange and pink sky. Where rolling hills are never-ending. Where no one knows your name except you and the one you’re with.

Where Love blossoms afresh.

This enchantment—this sense of newness—is why many honeymooners choose to cross oceans for their first trip as a married couple. This is why my husband and I chose to spend a portion of ours in Italy. Off the beaten path in the elegant, captivating province of Treviso.

Many are familiar with the beautiful city of Venice with its endless canals and frescoed facades, but today I want to give you a glimpse of a few of the other gems of the province—cities that are somewhat less touristy but just as beautiful—and show you places to see, sleep and dine while you are there.

ASOLO

The attractive walled town of Asolo, resting in the forested foothills of the Dolomite mountains, is known for its medieval houses, beautiful Renaissance palaces and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Perhaps this is why it is called “The Pearl of Veneto” and “City of a Hundred Horizons”. While you are there, visit the archaic fortress Rocca di Asolo and Castello di Asolo, the majestic castle of Queen Catherine Corno. Amble through Piazza Garibaldi and drink in other sights, smells and sounds of this picturesque town from the window of your room with a lofty view at Hotel Villa Cipriani, a charming noble mansion built in the Palladian era, or Albergo Al Sole, an elegant 16th century villa in the center of the town’s medieval piazza. For a romantic, upscale meal, dine at Locanda Baggio da Nino, located on the outskirts of town. I hear the pork suckling is out of this world!

CONEGLIANO

Conegliano is a quaint, historic town located just north of Venice, near the foothills of the Alps. Its 10th-century castle, Castello di Conegliano, towering above a set of gardens near the mouth of Strada di Prosecco, is a must-see historical landmark. Stroll down Via XX Settembre to view various palaces, monuments, and other places of interest, including the Renaissance-style Palazzo Sarcinelli and Sala Dei Battuti del Duomo di Conegliano. Revel in the pleasure of an authentic Italian dinner at A Casa di Giorgio’s (where Giorgio himself will come out to greet you!). After dinner, waltz down the cobblestone street to the musical notes of love and end your evening at the romantic Hotel Canon d’Oro, located in the heart of Conegliano.

VALDOBBIADENE

Home of the most delicious, crisp, sparkling Prosecco, you are in for a treat by spending time meandering through the countryside of Valdobbiadene. Be sure to visit L’Osteria senz’Oste, a beautiful, 19th century stone cottage subtly tucked away in the vineyards on the hill of Cartizze. Here, savor fresh Alpine cheese and salami and wash it down with a citrus fizz drink or a bubbly glass of Cartizze Prosecco from a vending machine on top of the hill behind the cottage! Get lost in one of the many family-owned vineyards (such as Cantina San Gregorio) that cover the region. And walk barefoot. Literally and figuratively. This is a time to be covered in carefree. After a day of traveling through the vineyards, watch the sunset from the terrace of the lovely Agriturismo Due Carpini Bed & Breakfast and reminisce on your time well-spent stepping over your horizon into a new adventure together.

What Italian towns have you tiptoed across?

 

— Angela C. Lalande

A lover of words, vintage books, and all things creative, Angela has a passion for storytelling and a desire to speak inspiration into the lives around her. She believes in being an intentional friend, a nurturer of relationships—starting at home with her husband, baby girl and puppyson—and, most importantly, an ardent pursuer of that which is true and good.
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