Pedemontana Veneta

Vista Panoramica della Pedemontana Veneta

 

There Venetian foothills is a charming and hospitable landscape area located between the provinces of Treviso and Vicenza, in Veneto. This area combines territory, culture and development prospects in one unique context. The Pedemontana Veneta is crossed by a new highway, an important infrastructure that connects 36 municipalities between Vicenza and Treviso, improving mobility and reducing traffic in residential areas.


The territory of the Pedemontana Veneta is characterized by the presence of 97 Venetian Villas, architectural masterpieces located no more than 2 km from the highway. These villas are part of the 1,769 present in the foothill area and of the 3,828 scattered throughout the regional territory.


The region is also famous for its food and wine richness, with 153 typical areas within a 5 km radius of the highway. Among these, 9 DOP products, 5 IGP, 4 DOCG wines, 8 DOC, 4 IGT, 119 traditional agri-food products and 4 Slow Food presidia stand out.

La Pedemontana Veneta offers a wide range of wines, cheeses, vegetables, cured meats and delicacies from high quality, including, just to name a few, cheeses Asiago DOP, Morlacco and Imbriago, the Grappa and i Distillates of fruit, the Sopressa PDO, the Ground Flours stone made from ancient cereals (Terrevive mill), l’Extra virgin olive oil, The Prosecco DOCG of Valdobbiadene and Asolo. In addition to the aforementioned Prosecco, appreciated and exported all over the world, they have been revalued in recent years native vines of which memory had been lost, among which the Recantina and the Rabbiosa dei colli Asolani stand out (Pat del Colmel).


In summary, the Pedemontana Veneta is an unmissable tourist destination for lovers of culture, architecture ed food and wine. Thanks to the Superstrada, visitors can easily move through the beauties of this region, discover the Venetian Villas and savor the many local delicacies.
The typical products of the Venetian Pedemontana, which includes hilly and mountainous areas, reflect the richness and identity of a vast land with ancient agricultural and pastoral traditions. The local gastronomy offers a continuous discovery of flavors and traditions.


Among the regional symbols, the Red Radicchio of Treviso PGI it is an emblem of the Venetian agricultural tradition. Crispy and versatile, it is used in many regional dishes. Other legumes grown locally include Borlotto Nano from Levada, The Posina bean and i Peas from Borso del Grappa.

Zona del Prosecco; colli Asolani e Valdobbiadene - Pedemontana Veneta


The Pedemontana Vicentina boasts an excellent production of fruit and vegetables, including the DOP white asparagus from Bassano del Grappa, the Marostica PGI cherry, the Durona di Chiampo, The Tartuffe to Crespadoro and, in autumn, chestnuts and walnuts. In the heart of the Dolomites, the Dolomiti Bellunesi PDO honey it is produced in the territory of the Province of Belluno, easily accessible from the Pedemontana Veneta highway. Thanks to the richness of the woods and pastures, the honey from the Belluno area has unique characteristics deriving from the typical flora of the mountain environments.
The area on the slopes of Monte Grappa obtained the DOP mark in 2001 as "Venetian Grappa Oil". Appreciated for its sweet and delicate taste and for the very low percentage of acidity, its organoleptic characteristics derive above all from the composition of the soil, but also from the climate, usually without fog and stagnant humidity. The municipality of Pove boasts the denomination " Conca degli Ulivi", theExtra virgin olive oil produced here (Oro de Poe) in small but very precious quantities, it boasts prizes and recognitions in prestigious international competitions. In the Asolo hills another native species called Asolo is cultivated, recognized in 2017 with the PDO sub-area Asolo Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Pedemontana del Grappa.
The slopes of Monte Grappa are also famous for the Marroni del Monfenera PGI. The cultivation of the chestnut is recovering in the Pedemontana del Grappa and Montello thanks to numerous events, such as the Mostra Mercato dei Monfenera chestnuts.
Finally, in the Bassano area theWhite asparagus from Bassano, which obtained the PDO in 2007.
It has a characteristic bittersweet taste that distinguishes it from all other asparagus species. It is tender and non-woody, fresh in appearance and smell. Harvested every day at dawn to guarantee the maximum product quality, after harvesting the asparagus are washed, cleaned and chosen strictly by hand. They are then tied with a willow sucker called "Stroppa".
This is an irrefutable characteristic of Bassano White Asparagus. 
And these are just a few examples of the food and wine excellences of the Pedemontana Veneta.
Let yourself be won over by the quality and tradition of artisan producers that we have selected for you, producers who best express the authenticity and richness of this wonderful territory.

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