— Conegliano Valdobbiadene


24 August 2020

Luigi’s heroism


Heroism comes in many forms. The best-known definition when speaking about the tradition of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene hills refers to the challenging cultivation of vineyards perched on slopes whose gradient sometimes exceeds 30%. Working such hillsides is so arduous that it can rightly be defined as ‘heroic viticulture’. But there is another type of heroism […]

7 August 2020

A fabled mill


Words and photos by Giovanni Carraro The wooden millwheel kept in motion by the waterfall, the corncobs hanging on the old sandstone walls, the geraniums on the windowsills, the duck pond.  All these things might come to mind when we imagine an old watermill from a book of fables, and they are all to be […]

4 August 2020

The guardian of the vineyards


Clinging to a hillside like an austere guardian and protector of the vines that surround it, the church of San Vigilio is one of the most fascinating buildings in the area. The church lies along the Sentiero delle Vedette (The Lookout Path), which follows the ridges of the hillsides from Col San Martino to Soligo, […]