The Province of Treviso, between water and nature

10 JANUARY 2013
The Province of Treviso, between water and nature
The Marca Trevigiana is an ideal destination for lovers of sport and nature that lends itself well to being discovered through numerous itineraries that are lost among peaks, rolling hills and sinuous rivers, always in the middle of unspoiled nature in many places. The setting suitable for all those who want to enjoy a holiday dedicated to physical and mental well-being.

The Rivers of the Province of Treviso and some recommended itineraries


  • Vedelago (Casacorba) – 1 Risorgive of the river Sile (“Fontanassi”: Fontanili)
  • Morgano (Badoere) – 2 Quarries of the Ex Fornaci di Istrana (Cypresses)
  • Morgano – 3 Marsh area (Observation huts)
  • Quinto di Treviso (Santa Cristina) – 4 Marsh of the Cervara Oasis (Gray Herons)
  • Treviso (Canizzano) – 5 Marsh area (Cormorani)
  • Treviso – 6 Ponte di Ferro, 7 Ponte de Gasperi, 8 Ponte Dante, 9 Ponte di Pietra, 10 Walls
  • Treviso (Fiera) – 11 Villapendola
  • Silea (Sant’Elena) – 12 Naturalistic Oasis (Storks Center)
  • Casier – 13 Towpath and small lake Marina and boat graveyard
  • Casale sul Sile (Lughignano) – 14 Towpath at times
  • Roncade (Musestre) – 15 Towpath at times


  • Valdobbiadene (Bigolino) – 16 Fontane Bianche (naturalistic interest) and relaxation area
  • Pederobba (Covolo) – 17 Relax area
  • Moriago and Sernaglia della Battaglia – 18 I Palù and Quartier del Piave (naturalistic interest)
  • Sernaglia della Battaglia (Fontigo) – 19 White Fountains (naturalistic interest)
  • Montello area – 20 View of the river
  • Nervesa della Battaglia – 21 Dam and relaxation area
  • Ponte della Priula – 22 Bridge and relaxation area
  • Spresiano (Palazzon) – 23 Relaxation area
  • Cimadolmo – 24 Grave of Papadopoli
  • Zenson di Piave – 25 Porticciolo


  • Gaiarine – 26 Walk
  • Portobuffolè – 27 Walk
  • Mansuè (Fossabiuba) – 28 Bridges of Tremeacque
  • Motta di Livenza – 29 Prà dei Gai (green expanse) and 30 Promenade


  • Vittorio Veneto (Serravalle) – 31 I Meschet, 32 Promenade
  • Vittorio Veneto – 33 Walk

The SILE, the longest resurgence river in Europe


“The silent thrill of the springs, restless. The small circular whirlpools that reproduce and unravel continuously, like a special effect, seem to suck … It is said that these whirlpools, once much larger, have swallowed wicked wagons, carriages and ladies, but spared innocent children and a dog who it still whines in the woods … The identity of the Sile is elusive, there is no precise incipit, there is an indistinct swarming and scattering of threads of water, in a soaked and oozing countryside … After a long underground path, it winds its way , among leafy banks, marsh grasses, reeds and, after a few kilometers, it already has the energy necessary to make a mill move… ”from Treviso and the Asolo hills, waters, vapors, moods. Luisa Bellina Slow Food Editore 1993
The River PIAVE, the way to the Serenissima Republic

“… A living creature, female, to whom virtues and human affections were attributed. A fertile and restorative mother, a centuries-old communication artery between the mountains and the plains, capable of suddenly upsetting the landscapes it crossed when its waters swelled and boiled, “they went in love”, due to the melting of the snow … With the strength of its waters a once the Piave transported thousands of logs, coal, molar stones, nails and irons, wine … Today those rushing waters have taken refuge underground … they have hidden themselves by covering themselves with gravel … “

from Ethnographic itineraries of Veneto, La Piave Daniela Perco, Ethnographic Museum of the Province of Belluno 2000


In the easternmost extremity the Livenza continues its winding course towards the sea, an ancient waterway, a place of historical settlements and economic activities linked to the fertility of the land, the setting for significant historical and artistic events. Embankments, bends, woodlands, paths and fresh grasslands were destined to be invaded by its waters. Today they are corners of nature, of rare genuineness, a precious treasure of our land.


Sometimes, in summer, with the favor of the breeze, together with the murmur of the water, you can perceive the sweet scent of Impatiens Glandulifera Royle, which rises from the banks of the river in the surrounding countryside and accompanies the Meschio in the town of Serravalle. It is believed that the river in 1598, on the occasion of a disastrous flood, changed its course in the city; it was on that occasion that the so-called “Meschet” were built, very interesting hydraulic engineering works that today divide the riverbed into three courses through masonry diaphragms supported by original arches …


“They also had to supply the 150,000 inhabitants of Venice, those of the lagoon and the coast with flour. They made the paper mills work, they were used for forging metals, for tanning leather and, in the hilly area, for fulling of

and the cloths and the silk factories … “
from Treviso and the Asolo hills, waters, vapors, humors. Luisa Bellina Slow Food Editore 1993

Some recommended books on the subject
Il Sile – Edited by A. Bondesan, G.Caniato, F.Vallerani, M.Zanetti, Cierre ed.
Sile. Discovering the river – C. Pavan, TV – 1989
Sile, life of a river – R. Bellio, T.E.T. Treviso 1981
Sile – The river and its park – Piovesan A., Mezzavilla Celio books 1992
The way of the river. From the Dolomites to Venice – Edited by G. Caniato – Cierre ed., Verona 1993
Piave U. Bernardi, Tv – 1996
La Piave (2 volumes) – Edited by G. Secco, Belumat ed., Belluno 1992
Il Flaminio – Four-monthly magazine of Victorian studies Published by the Mountain Community of the Treviso Pre-Alps 1990
Info taken from the brochure created by the Treviso Province Tourism Office

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