Follina. Very old village with woolen industry started c. second half of
12th century. Beautiful Abbey founded in 1335, the cloisters are
especially lovely. Sometimes concerts are held in the refectory. Market
on Thursday.

Castello Brandolini. Just beyond Follina. A funicular railway up to it (E1 per person to go up and back.) Moderrnised, now a hotel. Worth a visit for glorious views.


Everybody knows about Venice, but Treviso is an undiscovered gem.
The old walled center is very lovely with canals, fish market on an island,
food markets, Cathedral, Church of S.Nicolo, houses with frescoes, good
shops etc.

S.Pietro di Feletto - 12th century church with fifteenth century frescoes.

Conegliano - good shops and a lovely altarpiece by Cima da Conegliano in
the Cathedral.

Asolo - pretty hilltop town, remains of castle of Cattarina Cornaro, villa
designed by Browning's son, Henry James wrote there. One Sunday a month
the whole place becomes an antiques fair.

Castelfranco - picturesque old town, famous Giorgione painting in the
Cathedral. Palladian villa. Opening times: April - Seat. Tee,
Sat, Sun & national festivals 15.00 - 1900. Oct. - March: Sat, Sun. &
national festivals 14.00 - 1800. Restaurant (expensive) closed Mon. & Tue.
Picnic area with children's playground.

Villa Maser. Palladian villa with Veronese frescoes. Opening_in times: Tue,
Sat, Sun. & national festivals: March - Oct. 1500 - 1800. Nov. - Feb.
14.30 - 17.00. Closed Christmas and Easter Day.

Bassano deb Grappa - picturesque old town center with covered bridge over
river. Interesting bar at end of bridge where you can taste the famous

Vittorio Veneto - picturesque center. Market on Monday.

Walks in hills/mountains - roads to the north from Combai, Miane,
Valdobbiadene (skiing in the winter). Over Passo di S.Boldo into the
Dolomites. From Vittorio Veneto up to Cansiglio (skiing) also at Nevegal
(skiing). See books in house.

Vicenza - Palladian villas and theatre.

Padua - Giotto and Mantegna frescoes; old university; Basilica of
S.Antonio, easiest to go by train from Cornuda.

Possagno - birthplace of Canova with museum.

Verona, Mantua and Ferrara are possible in a day - not the same day!