Alto Vicentino: hidden gem of Veneto

Alto Vicentino: hidden gem of Veneto

Veneto landscape

Veneto is more than Venice, Vicenza and Padua

I was born a good number of years ago in a little place called Valdagno, Northern part of Veneto.

When someone grows up in a little place like that, it’s easy to start thinking that the whole world is as little and workaholic like the place you were born.

As far as I’m concerned, the story is different because my parents gave me the shape of a traveller.

I started discovering the world when I was 8 months old.

That kind of addiction was so crucial for me in order to open my eyes, my mind and see that little places around me in a different way.

Valdagno is now one of the beautiful thoughts I have on my daily life.

I do not live there anymore and, for this reason also, I love my birthplace more than ever.

Valdagno is in the Northern Province of Vicenza part of Veneto region which is close to Trentino.

The place is made of hills and mountains with many wonderful stories coming from many different periods.

This area is strongly bond to the industrial history of Italy because of the presence of an important family, whose name is Marzotto.

They literally built the textile and wollen industry in that part of Veneto and my city has been forged by this sort of production.

I love writing about that part of my original region because I’d like to open traveller’s eyes towards that sectors of Italy that the biggest audience normally ignores.

Do you know that about 40 minutes from Verona there are ancient hills where fossils where founds?

Do you know that 1 hour from Venice you can walk and explore the trenches and places of the First World War?

Do you know that best example of Italian social architecture is in Valdagno?

Furthermore the real castles of Montecchi and Capuleti are not in Verona, as Shakespeare said, but in a little town not far from Vicenza.

Veneto is more and more than Venice, Verona or Padua, that are wonderful cities but they represent only a shining piece of a beautiful puzzle.

My aim is helping you to compose that puzzle and become curious about these hidden parts of Italy that nobody knows.

I will be your guide through paths, mountains, taste and food, history, art and traditions which are only asking to be discovered and lived.

Article written by Giovy Malfiori

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