In the first decennium of XVII century the abbot Marcantonio Brandolini, called the "human wild beast", poisoned Sir Alessandro Favro of Follina. The reason was to have undisturbed sex, in spite of he was a priest, with the nice wife of the Sir Favro.
The itinerary I propose to visit the Abbey and the mithycal Castelbrando (the Castle of Brandolini family in the picture) starts in Conegliano from the Cathedral were you can find the frescos of Cima da Conegliano, by the Scuola dei Battuti.
Along the beautiful hills landscape you will enter the road of the Prosecco wine, which starts at the foot of the Prealps between the vineyards of Feletto, the area of Piave river and Valdobbiadene. The localities you will travel through are the villages of Costa, Rua and San Pietro di Feletto (Monastery of the Camaldolesi, Pieve di S. Pietro), Solighetto (Villa Brandolini home of the of the Consortium of Prosecco wine producers), Soligo (Colle di Sangallo where in a typical restaurant an Enoteca has been created), Farra di Soligo (Torri di Credazzo and Villa Caregiani Ricci), Col San Martino, Guia, Santo Stefano, San Pietro di Barbozza to end in Valdobbiadene (town of vineyards and area of production of the superior Prosecco of Cartizze).
The itinerary pass through Vittorio Veneto city born from the union of the ancient Ceneda, dominated by the castle of San Martino, and Serravalle which unique architecture testimonies here the splendour of Venetian history.
The adventure continues into the hills next to the Prealps of the joyful Marca and you can visit the localities of Follina (Cistercian Abbey with Basilica and the wonderful cloister dated 1268) and finally at Cison di Valmarino the famous Castle Brandolini, near the picturesque and romantic lakes of Revine. The castle organized fencing shows and has a swords museum inside. There is a multimedial library and often take place historical conferences and researchs. You can sleep into the castle and you have a lot of facitlities like typical restaurant and mixed sauna.