Treviso Marathon - second Sunday of March. Marathon from Vittorio Veneto to Treviso with finish in the central Piazza dei Signori, due to its athletic level and number of participants it is becoming one of the most interesting in Italy. There are performances and concerts along the route to entertain the audience and cheer up the athletes.
"Primavera del Prosecco" Wine Festival Each year all the towns in the upper Marca Trevigiana celebrate the official debut of the wines from the most recent harvest. A great festival which is celebrated in the unique landscape of the hills of Prosecco, between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, with 15 events held between March and the beginning of June. An excellent occasion for trying the gems of Treviso's wine industry in a very joyful ambiance.
Fantadia - International Multivision Festival - in Asolo, in May. A week of exhibits, installations, performances, concerts and naturally multivision projections of Italian and foreign performers. Fantadia has become one of the most important showcases of this particular sector in recent years.
Prealpi Bike-Run Marathon - in the second half of August.. This race combines two sports, mountain biking and running. The race is held between Valdobbiadene and Mel, in the lovely setting of Treviso's pre-alp foothills. The first day the mountain bike long distance race is held covering 50 kilometers. The day after the running race covers a 30 kilometer route in the opposite direction. Athletes can decide whether to participate in one or both races.
"Artigianato Vivo" Craftspeople Festival, in Cison di Valmarino, second week of August. For 25 years this picturesque town in the foothills has been transforming itself into a unique setting: 120 master craftspeople from all over Italy take over the squares, streets, courtyards and arcades, demonstrating a vast range of techniques and products in a cheerful, lively atmosphere. They are accompanied by food stands, music shows and theatrical performances until late at night. Guided tours and didactic workshops.
"Incontri Asolani" - International Chamber Music Festival. This festival is held in the first half of September in Asolo inside the church of San Gottardo. It is an important event for classical music fans, and is held in a highly historic and cultural context: the historic city of Asolo.
Forum Spumanti d'Italia in Valdobbiadene, first half of September. This is the most important appointment in Italy for the spumante industry. The event includes a wine competition entitled "Spumanti d’Italia”, with the participation of the most prestigious Italian labels. Taste workshops, tasting classes and related conferences are held during the Forum.
International Guitar Festival "Delle Due Città". An essential event for guitar lovers is held at the beginning of September, a festival shared between the cities of Treviso and Rome. Some of the top international guitar players perform during the shows. The festival includes exhibits, meetings with the musicians and theater performances.
International Organ Festival "Città Di Treviso" - between September and October the most important builders and interpreters in the organ world meet in Treviso to participate in the international festival.. Treviso has a long organ tradition and possesses many historic organs which have been perfectly restored. In 1997 the Treviso Festival sponsored the founding of the European Committee of Historic Organ Cities (ECHO).
Ombralonga - in mid October. A non-competitive marathon, its protagonists are wine, bars, Treviso and people. Thousands of participants armed with a wineglass, wineglass holder and map of the city, try the long route passing the various "stations", meaning the typical wine bars of Treviso. A way to discover the beauties of the city, indulging in some good prosecco, a cabernet and a few snacks.
Combai Chestnut Festival - last three weeks of October. In Combai, a town in Treviso's pre-alp foothills, gourmets get together to enjoy the famous chestnuts, as well as excellent Prosecco and Verdiso wines in a unique, joyful ambiance.
Photos courtesy of: Provincia di Treviso Assessorato Turismo, Servizio Turismo
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