CITTA' DI CONEGLIANO

Città del Cima, culla del Prosecco superiore

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Culture and Territory




Famous for being the birthplace of the famous artist Giambattista Cima (XV sec.), Conegliano is located in a prime location close to the Alps Treviso. The city currently has about 36 thousand inhabitants (the second town of the province, after the capital Treviso, with a very high population density of about 2,000 inhabitants per square kilometer, being the majority of the municipal hilly, green or agriculture) and benchmark with its services for a context "metropolitan" of about 100 thousand inhabitants.


Favored by central position between Venice, Udine and Cortina, the city has developed over time both the industry, becoming the reference center of the District of stainless Valley (in particular with the production of household appliances (Zanussi, Electrolux and others), either the agricultural sector, becoming along with the reference of the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Doc district, now DOCG, both the service sector (in Conegliano are schools of all levels (12 thousand students overall), the University of Padua (degree in Science and viticultural and winemaking technology, wood technology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, health care, with more than 1,000 students enrolled); public services of excellence (Hospital and Health District, the Commissioner of Police, Carabinieri, Finance Police and Firefighters Fire, & nbsp; Inland Revenue, Employment Services, citadel municipal sports and sports hall of 5,000 seats (Zoppas Arena), an industry trade very lively, private high profile (1 bank branch for every 600 inhabitants; school and private medicine, other). To give an idea of ​​the economic strength of the city just think that the district of Conegliano refer over 16 thousand VAT numbers (about 1 in every 6 inhabitants), with a total turnover that settles on 12miliardi euro. In the last decade the city and its territory has been greatly developed especially for wine.
Conegliano devotes about 30% of the municipal area of ​​vineyards, with an average size of plots of 1 hectare (ha), distributed in a generally uniform in the hills of Conegliano, so strongly characterize the structure and identifying features of the landscape.

From the point of view of the forms of cultivation, there are mainly vineyards circuiting terraces (320 ha), and in recent rittochino accommodations (110 ha), also generic crops on ancient hillside accommodations (200 ha) of vineyards and plots of "traditional" -familiare (50 ha). On the territory there are about 400 between growers and wineries.
The great development of this sector is due in particular to the presence of the Wine School (founded in 1876 by GB Cerletti and A. Carpenè; in his Campus space are the Professional Institute of Agriculture, the Agricultural Technical Institute, the ' Universita 'di Padova, the Regional center for viticulture, wine and grappa of Veneto Agriculture, the DOC Consortium of the Province, the Veneto Assoenologi Central and Eastern Europe), the oldest in Europe, the Experimental Institute of Viticulture (today Experimental Station for Viticulture in Conegliano this for over eighty years) and of excellent companies (for example, the Carpenè Malvolti, the Masottina, other).

The strategic location (proximity to major highways, A27 and A 28, two efficient airports (Treviso and Venice) and the provision of hotel facilities have enabled an ease in the stream of tourism related to wine, wellness and nature, art and cultural heritage, which replaced the drop in tourism business.
Conegliano boasts a tourists' stay of over 3 and a half days and an average of 120-130mila tourists a year, one third of them from abroad. Conegliano became then the door to the ideal beauty of the High Treviso. From Conegliano part the first Italian wine tour, the "Wine Route Prosecco" today Prosecco Road and Colli Conegliano Valdobbiadene (1966), to which was added the latest "Wine Route Piave".
< br> This strong link with wine is also found in one of the most representative event of '' Autumn Coneglianese ": the Grape Festival, which towards the end of September enlivens the center of Conegliano. A month of events open to the end of August from a music festival "on the streets of Prosecco", which unites Italy and Russia in the name of Yuri Bashmet, its artistic director, the greatest violist in the world today, and the Prosecco, Our best known wine in the world today.
The economic vitality of this important center of Brand joyful is reflected in the cultural and social life of his community. An enviable percentage of associations (1 every 90 to 100 people), which allows the city takes place an average of three public events a day (about 950 a year).

This strong link with wine is also found in one of the most representative event of '' Autumn Coneglianese ": the Grape Festival, which towards the end of September enlivens the center of Conegliano. A month of events open to the end of August from a music festival "on the streets of Prosecco", which unites Italy and Russia in the name of Yuri Bashmet, its artistic director, the greatest violist in the world today, and the Prosecco, our best known wine in the world today.
The economic vitality of this important center of Brand joyful is reflected in the cultural and social life of his community. An enviable percentage of associations (1 every 90 to 100 people), which allows the city takes place an average of three public events a day (about 950 a year).

Among the most representative the Dama Castellana (June), in which relives the charm of ancient duels between knights, ready to challenge for bridesmaids and manors, the Conegliano Summer Festival, with theater, music, readings and Festaloonga Cima square, shops open and animation in the streets of the city center ... and the Fall Coneglianese, with the festival associations, the automobile expo, the Grand Gala international cycling, & nbsp; the Choral. And yet Antennacinema, ConeglianoDanza, theater at municipal and many other initiatives that are renewed annually and return.



CURIOSITY: A context so happy led the headlines personalities who have distinguished themselves in time for special merits: in art, Giovanni Battista Cima, known as Cima da Conegliano, and Francesco Beccaruzzi from Conegliano; in medicine and research, Ugo Cerletti, neurologist and psychiatrist, founder of electroconvulsive therapy and son of the engineer Giovanni Battista Cerletti, renowned winemaker and first director of the Wine School of Conegliano; and yet, among others: the researcher and scientist Paolo De Coppi and the world-renowned astrophysicist Piero Benvenuti; in sports, Alessandro Del Piero, then grew in San Vendemiano, national team player world champion in 2006, Gabriele Gava, referee Serie A and Giovanni De Biasi, coach of the top flight. World production we can mention a captain of industry as Gianfranco Zoppas, Patron of Zoppas Industries, and politics, Luca Zaia (former Minister of Agriculture, now President of the Veneto Region) and Maurizio Sacconi (former Minister).

Info city: Pearl of Conegliano Veneto, GB Soft, D. Canzian, Byblos - Region of Veneto, Cittadella, 2009