The Casagrande of the Conti Brandolini d'Adda is an important landmark in the village of Cison di Valmarino. Cison lies in the foothills of the Dolomites and is an area that was lovingly drawn by Durer and where both the musician Vivaldi and the painter Titian grew up. Cison lies less than an hour from Venice, Padova or the yet to be discovered renaissance town Treviso.


The area is famous for its food and wine. Cison is on the "Strada del Vino Bianco" (the white wine road), with many cellars opening for tasting to the public. The immediate surroundings have numerous excellent restaurants serving traditional dishes of the Veneto. An imposing castle, that until recently belonged to the Conti Brandolini d'Adda, guards the entrance of Cison's valley.


Numerous hiking paths lead you to the old water mills where you find that the alpine flora and fauna have remained untouched. Within the old Brandolini feud lies the Romanic 11th century Abbey of Follina and the spectacular St. Boldo pass leading to the Dolomites. Close by you can visit many outstanding Palladian villas like Maser and La Rotonda, and delightful small towns such as Asolo, Conegliano, Feltre and Serravalle.


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