the radicchio

The project

The history and geography of the territory on which the Radicchio Road stands identify three specific areas.

The river Sile accompanies the first route from Treviso to the resurgence area in the north, as well as meeting Calstelfranco Veneto and a large area characterized by a capillary irrigation network of medieval origin.

In addition to the important historical insistence, the most typical environmental aspect dominates, the central element of which justifies the definition of the itinerary: “The civilization of water from Treviso to Castelfranco Veneto“.

The central part of the territory characterises the area where radicchio production is most widespread. Included inside the Sile river to the north and Muson Vecchio to the south, the area belonged to the agro centuriato of Altino, and still today it represents an absolute homogeneity of agriculture, living and road. The route starts from Casier and Preganziol, where radicchio cultivation has historically developed, and winds through Zero Branco, Scorzè, Trebaseleghe.

The area has maintained its vocation for agriculture over the centuries. “The land of Radicchio di Treviso” identifies its name as the main element.

Further south is the third thematic route, which, delimited to the west by the ancient Via Aurelia and to the east by a stretch of the Terraglio, passes through a countryside made known by the formidable existence of the Roman centuriation citra Musonem, once belonging to the ancient Patavium (Padua), and maintained in a state of perfect efficiency by the subsequent Venetian presence in the hinterland.

The historical figure of the area therefore suggests the theme of “The Venetian countryside from Roman times to the Serenissima“.