#Column Enter nature by following the Piave and Sile rivers

These watercourses can guide you to the discovery of the territory

Promo - published on 12 October 2022


Source: Press Office Presidency of the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso – Belluno | Dolomites

River Piave crosses the entire region from north to south, accompanying the descent into the Treviso plain, until it flows into the Adriatic Sea.
Depending on which bank you decide to follow, you can follow different routes, most of which can be done by bicycle and on horseback.
Nature walks in different locations will allow you to observe the native flora and fauna of the area.
At the foot of the Prosecco Hills, in Bigolino di Valdobbiadene, at the Parco del Piave ‘Settolo Basso’ you can discover the dense vegetation in the floodplain of the river, among
bridges and resurgence streams.
This park is a treasure trove of biodiversity, and with a little luck you may catch a glimpse of the animals that find shelter here, such as egrets, herons, gulls and cormorants.
Near the park, you can take a pleasant break in the picnic areas at the end of the route or at nearby locals such as Ristorante Casa Caldart ed il Ristorante Le Mesine, where you can also stay overnight.
Not far away, in Sernaglia della Battaglia, The ‘Fontane Bianche’ Nature Park is another area rich in springs and bodies of water characterised by the presence of typical species of
fauna and flora.
This is the natural habitat of the kingfisher, the bittern, the little egret, the grey heron and the mallard.
You can fully immerse yourself in the discovery of this unspoilt area through guided tours, which you can also take on horseback. Relax listening to the noisy silence of the flowing water, the
chirping of the birds, losing yourself in the various nuances of the water.
Not only nature, but also history, the shore of the Sacred River of the Homeland can take you to discover the ‘Isola dei Morti’.
Another watercourse that flows through the province of Treviso is the River Sile.
Discover this resurgent river through various routes that cross the territory.
The itineraries, suitable for all, range from the resurgences, to the mills route, to the city of Treviso, to
continue along the ancient ‘Strada Alzaia’ also known as the ‘Restera’ towards the river villages overlooking the Sile.
Try the experience in a canoe to get to know the river, home to unique animal and plant species that can be
observed depending on the season.
Near Quinto di Treviso, you can visit the Mulino Cervara Nature Oasis, a reserve that is mainly home to animal species
living in the wild. Here you can see the ancient mill, which dates back to the Middle Ages and is now a museum, and the botanical garden, which features some very rare plant species. You will be
able to admire storks, thanks to the repopulation project, and owls, whose spectacle will fascinate you, and the “fontanassi”, the springs through which the water that contributes to giving life to
the Sile emerges. The route is accessible to all and particularly suitable for children, for whom guided tours can be organised.
In Treviso you can walk “…dove Sile e Cagnan s’accompagna” (.. where Sile and Cagnan meet), quoted in the Divina Commedia.
Let yourself be enchanted by the flavours of these places in the various locals you will find along the river, such as Bar al Mulino and Agriturismo Al Sile in Quinto di Treviso, Bed & Breakfast Ca’ del Sile in Morgano where you can stay
overnight and Birreria Ottosensi, Bar Riviera and La Cavana del Sile in Treviso. Other stops not to be missed are Osteria da Nea and Osteria Sant’Elena in Silea and l’Osteria del Porto in Casier.

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