The town of Conegliano is located in the province of Treviso and nearly inhabitsl 40,000 residents. The city is primarily known for its wine, namely the beautiful Prosecco, available in three different varieties; tranquillo (still), frizzante (slightly sparkling) and spumante (sparkling). It is also here that one finds the oldest and most prestigious wine school of the country. Here are plenty of opportunities to taste delicious wines from the region in one of the many restaurants or bars in the center.
The city has many old and interesting monuments. In the cathedral you will find probably the most famous work in the city, the fine altarpiece from 1493 painted by the famous painter Giovanni Battista Cima also simply called "Cima da Conegliano"He cam from the city. Today the painter's house turned into a museum that is open to the public.
On a small hill in the town you can find a 1000 years old castle. The castle belonged to former bishop of Vittorio Veneto. Today it houses the bell tower the little Conegliano city museum.
The city was an immemorial refuge of the jewish minority who here built their own ghetto. In 1701 the ghetto expanded with a Jewish synagogue. This synagogue does not exist anymore unfortunately. For the curious ones, we may disclose that it was reconstructed in Jerusalem. The only clue that points back to the times of the Gentiles in Conegliano, is the Jewish cemetery, located on one of the most beautiful places in the city.