"La guerra di Hemingway" is a cultural and historical itinerary adapted for everyone, a unique experience to get immersed in the events of the Great War, seen through the eyes of the great American writer Ernest Hemingway. A writer that was injured in Fossalta di Piave, and came back years after the end of the conflict attracted by the charm of this Venetian land.
Ernest Hemingway became attached to these places; in fact, he loved being a “boy from the Piave plain (basso Piave)”. Observing closely the horrors of a war that seemed to never end, inspired this American writer to work on “A Farewell to Arms” and “Across the River and Into the Trees”.
The itinerary is divided into stages. Each of them offers a historic and photographic description with a downloadable audio or a file available on a QR Code.
The route is simple and feasible on foot, by bicycle, on motorbike, and it passes unusual roads but always open to traffic.
For details www.laguerradihemingway.it/percorso.html
The city of Jesolo, suspended between the sea and the lagoon, is just waiting to be discovered.
This small town offers not only the pleasure of the beach, shopping and entertainment, but also it offers beautiful naturalistic routes where you can get immersed into an uncontaminated nature, and you can admire the flora and fauna of this land.
Lido of Jesolo, is known for its sandy beaches and its liveliness. The laguna Nord of Venice, has fishing valleys, protected reserves, and cultivated gardens that offer unknown and evocative landscapes where you will feel silence and tranquility.
Cortellazzo overlooks the River Piave, while Jesolo Historical Center overlooks the Sile River. Both rivers offer lovely views and landscapes, which are worth to admire while you go on foot or by bike.
This locality offers 18 km of golden sandy beach between the Centre and surrounding areas.
The old town is described as the Venice in miniature due to its narrow streets and colorful houses. The cathedral, the cylindrical bell tower, and the Sanctuary of the Madonna dell’ Angelo are the main monuments that characterize Caorle. A city that for years has followed the fate of the Serenissima, but never loses its special traditions related to fishing.
In fact, local people have always lived on fishing, first in the lagoon and then in the sea. In this locality, we still can see fishing boats in the port. In addition, this lagoon is a protected naturalistic area, loved by the American writer Ernest Hemingway, where it is still possible to admire lodges made of wood.
B&B Bella Piave is the starting point for your motorway tours between the Piave River and the Dolomites.
Our B&B Bella Piave is located in a strategic position and starting from our place you can reach the most beautiful itineraries in this region.
For racing lovers, there are many exciting excursions: starting by the routes along the Piave River to the North Lagoon of the Adriatic, and from the countryside to near the Venetian Dolomites.
Book a stay with us and you will be pleasantly surprised!
During your vacation you will find a cozy home and a garage available for your motorcycle.
Our Bella Piave B&B is located strategically for visiting the most important naturalistic landmarks. Starting from our place you can reach the most beautiful itineraries in Veneto by bike. Moreover, you can choose the itinerary according to your preferences, for example, level of difficulty, length, or slope; and you will definitely find what is right for you.
Potrete scegliere sulla base della difficoltà, della lunghezza, della pendenza dell'itinerario e troverete sicuramente ciò che fa per voi.
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This area, Veneto Orientale, offers endless opportunities to buy the best quality of the brand Made in Italy. It will be possible to find not just the best brands in the outlets, but also, glass crafts shops and masks, and farms with the best products of the Venetian tradition.
Actually, a few miles from us, there is the exclusive McArthurGlen Designer Outlet of Noventa di Piave, in which you will find discounts over 200 national and international brands all year round.
A wide area with Venetian and Trevigiano style architecture, several relaxation areas, a playground and a large car park distinguish this shopping area.
The extraordinay hills that divide the Trevigiana mark from the Piave valley between Belluno and Feltre: this is the land where Prosecco was born, a wine with a particular yellow color known throughout the world for its foam.
The "Prosecco Road" is a wonderful itinerary where the smell of wine accompanies tourists among vineyards, small villages and medieval castles.
Staying at Bella Piave allows you to be close to art cities in Veneto, famous Venetian villas and countless small and great treasures that we will have the pleasure to suggest you.
After having a big breakfast, you can go and discover two famous villas designed by the Architect Andrea Palladio in the most suggestive corners of Veneto.
We recommend you to visit during the afternoon the medieval village of Asolo, “The City of a Hundred Horizons” loved by artists and travelers of all over the world, and Bassano del Grappa, famous for the Alpine Bridge and many distilleries. Or you can go to Valdobbiadene, known by the excellent Prosecco cellars.
The ancient city of Altinum was located in the actual town Altino. It was a big Roman city, prosperous and important with an area of about 1 km! In the city center, there was a forum with a basilica for all public functions, some temples, and many emporiums, a kind of mall at that time.
In Altinum there was also a theater, an odeon for musical performances, a spa and an amphitheater for gladiator games. In the 7th century A.D. the barbarian invasions forced the Altinati to seek refuge in the lagoon islands, especially Torcello that was the ancestor of Venice.
Treviso is a city to visit in any season, with the slow pace of those who want to savor every corner, discover original views, and breathe the peaceful city life. Piazza dei Signori is the heart of the city and a meeting place for the locals. The Building of the Trecento and the elegant Loggia Dei Cavalieri can be found in this piazza.
The rivers Sile and Cagnan that slip between the streets give a unique charm to the old town surrounded by ancient walls. The houses with their beautifully painted facades reflect on the Buranelli canal and the Island of the Fish, which was created in the river Cagnan to accommodate the fish market and shows that Treviso has a close relationship with its water.
Cycling connects travelling and sport, countries and people, nature and culture, and culinary delights. Delightfully the route leads through three countries, three climate zones, Alpine-Mediterranean environments and five adventure worlds.
Leave the Dolomites, take your bike and ride to Fossalta di Piave! You will enjoy your stay at our Bella Piave Bed and Breakfast and then continue to the Adriatic Sea and Venice.
Fossalta di Piave is a little town on the river Piave about 60 kilometers north of Venice. The town has become famous because the 18-year-old Ernest Hemingway was seriously injured by a grenade here during the second Piave Battle in World War I. After five days in a field hospital Hemingway was brought to a hospital in Milan were he stayed for three further months. During his stay he unhappily fell in love with his nurse, Agnes von Kurowsky, a female American from Washington D.C. In his probably most famous novel “A Farewell to Arms’ he drew on this love and his experience at the front. In honour of the author, a statue with a personal dedication of Hemingway himself was put at the Piave bank. It says “Io sono un ragazzo del basso Piave” (I am a boy from the Piave plain).