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The Berici Hills extend southwards from Vicenza over a vast area, enclosed by the mild climate of the Adriatic and the majestic Alps. The almost mythical origins of these ancient hills were created by the warm waters, now found in the tropics, and the volcanic activity that formed the landscape we admire today. Together with the temperate sea climate and the protection of the mountains, the result is a visually stunning panorama, where the work of man, and particularly winemaking, has left an important foot-print, while still preserving nature’s charm. Vast cultivations extend from the plains where man’s intervention is more evident, but as you ascend into the hills and continue all the way to the hilltops, nature reclaims its spaces and the landscape becomes the wild place of days gone by. And, naturally, there are vines everywhere, climbing over gently sloping hillsides, interrupted by promontories, sudden scars and fissures. Those fortunate enough to venture into these lands will discover unforgettable wonders at every canton: from leisurely strolls to the more arduous trekking adventures, from historic landmarks to artistic treasures (ancient windmills, sanctuaries, churches, monasteries, sumptuous palazzos and Palladian villas, to name but a few), not to mention the exquisite hospitality that can be found at our traditional agrotourism structures. Then there is the typical produce: a rich array of gastronomic delights that conserve and celebrate the flavours of history, such as oil, cherries, cheese, prosciutto and truffles, not forgetting excellent wines and Spumante. – Description from La Pria

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