About Treviso red chicory, in this post I will report an interesting educational done by the association “Strada del Radicchio Rosso di Treviso e Variegato di Castelfranco“. First of all let’s say of which part of Italy we are talking: we are in the Veneto region, in a very specific area located between Venice, Padoua and Treviso, following the river Sile. The Association “Strada del Radicchio rosso di Treviso e variegato di Castelfranco” has as its goal the enhancement of historical, cultural, environmental, economic and social identity of the production area of a product famous worldwide: the red chicory of Treviso and variegated of Castelfranco PGI. We started our visit in a delicatessen meats establishment “la salumeria di Eustacchio“. Mr Ferdinando (one of the owners) guided us along the itinerary of sausages production. Some historical information: with the help of his father Eustacchio, which led years of experience like pork butcher, Ferdinando decides to open a new space in order to continue his work as a butcher; so that in 1999 he founds “la salumeria di Eustacchio” (in honor of the father). Today, “la salumeria di Eustacchio” is known for the quality of its products and its handcrafted work synonymous of guarantee.
Allways along Treviso red chicory route, one of the most popular activities of this area is aquaculture which, thanks to the Sile, resurgence river that provides clean water constantly, ensures a high quality product. Mrs. Marilena owner of the “Troticoltura S. Cristina” leads us to the discovery of this amazing reality. The farm “Troticoltura S. Cristina” Equipped with modern facilities and the latest equipment for the continuous monitoring of the oxygen content and water temperature, is able to satisfy the entire production cycle of the fish. The farm produces and markets trouts, sturgeons, carps.
At the town of Salzano it is offered a lunch of local products inside a textile mill: the textile mill Romanin – Jacur, built in 1872 and active until 1952.
Real surprise was the museum of St. Pius X, dedicated to the pope saint who was parish of the town from 1867 to 1875. The museum contains rich and rare collections of religious art, so as to constitute an important reference point for sacred ancient, medieval and modern art lovers, and for the religious devotion in the Venetian hinterland.
And here we are to visit the Queen of these places: the PGI Treviso red chicory. We are in the “Bellia Claudio” farm, family owned since 1889. Besides the PGI Treviso red chicory in the two varieties (early and late for excellence), they produce the Badoere PGI white and green asparagus, peas, leeks, corn, wheat.
The tour continues to visit Villa Marignana Benetton.The Villa was built in the 18th century to be the summer home of a noble Venitian family and today is the Home-Museum of the master sculptor Toni Benetton, who used it as a place for artistic and cultural encounters. Villa Marignana Benetton is the ideal location to satisfy all your requirements and lies only some kilometres from Venice.
And this long day ends tasting a nice glass of wine in an important wine company.
Thank you “Strada del Radicchio Rosso di Treviso e Variegato di Castelfranco“!