The Montello appears in the distance as a long, low, wooded hill. It's not imposing and doesn't even look particularly inviting or interesting. But looks are deceiving! It's a delightful little world of steep, winding, shady lanes, forests, vinyards, and undulating fields, offering lovely view of the mountains just across the Piave. And, like everyplace else in the Veneto, it has a fascinating history...cycling history included.
13x5 km 371 m hightest point
formed by plate tectinics, still growing, Piave changed course...7 terraces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF14hScp2Iw
caves, grottoes, doline...conglomerate, karst
forest of venetian rep forest management...prese
WW1 many street names and monuments commemorating those who fought here. Battle of the Solstice
worlds..LeMond 2nd 1985, then TT Ullrich 1997
climbs even 15%
beware of prese that change to unpaved, and do not go not on the weekend!
photos © April Pedersen Santinon., Apple Maps, Google Street View