Duca di Dolle (TV)

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Duca di Dolle (TV) — Veneto Secrets

The romantic Relais enjoys a panoramic position on top of the hills in the Borgo di Rolle, actually one of the most beautiful views in Veneto.  Located in a former 16th-century convent, it was thanks to the Camaldolese friars that the ancient wine tradition began in these places. It later became the residence of the Brandolini family until the first half of the 20th-century when it was bought by the “peasant poet” Nino Mura.

The Duke, as his friends called him, transformed the farmhouse into a cenacle of culture, where artists and writers, from Giovanni Comisso to Andrea Zanzotto, were regulars. It was the latter who changed the name of the Tenuta from Duca di Rolle to Duca di Dolle, making the spelling-sound of this enchanted place sweeter and more harmonious, which was then retained as the name of the Relais.

In 2011 the charming farmhouse was purchased by the Baccini family, which today takes care of the surrounding estate. It extends into the Prosecco Superiore Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg area for 75 hectares, 15 of which are dedicated to vineyards, cultivated with natural methods, from where the 6 varieties of Duca Di Dolle Spumante wines are born.

Duca di Dolle (TV) — Veneto Secrets

The Relais, which offers 13 accommodations and a panoramic swimming pool with Jacuzzi, also opens to external guests for tastings and aperitifs. They can be held, upon reservation, in the tasting room on the ground floor of the Relais, in the beautiful courtyard overlooking the hills of Rolle, or inside the original Cavana (hut with a typical Venetian thatched roof) surrounded by vineyards.

During the high season, the Relais may remain closed to non-guests in order not to disturb the quiet that distinguishes it, so we recommend calling in advance to check accessibility.

The Secret

Looking at the incredible panorama, whilst sipping a Prosecco, one cannot fail to be struck by the huge solitary tree that stands on top of the hill in front of the Relais that seems to have been artfully designed by a divine hand. An unusual pine for these areas, traces of which can be found in documents dating back to the First World War, when it became a strategic orientation point for all the surrounding valleys.

Useful Info

Duca di Dolle
Via Piai Orientali 5
31030 Rolle di Cison di Valmarino, Treviso
Tel. +39 0438 975809

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