The Vincheto di Celarda owes its name to the cultivation of basket willows for the "vinchi" (the flexible part of the plant used in wickerwork), an activity in vogue until the mid-1800s and then abandoned when the area was submerged by the great flood of 1966.
Enjoy a special day with your family, come and discover the Vincheto di Celarda Nature Reserve, just a few kilometres from the centre of Feltre. This wonderful green area reveals spruce, pine, ash, alder, poplar and willow trees as well as many flowers, including beautiful wild orchids. And then there are small lakes, ponds, swamps, springs and rich lake vegetation. This wetland of about 99 hectares has been declared an area of international natural heritage, as well as a biogenetic reserve, and is managed by the Italian military police, the Carabinieri. It is the perfect place for families with children because it is crossed by a network of easy paths with very little elevation, which are also suitable for pushchairs.
Here you can relax in the shade of majestic trees and be kept company only by the sounds of nature. For younger children, there are stags and deer bred in captivity while roe deer, foxes, hares, squirrels, dormouse and other animals all roam around in the wild.
The reserve can be visited every day from 9 am to 18 pm.
Visit the nearby Sanctuary of Saints Victor and Crown. Built on a spur of Mount Viesna, the sanctuary is in Romanesque style with clear Byzantine influences and is accessed by an imposing staircase flanked by walls.