Conegliano is a town and comune
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of the Veneto
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 region, Italy
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, in the province of Treviso
Province of Treviso
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, about 30 kilometres (18.6 mi) north by rail from the town of Treviso
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. The population of the city is of around 36,000 people. The remains of a castle that was built in the 10th century remain on a nearby hill. Formerly belonging to the Bishop of Vittorio Veneto
Roman Catholic Diocese of Vittorio Veneto
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, what remains—mostly a bell tower—now houses a small museum.


Conegliano is noted for its wine
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, chiefly the dry white Prosecco
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 (made from the grape of the same name) which comes in three varieties: tranquillo (still), frizzante (slightly sparkling) and spumante (sparkling). It is also home to Italy's oldest and most prestigious wine school called Scuola Enologica.

There is also a great industrial tradition, especially specialized in home appliances.


Every June, a special chess or 'dama' game where the pieces are represented by actual real people—known as the Dama Castellana—is performed in the historical center. This event is not the continuation of a secular tradition, but has been introduced only a few years ago, still managed to become a traditional event calendar coneglianese.
Conegliano was the birthplace of the painter Cima da Conegliano
Cima da Conegliano
Giovanni Battista Cima, also called Cima da Conegliano was an Italian Renaissance painter.-Biography:Giovanni Battista Cima was born at Conegliano, now part of the province of Treviso, in 1459 or 1460...

, a fine altar-piece
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 by whom is in the cathedral (1492).

Notable natives and residents

  • Ferruccio Benini, actor
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  • Ugo Cerletti
    Ugo Cerletti
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    , a neurologist
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     who discovered the method of electroconvulsive therapy
    Electroconvulsive therapy
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     in psychiatry
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  • Giambattista Cima
    Cima da Conegliano
    Giovanni Battista Cima, also called Cima da Conegliano was an Italian Renaissance painter.-Biography:Giovanni Battista Cima was born at Conegliano, now part of the province of Treviso, in 1459 or 1460...

    , Renaissance
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  • Paolo De Coppi, scientist
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  • Alessandro Del Piero
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    , World Cup
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    -winning footballer.
  • Marco Donadel
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    , football midfielder.
  • Maurizio Zanetti, ((scientist immunologist))
  • Marco Fanno, economist
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  • Pier Paolo Pasolini
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    , poet
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  • Maurizio Sacconi
    Maurizio Sacconi
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    , politician
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Twin towns - sister cities

Conegliano is twinned
Town twinning
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Garibaldi in Brazil
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