Out and about - Nature Reserve -
The only one of its type in Europe,
the 4,000-hectare Sile Nature Reserve protects an exceptionally
limpid stretch of water that originates from springs on the plain.
The Reserve has been saved from the recent urbanization of large
tracts of the Marca Trevigiana area.
The waters of the river itself and of the riverbed are part of
an extensive drainage basin that is classed as a source of drinking
water. The management of the Reserve endeavors to develop the local
rural economy in ways that discourage those human activities that
are particularly at odds with the interests of the environment,
protecting the indigenous flora and fauna of these wetlands, which
in turn promotes environmental biodiversity and the constant regeneration
of the natural landscape. Before flowing into the Venetian lagoon,
the almost-silent river subtly covers a distance of over 70km -
indeed, the tranquility of the water has always favored the development
of human settlements, as is demonstrated by the numerous Paleovenetian
ruins that have been uncovered along the banks, such as small-scale
constructions, milling devices, villas, manufactured objects and
How to reach La Pasina
On the A 27 motorway, take the Treviso Sud (Treviso South) exit,
then follow directions for Treviso (SS53 - State Highway 53), leave
the ring road at the Treviso/Venezia exit, at the roundabout follow
the signs for Treviso SS13. Then, at the second set of traffic lights,
turn left into Via S. Zeno and continue until you reach the railway
bridge, stay on the left and drive for approximately another 500
meters, arriving at S. Maria del Sile.
Treviso Central Train Station
From the station, take bus no. 5 towards S. Cristina, through Quinto
di Treviso, before heading down to S. Maria del Sile.
Other public transport
From Treviso Airport, take bus no. 6 to the Central Train Station,
then bus no. 5 towards S. Cristina, through Quinto di Treviso, before
heading down to S. Maria del Sile.
For further information on the tourist
itineraries within the Sile Nature Reserve, click