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January 09 2018

TREVISO AND SURROUNDINGS



Villa Toderini is the starting point for visiting the sites of artistic interest in the surroundings.


Treviso


The ancient city wall has preserved a medieval town, rich in romantic spots, water mills and pretty squares.
Visit the church of San Nicolò, one of the most Italian Gothic important buildings. Tomaso da Modena painted the frescoes on the huge round pillars. In the nearby convent, discover a beautiful cloister and the Chapter House with the famous portrait of a monk with glasses.
Along Via Angelo Garbizza reach the Cathedral of Treviso in Piazza Duomo.  The Baptistery , Crypt, and Bell Tower witness its medieval origins, but the facade and the inside are neoclassical. The dome houses the altarpiece "The Annunciation" (1517) by Titian (Tiziano Vecellio).
Walk along  Calmaggiore with numerous shops and get to Piazza dei Signori, the heart of the historic center of Treviso. The most important building in the square is Palazzo dei Trecento, built in 1210, home to the Grand Council.
Behind Piazza dei Signori and Piazza San Vito  reach the river island, the “Pescheria”, where takes place daily the fish market.
On river Cagnan, from the fish market, take Via San Parisio to the church of San Francesco, where are buried  Peter, son of Dante Alighieri  and  Francesca, daughter of Francesco Petrarca, and under neath admire the frescoes by Tomaso da Modena. From here, walk to Porta St. Thomas looking North towards  the Alps.


Castelfranco Veneto


Fortified medieval town, surrounded by brick walls and five towers still in good condition. The fortress was built in the twelfth century by  the town of Treviso for protection against powerful Padua;  was conquered in 1246 by Ezzelino IV da Romano of Vicenza, and subsequently in 1329 by Can Grande della Scala of Verona.
The birthplace of the Renaissance painter Giorgione (1478-1510) is located to the left of the cathedral where you can admire his masterpiece "Pala di Castelfranco", altarpiece with  Madonna between  Saints Francis and Liberal.


Asolo


Asolo is known as the "Pearl of the province of Treviso" for its panoramic position on the hills .. Many famous people have a home in Asolo used as a source of inspiration and relaxation. Asolo is still a haven for romantics with its beautiful streets and fragrant gardens that are background to a breathtaking mountain scenery.
To see Piazza Maggiore with beautiful Renaissance fountain, Via Robert Browning with frescoes dating back to the XV century, the Museum of the Palace of Reason, the Castle of Caterina Cornaro (now Eleonora Duse Theatre), and the ruins of the twelfth-century fortress Rocca.


Conegliano


The pretty town of Conegliano sits on a hill below the castle that dominates; it is the birthplace of the Renaissance painter Giambattista Cima (1460-1517), to whom the most important square of the historical center is dedicated.
Inside the cathedral you can see the altarpiece "Madonna Enthroned with Child" by Giambattista Cima. Behind the cathedral stands the birthplace of  Cima, now a museum which houses replicas of his works. From Square Cima along a narrow path reach the Castle Tower from which you can enjoy a magnificent view over the plains and hills.


Oderzo


Ancient Roman town, an important center for trade and agriculture through a waterway that put it in communication with the Adriatic Sea. Today in the centre you can see the Roman ruins and the archaeological museum.
The magnificent thirteenth-century cathedral, in the main square, was built on the ruins of an ancient castle. Inside, admire several paintings including those by Pomponio Amalteo (sixteenth century), by Palma il Giovane, and the "Madonna and Child" by Bellunello (1477). Torresin, ancient clock tower, was restored in 1930, and overlooks the palaces and portici of Via Umberto I.
Walk to Piazza Castello to see the elegant Rinascimental Palace of Porcia and Brugnera.
The Art Gallery “Alberto Martini” hosts the most important works of the artist in Palazzo Contarini-Foscolo.


Possagno


Birthplace of the famous sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822), leading exponent of Italian classicism. His works sought by popes and nobles from all over Europe forced the artist to create a series-production model and, therefore, statues and sculptures are scattered around the world.
Possagno is dominated by the Temple of Canova, whose interior is decorated with busts and sculptures by the artist. After his death, it became Canova’s burial place. Do not miss a visit to the Museo Canova Plaster Cast Gallery (project by Carlo Scarpa) which houses his models plaster and the House Canova, home of birth and death of Antonio Canova.


Vittorio Veneto


Originally divided in two, Ceneda and Serravalle, in 1866 was unified and named Vittorio Veneto after King Vittorio Emanuele II. The town earned historical fame at the end of World War I when the Italians defeated the Austrian army in the memorable battle of November 4, 1918. Documents and artefacts celebrating this day are stored at the Museo della Battaglia in the Loggia Cenedese.
In Serravalle reach Piazza Flaminio with Loggia Serravalle, decorated with coats of arms, and the Museo del Cenedese. Inside the cathedral of Santa Maria Nova admire the altarpiece "Holy Virgin between St. Peter and Andrew” by Titian (Tiziano Vecellio). From the Museo della Battaglia get to the Castle of San Martino, today  Bishop’s See.



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