Castelfranco Veneto Travel Guide

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Castelfranco Veneto Things to Do

  • Duomo di S. Maria Assunta e S. Liberale

    The Cathedral, consacrated to Santa Maria Assunta and San Liberale was build from 1724 to 1746, according to the design of famous, localy native, architect Francesco Maria Preti. Btw, San Liberale is the patron saint of Castelfranco Veneto. The cathedral is famous for Giorgione's masterpiece called "La Pala del Duomo", which is a must see when...

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  • Giorgione

    Giorgione (Giorgi Barbarelli da Castelfranco 1477-1510) was the biggest and most important painter of High renaissance, but his career was cut off by his death a little over thirty. Giorgione is known for the elusive poetic quality of his work, though only six of his works survived during the centuries. The indentity and meaning of his art has made...

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  • The City Walls

    Castelfranco dates from 1195, when the town of Treviso decided to built a fortress in oder to protect the own borders against it's bitter rivals from Venice and Padua. The location was chosen after its strategic position and already excisting bulwark on the River Muson.Uniqueness of the fortress was in fact that its inhabitants wasn't trained...

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  • Torre Civico

    Torre Civico (the Civil Tower) is the highest building in Castelfranco Veneto and marks the position where the old core of the town is situated. It is a part of the massive city walls, watching tower and the town clock, all in one. On its front side, right above the clock, stands the huge bass relief sculpture of Venetian Lion, designation that the...

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  • The Cathedral.

    The Cathedral or duomo was built in the XVIII century over a Romanesque church and was designed by Francesco Maria Preti.The higlight of this church is the so called Pala di Giorgione. It is an altarpiece painted in 1504 depicting a Madonna with Saint Francis and San Liberalis.

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  • The castle.

    The old core of Castelfranco Veneto lies inside the castle. This is not a real castle, but it is a squared wall and some towers. Inside the castle there is the Cathedral, the town hall, a theater, some shops and lots of private buildings.A nice garden surrounds the walls.

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Castelfranco Veneto Hotels

  • Albergo al Moretto

    Via San Pio X 10, Castelfranco Veneto, 31033, Italy

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Alla Torre

    Piazzetta Trento e Trieste 7, CASTELFRANCO VENETO,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Alla Torre Hotel

    Piazzetta Trento Trieste, 7, Castelfranco Veneto,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Castelfranco Veneto Restaurants

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    by oriettaIT Updated Mar 2, 2012

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    Good local cooking, very well preparated. The menu changes according to seasons, you can taste courses based on mushrooms, chicory, artichoke.
    During summer you can eat in a outdoor garden surrounded by the historic walls of Castelfranco.

    Favorite Dish: Gnocchi di zucca
    Linguine con pesto e brazino

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Castelfranco Veneto Local Customs

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    by croisbeauty Written Apr 24, 2006

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    It was Aprile 10, the elections day, when I've visited Castelfranco Veneto, and the whole town was "decorated" by the pictures of candidats who want to rule the country. The northern part of Italy is kind of Berlusconi's stronghold and his picture dominates in most of the glass window shops.
    Since I am neutral in this metter would like to ask my Italian friends, "would you buy a use car from this man, I certainly wouldn't".
    In mia vita ho visuto in due dittature, uno sotto Tito ed altra sotto Tudjman, pe rcui, sono perffetamente in grado di rinonoscere i sintomi.

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Castelfranco Veneto Favorites

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    by Maurizioago Updated Oct 11, 2012

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    Favorite thing: This is a loggia where corn was stored. It was built in 1420 and restored in 1603. Today it is used as a cafe.

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