Castelfranco

castelfranco

The town of Giorgione maintains all the prestige of a city of art within its medieval walls. The altarpiece by Giorgione inside the cathedral and the frieze on Casa Marta Pellizzari are in the heart of the town together with the eighteenth century Teatro Accademico. Frescoed mansions look over the stunning square that runs alongside the wall of the castle built by the Treviso authorities in the twelfth century to defend their boarders. The unmistakable square of red walls seems still to protect the medieval village as it did at the end of the twelfth century when the Trevisans constructed the complex defences to protect their territory. The Civic Tower is higher than the angular towers and the wall, interrupted on three sides by an access point to the severe fortress Around the castle, a beautiful garden opens out surrounded by a moat and by a beautiful walk decorated with statues.