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Very alike Venice: canals and bridges, churches, mirroring in the water. But it's no crowd of Venice here. Chioggia is quiet.
Castelfranco Veneto is a birthplace of Giorgione, there is his house and few paintings. Actually, it was a main reason to visit Castelfranco.
The main street near Doumo and City Hall, next to HOuse of Giorgione. Castelfranco is ver small place - so everything is near. Next street from there - theatre, at the back - gate (where we entered), a bit forward - the end of walled town and another gate (the side which shown on photo with a car).
It happen to be both: 1st of May and Sunday, when we have been there. We arrived around the noon time and street (should I call it the-main-square?) was full with local ppl. They all were in holday dress, many kept glasses of wine (celebrated May 1st, I guess), others eat snacks. Carousel was rotating and parents waited for galloping kids. At 1 PM everyting stopped and town got empty in few single minutes . Domo locked its doors, cafe closed, carousel was switched off and people dissapeared. It's nothing as saint in Italy as siesta time! At 3PM town awoke once again.
Beautiful Garden of Bolasco Vila, so-called Englis Gaden (assimetric one). It's a bit aside - short walk from town walls, but worth an effort. Vila was closed, unfortunatelly, but Garden is so welcoming and pleasing tha worth an effort to go there.
Built in 19th cent for noble family this garden has various facilities (boat garage, amphitheatre ..or probably it was manege for horse riding).
Bolasco Garden is adorable! That's pity that vila was closed - i guess it should be at least as well as a garden. I found this video on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I7VOAskN3Y, it shows ball-room.
This place is sharming, I think the owners planned live there in generations - all planned an built so smart, so carefully. I did some research but didn't find anything about owners - Bolasco family. If you know something - I'll be glad to hear the story of them. THe complex (vila & gardens) built in 19th cent - not so far ago.
The town centre is a rambling maze of streets lined with arcaded walkways. Looking up, you'll see fragments of the painted frescoes which once decorated Treviso's houses. The town is circled by a town wall and by waterways. Treviso markets itself as a città d'acque - water is an important feature of the townscape. The river Sile runs to the south of the centre, and canals carry water around the town, lined with houses or grassy banks, weeping willows, waterwheels and little parks. The town's defensive walls, moat and imposing gateways are lovely.
The town is circled by waterways and Treviso calles itself a "città d'acque". The river Sile runs to the south of the centre, and canals carry water around the town. Treviso doesn't pretend being alike Venice, it's very different in appearance and in character too.
St Nicolas Church 14th cent. The frescoes you see were painted by Tommaso da Modena (one of the best Renaissance painters) and the portraits in the chapel are by Laurenzo Lotto. There are also more portraits of Domenican monks in the chapter house also painted by Tommaso da Modena.
This is the Church of St Nicholas (San Nicolo') in the centre of Treviso. It was built in the 14th Century in the Romanesque-Gothic style. The frescoes were painted by Tommaso da Modena (one of the best Renaissance painters) and the portraits in the chapel are by Laurenzo Lotto. There are also more portraits of Domenican monks in the chapter house also painted by Tommaso da Modena.
This fabulous building is not typical Palladian, but Venetian style. Windows are beautiful and it has lovely door-frame as well.
Piazza dei Signori - at afternoon it's sleepy place (siesta?) with very few visitors. Originally being a Roman Forum, Piazza still used for festivals. There are few points of interest: two columns dating from the Venetian period, the slender Torre di Piazza -82m/271ft, built in 1174 and Basilica Palladiana.
The Civic Art Gallery (pinacoteca) is in the Palazzo Chiericati, designed by Andrea Palladio in 1550.
Teatro Olimpico (Andrea Palladio's final work) is probably the most remarcable sight in Vicenza. Today, it's the oldest surviving indoor theatre in Europe - it is still used for plays, concerts, and festival performances. For interiers look in website: http://www.teatrolimpicovicenza.it/en/the-theatre/image-gallery.html