GIORGIONE, PALLADIO AND THE PROSECCO WINE
Giorgione, Palladio and the prosecco wine. This is a full day excursion to visit the medieval town of Castelfranco Veneto. This town is the place of birth of Giorgione. And also villa Emo of Andrea Palladio. As well as to discover a wine region of Montello hills, known for international and Prosecco vines. In conclusion, this day tour is to discover the middle ages and renaissance periods with works by Giorgione and Palladio. Also to taste local food and wines.
The town of Castelfranco Veneto welcomes you with its clock tower. And also with its two entrance gates surrounded by crenelated walls. For sure the town preserves the colors and the fragrances of an ancient history. Hence the center of the castle is a little jewel, with its diverse styles of architecture. From those with a stamp from the middle Ages to edifices with a matrix of the eighteenth-century. Like also the Cathedral and the Theatre.
But most of all, we can’t forget that Castelfranco Veneto is the place of birth of Giorgione. And Giorgione was the artist that starts the Renaissance painting in the Veneto area. As a result, famous for his canvases of unrivaled beauty, from his Altarpiece to the Tempest.
The architect Preti builds the main church of Castelfranco Veneto in the first half of the eighteenth century. Hence, worth a visit the interior where there is the Madonna and Child between St Francis and St Nicasius. For sure this is a masterpiece of Giorgione to see.
Welcoming and quiet, the town offers a journey where we can taste the products of local recipes. This castle village is a must with its architectural views and landscapes.
VILLA EMO – FANZOLO DI VEDELAGO (1558)
Most probably the construction of the villa Emo is in between the years 1557 and 1560. And in those years the noble Venetian people accept the architect Palladio. Hence the design of the villa Emo is late than Villa Barbaro at Maser and Villa Badoer in Fratta. With which Villa Emo shares the general setting. However Leonardo Emo is the owner. And he marries Francesco Badoer’s nephew in the 1565. Therefore in the villa Emo, the painter Zelotti made the frescoes of the main rooms. Seems like he was partner and collaborator of Veronese. This building is in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
MONTELLO AND COLLI ASOLANI WINE ROAD
This Wine Road goes across gentle slopes, the vineyards and woods. First of all, we can find it in the north-east of the Treviso Province. And in the detail, the hills just between mount Grappa and the Piave river. Hence, due to the soil, this is the place where they have an ancient wine growing tradition. As a result, today we have the production of the Montello and Colli Asolani DOC Prosecco. Like also nice international red wines.
Your journey will end in a winery known for the production of nice wines. As a result, they have the Merlot, the Cabernet and the various Pinot and Chardonnay. Hence, they are all DOC. There is also the Glera to make Prosecco, a unique experience to enjoy life.
Following the Culture and leisure solution, we propose some other day excursion.