The territory of Treviso and its surroundings is a perfect combination of art, history and nature.Each village and each street of the territory of Treviso has a rich heritage to be discovered following different itineraries. Here are two itineraries dedicated to two artists: Palladio and Canova.
The Villa Barbaro in Maser, a masterpiece of the 16th century planned and built by Andrea Palladio, represents the Renaissance ideal of perfection and beauty, and is magnificently decorated with frescoes by Paolo Caliari, also known as the Veronese.
Also the Tempietto Barbaro is part of the villa.
It is Andrea Palladio’s last project, who planned a church with a circular plan. You should also visit the other Palladian villa, the Villa Emo in Fanzolo di Vedelago, which is the arrival point in defining Palladian architecture.
Since 1996 all the Palladian villas have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List.
Possagno is the native town of Antonio Canova, the most important neoclassical sculptor.
In the centre of Possagno there are the house in which the artist was born and the Gipsoteca, a gallery exhibiting the plaster casts of his masterpieces.
The sculptor was attached for all his life to his land, and, in fact, was buried here inside the majestic Tempio Canoviano (the Temple of Canova) a neoclassical church planned by Canova himself.
While Canova’s body is buried in Possagno, his heart is “housed” in Venice, in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.
Guest Post by Caterina Stringhetta The Art Post Blog
Caterina lives near Venice and she is a curious tourist, fond of art cities, a tireless visitor to exhibitions, and an insatiable explorer of museums. She has a degree in art history, but she’s more interested in stories which art talks about. The Art post Blog is her blog, born in 2013 to share her passion for art.
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