Castelfranco Veneto

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Castelfranco Veneto
coat of arms
Castelfranco Veneto (Italy)
Castelfranco Veneto
Country Italy
region Veneto
province Treviso  (TV)
Local name Casteo
Coordinates 45 ° 40 ′  N , 11 ° 56 ′  E Coordinates: 45 ° 40 ′ 0 ″  N , 11 ° 56 ′ 0 ″  E
height 42  m slm
surface 50.93 km²
Residents 33,564 (Dec 31, 2019)
Population density 659 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 31033
prefix 0423
ISTAT number 026012
Popular name Castellani
Patron saint San Liberals (April 27th)
Historic city wall
The west gate to the historic city center

Castelfranco Veneto is a northeastern Italian municipality ( comune ) with 33,564 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the province of Treviso in the Veneto region . The municipality is located about 25 kilometers west of Treviso , about 30 kilometers north of Padua and about 30 kilometers east of Vicenza . Bassano del Grappa is around 20 kilometers to the northwest , and Montebelluna is the same distance to the northeast . The municipality borders the province of Padua in the south .

The city has been a railway hub for connections from Trento to Venice , Vicenza to Venice and Calalzo di Cadore to Padua since 1877 . So far, the community has twice been a stage of the Giro d'Italia .


The origins of the town's foundation lie in a fortress that the city-state of Treviso built against the warring city-state of Padua around 1195 at the intersection of the Roman roads to Vicenza and from Padua to Asolo . Around a hundred families settled here after it was founded, and their houses were given as an incentive. As compensation for their defense services, the citizens were granted tax exemption, hence the name castel franco . In 1220 Padua opposed the Trevisans with their fortress Cittadella with an elliptical defensive wall. Ezzelino da Romano was able to conquer the city in 1246. In 1329 , shortly before his death , Cangrande I della Scala , ruler of Verona , took control. In January 1339 Castelfranco Veneto came under the control of the Republic of Venice together with Treviso . The city's peaceful history was only interrupted by the occupation during the war against the League of Cambrai , when Emperor Maximilian I set up his headquarters here.

Culture and sights

Giorgione monument (1878)
Boathouse in Revedin Bolasco Park

The city center has a well-preserved square fortress with corner and central towers at the four gates and a ditch in front by diversion of the Sile . This floor plan is traced back to a Roman castrum . The brick walls are 17 m high and 1.75 m wide. In the middle of the fortified old town are the cathedral with the Pala di Castelfranco , one of the few surviving paintings by the renaissance painter Giorgione , who was born in Castelfranco , and the Casa Giorgione museum, probably Giorgione's home, in the Casa Marta-Pellizzari. On the upper floor there is a brown frieze by Giorgone (1502/1503) painted in grisaille technique on the east wall of the main hall under the wooden beam ceiling. On the left wall facing the street are objects and symbols from the humanities, physics and art. For example, two discs describe the solar and lunar eclipse, as well as weapons and musical instruments. In 1878 the Giorgione monument was erected.

In the so-called Borgo Treviso to the north is the Villa Revedin Bolasco from the 19th century surrounded by a more than 7 hectare romantic park in the English style. In the park with lake there are more than 1000 trees of 65 different species, many of which are up to 125 years old. There is a riding arena lined with 52 statues, 44 of them by Orazio Marinali (1644–1720) and his workshop.

Town twinning



  • Reclam's art guide. Northern Italy East. Arranged by Erich Egg, Erich Hubala u. a. Stuttgart 1965. pp. 117-122.
  • Klaus Zimmermanns: Venetien - The cities and villas of Terraferma, Cologne 2009, ISBN 978-3-7701-4356-6 , pp. 196–199 ( limited preview in the Google book search)

Web links

Commons : Castelfranco Veneto  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. a b c Tourism brochure “Castelfranco Veneto. The city of Giorgione "
  3. Reclam's Art Guide. Northern Italy East. Arranged by Erich Egg, Erich Hubala u. a. Stuttgart 1965. p. 121
  4. Castelfranco Parco Revedin Bolasco ( (Italian)
  5. Villa Parco Bolasco ( Memento of the original from January 12, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. ( (Italian) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /