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Castelfranco Veneto Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 79 photos

Cactelfranco - the city walls

A few years ago, before joining to VT, I was on business trip in Castelfranco Veneto, spending here two days. I kept in my memory well preserved city walls around small but very beautiful old core of the town and since I like castles and fortified towns , had to comeback here with my camera.
As far as I know, there is another town in Italy with the same name, therefore it has Veneto in addition of the name in order to be distinguished.
Something need to be said about the city of Castelfranco Veneto, it is totally underrated destination with no reasons at all. Each tourist, who is visiting Venice or Treviso, should pay attention to visit certain places in the surroundings which worth to be seen. Those who admire well preserved fortified towns and medieval structures must come to Castelfranco because it is a perfect place for a half day trip. Others, who love arts, shouldn't miss it at all because it is a birth place of great Renaissance painter Giorgione. The city cathedral preserves "Pala" di Giorgione, which is one of only six paintings left after his death, when he was little over 30.

The old core of the town

Like I said, the old core of the town is rather small and walkable, side to side, in relatively short time. Inside the city walls dominates architecture with characteristic and recognizable Venetian style.

Castelfranco - outside the city walls

This, on the picture, is part of the town situated right opposite to the city walls. It was Sunday, the election day, and many locals stood in front of the cafe-bars chatting about politics.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small fortified town of exceptional beauty - birth place of great Giorgione
  • In a nutshell:perfect place for a day trip
  • Last visit to Castelfranco Veneto: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Mar 22, 2014
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