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Chiesa di San Martino, Treviso: 3 reviews and 14 photos

  Altar fresco
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  • Altar fresco - Treviso
      Altar fresco
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  • St Martin of Tours - Treviso
      St Martin of Tours
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  • St Martin, the cloak and beggar painting - Treviso
      St Martin, the cloak and beggar painting
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  • Alter and presepe (Nativity) - Treviso
      Alter and presepe (Nativity)
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Besides the impressive fresco of my previous tip, there were other artworks that caught my eye in this church.

My main photo shows a painting by Sig. Rizzotto from Bassana - The Altar piece of St. Giovanni Bosco and St. Domenico Savio
"The work shows the 2 saints being worshipped by many pious people at their feet who symbolize mankind in its manifold races, occupations and situations. The Parish priest, Father F Pasin , who died on November 28th 1985 is represented among the believers"

Next to this painting, was a different style (pic 3)- the plaque stated "Donazione a S. Martino
Patrono di tutti i Fanti
La Sez Fanti di Nerresa d B
9 Novembre 1996

This depicted Saint Martin on horseback, cutting his cloak in half to share with a beggar. Apparently this is a common image of Saint Martin once Bishop of Tours, as well as having been a soldier and monk. He was against paganism - destroying pagan temples that he came across!

As it was Christmas time, there was a presepe (Nativity Scene) (pic 4) by the altar, along with a poinisetta plant

Phone: +39 0422 549300
Website: http://www.parrocchietreviso.it/

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  • Updated Jan 13, 2009
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