Castelfranco Veneto owes its name to the castle 'frank' (exempt) from taxation for its first inhabitants-defenders. The imposing red brick square was erected over an existing embankment, at the end of the twelfth century by the city's medieval Treviso, just north of the village of Pieve Nova, on the east bank of the river Muson, in defense of the turbulent boundary to the lands Padua and Vicenza.
Already in the first decades of the fourteenth century, on the eastern side, it develops the first inhabited nucleus (Bastia Old) tool also of defense, with a poorhouse and viandanti.
Walled city by its very definition, preserves almost the entire city walls and six towers that rise to the four corners and midpoints of the east and south. Castelfranco Veneto inextricably linked to its eight hundred years of history to its strategic location in central Kansas: must see in Venice, Germany and Flanders, between Western Europe and the Eastern plains. City of businesses from the outset and the seat of an ancient market of grain and cattle, active until the middle of the last century it was the center, in the past, the most varied craft activities and railway junction of the late nineteenth century to the first level present day.
It was the seat of the Venetian Podesta 1339-1797, country, between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, men of science (James, Jordan and Vincenzo Riccati), architects (Francesco Maria Preti) and musicians (Agostino Steffani) of wide fame, Castelfranco Veneto is known worldwide for being the birthplace of one of the most extraordinary and enigmatic figures in the history of painting: Giorgione (1478-1510), the mysterious genius of light and color. Giorgione, the fort encloses almost casket, two gems among the few recognized the painter: the hermetic Frieze Casa Marta-Pellizzari and renowned altar of the Cathedral of St. Liberal.
Walled-city of Giorgione: This is the two-faced icon of Castelfranco Veneto, embossed, yesterday and today, in the eyes of astonished and enraptured poets, writers and travelers everywhere.
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