Castelfranco Veneto (Venetian: Casteło) is a town and comune of Veneto, northern Italy, in the province of Treviso, 30 kilometres (19 miles) by rail from the town of Treviso. It is approximately 40 km (25 mi) inland from Venice.
|Città di Castelfranco Veneto|
The western gate of the old historical centre.
|Frazioni||Treville, Salvarosa, Salvatronda, Bella Venezia, Campigo, Sant'Andrea oltre il Muson, Villarazzo, San Floriano di Campagna|
|• Mayor||Stefano Marcon|
|• Total||50.93 km2 (19.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||42 m (138 ft)|
(31 August 2008)
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||Saint Liberalis|
|Saint day||27 April|
The town originates from a castle built here by the commune of Treviso in the course of its strife against Padua (1195). In 1246 it was captured by Ezzelino III da Romano, returning to Treviso after his death in 1259. In 1329 it was acquired by Cangrande I della Scala, lord of Verona. Ten years later, together with Treviso, it was handed over to the Republic of Venice, to which it belonged until 1797. Castelfranco then followed the history of Veneto.
Castelfranco Veneto was the birthplace of the painter Giorgione, and the cathedral (1723) contains one of his finest works, the Madonna with St. Francis and Liberalis (1504), but more commonly called Pala del Giorgione. In the background, the towers of the old town may be seen. The painting was being restored in Venice, Italy; however, ceremonies were held for the return of 'La Pala' near the end of 2005.
Castelfranco Veneto railway station, opened in 1877, is a junction of three railway lines, the Trento–Venice railway, the Vicenza–Treviso railway and the Calalzo–Padua railway, respectively. As such, it is one of the busiest railway junctions in Veneto.
People born in Castelfranco VenetoEdit
- Tina Anselmi (1927-2016), prominent member of the Italian resistance movement, later politician, first woman to hold a ministerial position in Italy
- Paola Drigo (1876–1938), writer
- Manuela Giugliano (born 1997), football player
- Francesco Guidolin (born 1955), football manager
- Giorgione (1477–1510), painter
- Francesco Maria Preti (1701-1774), architect
- Donatella Rettore (born 1953), singer and songwriter
- Agostino Steffani (1655–1728), Catholic bishop, diplomat, and composer
- Gerry Scotti (born 1956), television presenter, actor and former member of the Italian Parliament
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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