The Veneto

The highlight of this cathedral is Giorgione's celebrated altarpiece known as the Castelfranco Madonna. Born in Castelfranco Veneto as Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco, Giorgione was one of the great masters of the High Renaissance, revolutionising painting before dying aged 30 of the plague. The altarpiece, one of his few surviving works, hangs in the Cappella Costanza.

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1. Casa di Giorgione

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Fans of Giorgione might want to pop into this small museum after checking out his altarpiece in the nearby duomo. The museum is home to an early frieze…

2. Villa Freya

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3. Museo Civico di Asolo

9.08 MILES

Explore Asolo's Roman past and wander through a small collection of paintings, including a pair of Tintoretto portraits. The museum also includes rooms…

4. Rocca

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Perched on the summit of Monte Ricco and looking down on central Asolo are the hulking ruins of a fortress dating back to the 12th to early 13th centuries…

5. Villa di Maser

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A World Heritage Site, the 16th-century Villa di Maser is a spectacular monument to the Venetian bea vita (good life). Designed by the inimitable Andrea…

6. Museo Civico

11.38 MILES

Bassano del Grappa's Museo Civico is beautifully housed around the cloisters of the Convento di San Francesco. Endowed in 1828 by the naturalist…

7. Palazzo Sturm

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Pretty Palazzo Sturm sits overlooking the Brenta river. It was built in the mid-18th century by wealthy industrialist and silk merchant Vincenzo Ferrari,…

8. Poli Museo della Grappa

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Explore four centuries of Bassano's high-octane libation at this interactive museum, which includes tastings and the chance to tour the distillery of…