— Conegliano Valdobbiadene

In brief

112 km

This itinerary was created to coincide with an exhibition devoted to the Sixteenth-Century in the Conegliano Area, a period in which the city and its surroundings became a centre for cultural interests and in which various protagonists of art history came together. Apart from the works actually in the exhibition itself, visitors were encouraged to continue their journeys of exploration in a sort of “extended show” of the other masterpieces to be found distributed around the zone.

This symbolic voyage begins in the historic centre of Conegliano, where you can admire the friezes of Palazzo Sarcinelli, Fiumicelli’s splendid façade for the Monte di Pietà, the Duomo with Cima’s altarpiece and Francesco da Milano’s paintings in the Scuola dei Battuti. You can then walk along the Strada Granda where, accompanied by the frescoes decorating the arcades, you climb up to the Castle along a very particular road beside the city’s late-14th century Carrarese walls, passing the Chapel of the Madonna della Neve.

The subsequent stops are the church of Campolongo, with the works of Fiumicelli and Beccaruzzi, and the church of Susegana, with the altarpiece by Il Pordenone. Also at Susegana lies the magnificent Castle of San Salvatore, which in spite of the damage it has suffered over the centuries, still exerts a unique appeal, as does the Abbey of Sant’Eustachio at Nervesa della Battaglia. In nearby Moriago della Battaglia another work by Il Pordenone awaits you, while in the Cathedral of Valdobbiadene we find an Assumption by Beccaruzzi and in the church of Lago di Revine we can admire another Francesco da Milano. In Vittorio Veneto we come across Titian, in the cathedral of Serravalle, and Andrea Previtali, whose extraordinary Assumption is on display in the church of Meschio. The former town hall of Ceneda, today the site of the Museum of the Battle, certainly warrants a visit. Finally, at Castello Roganzuolo you will find a fresco cycle by Francesco da Milano, and at San Fior a polyptych by Cima da Conegliano, whose altarpiece we admired at the start of our tour.