Treviso Urbs Picta – Guided tours 25 and 26 September 3 and 16 October

Brief digressions will be proposed on the main interpreters of the long painting season that has made the city of Treviso a sort of open-air museum.

Events - published on 21 September 2021
Source: press office Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche
On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September, Sunday 3rd October and Saturday 16th October, Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche is organising a series of guided tours of the painted city
at 9.00 and 11.00 am.
Two urban itineraries are proposed, designed to enhance a historical and artistic heritage that is theoretically visible to all, but perhaps still little observed, known and appreciated.
The first route (Saturday 25 September and Saturday 16 October) offers a broader overview of Treviso urbs picta and the iconographic and stylistic characteristics that distinguish
The second itinerary (Sunday 26 September and Sunday 3 October) focuses on the painted facades of medieval Treviso and develops in an area of the historic centre which was
inhabited from the early Middle Ages onwards and which, after the year 1000, saw the construction of numerous palaces featuring some of the oldest and most significant examples of frescoes still
preserved in Treviso.
Particular attention will be paid to the construction history of the historical buildings that house the paintings and to the urban and topographical context in which they were built.
At the same time, brief digressions will be offered on the main artists of the long painting season that has made the city of Treviso a sort of open-air museum, including, for example, Titian,
Ludovico Fiumicelli and Pozzoserrato.
During the visits, participants will be provided with multimedia materials relating to historical cartography and iconography, references to the database, created as part of the research and publishing work dedicated to the painted city by the Fondazione Benetton, and
other useful support to retrace the diachronic evolution of the city and provide possible ideas for further study.
The tours are curated by Marco Vianello, archaeologist, and Chiara Ciolfi, art historian, with the collaboration of Rossella Riscica and Chiara Voltarel, editors of the
book Treviso urbs picta. Frescoed facades in the city from the 13th to the 21st century: knowledge and future of a common good (Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche-Antiga) and the related
Saturday 25th September 9am and 11am (tour Treviso urbs picta)
Sunday 26th September at 9.00am and 11.00am (Treviso urbs picta medieval tour)
Sunday 3rd October at 9am and 11am (Treviso urbs picta medieval tour)
Saturday 16th October at 9am and 11am (Treviso urbs picta tour)
The visits, which will last about 90 minutes, will be conducted in compliance with health and safety regulations.
The cost is 10 euro per person, free for children up to 6 years old, 8 euro for children from 7 to 10 years old. Reservations required: T 335 8413555,
Treviso urbs picta
More than six hundred painted buildings have been surveyed and catalogued as part of the research carried out by the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche into Treviso urbs picta, the results of which
have been published in the collective volume Treviso urbs picta. Frescoed facades of the city from the 13th to the 21st century: knowledge and future of a common good, edited by Rossella
and Chiara Voltarel, published in 2017 in Italian and 2018 in English by Fondazione Benetton in co-edition with Antiga. The contents of the research have also been
collected and organised in the online database, which preserves and makes freely available to everyone the
current and historical mapping of the buildings characterised by frescoed facades, the information gathered through bibliographic and archival research, field surveys, and a detailed photographic
campaign carried out by Arcangelo Piai and Corrado Piccoli.
From the end of 2019, thanks to the collaboration between the Rotary Club Treviso and the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, the painted city will also be narrated in the izi.TRAVEL
application, the main multimedia narrative platform dedicated to culture and travel stories, where the audio guides to Treviso urbs picta propose other itineraries along the streets and squares of
the historic centre, to discover, for example, the “fake tapestries”, the medieval frescoes or the Renaissance ones.

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