Treviso Cathedral

Treviso, Italy

Treviso Cathedral originates from the 6th century and stands in an area where during the Ancient Roman period there were a temple, a theatre and possibly some baths. In the 11th-12th centuries the church was remodelled in Romanesque style. In 1768 it was demolished and rebuilt in Neoclassical style, only the crypt remaining from the previous edifice. The current façade dates from 1836. Treviso Cathedral was involved in the Good Friday bombing of 7 April 1944, having part of its library damaged by fire.

Sights in the interior include the Malchiostro Chapel, designed by Tullio and Antonio Lombardo, which was frescoed by Il Pordenone and which houses the Malchiostro Annunciation by Titian and two canvasses by Paris Bordone.

The church has an unfinished bell tower, whose construction, according to the tradition, was stopped by the Venetian government to prevent it from becoming taller than the campanile of St. Mark's Basilica. The crypt houses the tombs of the city's bishops.

The Diocesan Museum is home to a fresco by Tommaso da Modena.



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Piazza Duomo 3, Treviso, Italy
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Founded: 1768
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Asiyah Noemi Koso (3 years ago)
The cathedral of San Pietro Apostolo, better known as "Duomo", is the main place of worship in the city of Treviso and the seat of the diocese of the same name. Consecrated to the St. Peter the Apostle. The beautiful monumental church was originally built in Romanesque style in the 11th-12th centuries. It is located in the center of Treviso in Piazza Duomo. From the 15th to the 16th century the Cathedral was restored in Neoclassical style, performed by Andrea Memmo and Giannantonio Selva, following the project of the castle architect Giordano Riccati, a portico with cross vaults replaced the old portico with column-bearing lions, and only the crypt remaining from the previous edifice. Today the main façade of the Duomo (Cathedral) is ornamented by a wide staircase open on three sides erecting a pronaos with six Ionic columns. The majestic indoors we may see a system made by three naves, which are divided by strong composite pillars supporting barrel vaults and domes alternatively. The apsidal portion rises above the remaining floor of the Church by several steps and it is superimposed upon the crypt. The presbytery gathers up the main altar dedicated to Saints Tabra, Tabrata, Teonisto, designed by Tullio and Antonio Lombardo. The main work of art is the magnificent „Annuciazione" by Tiziano in the Malchiostro (Malchin) chapel in perfect Renaissance style chapel, located in the background, while there is an "Adorazione dei magi" by Pordenone on the wall of the left side. The left chapel preserves some sculptures by Bregno and the works by Francesco Bassano and Antonio Zanchi located just beyond the "Redentore" by Pennacchi. We may see some paintings by Domenico Capriolo, by Girolamo D’Aviano, by Paris Bordone and by Pomponio Amalteo in the right chapel. The church has an unfinished bell tower, whose construction, according to the tradition, was stopped by the Venetian government to prevent it from becoming taller than the campanile of St. Mark's Basilica.
Saverio (3 years ago)
church is nice but the staff is quite rude. they kicked everyone out during opening hours without any apparent reason.
LAMA & LAMA (Now Or Never) (4 years ago)
Place! there is peace of mind......???
Thomas Maierhofer (4 years ago)
Well worth a visit! Astonishing architecture, build on top of the previous church, which is now accessible underneath the cathedral. And you get to see the amazing Malchiostro Annunciation by Titian!
Jessica Natal (4 years ago)
When you see it you think its like a roman building, we didn’t have a chance to see it in the interior because they close from 12pm to 4pm but in the exterior looks really nice and big!
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