A few kilometres from Venice, there is more than one reason to visit Treviso. Starting with the church of San Nicolò, the largest in town. The latest phase in the restoration of the chapter house has recently been completed, undertaken by a team of specialists and students of the ISCR (the Higher Institute for Conservation and Restoration) until last October.
By June, the few remaining pieces of scaffolding will all have been removed, and the room and its paintings will continue to be open every day to local citizens and international visitors. One the unmissable sights is the earliest known portrait of a man wearing glasses: Cardinal Hugues de Saint-Cher, painted in 1352 by Tommaso da Modena.
For a visit of the town's typical canals and its famous Piazza dei Signori, 5 December is ideal time to come for a guided tour around the secret heritage of the Municipality of Treviso with exceptional guides, the Mayor and the Councillor for Culture and Tourism, accompanied by guides who will share anecdotes that are little-known or unknown.
At 6pm there will be an exceptional access to the store of old paintings at Santa Caterina, which includes the cycle of urban views by Medoro Coghetto, a local painter of the Venetian landscape tradition. The visit is free of charge and can be booked online, and will also be live on Facebook.
The church of San Nicolò houses the earliest known portrait of a man wearing glasses: Cardinal Hugues de Saint-Cher, painted in 1352 by Tommaso da Modena
Another reason to visit the city is provided by the exhibition RE.USE. Scraps, objects, ecology in contemporary art curated by Valerio Dehò. It examines the constant relationship between art and material objects, through great artists who lived from the early 18th century to today.
Until 10 February 2019, 87 pieces by 58 international artists, including Marcel Duchamp, Piero Manzoni, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Alberto Burri, Christo and Damien Hirst, area on display in the Museo di Santa Caterina, the Museo Casa Robegan, and in a private venue, the first floor of Ca’ dei Ricchi. A journey through the evolution of the concept of recycling.
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Until 22 April at the Pan, the record-breaking retrospective on the Dutch artist, with a previously unseen selection of works produced during his journey to Italy