Place of Interest
Historic city in the north of Treviso
The city of Vittorio Veneto was originally separated into the two neighbouring municipalities of Serravalle and Cedena, which were merged in 1866 after the annexation of Veneto to Italy. After unification the new city was named after the Italian King Vittorio Emanuele II. The city gained historical fame only at the end of the First World War when the Italian army captured the entire Austrian army in a memorable battle on November 4 1918, despite the ongoing peace negotiations. Since then, every Italian town has a Via Vittorio Veneto to honour this event. With its many relics, documents and photos, the Museo della Battaglia in the Loggia Cenedese recalls this great day in the history of the city.
Attractions in Vittorio Veneto
The northern district of Serravalle offers several nice attractions. In addition to the somewhat gloomy arcades around the main street, the Via Martiri della Liberta, the picturesque Piazza Flaminio with the Loggia Serravalese and the Museo del Cenedese and the clock tower are worth a visit. The latter has two clocks – the lower one from the year 1487 with its Gothic and Arabic numerals is unique. On the other side of the river you will see the outwardly unappealing Cathedral Santa Maria Nova. Inside, however, there is a magnificent ceiling fresco and the altarpiece “Holy Virgin with Peter and Andrew” by Titian.
One of the best-preserved fresco cycles can be found further south in the church of San Lorenzo dei Battuti from the 15th century. From the Museo della Battaglia you can reach the Castello di San Martino via a steep road. The castle, of which two original towers are still preserved, is now bishop’s seat.