Conegliano is a town and comune of Veneto, Italy, in the province of Treviso, c. 30 km north by rail from the town of Treviso. Population is c. 35,000. It was the birthplace of the painter Cima da Conegliano, a fine altar-piece by whom is in the cathedral (1492). It is overlooked by a hill on which stands the remains of a 1,000-year old castle, formerly belonging to the Bishop of Vittorio Veneto. The remaining tower now houses the small Conegliano museum.
Conegliano is noted for its wine, chiefly the dry white Prosecco (made from the grape of the same name) which comes in three varieties – tranquillo (still), frizzante (slightly sparkling) and spumante (sparkling). It is also home to Italy's oldest and most prestigious wine school. Every year, in summer there's a special chess game where the pieces are represented by actual real people. The game celebrates the victory of Conegliano over Treviso.
The Poetry of Landscape: The Stylistic Development of Cima Da Conegliano's Painting Is Well Illustrated in This Succinct Exhibition
Jul 01, 2012; Cima da Conegliano: Maitre de la Renaissance Venitienne 5 April-15 July 2012 Musee du Luxembourg, Paris Catalogue by...