Italy, Veneto Region.Castelfranco Veneto, is the picturesque birthplace of Giorgione, an Italian painter of the Venetian school in the High Renaissance.
Only a few of his works are available today, but they are among the most valued art works of Italy: like the renowned Pala the altar-piece left in the Cathedral portraying a Madonna with the Child, San Francesco and San Liberale.
The spectacular square named after Giorgione is the heart of this town that still preserves great architectural and art works within its walls. These include the Cathedral (Duomo), built between 1724 and 1746 on a project of Francesco Maria Preti and which contains many art works, frescoes by Paolo Veronese, paintings by Jacopo Bassano, Paolo Piazza, Pietro Damini and other painters of the Venetian school of the XVI, XVII and XVII centuries.
Castelfranco means “duty-free castle” because its first inhabitants did not pay. The city recently hosted last weekend the FIACULT awards, dedicated to the audiovisual products promoting tourism, trade. culture, and local gastronomy.
Dozen of worldwide videos were selected and judged by an
international jury composed of journalists and video experts selected the winners.
FIACULT, International Audiovisual Festival of Culture and Tourism was born in Florianopolis, Brazil and for the first time brought its awards ceremony to the magnificent Castelfranco Veneto, a city well known not only for its historical Castle, The Tower and the Giorgione Arts and Museum,
The awarding ceremony was held with a gala evening
at the beautiful Teatro Accademico on Saturday, Nov 19th.
HERE THE WINNERS, BUT…
Third place for the video “Setubal is um Mundo” promoting the ancient city of Setubal, second place for David Cooper’s “Cities We Love Unesco” about 15 World Heritage cities of Spain, and the winner “Infinit Blu Resort & Spa, great venue in Balneário Camboriú, nearly 1 million tourists favorite summer destination.
A well deserved “food tourism” trophy went to the National Park of the Cinque Terre with the first episode of Passport & Plate series,
produced in cooperation with World Nomads.
First time the Giovanni Sartori prize
Castelfranco Veneto Carlo Rosselli Institute for the realization of a short montage of the contest nominees.
I was a little bit disappointed, because my favorite
Viver, experiementar, sentir
(A cute story promoting the Serra Gaúcha’s Termas & Longevidade Tourist Route)
…was snubbed as well as
(visionary short where a tour in Thailand can magically relive even in the Big Apple)
…was only awarded for best in its category.
Here they are
please watch and enjoy!