Tiziano Vecellio’s birthplace in Pieve di CadoreBig Names
Tiziano Vecellio’s birthplace in Pieve di Cadore
In the heart of the UNESCO-enlisted Dolomites, there is a small, picturesque village: Pieve di Cadore.
It is a special place for the history of arts, because this is where the great painter Tiziano Vecellio was born and spent his early years.
The house that saw the birth of this illustrious person can now be visited. You can admire the inside of a typical house belonging to a distinguished local family, which included among its members, prestigious figures such as notaries, timber merchants and public officers.
Starting in 1926, the town of Pieve di Cadore began restoration work that led to the demolition of an 18th century annex, which covered the old façade, to bring out the ancient typical 15th century small doors and windows of the original building.
Today's the building consists of two masonry storeys, with an irregular plan, with balconies, an external wooden staircase and a two-pitched roof.
On the ground floor, a large room with a tiled wooden floor houses a collection of reproductions of Tizian’s collection of drawings of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and documents related to the Painter.
From the top of the steep wooden staircase, you access the upper floor and, especially, the five attractive rooms where probably Titian spent his childhood and, later - after he moved to Venice – his time whenever he returned home.
In Venice there are many works by Titian, including the painting of the Transfiguration kept in the Church of San Salvador... If you are interested in admiring them all, our knowledgeable tour guides will be happy to accompany you on a fascinating private guided tour to discover Titian’s masterpieces kept in Venice!
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