Starting point :
Cappella Maggiore, piazza Vittorio Veneto
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From “Vittorio Veneto” square, where the church of “Santa Maria Maddalena” dominates, go along a first ring leads to the small village named “Borgo Villa”. To see “San Pietro d’Alcantara” church and the plaque dedicated to the priest Giovanni Brescacin. After crossing the “Pont de Fer” path, go up the hill where the experimental olive grove stands and the location of “Castelletto” is not far away. You enter in a village of “Anzano” by visiting the locations of “Borgo Sant’Apollonia” and “Borgo Masotto”. In the parish church there is an interesting altarpiece by the Italian painter Francesco da Milano (16th century). The return take place on “Cal Alta” Street where the cooperative’s oil mill is located, then you return to the hamlet of “Cappella Maggiore” after visiting the ancient church of the Holy Trinity (Santissima Trinità), known as the “Mattarella”.
The name of “Cappella Maggiore” village originates from the small church dedicated to the Holy Trinity located a few hundred meters from the town centre. “Cappella campestris” can be read in the old writing, to testify that in the middle of the countryside there was, and still is, a small jewel that for its historicity, for the beauty of the works it contains, and for its strategic position between ancient Roman roads, confirm itself as one of the most important places of interest in the Veneto region. The original building dates to the 13th century, while what we see in its current form is an extension dating back to the 15th century. The interior houses splendid frescoes by various recently restored authors. The oldest is the Last Supper, datable to the beginning of the fourteenth century, considered one of the most significant works of the Treviso area. Among other masterpieces, the Holy Trinity painted in 1497 by the artist Antonio Zago from Bergamo. The church is also called “La Mattarella”, from the name of Andrea Mattarella who appears as the commissioner of one of these works.