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Brion-Vega Cemetery

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Carlo Scarpa
location San Vito d'Altivole
function cemetery
contributed by MVar

This is considered Carlo Scarpa's most important and complex work. It has an astonishing detail and is mainly built in concrete, used in an incredible way. There is an extensive use of water. The architect said about this project: "I would like to explain the Tomb Brion. I consider this work, if you permit me, to be rather good and which will get better over time. I have tried to put some poetic imagination into it, though not in order to create poetic architecture but to make a certain kind of architecture that could emanate a sense of formal poetry. The place for the dead is a garden. I wanted to show some ways in which you could approach death in a social and civic way; and further what meaning there was in death, in the ephemerality of life other than these shoe-boxes." Scarpa died in 1978, in a construction site accident. He is buried in this cemetery in a standing position in a well-hidden spot, within the interstitial space created by the walls of the old and new cemeteries.

Soong says:
Guys, ] who want to get Brion tomb need to get Castelfranco Veneto, then take BUS no.204 to get San Vito. After that, there is a 20 minutes walk to get this tomb. This is an amazing architecture, and it has been my favorite architecture.
Suzhou, China 12-Feb-18
nvm says:
Is the place a safe place? I am travelling solo. Besides the fact that it's a cemetery, I'm a little apprehensive about safety as I've never traveled solo before.
I followed ORA's instructions. It is pretty easy to find the bus station from the train station. I also bought a ticket from the coffee shop beside the bus station. The barista - a guy called Daniel spoke good English and was able to show me the timetable - next bus in 2.5 hours! Instead he ordered a taxi for me. About 30 Euros each way, which was well worth it as the wait on the return would have been 2 hours also. Taxi driver spoke no English however 'inglesi San Vito to CastelFranco' was enough to summon him to pick me up again!
London, United Kingdom 05-Dec-12

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gen says:
does anyone know the open hour of the cemetery ?
hongkong, China 26-May-10
ORA says:
i got a train from Venice (but you can get train from verona and trento too i think) to Castelfranco Veneto and made my way from train station to bus station by foot. The bus station is located near main entry to castle, in city centre. If i remember rightly bought a ticket from the coffee shop beside the bus station or maybe i just had a coffee and asked where to buy ticket. anyway bus to San Vito d'Altivole about 20mins and cemetery sign posted once in san vito, cemetery little walk out of town. well worth visit!!!
Perth, Australia 23-Apr-09
Esther Priestley says:
Does anyone know how to get to the Brion-Vega cemetery by public transport?
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Completion 1972
ArchitectCarlo Scarpa
Client Brion Family
Project ID 3347
Latitude/Longitude 45°45'04N 11°54'48E
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