Notes on Giuseppe Mazzotti
Giuseppe Mazzotti was one of the most active and many-faceted figures of contemporary Veneto culture, defined by many as a Renaissance man.
He was certainly a pioneer.
In the 1950s he contributed to reviving interest in traditional Veneto food and wine, triggering a process that would lead Treviso cuisine to achieve international esteem.
He was responsible for the rediscovery of the ville venete and the creation of a worldwide movement that led the way to renovation operations.
One of the first to take a stand on safeguarding the environment and the landscape, he wrote articles and publications, organised exhibitions and took photographs, as well as being the untiring director of the Treviso Provincial Tourist Board from its very beginnings.
He was a constant promoter of art, a “fervent” climber and, last but not least, a much-admired writer and essayist.
For many he was a man of culture, for some a dear friend, and for present and future generations undoubtedly an inspiration.