Treviso: a small romantic town crossed by canals

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Treviso is a town of about 82.000 inhabitants located in the north-east of the Veneto region.


Houses in front of the Pescheria
Houses in front of the Pescheria

Did you know that …

  • The Tiramisu was created precisely in Treviso. If you want you can find the recipe in my post regarding Tiramisu.
  • Treviso is famous for being the house of the headquarters of the Benetton fashion brand and for its excellent Prosecco.
  • Dante spent a part of his exile here and testified Treviso’s animated and pleasure-loving lifestyle.

WHAT TO SEE

The neoclassical Cathedral of Saint Peter.

Treviso Duomo
Treviso Duomo

Inside you can admire the frescoes of Pordenone in the Malchiostro Chapel inspired to Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. There is also an Annunciation by Titian (1517).

Titian painting
Titian painting

From the Cathedral to the main square you have to walk along via Calmaggiore, the main street of Treviso, lined with houses and shops.

Via Calmaggiore, Treviso
Via Calmaggiore, Treviso
Palace
Palace

The heart of the city is Piazza dei Signori (Lords Square) with (to the north) the Palazzo del Podestà (XIX century) with his high Civic tower and (to the east) the XIII century Palazzo dei Trecento (Palace of the Three Hundred) also called della Ragione (something like Palace of the Reason) former seat of the Great Council of the city. A visit to the interior of the Palace is only possible during exhibitions.  If you look closely you may notice a marking due to the aerial bombing of April 7 1944 by American Flying Fortresses.  The attack caused 1.000 deaths and the destruction of many historical buildings.

Piazza dei Signori, Treviso
Piazza dei Signori, Treviso
Palazzo dei Trecento
Palazzo dei Trecento

Loggia dei Cavalieri (Knights Lodge) built in 1276 as a place for meetings and games.

Loggia dei Cavalieri
Loggia dei Cavalieri

The XVI Century walls, still partially viable, and Porta San Tommaso (1518). The name is due to a church, by now destroyed, dedicated to St. Thomas of Canterbury.

Porta San Tomaso
Porta San Tomaso
Treviso Walls
Treviso Walls

The picturesque Pescheria (Fish Market) located in the middle of a small river island.

But the things that I like the most about Treviso are its canals. The town is flanked by the river Sile and crossed by the river Botteniga and the canals Cagnan, Buranelli and Roggia. This peculiarity gives to the town a charming aspect.

Painters
Painters
Ducks family
Ducks family

Romantic spot in Treviso

The part of the Buranelli canal is one of the most romantic of the whole town.

Buranelli Canal, Treviso
Buranelli Canal, Treviso
Buranelli, Treviso
Buranelli, Treviso

WARNING

  • The only true flaw of this lovely town is traffic. It is a shame to see so many cars parked everywhere in the historical centre and many cars running fast along the small streets. 

 

Cathedral parking
Cathedral parking

For further information, go to www.visittreviso.it
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