Treviso will steal your heart,
quiet and peaceful in the day,
animated in the evening.
The Paleoveneto village, built in the pre-Roman era on three heights near a loop of the Sile, in a rich territory of water resources, the ancient Tarvisium became a town hall after the Romans' submission to Gallia Cisalpina.
The proximity to some important arteries, such as the Postumia road and the same waterways, have since become the lively commercial center of Venetia et Histria since ancient times.
It is a small town that can be visited on a day, with unexpected views around the corner.
WHAT TO SEE
Piazza dei Signori
Piazza dei Signori in Treviso has always been the heart of Treviso. The square rises in fact on the ancient meeting point of Roman times and over time it was a marketplace, a place of political and cultural discussions.
Palazzo dei Trecento
This building, built in 1210, overlooks the Piazza dei Signori and is named after the 300 members of the City Council. With its red brick arches, it still hosts city council meetings and is one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in the city.
Palazzo del Podestà and Torre Civica
With its elegant red brick facade, Palazzo del Podestà dominates the Piazza dei Signori in Treviso. The building was built in the 13th century has been rebuilt several times. It was the headquarters of the Podestà, which by law could not have been of Treviso or of neighboring countries; that is why he did not have a home and moved there with all his followers.
Chiesa di San Nicolò
Despite the Duomo, with its neoclassical façade, stands in Piazza Duomo in Treviso, the largest church in the city, and certainly worth a visit is the Church of San Nicolò built in the 12th century by the Dominican Friars thanks to the legacies of Benedict XI. It is one of the most important examples of Gothic style in Italy, with very elongated shapes and very suggestive in their simplicity.
Calmaggiore and the Fontana delle Tette
Calmaggiore is the most important street in the historic center of Treviso. Originally the Roman Cardo Maggiore, today it is an elegant alleyway lined with shops, boutiques and historic residences.
Along Calmaggiore you can admire the remains of the ancient Roman road: access is in the basements of the "Argenteria Marza" shop. Continuing, in the courtyard of Palazzo Zignoli you will find a reconstruction of the famous tin fountain: a small fountain surmounted by the bust of a woman whose water breeds. The original statue, dating back to 1559, is housed in a teak in the Palazzo del Trecento and is worth a visit because the fountain was designed to celebrate the new mayor: at each settlement, for three days the fountain faded white wine from a breast And red wine on the other.
Treviso Walls and Waterways
Treviso, the ancient Tarvisium of Roman times, was surrounded by a wall already at the time of its foundation, and the walls have always protected the city. Nowadays some points of the wall can be visited and until a recent past you entered the city only through the three doors: San Tommaso Gate, Porta Santi Quaranta and Porta Altinia.
The walls and the history of Treviso are linked to a double line to that of its watercourses, surrounding the walls and that you can admire on foot or by bike: you will find villas overlooking the river with ancient hanging washbasins, gardens, well-kept parks And an absolute quiet.
Isola della Pescheria e la Festa dei Buranelli
The island of Pescheria takes its name from the fish market that takes place here every morning. The islet is located right in the center of Treviso, on the Cagnan Grando River, and is connected to the center by two bridges that go on foot or by bicycle.
If you are in Treviso in the second half of June, you cannot miss the Buranelli Festival: this is a series of events taking place in the Buranelli sub-port in the center, which includes concerts, puppet shows and tastings of local gastronomy.
The Complex of Santa Caterina in Treviso
The Santa Caterina complex is the main pole of the Treviso Civic Museum Network, which also includes the now closed Luigi Bailo Museum, and the Ca 'Da Noal - Casa Robegan - Casa Karwath complex.
The complex includes the newly restored church and convent.
The pulsating life of the city is the many inns you find scattered around the city, give yourself time to discover them and discover the distinctive characters, between a spritz and a cicchetto.