Treviso: an Italian beauty that you will literally love. It is around 30 kilometres far from Venice and it is a real pearl. The town is not well known, but every traveller should include it in her or his journey. Especially if the trip is in Venice or in Veneto region. Water channels, ancient and prestigious buildings, history and friendly people are the ingredients that will welcome you. It is perfect for a city break or to establish a base from where to start a trip around the area.
My post’s beginning looks like a sponsored article, I know, but it isn’t. This is just a small part of my feelings. This town really made me fall in love with it. The centre of Treviso is surrounded by walls and inside there are the main monuments. Despite its 85.000 inhabitants it looks like a small place with a human dimension. It is common to find people on the street al the time and to meet locals in bars before dinner with a traditional white wine glass. Also after dinner they are in the squares to chat and to enjoy the life.
What to see
Walking around down town you can have a first idea on how Treviso, the Italian beauty, appears. Meanwhile you can see the first important local attractions. Piazza dei Signori, the square created in XIII century, is the first one. It is full of bars and restaurants. You have to see, in the same place, Palazzo dei Trecento, a superb example of the Medieval architecture. Prosecuting your walk along the walls you can reach the Sile river and enter in the Regional Natural Park River Sile.
The cathedral, known as Duomo, is a great example of the religious architecture. It is located on its square (with the same name). Local museum hosted in a Medieval building is full of finds that literally take the visitors to explore the history and the culture. Among the monuments you can’t misse the Loggia dei Cavalieri, that is consider one of the most representative monuments. It is located in the place where Romans built the Forum, not anymore visible.
Porta San Tommaso is one of the gates of the walls and it was built in XVI century. The facade has incredible decorations and it shows a rich era, not only for money but especially for art creativity. Among the churches, it is Italy so they are a lot, I suggest you to visit the one located in Via San Vito. It is dedicated to Santa Lucia. Going inside is like to enter directly in the past. Your time-travel will be pleasant. You can admire a of of statues all around the altar.
Where to eat
Treviso it is an Italian beauty, but it offers also a great cuisine. Don’t worry, I don’t want to annoy you with the text in this case, but I prefer to let my pictures talk. In the pictures I tryied to catch the atmosphere, the reflected buildings and trees on the water and some particulars of the decorations. I mention one more thing: a restaurant. In this place I had a delicious meal. It is one of the oldest restaurants in Treviso: an Italian beauty. The town is not far from the sea and it has a rivers, so eat fish is always a good idea.
If you want to taste locale recipes and also to find fresh fish, you have to go to Antico Morer. The specialty is the sea cuisine and the chef is a master in combining tradition and innovation in each dish. The various and rich menu is surely one of the strenght of the place. You can easily accept suggestions from the cook to taste the best fish of the day and to start your journey in the regional cuisine. If you want to sleep in the city there are very nice hotels, you will be delighted by the warm welcoming and kindess of the staff.
Now it is time to stop to write and to let you enjoy my pictures. You have then to say me if I am right about Treviso: an Italian beauty.