The Treviso area has always been a land of encounters, connections and agreements, but also clashes and battles, since prehistoric times. Trace of these can still be seen in every corner of Treviso city and sourroundings: from the Veneto Villas to the fortified walls, from the remain of Roman Roads to the monumental military memorials and modern factories.
Treviso, located in the hearth of Veneto land, is surrounded by walls almost 4 km long, mainly built bu Venice in the 1500’s and here the water plays a leading role: the city is characterized by a system of rivers and canals which cross and surround it.
The beauty of Treviso does not just lije in the heritage of churches and buildings but much more in the intimate atmosphere of the city and its very special urban fabric: it is a pleasure simply walk around admiring the frescoed houses and palace and discover the city’s “osterie” (restaurant) to taste the happiness and hospitality of the people living there.
Visiting Treviso means letting yourself go in the myriad of medieval alleys, such as Piazza Dei Signori, a meeting place where all Trevigiani meet for a chat, and Palazzo dei Trecento, a 13th century building, nowadays the most symbolic monument of the city.
Walking around you can be enchanted in front of Casa dei Carraresi with its Romanesque façade and of Loggia dei Cavalieri, a unique four sided construction with six arches on three sides: we can discover a lot of nice panoramic and charming corner reflected in the clear water of the canals, as Isola della Pescheria, fishmarket island, Ponte San Francesco with the windmill and Ponte Dante with the University.
Many expressions have been used to define Treviso: “the garden of Venice” but also, according to Petrarch, “the lovely land”. In the Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri identifies it as the place “where the Sile and the Cagnan go hand in hand” and puts in the significant definition “Treviso, cheered by sparkling fountaines” into the mouth of Fazio degli Uberti.