Treviso’s beating heart is the famous Piazza dei Signori with its Palazzo dei Trecento and the elegant Loggia Dei Cavalieri.
But Treviso is also a city between two rivers, the Sile and the Cagnan, passing through the sinuous streets, and giving the historical centre, marked off by the ancient walls, a special charm.
Treviso’s urban history is closely linked with the water: the frescoed facades of the ancient buildings are reflected on the Buranelli canal, and the Isola della Pescheria, created in the river Cagnan to host the fish market, show this ancient relationship.
Don’t forget to visit the Duomo, with its seven copper cupolas, with Titian’s Annunciation inside, and the Dominican Church of San Nicolò, with its famous Capitolo Room frescoed by Tommaso da Modena.
Art lovers should not miss the Casa dei Cararresi museum, which has become a location for prestigious art exhibitions in recent years.
Treviso is the slow footstep of a lady walking through the city centre and looking in the glittering shop windows or treading the cobblestones worn out by time and history; but it is also the experience of sitting in a typical osteria to taste unique, timeless flavours.
Eating in Treviso…
The Radicchio rosso (red radicchio) of Treviso is definitely the star in local cooking: among other things, it is delicious in risotto. Among the typical dishes we find luganega sausage, rice with peas (‘risi e bisi’) and pigeon soup (‘sopa coada’). And don’t forget the prestigious local PDO wines, Prosecco being the best known.