A hidden gem in the region of Veneto, a holiday in Treviso is the perfect way to experience the ‘real Italy’. Treviso is a peaceful, picturesque town, home to everything from Roman and medieval ruins to the radicchio lettuce, via the Benetton brand!
A must for any holiday to Treviso is wonderful 12th century Palazzo dei Trecento, which still serves as the centre local government. With its imposing tower and dramatic battlements, the Palazzo remains an impressive sight. The best way to experience it is to stop at a pretty alfresco cafe beneath its arches and soak up the ancient charm. The Palazzo also hosts regular art exhibitions.
Treviso’s celebrated San Pietro Duomo was constructed in the 12th century originally in a Romanesque style. The architectural styles have been much altered over the centuries, whilst the church was rebuilt after sustaining war damage in 1944. The ornate crypt is the most notable attraction at the duomo and features highly-regarded artwork such ‘Adorazione dei magi’ by Pordenone, and ‘Annuciazione’ by the legendary Titian.
The ancient walls of Treviso are a well-preserved example of medieval architecture and extend for nearly four kilometres. Treviso was considered an important stronghold for Venice, the ruling power in the region, and the two colossal gates of San Tommaso and Santi Quaranta still bear the winged lion insignia of St Mark. The dramatic defensive bastions and 16th century fortifications are well worth a visit.
Treviso is a paradise for shopaholics. Famously it is the home of the Benetton clothing brand, whose flagship outlet is located in the Piazza Independenza. Numerous other international clothing stores can be found in the city, including Emporio Armani, Calvin Klein and Gucci, as well as plenty of fashionable boutiques. The majority of shops are concentrated around the vibrant Via Calmaggiore area. There is a fabulous monthly antique market situated in the Borgo Cavour area.
This being Italy, you’ll find simply masses of exquisite local restaurants and cafés in Treviso. Treviso’s most famous food export is radicchio trevigiano – a curly red lettuce and it is served in many authentic local pasta dishes, as well as the popular ‘pink risotto’. Prosecco is the tipple of choice, and you can easily visit one of the vineyards that surround the city. Be sure to pick up the radicchio infused grappa – completely unique to the region!
From Treviso you can easily explore the beautiful and historic city of Venice. Take in the architectural splendour of St Mark’s Square, home to the magnificent Basilica and Bell Tower. Enjoy a romantic journey down the Grand Canal in an iconic gondola, and walk across the famous Bridge of Sighs. Then visit one of the many world-class art galleries and museums on a city break to Venice. Treviso is also ideally located for a day trip to Padova if you want to explore an alternative Italian city.
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