A few kilometers from Venice there are many cities that you can discover, often less visited by tourists. In other articles we talked about Verona and Padua, if you are curious to read them go to the section Around Venice.
Today we will tell you what you can see in Treviso, a medieval city surrounded by walls made even more characteristic by the canals of the Sile river that crosses it.
Treviso is a serene and well-kept city, perfect for a short day trip. Here are the main attractions of Treviso that we advise you not to miss.
What to see in Treviso: Piazza dei Signori
Piazza dei Signori is the living room of the city, not by chance a saying says “Trevigiani great gentlemen”!
When you arrive you will be welcomed by three of the most important buildings in the city: Palazzo del Podestà, dating back to the 1400s, Torre Civica and Palazzo dei Trecento.
The main street called Calmaggiore, which runs from the Piazza, is the perfect street for those looking for a bit of carefree shopping. If you follow it, you will come to another point of attraction of the city, the Duomo, here you will find many bars ready to serve you a good coffee or a glass of Prosecco.
What to see in Treviso: Palazzo dei Trecento
Stop in Piazza dei Signori to admire this building where once the 300 members of the Council of the City met. If you enter, you will discover the thirteenth-century frescoes, still marked by the bombings of the Second World War.
What to see in Treviso: Palazzo del Podestà
The palace with the elegant red brick facade is Palazzo del Podestà, here lived the governor of the city who by law could not be from Treviso nor come from neighboring countries, for this he moved with all his followers in this palace.
The Tower behind the building is instead the Civic Tower, the tallest tower in the city unmistakable for its embattled structure.
What to see in Treviso: Fountain of Tits
In the courtyard of Palazzo Zignoli in Calmaggiore you will find a reconstruction of the famous Fontana delle Tette, a fountain surmounted by the bust of a woman in which water flows from her breast. It seems that the original fountain, dated 1559, and preserved in Palazzo dei Trecento, distributed red and white wine to the whole city during the celebrations of the new mayor’s settlement.
What to see in Treviso: the church of San Nicolò
Built in the 12th century by the Dominican friars, it is one of the most important examples of Italian Gothic, its elongated and lean forms are truly enchanting despite being simple.
The naves are embellished with frescoes by Tomaso da Modena while a painting attributed to the famous Lorenzo Lotto is kept in the presbytery.
Our article has come to an end, but the real visit for you has yet to begin! If you want to discover yourself everything we’ve just talked about, you can book this experience with an experienced guide who will let you discover these and many other places in the city of Treviso.