Treviso is a particular city, where the encounter between nature and human constructions create fascinating landscapes, the fulcrum of its beauty. To fully enjoy the wonders that the city has to offer, you have to get lost in its alleys, with a light heart and a calm heart.
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1 - Morning: breakfast, Piazza dei Signori, Teresona, the Loggia dei Cavalieri, Fontana delle Tette
Piazza dei Signori it is located right in the center of Treviso, and is its beating heart, both from a historical, cultural and social point of view. Before starting the visit of the historic center you can stop and do breakfast at the Beltrame bar: a place located right on the square, with prices that are not really cheap but with a vast choice of products, and certainly an enviable position.
From here it is then possible to move easily towards one of the stately buildings, to which the square owes its name: Palazzo del Podesta with its Civic Tower, e Palazzo dei Trecento, where the municipal assemblies, formed precisely by 300 people, met. Next to the Palace, in Piazza dell'Indipendenza, is the Independence Monument, Also known as Monument to the Dead for the Fatherland and affectionately called "la Teresona" by the people of Treviso.
From the square, taking via Barberia, it is possible to reach la in two minutes Loggia of the Knights, an ancient meeting place of the nobles. This was the ancient place of recreation for knights and nobles, who gathered here to chat and play. Moving south-east, towards via Martiri dell'ipendenza, you can reach the famous "Fountain of the Tits"which, in the past, on the occasion of celebrations or major events, dispensed white and red wine. At the same time. Via Calmaggiore is a few steps from the fountain. Shopping street and home of the weekend "struscio", along it in the northwest direction, you will reach the other monuments of the city.
2 - Afternoon: lunch, Cathedral, Treviso Walls, Porta San Tomaso
Il Treviso Cathedral, clearly visible as soon as you arrive in the square, it was marked by the neoclassical style in 1836, with a staircase open on three sides and the six Ionic columns. Inside the structure there are several famous works, including the Annunciation by Titian.
Beside the Cathedral stands the Baptistery of San Giovanni, a small church built in the th century, which until the th century was the only baptismal font in the city, also embellished with a series of Byzantine-style frescoes.
Once the visit is over, you can stop for lunch at the Osteria Toniolo: a place with a familiar atmosphere, where typical dishes of Venetian cuisine are also served, at acceptable prices.
From the restaurant le sixteenth-century walls Treviso is only 8 minutes away on foot and, if you wish, you can also make a small detour to visit the Church of St. Francis, in via Sant'Antonio da Padova.
The walls of Treviso, easily visible, they were built 500 years ago for defensive needs and, at the moment, they are the place dedicated to walking and jogging. Going north, you reach Porta San Tomaso, the most majestic of the three gates that rise into the city. Entirely covered with decorative elements, following the pattern of the triumphal arches, the door is covered with a dome of wood and lead, and has the Lion of St. Mark on the facade, placed there in 1857.
3 - Evening: dinner and walk through the canals
Retracing your steps you return to the heart of the historic center where, after a lot of walking, you can relax a dinner at Trattoria 2 Mori: an informal restaurant where traditional Treviso dishes are served at affordable prices.
After dinner, this is the best location to take one walk in the city in the evening, calmly, and moved only by the desire to enjoy the spectacle given by the meeting of the buildings with the water of the canals. The neighbour Buranelli canal, which then flows into the Sile River, is certainly the best place to start. On the way you will meet bridges, buildings with arches and arcades overlooking the canals and natural landscapes, which are always worth photographing.
- Distance traveled: 2,7 km / 32 min
- Places visited: Piazza dei Signori (free), Teresona (free), the Loggia dei Cavalieri (free), Fontana delle Tette (free), Duomo (free), Walls of Treviso (€ 5,00), Porta San Tomaso (free), the channels (free)
- Breakfast at Bar Beltrame (Get directions), Lunch at Osteria Toniolo (Get directions), Dinner at Trattoria 2 Mori (Get directions)
- Treviso: 2,5-hour private guided tour
1 - Morning and afternoon: Sile River Regional Natural Park and Burci Cemetery
The Relax e Caffè, near the Treviso train station, is the right place for a good breakfast at an affordable price, before leaving for the Regional Natural Park of the Sile River. Given the vastness of activities offered by the park and its size, it is advisable to bring a packed lunch with you, to be consumed in one of the picnic areas.
Reachable by bus 4 or 108, which leads to the neighboring town of Casier, where you have to get off at the stop of the same name, the Natural Park is duly signposted, and can be reached with a walk of about ten minutes. Once inside it will be possible to choose between different routes and itineraries, some of these also on the water, lasting from 6/8 hours to the whole day, depending on the chosen route.
Along the Green Way, the main street of the park with pedestrian and cycle paths, you will then reach the famous Burci Cemetery where the wrecks of some ships rest in the Sile, after being set on fire by their own boatmen in the 70s, as a sign of protest against road transport.
2 - Evening: dinner, walk in Corso del Popolo
Back at the station, with just a four minute walk you can reach the Celtic pub, where to dine at reasonable prices. After dinner, take a stroll along Corso del Popolo that's what it takes, to immerse yourself in the "Treviso to live" as well as to visit.
- Distance traveled: 13 km / 2 h 41 min
- Places visited: Regional Natural Park of the Sile River and the Burci Cemetery (free admission, the different itineraries mentioned are by reservation and with variable price depending on the choice, for more information visit the official website of the Park), walk in Corso del Popolo
- Breakfast at Relax and Café (Get directions), Lunch at L'Incontro Restaurant (Get directions), Dinner at Celtic Pub (Get directions)
1 - Morning: breakfast, church of Sant'Agostino, Peschiera island, Riviera di Santa Margherita, bastions of San Paolo and Santa Sofia, Latin quarter
La Vesuvio coffee shop it is a good starting point, to start the second day of tour in the streets of Treviso: here you can enjoy an excellent coffee, and there is a wide choice of typical Neapolitan sweets at more than fair prices.
Opposite the bar is the church of Sant'Agostino, with its wonderful 1858 pipe organ, which deserves to be seen.
From here, following Vicolo della Pescheria you reach the characteristic Pescheria island: a river island that hosts the city fish market. Towards the middle of the nineteenth century, for hygienic and sanitary needs that is not difficult to guess, the need was felt to move the fish market, once located in the square in front of the Monte di Pietà. The market was therefore located on the islet, connected to the mainland by an iron bridge.
Proceeding south-east, on Vicolo Spineda, you can reach la in just six minutes Riviera of Santa Margherita, which runs along the Sile river. The walk will take you towards the church of Santa Margherita, located near the bridge of the same name and today deconsecrated. The funeral of Pietro Alighieri was held inside the building in 1364.
Continuing on this road you will cross the bastions of San Paolo and Santa Sofia, designed to house the artillery positions at the top of the embankment and inside underground casemates.
Proceeding on viale Nino Bixio you reach, in about 9 minutes, al Latin neighborhood. In the past, the streets and buildings of the current district were part of the San Leonardo civil hospital, but the whole area was reorganized in 2006. Walking quietly through the commercial and university streets that distinguish it, you will cross the remains of the ancient Roman walls, in Piazza della Dogana, that the characteristic mills.
2 - Afternoon: lunch and Villa Tiepolo Passi
At lunch, Trattoria Caprese that's what he wants to allow himself a well-deserved rest: a wide choice of pizzas, dishes and typical Neapolitan fried foods is available to customers, all at acceptable prices.
After eating, treat yourself to one walk to the University bridge, to reach the railway station. Here, after taking bus 170, in about a quarter of an hour you will reach Villa Tiepolo Passi, built in the seventeenth century and still inhabited today by the noble family of the Conti Passi de Preposulo.
The Villa, in Baroque style, has a garden divided into three parts: Italian style with geometric box hedges, a stone fountain in the center and a fish pond in the background. On both sides there is the romantic English park, with over 40 species of centuries-old plants.
3 - Evening: dinner and walk
Back to town the Hostaria Antica Contrada delle Due Torri is the ideal solution for dinner: both for the wide choice of fish and meat dishes and main courses available, and for its proximity to the canals and the historic center.
Enclosed between the Buranelli and Cagnan canals, the area offers a series of pleasant alternatives to spend the evening in peace. The area is in fact famous for being a place for romantic walks, thanks to the countless spectacles of nature available, and to the enchanting landscapes, given by the meeting of the work of man with that of nature.
- Distance traveled: 9,3 km / 1 h 56 min
- Places visited: Isola della Peschiera (free), Church of Sant'Agostino (free) Riviera di Santa Margherita (free), Bastioni di San Paolo and Santa Sofia, the Latin quarter (free), Villa Tiepolo Passi (€ 10,00 - more info on the official website)
- Breakfast at Caffetteria Vesuvio (Get directions), Lunch at Caprese trattoria (Get directions), Dinner at the Hostaria Antica Contrada delle Due Torri (Get directions)
Before leaving: useful tips
- When to visit Treviso: Treviso is a city to visit always, even if equipped for the rains that never fail in autumn and winter. Particular attention should be given to the last week of May, when the city hosts Treviso Suona Jazz, a seven-day event with internationally renowned artists. Another interesting event is Treviso Comics, in the last week of February and early March, and the Fai Marathon, in autumn.
- It is 30 km from Venice and about 50 from Padua. By train, the station is in the city, precisely on the edge of the historic center; by plane, from the airport it is possible to reach the center with the ACTT Line 6 shuttle; by car via the A1 motorway, then A14 and finally A13, then take the Treviso exit.
- the cheapest accommodations are on the outskirts or near the station, but staying in the center gives an important logistical advantage - Hotels and b & b from € 41,00 per room -
- Getting around: on foot to visit the city. For travel outside the center, the bus is recommended: single ticket price € 1,30, urban booklet price for 6 trips € 7,00