Treviso is an attractive town in the Veneto region of northeast Italy.
Treviso is a pleasant town with a tranquil atmosphere and has several attractions worthy of a day trip. It also makes a good base for exploring the area, including Venice, or for enjoying a quiet Italian break.
The town centre is a rambling maze of streets and arcaded walkways. A town wall and waterways circle the town. Treviso markets itself as a città d'acque and water is an important feature of the town. The river Sile runs to the south of the centre, and canals carry water around the town, lined with houses, grassy banks, waterwheels and little parks. The town's defensive walls, moat and gateways are impressive sights.
The town is home to the clothing empire Benetton, which has a large store behind the Palazzo dei Trecento in the town centre. Unlike Venice, this town doesn't depend on tourism so you won't find tacky tourist shops on your holiday to Treviso.
The town's heart, Piazza dei Signori is a pleasant square with a street running along one side and cafés with outdoor tables along the other. The dominant building here is the historic town hall, the Palazzo dei Trecento.
Treviso's main shopping street, Via Calmaggiore, stretches from Piazza dei Signori towards the Duomo, between the lengthy rows of arches.
There are many places to visit on your holiday in Treviso, including the Duomo, the Museo di Santa Caterina, the Chiesa di San Francesco and various other Churches. Treviso is a great place to wander, and it has various bars, cafés and restaurants for sampling the local cuisine and sparkling Prosecco. If you want a quiet getaway for a romantic weekend, Treviso is a practical destination. Treviso is in easy reach of Venice for day trips too.
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