♠ Treviso (Latin: Tarvisium) is a city in northeastern Italy, and the capital of the province of the same name. It is in the eastern part of the Veneto region, north of Venezia and south of Belluno. The city has 85,000 inhabitants (2017), while the province has 885,000 inhabitants (2016).
Treviso is on the line connecting Venezia with Udine. A one-way ticket to Venezia is €3.40 for the 30 km and half an hour trip (2017 August).
1 Treviso Airport (TSF IATA) is becoming increasingly busy as the main destination for Ryanair, Wizzair, and Transavia budget flights. There are flights to Treviso Airport from Barcelona, Bremen, Brussels. Bucharest, Charleroi, Chisinau, Cluj, Dublin, "Düsseldorf" Weeze, East Midlands, Eindhoven, "Frankfurt" Hahn, Iasi, Kiev, Leeds, London Stansted, Lwow, Malta, "Paris" Beauvais, Prague, Skopje, Stockholm Timisoara and Valencia as well as domestic flights from Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme and Palermo. Flights to and from Treviso Airport are operated by Ryanair, tel. 895 8958989 and Wizz Air tel. 895 895 3322.
In order to get from the airport to the Treviso Train Station (Treviso Centrale), take the line 6 bus, which stops on the main road outside the airport. Tickets can be purchased inside the terminal and cost €1.30.
Treviso is connected through the national highway network
- A4 - Torino-Milano-Venezia-Trieste
- A13 - Bologna-Padova
Many national/regional roads originate in or pass through the city.
Treviso is also connected with Venice through the Terraglio SS13 main road characterized by a beautiful green landscape and ancient villas advisable for easy biking tours and itineraries for cycling holidays.
Discovering the city on foot is very easy. The historic center is quite small, so you can go around in the narrow streets.
The local buses are okay, but by nighttime the service becomes quite infrequent. The fares are €1 within the Treviso Comune and €1.50 outside.
It is better to avoid driving your own car, as there are lots of one-way streets in Treviso and a one-way ring road around the walled city.
With the local rental bike shops you can make a good excursion at Palladian Villas. Ask locals for the Restera, a nice track all along Sile River. If you are brave, you can reach the Venetian Lagoon.
On Treviso region you can make an antique villas easy biking tour (some to see only from outside), among the best are:
- Villa Emo
- Villa Maser
- Villa Manfrin
- Villa Avogadro degli Azzoni
- Villa Passi
- Villa Albrizzi-Franchetti
- Villa Palazzi-Taverna
- Villa Valier-Loredan
- Villa de reali
- Villa Cà Zenobio
- Villa Minelli
- Villa Casa Quaglia
- Villa Lattes
- Church of San Francesco, Via Sant'Antonio da Padua, 2. A Late Romanesque–Early Gothic church built by the Franciscan community in 1231–1270. Used by Napoleonic troops as a stable, it was reopened in 1928. The interior has a single nave with five chapels. On the left wall is a Romanesque-Byzantine fresco portraying St. Christopher (later 13th century). The Grand Chapel has a painting of the Four Evangelists by a pupil of Tommaso da Modena, to whom is instead directly attributed a fresco of Madonna with Child and Seven Saints (1350) in the first chapel on the left. The next chapel has instead a fresco with Madonna and Four Saints from 1351 by the so-called Master of Feltre. The church, among others, houses the tombs of Pietro Alighieri, son of Dante, and Francesca Petrarca, daughter of the poet Francesco.
- The Loggia dei Cavalieri, Via Martiri della Liberta, 48. An example of Treviso's Romanesque influenced by Byzantine forms. It was built under the podestà Andrea da Perugia (1276) as a place for meetings, talks and games, although reserved only to the higher classes.
- Piazza dei Signori. With the Palazzo di Podestà (later 15th century).
- Church of San Nicolò, Via San Nicolò. A mix of 13th-century Venetian Romanesque and French Gothic elements. The interior has a nave and two aisles, with five apsed chapels. It houses important frescoes by Tommaso da Modena, depicting St Romuald, St Agnes and the Redemptor and St Jerome in his Study. Also the Glorious Mysteries of Santo Peranda can be seen. Noteworthy is also the fresco of St Christopher on the eastern side of the church, which is the most ancient depiction in glass in Europe
- Duomo di Treviso, Cattedrale di San Pietro Apostolo (Cathedral of Treviso), Puazza Duomo. Dedicated to St Peter. It was once a small church built in the Late Roman era, to which later were added a crypt and the Santissimo and Malchiostro Chapels (1520). After the numerous later restorations, only the gate remains of the original Roman edifice. The interior houses works by Il Pordenone and Titian (Malchiostro Annunciation) among others. The edifice has seven domes, five over the nave and two closing the chapels.
- Palazzo dei Trecento. Built in the 13th–14th centuries.
- Piazza Rinaldi. It is the seat of three palaces of the Rinaldi family, the first built in the 12th century after their flight from Frederick Barbarossa. The second, with unusual ogival arches in the loggia of the first floor, is from the 15th century. The third was added in the 18th century.
- Ponte di Pria ((Stone Bridge). Along the city walls, where River Botteniga divides into the three channels that cross the city centre (Cagnan Grande, Cagnan di Mezzo, Roggia).
- Monte di Pietà di Treviso and the Cappella dei Rettori, Piazza Monte di Pieta' 3. The Monte di Pietà was founded to house Jewish moneylenders. On the second floor is the Cappella dei Rettori, a lay hall for meetings, with frescoes by il Pozzoserrato
- Seminario Vescovile di Treviso, in via S. Nicolò. Ask to go in the "Stanza affrescata" by Tommaso da Modena: on the wall, between others, there is the first monk painted with spectacles in the history of Painting.
- Eat Tiramisu. It was 'created' in Treviso, at Ristorante le Beccherie in Piazza Ancillotto. Unfortunately today there is no special place to eat Tiramisu. A Pasticceria near the Railway station has tiramisù made with savoyard biscuits, the original recipe.
Local food like radicchio rosso and wine, but it is better to shop in the small towns in the countryside.
Clothes and shoes: outlets are everywhere, if you go to Montebelluna, you will find shoe outlets (Geox, Diadora and so on).
- DiVino Osteria Trevigiana, Via Postumia Castellana, 2 (Quinto di Treviso). A restaurant characterised by typical local cuisine, an exclusive design, a lively and welcoming environment and a spectacular display of all wines, that simply astonishes lovers of good wine.
- Muscoli's Osteria Trevigiana, Pescheria, 2. 9AM-midnight. An ancient hosteria in a charming place: in front of The island of fishmarket, right in the historic centre of Treviso. Local food include cicchetti, it means finger food and local people drink spritz, a light cocktail with prosecco wine, campari or aperol. €2-20.
- Le Beccherie, Piazza Ancilotto,10, ☏ . closed Sun evening and Mon. € 28 -39 (2003).
- Al Bersagliere, via Barberia21, ☏ . closed Sun. reguional cuisine € 30-40.
- Gioja Lounge Bar, Via Postumia Castellana, 2 (Quinto di Treviso). 08:00-00:00. Trendy location with WiFi Internet connection, happy hour 18:00-21:00 and lounge bar 21:00-00:00. Live music on Thursdays.
- Osteria al Dazio, Via Cesare Battisti, 48 (Porta Calvi). 09:00-00:00. Nice place in an ancient tower of Dogana in Treviso town, in front of the Russian castle. The Osteria has a beautiful winter garden, and a terraced garden on the river Sile. If the weather is clement, you can sit at the chariot outside. Inside the tower, at the ceiling complete hams hung, waiting to be eaten! Good fingerfood, nice Prosecco and Raboso. Very interesting local place. €2-20.
- Basilico 13, Basilico 13 (Centre), Piazza San Vito, ☏ . Excellent little bar/restaurant in the centre of Treviso with a nice little seating area directly in front. It usually is packed for "aperitivo" Fridays and Saturdays from around 19 - 23. Dinner is also excellent with an emphasis on local Trevigian Cuisine. €3 and up.
- Hotel La Meridiana, Hotel La Meridiana, ☏ , fax: , ✉ email@example.com.
- Hotel Relais Monaco, Converted old Venetian villa.
- Bed&Breakfast Appiani36, Viale Graziano Appiani 36 (Palazzo di giustizia), ☏ , fax: , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. Homestay bed&breakfast at walking distance from the ancient walls of the historic centre of Treviso, free Wi-fi connection, very good cappuccino, 3 km from Treviso Airport, 1 km from railway station. €25-75.
- BHR Treviso Hotel, Via Postumia Castellana, 2 (Quinto di Treviso). Four-star business hotel close to Treviso airport, with free shuttle service to/from Treviso airport and Treviso centre.
- Ca' Maffio Hotel, Via Principe, 70, ☏ . 14th-century country house hotel in the nature park Fiume Sile, few kilometers away from Treviso and Venice. €90-220.
- Villa Stucky, Via Don Bosco, 47 (12 km south of Treviso on S 13), ☏ , ✉ email@example.com.
- Villa Cipriani, Via Canova, 298, Asoka (32 km north west of Treviso), ☏ .