Evidence of the past
Treviso, also known as “Marca Trevigiana” is located along the motorway A27 Venezia-Belluno and has easily accessible from SS13 Terraglio Venezia-Mestre and from other nearby cities of Padua, Vicenza, Bassano, Belluno and Cortina. The city is also equipped with the well working airport of “San Giuseppe” located one kilometer away from the city centre and from the international airport of Venice “Marco Polo”.
Treviso was built on the average Venetian plain in an area rich of water resources and forests, as well as it is wet from rivers: Botteniga, Sile, Storgata, Limbraga and Dosson that adorn it and from which the Italian writer Giovanni Comisso has several times described it in its written. Some of the distinguished people of Treviso: Totila, skilled leader; Pope Benedict XI°; sculptor Arturo Martini and the painter Cesare Benedetti.
The city has many beauties such as: the Church of San Francesco, not far from the city walls – built between 1230 and 1270 by Pope Innocent III° and thanks to the donations of the aristocratics’ municipal district of Treviso; Loggia Cavalieri, realized in the second half of 1200 and unique in its kind in Europe, Piazza Signori, of the fourteenth-century era is the most important square in Treviso and today it is the seat of the Prefecture:
The Church of St. Nicholas, built in the early ‘300, the Duomo of the VI° century, dedicated to St. Peter, is the main place of worship in the city; Piazza Rinaldi, including three buildings whom “Palazzo Rinaldi,” erected by the will of the Rinaldi’s family arrived in Treviso in 1150 most likely from Germany. Currently, Palazzo Rinaldi is one of the municipal offices.
Ponte Pria (nickname for the bridge of stone) is located in an area where, at the time, waters gathered together used to block the French attack; the Buranelli, (formerly navigation channel), which allowed trade with several islands, but particularly with the one of Burano; the Monte Pietà, now headquarters of a bank – at the time, its function was to oppose the usurious loan by guaranteeing money transfer with a low interest in exchange of items left in pawn.
Cappella Rettori, located next to Monte Pietà, is not a place of worship; its name comes from the architectural shape of apse. Inside, paintings by Ludovico Toeput, Flemish artist. In this place capital penalties were inflicted.
Museums and popular festivals of Treviso
Among the Museums: Civic Museum Bailo, Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions, Museum of St. Caterina, the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art and and G. Scarpa Museum. Thare are also many popular events that yearly take place: the Ombralonga where you can enjoy the delights of the varied and tasty local cuisine, or enjoying your palate with its precious DOC wines. During the celebration and, in honor of the patron of the city “San Liberale”, an ample space is given to ancient classical music.