Environs \ Treviso
Behind the heavy gates of villas and palaces, under the porticos and in the gardens, here there is a sense of distinction and refinement of Treviso. While a warm light brushes the small cobbled squares, the silent alleyways, and the façades of the frescoed houses
Treviso and its province: a hymn of the joy where beauty and culture dominate.
"The joyous and loving March", as it was called in ancient times, is a harmonious equilibrium between town and countryside. Today the human dimension is preserved thanks to its slow pace, almost set by the flowing water of the rivers Sile and Cagnan.
A city where it is a pleasure to simply walk around admiring the frescoed houses, churches, and palaces. A magical atmosphere that takes the tourist by the hand and accompanies one around the city's "osterie" (restaurants) to discover the taste of happiness and hospitality of the Trevigiani.
Ancient Venetian walls still surround the city, and Treviso maintains the valuable monumental, historical, and artistic heritage of its past with its taste of the medieval.
There are the elegant palaces in Piazza dei Signori, a meeting place and where all Trevigiani meet for a chat, or "ciacole". Among the most striking is the Palazzo dei Trecento, a 13th century building and the city's most symbolic monument of the city.
The architecture of the churches is also much valued. Among these, there is the Cathedral, an ample complex with its striking Neo-classical façade, the Domenican church of S. Nicolò, and the church of Santa Caterina, where one can appreciate the amazing frescoes of the Storia di Sant'Orsola, of Tomaso da Modena.
Walking around the historical centre of Treviso, one is enchanted in front of Casa dei Carraresi, with its sombre Romanesque façade and the elegant mullioned windows with two and three lights, now the home of important exhibitions on an international level. A short distance away, there is the Loggia dei Cavalieri, a unique four-sided construction with six arches on three sides, leaning on slender columns and capitals in live stone.
Treviso is much celebrated for its frescoes. The façades of medieval houses have characteristic geometric patterns, with false tapestries or false bricks, or figurative compositions with sacred, allegorical or mythological subjects.
This is a city of art with a soul that can be gradually discovered in a game of elegant seduction.