What to see in Treviso
Treviso is often refered to as "the pearl of Veneto". It is one of the most beautiful medieval cities of the Marca trevigiana, along with others such as Conegliano and Castelfranco Veneto.
Its palazzi, its colors, its rivers and canals make the old city center of Treviso a fascinating place to breathe in the history of the region.
Piazza dei Signori
Piazza dei Signori is the heart of Treviso and the main location of its most important historical events. Dominating the square is the "Palazzo dei Trecento", built in 1185 in order to host assemblies of the region's most prominent delegates.
Ca' dei Carraresi
Ca’ dei Carraresi is the name attributed to this Treviso house, wrongly considered the medieval dwelling of the noble Carrara family.
Ca' dei Carraresi, an illustrious scene in the city of Treviso, hosts international shows, conventions and exhibits every year.
Loggia dei Cavalieri
The Loggia dei Cavalieri is a unique building in Europe. It was originally built during the second half of the XIIIth Century. Exclusively reserved for the noble class, it was used to host their social games during the hot weather season, at least until December 13, 1388, when the city was taken by Venice.
The first known references to the Duomo of Treviso date from the XIIth Century, but all that remains today from the old structure, built on paleochristian ruins with magnificent romanic forms, is its suggestive crypt. To the left of the altar we find the Malchiostro Chapel, built in 1520 and decorated by Pordenone, and a casket with the famous Annunciation by Titian.
Scotti palace was built in Treviso as residence of the Scotti nobles family. Scotti palace was the residence of the army command survived to the shellings of the 7th April 1944. After that the palace became a technical school and then became an office of the turism promotion firm. Now it is the headquarter od the municipality.
Walls of Treviso Gates
The boundary walls of Treviso, about 4 km long, were built to defend the city, and were considered the most important stronghold of Venice. It allows fantastic promenades in the green of its splendid gates: Porta san Tomaso, Porta Santi Quaranta and Porta Altinia.
The first signs of the tower presence goes back till the XIII century when that buildings were used as private dwellings with strategic purpose. The Torre Civica with the Palazzo dei Trecento have always been symbols of Treviso. These monuments, which are plainly visible from the suggestive Piazza dei Signori, have changed appearance many times throughout history. The other most important towers are: Torre dei Canonici, Torre degli Oliva, Torre del Visdomino.