Excursion to Treviso
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Treviso is economically very strong, both the city itself and the region. Treviso is in many statistics the richest city in Italy (per capita). The city has about 85,000 inhabitants.
Treviso can be reached by car from Venice-Mestre in about half an hour. The easiest way is to take the road that leaves from Mestre station and go straight on. After about 25 kilometers you are directly in the center of Treviso.
Train connections between Venice and Treviso are very good. There are several trains per hour. Travel time is between 30 and 40 minutes, and most trains are inexpensive regional trains. The fare from Venice Santa Lucia Central Station to Treviso is only 3.60 euros one way (summer 2022). Almost all trains also stop at Venice Mestre station. Treviso main station is not far from the old town. In the other direction, many trains go to Udine and Trieste, some even to Vienna in Austria.
Most of the attractions in Treviso are in the old town. The central square is the not too big Piazza dei Signori. The big building in the square is the palace Palazzo dei Trecento from the 13th century.
Treviso was once a republic in its own right, in the palace the council of the small country met. Later Trevsio became a part of the powerful Venice. Beautiful are also the arcades with cafes in Piazza dei Signori. Around the square there are other palaces,
Treviso Cathedral is a large church that you should also see from the inside. The entrance is free of charge.
In the crypt and in the cathedral are some important works of art. The crypt (Romanesque) is part of a museum worth seeing, which has an entrance fee of 5 euros in July 2022. The neoclassical cathedral was completed in the 16th century, but there was an important church on the site before that. Not to be missed is Titian's altarpiece "The Annunciation", probably the most important work of art in all of Treviso today. Treviso Cathedral is called Duomo San Pietro, like St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.
A sight of Treviso, known throughout Italy, is the fountain Fontana Delle Tette. Translated "fountain of breasts" or more precisely "fountain of tits". Water flows from both breasts of a woman.
In the past, wine flowed from the breasts on holidays. From one breast white wine, from the other red wine. The fountain Fontana Delle Tette Treviso dates from 1559, at the time of the Republic of Venice. It is not far from Piazza dei Signori in a passageway of a commercial building. There are many other great fountains in the old town of Treviso.
Another sight in Treviso are the remains of the city walls. The many canals are also worth seeing. In addition, the whole old town is very beautiful. There are many narrow streets without cars, which are winding.
Not to be missed is the 13th century church of San Nicolo and the monastery next door. The Chiesa di San Nicolo Treviso is in the southwest of the city center.
We were surprised by the many small restaurants and cafes in Treviso, especially in the city center. The atmosphere is very pleasant. Many streets and alleys are closed to car traffic. We also liked the pedestrian zone with many smaller stores.
Around the city center there are a few parking garages, we paid just under 5 euros parking fee for about 4 hours. The train station is about a 10 minute walk from the old town. Treviso is an ideal destination for a day trip from Venice or one of the beach resorts in the area like Jesolo or Cavallino.
The province of Treviso is known for wine growing, including the world famous Prosecco. You can also make a trip by car to the wine-growing regions.