Visit Treviso in a few hours
We suggest you to visit the city centre in a half or a full day walking, depending on your time. A pleasant stop in the small and typical taverns to drink a glass of wine is required .
Starting from Treviso Train Station to the centre you arrive in Via Roma; crossing over the bridge on the river Sile you can get into the heart of the city. From the bridge you can see on the right the Riviera Santa Margherita which takes its name from one of the three most important churches of the city, on the left some public buildings of the Fascist period.
Walking along Corso del Popolo, on the left you see the Teatro Comunale Mario del Monaco and then Via XX Settembre arriving to Piazza dei Signori, where, surrounded by arcades, are all that remains of the ancient town halls. On the right side of the Palazzo dei Trecento you can see the original “fountain of boobs” and the Palazzo del Podesta today Prefecture with the city tower clock. Behind there is the picturesque Piazzetta Monte di Pietà (the ancient pawnshop).Inside the palace you can admire the splendid hall or “Chapel of the rectors” which features the works of L. Fiumicelli and paintings of Pozzoserrato. Close to this small square , there is Piazza San Vito with its beautiful medieval church of Saint Lucia. This is decorated with frescoes by Tommaso da Modena and the church of San Vito (built in the XI-XII century) is famous for its three aisles bordering Saint Lucia; inside you find the tabernacle wall of the fourteenth century.
Leaving the church of Saint Lucia on the right you arrive at the island” of the Fish, one of the most interesting and evocative corner of the city. Every Tuesday and Saturday in this island on the river channel Cagnan, there is the fish market. Nearby, in Piazza San Parisio, you can do your fruits and vegatable shopping as the people living there do.
Next we come to the solemn St Francis Church, which houses the tomb of the son of Dante.
Passing through the Channel Buranelli, that looks like a small Venice, you can take great pictures and if you want to take a break you can sit in one of the many bars that you find in the alleys and streets surrounded by water and canals.
We go back to Piazza dei Signori, the heart of Treviso, and go along Via Calmaggiore ancient Roman Cardo in the city, where you can go shopping, we arrive in Piazza Duomo, dominated by the monumental facade of the Cathedral of Treviso “The Cathedral” seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Treviso , of Renaissance architecture that preserves inside a Roman crypt. There are several works of art in the cathedral, and in the apse chapel there is a painting by Titian (1517), “the famous Annunciation.”
From here, you continue on Via Cesare Battisti we move towards the church of San Nicolò former monastery church of the Dominicans.where St. Nicholas is a Gothic masterpiece. It has a latin cross, with three naves, five altars and 12 cylindrical columns.
You can admire many frescoes , even one by Tommaso da Modena.
Returning to Piazza Vittoria, in via Diaz, there is one of the oldest churches in the city, the Church of Santo Stefano, inside are housed paintings dated seventeenth and eighteenth century.
The road of Prosecco
It is possible to book a guided tour of the wine cellars and make your wine tasting . Otherwise you can rent a car and do this pleasant itinerary on your own.
The main route starts and ends in Conegliano Valdobbiadene, the two capitals of Prosecco. Conegliano one of the walled towns of the province of Treviso, which provides the opportunity for a stroll through the arcades of Contrada Granda to discover the beautiful palaces and the Castle in the distance.
The tour starts right here, from the historic Wine Institute Cerletti, a point of reference for the wine in the whole Country. We suggest you to visit the Bottega del Vino within the school, a fine example on how to create wine shops and taverns where you can taste a good glass of wine. From here we drive to Collabrigo through beautiful surrounding hills, vineyards and small patches of woodland. Admire even the eighteenth-century villa Ghin Montalban. We proceed towards Rua San Pietro di Feletto to get to Santa Maria di Feletto where stands the beautiful parish church of the twelfth century, with its elegant Romanesque lines. From this point the road takes you to Refrontolo giving picturesque views of the hills and, with a short detour, takes us to the charming Mulinetto della Croda, embedded in the rock.
In Solighetto, we visit Villa Brandolini of the eighteenth century, now home of the Consortium of Prosecco Conegliano and Valdobbiadene and the museum dedicated to the singer Toti dal Monte.
Nearby, in Soligo, stands the church of Santa Maria Nova, with its frescoes by IVX century. If you want to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the valley of the Piave, you can reach with a short hike, the shrine of St. Gallen, over the hill of the same name.
After Farra di Soligo, you reach Col San Martino with its medieval towers Credazzo, testimony of the Lombard presence, and the small artistic treasure of the church of San Vigilio.
Enjoy a beautiful landscape of rolling and small hills, intact up until Colbertaldo. Somewhere you can see the ancient Casere, where even today the farmers puts their hay and tools. We continue our journey towards the north, to arrive finally at the excellence of the crus of Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene Doc called Cartizze area from where you get the valuable bubbly.
Following Follo direction and then going back to Santo Stefano relax yourself to the charming panorama of the hills of Prosecco, with its vineyards interspersed only by the dense forests of chestnut. After St. Stephen and St. Peter’s Barbozza, with the headquarters of the Brotherhood of Prosecco, we arrive in Valdobbiadene, in the Cedar Villa, home of the Forum Spumanti of Italy and Altamarca. Take a look at the main square with its neo-classical structures, and the beautiful church of St. Gregory of the ’400.
We continue our journey towards Guia to lose yourself again in the typical landscape of vineyards.
We follow the Sp 123, in the direction Campea, get over the River Soligo, and we pass the SP 4, we climb towards Pedeguarda, where the vineyards are inclined. After Arfanta, Tarzo, Corbanese, Cozzuolo, Carpesica Ogliano and admiring these ancient hilla and towns you get to Conegliano, where our tour ends.
Asolo, one of the most beautiful medieval villages of Italy
To take a walk in Asolo is an opportunity to learn about one of the most beautiful medieval villages of Italy, where time seems to stand still.
It’s a very ancient town and, in a fraction of Asolo, Pagnano, were found the remains of a mammoth and a Mesolithic settlement that dates back to 5,000 years ago.
Asolo originates from the Latin asylum (refuge) and there is no better definition for this oasis of peace where the magic silence is the protagonist in a beautiful landscape. Many have chosen to retire here including Eleonora Duse, a famous Italian theater actress (1858-1924). Starting on foot from the town center, in Piazza Garibaldi, you can appreciate the ‘massive fountain of the sixteenth century dominated by the winged lion of St. Mark. At the end of a flight of steps you arrive at the Duomo, which houses the famous Assumption of Lorenzo Lotto, and St. Francis of Assisi in the fifteenth century. Visit as well the Queen’s castle that houses the Teatro Duse. Do not forget the “Rocca”, a medieval fortress located atop Rich Mountain, where you can enjoy a spectacular view.
The houses, churches and ancient villas show a city of great historical, artistic and cultural heritage. Savor through the antiques market every second Sunday of the month except for July and August.