Treviso in Veneto

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Treviso is a city and comune in Veneto region in northern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Treviso and the municipality has 84,000 inhabitants. Some 3,000 live within the Venetian walls (le Mura) or in the historical and monumental center, some 80,000 live in the urban center proper while the city hinterland has a population of approximately 170,000.

Treviso is also known for being the original production area of the Prosecco sparkling wine, and being the town where the popular Italian dessert Tiramisu got its todays name in 1970 in the restaurant Le Beccherie.

Treviso stands at the confluence of Botteniga with the Sile, 30 km north of Venice, 50 km east of Vicenza, 40 km north-east of Padua, and 120 km south of Cortina d’Ampezzo. The city is situated some 15 km south-west the right bank of the Piave River, on the plain between the Gulf of Venice and the Alps.

Channel view along the Via Buranelli © Didier Descouens/cc-by-sa-3.0 Church Convent San Francesco © Didier Descouens/cc-by-sa-3.0 San Martino bridge on the Sile channel © Didier Descouens/cc-by-sa-3.0 Piazza dei Signori and Palazzo dei Trecento © Didier Descouens/cc-by-sa-3.0 Via Calmaggiore © Didier Descouens/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Morningfrost
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Piazza dei Signori and Palazzo dei Trecento © Didier Descouens/cc-by-sa-3.0
The city houses a number of sights. Among them are:

  • the Late Romanesque-Early Gothic church of San Francesco,
  • the Loggia dei Cavalieri, an example of Treviso’s Romanesque influenced by Byzantine forms,
  • Piazza dei Signori (Lords’ Square), with the Palazzo di Podestà,
  • the Cathedral, dedicated to St. Peter. The interior houses works by Il Pordenone and Titian (Malchiostro Annunciation) among others.
  • Palazzo dei Trecento, built in the 13th-14th centuries,
  • Piazza Rinaldi. It is the seat of three palaces of the Rinaldi family and
  • Ponte di Pria (Stone Bridge), at the confluence of the Canal Grande and the Buranelli Channels.

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