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Treviso, Italy--Near Venice, but Quieter!

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A May 2000 trip to Treviso by Barb B

Treviso Photo, Treviso, Italy More Photos
Quote: Treviso is one of the Veneto's best kept secrets. A miniature Venice, laced with canals, swans, and mossy walls. Just a 15 minute drive from the Venice airport, it offers a calm place to "rest up" after the long journey from the US. Famous for radicchio, cherries and Benneton clothes, it offers A pleasant stay and a VERY short train ride to Venice!

Treviso, Italy--Near Venice, but Quieter!

Overview

Treviso Photo, Treviso, Italy
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Usually, when we (my husband and I) arrive at the airport in Venice, we are exhausted from the long flight and need some time to relax, adjust our internal clocks and enjoy a "slower pace" until we recover and are ready to begin sightseeing in earnest. We have found the city of Treviso to be 'just what the Doctor ordered'. It is very close to Venice (only about a 15 minute drive) from the airport, so we pick up a rental car at the airport, drive to Treviso and rest for a day or two. Treviso is a wonderful, little City with a quaint small town atmosphere. Famous for cherries, radicchio and Benetton clothing, it is an ancient walled city, laced with canals from the Sile river. Many attrac...Read More

Al Giardino

Hotel

Al Giardino Photo, Treviso, Italy
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Clean but rather sparse accommodations; bed, tv, bathroom and that's it! Nice little bar downstairs and a small but pleasant garden. Unfortunately, the on-site restaurant is no longer open. Rooms can be a bit noisy because of lack of insulation between rooms. A continental breakfast (coffee and rolls) is included in the price. Although the hotel says they speak English, I do not recommend that you stay here unless you have at least a 'fair' understanding and speaking knowledge of Italian. We speak fairly well, so we got by, but the 'resident English speakers' are not always available.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

Al Giardino
Via Sant Antonino 300
Treviso, Italy

Best Western Hotel Al Fogher

Hotel | "Al Fogher"

Best Western Hotel Al Fogher Photo, Treviso, Italy
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Close to the entry to the walled historical area of the city. Part of the Best Western Hotel chain with rooms typical of those in Best Western Hotels in the US. Air conditioned rooms have color TV with remote, direct dial phones, room safe and hair dryer. Comfortable restaurant and bar on-site. Daily breakfast buffet is included in the price. Hotel guests are allowed free loan of bicycles for sightseeing within the city. Most of the hotel staff speak at least some English.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

Best Western Hotel Al Fogher
Viale Della Repubblica, 10
Treviso, Italy 31100
+39 0422-432950

Tre Santi

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Hotel

Tre Santi Photo, Treviso, Italy
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A small (19 rooms) hotel run by the Marcone Family. Let me say right from the start, if you do not speak Italian--don't even try this hotel! Small, clean rooms. Located 4km from the autostrada and about 2km from the city center and the historic area. Three floors- no elevator. We (my husband and I and my sister and her husband) stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. The people were very nice but very little English is understood. Rooms have TV (no remotes), telephone and hair dryers. Breakfast of rolls and coffee is included in the price. Proprietor, Salvatore Marcone has some of his personal art on display in the lobby--very colorful! Bus stop is just outside of the hotel. A good, cheap sleep-...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 28, 2000

Tre Santi
Via Postumia 25
Treviso, Italy

Ristorantino Piatto in Fiera

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Restaurant

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Our hotel keeper, Salvatore, recommended this restaurant on the Via Quattro Novembre, a pleasant 3 minute walk form the historic city center.When we arrived, we were greeted at the arched doorway by the owner. Obviously Salvatore had called ahead and announced our intention to visit.Our party of four was led to a round table near the center of the inviting dining room. Here, we could preview the parade of sumptuous platters as they were delivered to other tables.Rich wood-beam ceiling, pale green walls and brass vases with enormous bouquests of bright yellow sun flowers created an ambiance of simple elegance.A surprizingly long wine list included local and nonregional wines by...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2000

Ristorantino Piatto in Fiera
Via IV Novembre 83
Treviso, Italy

Local Market and Pecheria

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Attraction

Local Market and Pecheria Photo, Treviso, Italy
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With its arcade-lined streets, cobblestone lanes and gentle waterways Treviso presents a relaxed view to tourists. A small community by Venetian standards, Treviso seems to go about its business in a matter-of-fact manner.Nowhere is this more readily recognized that at the city's daily market. It is here, near the Pecheria that every morning except Sunday, the local women meet to visit with friends and select the very freshest ingredients for the meals they will prepare for their families that day. Row after row of gorgeous peaches, apples and grapefruits all washed and shined are lovingly placed by their vendors. Local area specialties such as white asperagus, cherries and plump heads of radicc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 29, 2000

Local Market and Pecheria
Botteniga waterway
Treviso, Italy

Piazza dei Signori and the Duomo Photo, Treviso, Italy
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The Piazza dei Signori is just a short walk from the train station. The Piazza is lined with enormous brick buildings from the 1200's which were rebuild after the city was bombed during World War II. The Pallazzo dei Trecento (Palace of the three hundred) is the only surviving palace of the old comune. Adjacent, one finds the Palazzo del Podesta, Monte di Pieta and the Torre Civica (Civic Tower)looms overall. The Monti di Pieta contains walls of gilt leather with painted beamed ceilings. As you continue along the Piazza, you will see a detached fresco of the 'Madonna della Carceri' on the site of the old prison near the Church of Santa Lucia. Italian legend tells us that the size...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 2, 2000

Piazza dei Signori and the Duomo
Piazza de Signori
Treviso, Italy

About the Writer

Barb B

Barb B
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona