Section Treviso is by Lucia Maria
I live in Treviso, a small but very
nice town placed in the Veneto region of north-east Italy (about
30 Km. from Venice), with a population of around 82,000.
Treviso is situated
in a fertile plain at the confluence of the
Sile and Botteniga rivers. It is a town of many
underground waters, with rivers, canals, bridges and
embankments. It is unique,
with its canals, that make it similar to a little Venice far
from the sea.
It is the capital of the province of
Treviso, which is also called Marca Trevigiana.
Trevigiana is well-known as "Joyous,
amorous and glorious Marca".
the "Joyous and
epithet, conferred to the town in the middle Ages because of
the flowering of courtly
culture, the adjective of glorious was added for being the scene
of the decisive battles of World War I (Monte Grappa, Piave,
Vittorio Veneto....) and victim of a
tragic bombing in World War II, with about 1,000 civilian
deaths and the destruction of 80% of the built heritage
including historical and artistic monuments (7th April 1944).
On April 13, 1948 it was awarded the Gold Medal for Valor
Among the elements that make Treviso a
city made to man's meausure, there certainly is the fact that
can walk across the city portion develops within the City
Walls in twenty minutes.
Treviso has a
historic centre lying within the sixteenth-century walls (
formerly the main defensive stronghold, now a place of
with their monumental gates.
It is a town of art (the
attribute of "a city of city" it was awarded in the year
culture, where life is lived in style.
The churches, the
frescoed houses, the Town Museum, the art galleries, the
squares and the flowing waters, that won Treviso the
title of "Water City", the Comisso literaty prize
and last but
not least the small restaurants and inns with Treviso
local gourmet specialities:
everything leads the visitor to feel at ease, like a special
Treviso is known today in the world
especially for the talent of its entrepreneurs and the industriousness of its people. In its territory there are a
myriad of small and large enterprises. Here were born out of
nothing some trademarks which have become famous all over
the world (Benetton, Stefanel,
Lotto, Diadora, De Longhi....).
Select the men¨ to right. By the notes and pictures you will
know my city better and you will understand that Treviso is certainly worth a week-end,
and even a few days longer.
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