Treviso – 35 km
The province of Treviso is still called with the ancient appellation of “Marca“, a medieval term used to indicate the border lands that in the Great War were the scene of heroic events.
A territory deeply marked by the waters of the Piave, the Sile and the Livenza, with their evocative river landscapes that intertwine with the rolling hills and green countryside dotted with elegant mansions.
Treviso and the Island of Pescheria
The “Isola della Pescheria” is a small river island in the historic centre of Treviso, which, as its name suggests, hosts the city’s fish market.
Towards the middle of the nineteenth century, the need arose for a requalification of Piazza dei Signori, a characteristic area of the city, motivated by hygienic and structural problems. The new arrangement proved optimal as it benefited from running water and a more appropriate distance from inhabited buildings. The fish market was therefore moved here.
In the neighbouring of the market there are numerous businesses, public places and shops that make the area very busy, especially in the morning. This area is well representative of the whole city with its colours and scents of typical local dishes.
Treviso and Piazza dei Signori
Piazza dei Signori is the most important square in Treviso, located in the heart of the city and its cultural, historical and social centre.
Piazza dei Signori is overlooked by a number of important buildings such as Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo dei Trecento, Palazzo Pretorio and the first seat of the municipal library and art gallery.
Not far from Palazzo del Podestà, at the beginning of Via Calmaggiore, there was once the “Fontana delle Tette”. Removed after the fall of the Venetian Republic, it was rediscovered by Abbot Bailo and is currently located in the loggia of the Palazzo dei Trecento.
In the square you can also see numerous lions with open gospels, a sign of the rule of the Serenissima (Venice’s Republic).