Treviso: The Garden of Venice

“The Garden of Venice”: this is how people call this gem, core of the territory known as “Marca Trevigiana”.

But, at the beginning of the 16th century, Treviso was also the fortress of Venice: at first enclosed within a city wall, a skilful water system then allowed to regulate, for defensive purposes, the flow of the canals (cagnani) that had always characterized and crossed the city center.

The same canals that the Italian poet Dante, who came to Treviso in exile at the beginning of the 14th century, mentions in his “Divina Commedia”.

Our tour will let you explore this city of water to discover how it arose and developed over the centuries, of those who lived it and of those who recounted it. Last but not least, of those who made it (and rediscovered it) Treviso urbs picta, the painted city.

Not-to-be-missed stops are the Loggia dei Cavalieri, the Piazza dei Signori, the Buranelli, the Fontana delle Tette and the Cathedral, easily reachable through alleys and porticoed streets swarming with people all year round.

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