This Italian gem is located in Veneto in the north of Italy. For a quiet retreat where you’ll get a true taste of quiet Italian culture, then this charming town has plenty to offer. The locals consider Treviso the ‘little Venice’ owing to its aesthetic appeal and picturesque streets.
Most famously known for being the region where Prosecco wine originated from, Treviso is often overlooked in favour of cities like Venice, Rome and Milan. Despite having a historic centre, Treviso is ideal for shopaholics with a taste for high fashion, with plenty designer names found in and amongst the town’s boutiques. It’s also where the Benetton clothing brand was born.
Foodies will relish the opportunity to indulge in the fine Italian cuisine on offer here, which includes ‘pink risotto’ - a local favourite. With an abundance of excellent restaurants and charming cafes, you won’t be struggling to find somewhere to enjoy a delicious meal. Treviso enjoys a steady climate with temperatures reaching the mid to late twenties in the summer months.
A nippy, economical supermini would be perfect for zipping around the narrow city streets and ideal for parking in small spaces in the centre of Treviso.
Admire the Late Romanesque-Early Gothic architecture at the church of San Francesco as well as the fantastic paintings and artwork that you’ll discover inside the church.
For a taste of culture, take a trip to the 12th century Palazzo dei Trecento, where you can take a seat and dine alfresco in one of the many charming cafes and admire the impressive arches and sights of the historical tower that dominates the skyline.
Those who want to hit the shops for some couture items should head to Via Calmaggiore, where the designer shops are in abundance. Elsewhere, the Piazza Independenza is home to the Benetton clothing outlet.
Using Treviso as a base, you can also take the time to explore other Italian cities. Venice is very close, and after a trip on the ferry, visitors can easily take a day trip to this phenomenal city.
Seatbelts are compulsory in both the front and rear seats of the vehicle.
Treviso is well connected by the national highway network with many national or regional roads passing through the city.
Many areas of interest are within walking distance. It can be difficult to drive around the historic centre owing to the narrow streets and alleyways.
Treviso Airport is located approximately two miles southwest of Treviso city centre and is accessible via the Via Noalese Autostrade.
The airport is usually busier in the summer months, which means that you can expect some traffic on the link roads.