We are getting cold without Italy. That particular Italy of ours, our favourite one, filled with so much vivacity and vigour. How could we possibly resist putting a finger on the map and looking for the next place to make our Apennine dreams come true?
We were looking for an unusual place to be our next object of desire and this time we found it very near splendid Venice. With its vitality and bright colours, Venice could effortlessly overshadow all the towns and cities, situated in its surroundings. But we never fail to search namely for these smaller little treasures. Because the spirit of Italy is best felt right in such places.
Treviso is going to offer you its authenticity. They often call it the Little Venice, because its small picturesque streets and its colourful docks truly evoke the image of the Floating City. The historical centre of the city is surrounded by mediaeval fortress walls, red brick arcades, as well as the two rivers – the Sile and the Cagnan, and all this makes the city exceptional and captivating.
The city will conquer the hearts of those who are looking for some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan cities. The banks of the rivers are lined with broad boulevards and spacious parks, but also cosy cafés and restaurants, which will help you dive in the atmosphere of Treviso. And you could always have a picnic in the shade of a tree.
Just like any other little Italian jewel, Treviso also has something to show the world with its mediaeval buildings, the Palace of Monte di Pietà and the cathedral, without which the feeling of Italy could just never be the same.
One of the most beautiful areas, which we are sure will stay deeply in your hearts, is Vicolo Molinetto, where you could have a stroll through the large park and see the old mill, which has continued working up to the present day.
If shopping is your thing, the island of Pescaria is renowned as the liveliest place in the city. The most appropriate period for you to make Treviso your next Italian experience would be between May and October.
And, in case another of your Italian passions bears the name Prosecco, the time between the 16th and the 19th of October is more than perfect for visiting Treviso. At that time, people celebrate Ombralonga, or the climax of the festival of sparkling wine. The aim of the event is very simple: newcomers to the city get a list of bars, they have to, by all means, visit all of them and have a glass of Prosecco in each one, so that they can reach the final.
Text: Ivayla Vlahova