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Region: Veneto
Elevation: 15 m a.s.l.
Area: 55,5 km²
Population: 83.167 (as of March, 2011)
Gentilic: Trevigiani
Patron: St. Liberale
Patron-Day: April 27

Treviso is a very attractive city, rich in history and crossed by different branches of the river Botteniga, that form many canals.

Built in Roman age, Treviso offers at this day great treasures, like palaces, monuments and squares.

From Piazza dei Signori (Lords' Square) starts the visit of this enchanting city: the most important place, the political and social centre in the ancient times. Here you can see different St. Mark's lions, sign of the Serenissima's domination. On the square there is the Palazzo dei Trecento or Palazzo della Ragione, because here in the Middle Age, the members of the Great Council and podestà administered the justice.

Continuing the tour you can admire the Cathedral of Treviso named after St. Peter and built around fourth century in a very central area, where there were also a temple, a theatre and probably the thermae. Today the Dom shows a neoclassical style, characterized by seven cupolas and many paintings and frescoes of important artists of the time, like the Annuncation by Titian.

Reach the Church of St. Nicolò, the biggest church of the city, built around the early fourteenth century in Italian Gothic style: the forms are simple and massive, but very elegant and slender upwards.

A short walk leads you in the three section of the Museum: the archaeological section with finds from the second millennium BC to the High Middle Ages, the picture gallery with paintings from Bellini, Lorenzo Lotto, Tiziano and Tiepolo, and the modern art gallery with works from the late nineteenth century onwards.

Go along the Buranelli Canal, one of the most picturesque branches of the river Botteniga. The canal's name comes from a building of the sixteenth century inhabited by trader coming from Burano.

The Church of St. Francis was built during the 1200 and, after different hardship, in the Napoleonic period it was used for military purposes and as stable. The Church of St. Francis shows today a transition style between Romanesque and early Gothic. Inside there are the ancient frescoes from 1200 and 1300 and the tombs of Pietro Alighieri, son of Dante Alighieri, and of Francesca Petrarca, daughter of Francesco Petrarca.

In Treviso you can stop in the typical inns to drink a good prosecco or a white wine and to taste the local dishes, like risotto and red radicchio pie, the regional specialities.

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