Boscolo Maggior Consiglio Treviso
Via Terraglio, 140, Treviso, Veneto, 31100, Italy
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Palazzo dei Trecento
Palazzo dei Trecento ("Palace of the Three Hundred") was built around 1185 in order to provide a hall where public meetings with many people could take place. It was completed around 1268.
Later on, it was the seat of the Tribunale dei Consoli ("Consuls' court") and of the city council. The Podestà administered justice there, so it was called Palazzo della Ragione ("Palace of Reason").
Then, it hosted the Maggior Consiglio, which had three hundred members: that explains from where its name comes.
The interior rooms have beautiful frescoes, as you can see in this page. Unfortunately, I didn't see them during my visit.
Palazzo del Trecento
Su piazza dei Signori, la piazza centrale della citta, si affaccia Palazzo dei Trecento, il maggiore edificio civile della Treviso medievale e uno dei piu grandi palazzi pubblici d'Italia.
Na Gospodskom trgu, koji je sredisnji gradski trg, nalazi se Palazzo dei Trecento, najveca gradjevina srednjevijekovnog Trevisa i jedna od najvecih javnih palaca u cijeloj Italiji.
Fu costruito intorno al 1217 e ospitava le riunioni del Maggior Consiglio della citta; questa sua funzione e attualmente mantenuta, esendo tuttora utilizzato come sede delle riunioni del Consiglio Comunale.
Izgradjena negdje oko 1217 godine, palaca je sluzila za sastanke Velikog Savjeta grada; ova funkcija je i danas zadrzana, buduci da se jos uvijek u njoj odrzavaju sastanci danasnjeg Gradskog Savjeta.
Palazzo Dei Trecento
This Palazzo was built around 1185 and completed around 1268. It was used as a hall for public meetings. The name was derived from the 300 council memebers that it had called 'il Maggior Consiglio' - (The big council). Just like the other buildings in Piazza dei Signiori this was rebuilt again after the 1944 bombing and if one goes round this building you can still figure out what was left from the bombing and what was constructed after the bombing. I believe the purpose of leaving these signs is another sort of remembrance. If you would like to see pictures of the bombing you would be able to see clearly the sings on this building today. These pictures are found under the arcades just opposite the Palazzo dei Trecento. I was very disappointed when I found out that this palace was closed for visitors since I was there during opening hours. I asked the locals if they had any idea why this was closed but they did not have an answer. From what I found as with this palazzo and other places of interest, people in Treviso don't really cater for tourism and at least the ones I asked seems they are not so knowledgeable about the treasures of their own city. Well the opening hours if you are lucky for this palazzo are: Tue - Sat, from 9am to 12pm.
Ducal Palace and Bridge of Sighs in Venice
The Ducal Palace is a pink and white palazzo that is one of the great eyecandy pieces of architecture located on the Piazzo San Marco. Otherwise known as the Doge's Palace, its was the residence of the doge or dukes that ruled Venice during the heyday of the Republic of Venice for a period of almost 1,000 years. The palace had been destroyed many times by fires and the building that you see today was constructed through two stages in 1340 and 1424 in a style that eventually incorporated both Gothic and Rennaisance styles.
One enters the palace through the Porta della Carta which leads into a beautiful courtyard. Upon entering the courtyard you head up the grand Scala dei Giganti staircase to a series of extremely impressive courts and meeting rooms. Each one of these rooms is decorated with paintings by the Venetian masters such as Titian, Veronese and Tinteratto. Many of the works of art chronicle the history of the Venetian Republic. Each room had it particular purpose. The Sala del Anti-Collegio is were diplomats would be greeted and decorated by very strong works by Tinteratto and Veronese. The Sala del Senato is where the 200 members of the Senate met. In the the Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Great Council Hall) is supposedly the largest oil painting ever created, Tinteratto's Paradiso. Sadly it is not a great painting and it has been said to have been poorly restored It was here that the Great Council met welding the real power of the Republic. From this room you go through a small door that leads across one of the postcard picture landmarks in Venice, the Bridge of Sighs. This is a covered walkway that leads to the Prison. A grim as it may seem today, during the days of the Republic it was considered to be a "humane" place to be imprisoned. You can explore the cells and check out the graffiti drawn on some of the walls.
Venice - Palazzo Ducale
The Palazzo Ducale (Doges' Palace) was the official residence of each Venetian ruler (doge) and was founded in the 9th century. The present palace owes its external appearance to the building work of the 14th and early 15th centuries. To create their airy Gothic masterpiece, the Venetians broke with tradition by perching the bulk of the palace (built in pink Veronese marble) on top of an fretwork of loggias and arches (built from white Istrian stone). The main entrance can be found on the canal side.
The first thing you'll probably see as you walk into the courtyard of the palace is the Giants staircase that rises to the first level in the corner. Jacopo Sansovino's enormous staircase was built in the 15th century and was the scene of the doges' lavish inaugurations and was never used by mere mortals. At the top of the staircase are the statues of Mars and Neptune, symbols of Venice's power.
The tour of the Palazzo Ducale starts in the spacious Sala delle Quattro Porte (Hall of the Four Doors), whose ceiling is by Tintoretto. The Sala del Anti-Collegio (adjacent to the College Chamber, whose ceiling is also decorated by Tintoretto), the next main room, is where foreign ambassadors waited to be received by this committee of 25 members: It is decorated with works by Tintoretto, and Veronese's Rape of Europe, considered one of the palazzo's finest. Other rooms on the tour are the Sala dello Scudo (map room) where the walls are covered with maps of the world, the richly adorned Sala del Senato (Senate Chamber), with Tintoretto's ceiling painting, The Triumph of Venice. Here laws were passed by the Senate, a select group of 200 chosen from the Great Council, Stanza del Consiglio dei Dieci (Room of the Council of Ten, the republic's dreaded security police) and the Sala del Maggior Consiglio (Great Council Hall).
Sala del Maggior Consiglio
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Staying in Treviso, Venice
My partner and I are looking for a cheap flight and hotel package to Venice in April. The best deal seems to be the 4 star Maggior Consiglio in Treviso. I wondered how easy it is to get in and out of Venice from Treviso and to/from the airport.(We are flying into Venice airport not Treviso). What would it be like to stay in Treviso and eat etc...?
We would appreciate advice
RE: Staying in Treviso, Venice
There are frequent buses between Venice and Treviso. The bus trip takes half an hour. Treviso is not as touristic as Venice, so there are less restaurants, but it is a charming small town. I liked it myself a lot.
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Address: Via Terraglio, 140, Treviso, Veneto, 31100, Italy