Relais Villa Fiorita Hotel
Via Giovanni XXIII, 1, Treviso, 31050, Italy
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River Sile - Treviso...
Signs explaining where you cannot park
Palazzo della Podesta with its big bell tower
Me by the river Sile
I'm an active 40+ Aussie & this is my first trip abroad departing mid May. Dubai 2day stopover then London 1 week with friends. Paris on our own for 4 days - doing Moulin Rouge Show & museum tours. June 1st -10 day bus tour from Rome, Florence & Venice & then spending 3 weeks in Treviso with family. I would like some suggestion on appropriate clothing for any or all of the above.
It depends on where you plan to go, but what works well for me is a pair of black nice pants with a nice top and maybe a light nice jacket with a little (fashion) jewelery and you are dressed well for all occurrences.
For the rest pack lightly, thinking in layers and wash or have washed if necessary, would be my suggestion. Jeans, blouses/nice short sleeved t-shirts , a very light jumper or cardigan, something wind/waterproof, a pair of nice shoes plus a pair of very comfortable shoes. If you need sandals or lighter clothes, just buy them, if you can.
Have fun and enjoy your trip
Possibly one of those fold-up umbrellas. Comfortable shoes!
Clothes you can layer (for London at least).
Please don't think that you have to be smartly-dressed in London or Paris or elsewhere: you don't unless you are going somewhere posh. Dress for comfort, especially your feet.......you'll be doing a lot of walking (hopefully!). No heels (except for going out), trainers and/or walking sandals. Cobbles and uneven pavements are the norm in the Italian cities you will be visiting.
My 'what to wear in London' travelogues may reassure (and amuse) you:
Don't forget something for your head (it will almost certainly be sunny whilst you are in Italy), and your sunglasses (and suncream). Waterproof jacket and/or umbrella are esential for London. :-)
Travel Tips for Treviso
Riva Cagnan, along Canale Cagnan, is one of the oldest part of the town. Actually, it is a canal inside the old core of the town which starts at Porta Fra Gioccondo and ends at Ponte Dante. According to many, it is the most pitoresque part of Treviso where most of the old mills still can be seen.
Palazzo dei Trecento 2
Piazza dei Signori is the real heart of the town, since Roman times it is the political and social centre of Treviso. The square is located on the site of the Roman forum.
The most important building on this square is the Palazzo dei Trecento, named after the 300 members of the Greater Council. It was built in 1210 and has a ground floor loggia of 1552 on the front facade.
The City Walls
Treviso has been fortified since its early days, when it was an important Roman Settlement.
The walls seen today date from the 16th century. Under orders from the Venetian Republic, they were re-inforced and enlarged during the time of Fra' Giocondo and later Bartolomeo D' Alviano. Treviso was seen as an important land defence for Venice.
The walls spread for nearly 4km, with circular keeps and 3 important gateways into the city- These being ; San Tommaso, Santi Quaranta and Altinia.
The River Sile flows by the walls, giving a moat - like appearance.
It is quite a pleasant walk (or jogging route- there were plenty of people pounding the pathway), around the perimeter walls, there are marked cycle lanes too.
At the time of my visit, it was a lovely crisp December day with blue skies and sunshine- so perfect for enjoying the views of the river.
Although a busy road runs parallel, it wasn't too difficult to 'shut out' the traffic noise.
Leaving Piazza Duomo in the direction of Piazza dei Signori, you walk on Via Calmaggiore, one of the most important streets of Treviso, with many old and beautifully decorated palaces.
Main shopping street of Treviso today, Via Calmaggiore used to be the noblest street of old Treviso, on the surrounding streets being still seen remains of the city towers.
Chiesa di San Vito e Santa Lucia
Piazza San Vito hosts two beutiful churches: on the left Chiesa di Santa Lucia and the older Chiesa di San Vito.
Built in 1300 on the place where the prison of Treviso used to be, Chiesa di Santa Lucia is pretty small inside, with a low ceiling and lack of light.
It is said that the chapel on the right side of the entrace, decorated with frescos dating from the 13 century, used to be the apse of the first church built here.
On the right side of the church is a small door that opens in the other beautiful church, Chiesa maggiore di San Vito.
The church was officially mentioned in a document dating from 883 speaking about a hospital complex named "San Pietro e San Vito", owned by the benedictins monastery of Sant'Ilario and Benedetto di Fusina.
Built in Romanic style, the church was restored at the end of 16 century and its aspect changed, looking more like a palace than like a church.
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