Every Saturday morning an extensive market take place in the area of Viale Burchiellati, Piazzale Burchiellati, Borgo Mazzini e Piazzale Matteotti.
You can find every kind of stuff, fruits, vegetables, plants, flower, cheap clothes and shoes, kitchenware, in other words, everything!
Prices are usually cheaper than supermarkets.
In some special occasion, like the European market this year at the end of May, the whole trail on top of the walls get occupied by a infinite line of stand offering a variety of European food and materials.
It is sometimes difficult to find a shop for painting supplies in Italian cities. It is even more difficult to find a shop that has good quality products, and so when I stumbled onto Mesticolor in Treviso, I was more than pleased. This shop has paint that is of professional quality, not student level, and even though it is a small shop, has all the things one would need when being a traveller and visiting Italy.
The lady who owns the shop is Francesca Tiddi, and she is a gem. Here is my example, I had only 25 euros in my wallet, and my bank card from California. The bank card did not work, which happens sometimes here in Italy. My bill was 28 euros. Ms. Tiddi saw that I was a foreigner and she said, oh, it is ok, don't worry about the other 3 euros. This is the kind of person she is.
I went to the bank machine and got the rest to repay her, but she kept trying to tell her that it is okay. (She got the money, and she got a loyal customer when I am in Treviso.)
What to buy: Watercolor paint
Acrylics and oils
pens and pencils of all types
The shop is very tidy, and it is nice just to go in and see how it is made up.
What to pay: I don't feel that the prices were any more than anywhere else, but the quality was better than what I find in Padova where I live.
What is different about this bakery is the they have many different types of breads, and they have not limited themselves to just white bread products. In the Veneto, this is the tendency, but Treviso is a bit more north of Padova, and this might be the reason.
As you can see from the photo, they have several types of brown breads plus others with sunflower seeds on the outside, and more.
Even if you are not planning to buy bread to take back to your hotel, go in and smell the wonderful flavor of fresh cooked bread.
What to buy: This shop was found along Via Calmaggiore, just south of the Domed Cathedral, two minutes walking.
Prices are about average for these types of breads, but worth it!
I guess each lady dream about Gucci bag, no matter fact that it cost over one thousand euros a peace. I entered inside of this shop, just in order to feed my curiosity, what makes this bags so special to cost so much? There are bags made of genuine leather which is designed with the characteristic Gucci motives over its surface. The inrerior of the bag has fine quality lining and is very well manufactured. Bags looking nice indeed but in my opinion none of it worth so much to cost over one thousand euros.
We saw this Sisley shop in Treviso and it was packed, I immediately realized this was due to the large discounts there were on all of the items in this shop.
What to buy: Man & Woman clothes and accessories.
What to pay: I did say I made a bargain! I paid 8 Euro for this lovely bright red wallet, I paid 35 Euro for this lovely puffed white jacket, Euro 5 for sisley shirts and my boyfriend also got these very nice shoes.
Every woman has to walk into a Sephora shop they have all our beauty gadgets from their own range of bubble baths, shower jells, scrubs and perfumes along with make up and hair products. Sephora usually also have a beautician and make up artist in the shop where you can have make up trial etc...
What to buy: All the beauty treats a woman needs.
What to pay: For their own bubble bath range you pay euro 6 for a 100 ml
This is a very small shop which is on a main road leading to Piazza dei Signiori. It has all the woman's accessories and costume jewelry including bags and belts. So if you want to get yourself a souvenir some costume jewelry or a small gift for friends back home visit Stella Z as the prices are very good.
What to buy: Any kind of woman glam it up piece such as bags, belts, hats, costume jewelry, you can get it from Stella Z for cheap.
What to pay: I got a lovely belt for Euro 5 and nice accessories for less than Euro 10.
Via Calmaggiore is the high street of Treviso and it is situated to the left hand side of Piazza dei Signiori. It houses top brands such as Gucci and all those eye dropping brands.
What to buy: In this street one can buy from clothes to shoes, accessories, bags and glasses.
What to pay: Were talking high street brands - usual prices as seen in other shops.
What to buy:
Another good shopping area of Treviso is located between Corso del Popolo and Via XX Settembre. Among the store to be found in this area are:
- Fierstile (Corso del Popolo, 3) – selling Alviero Martini, Ungaro Fever, Mariella Burani Le Sportive, Codice, Modyva, Privilegio, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferre'.
- Miozzi (Corso del Popolo, 65) – men clothes: Burberry, Brioni, Aquascutum, Burini, Cains Moore, Avoncelli, Stefano Ricci / women clothes: Burberry, Brioni, La Perla, Fedeli, Ballantyne, Dany, Escada.
- Zanetti (Corso del Popolo, 57) – kids clothes: Simonetta, I Pinco Pallino, Perla, Malizia, Calvin Klein, Brooksfield, Les Copains, Cacharel, DKNY e molti altri.
- Al Duca D'Aosta (Via XX Settembre)
- Max Mara (Via XX Settembre)
What to buy:
Still keeping the authentic stone pavement, Via Calmaggiore is the street with the most elegant stores in Treviso.
This famous shopping street offers a wide range of opportunities:
- women/men clothes: Marina Rinaldi, Sisley, Max Mara or GB Pedrini
- shoes: Geox
- perfumes: Profumeria Douglas and Profumeria Riviera
- accessories: Swatch, Ties & Co.
- sweets: Dolci Idee
What to buy:
Present today in over 120 countries around the world, Benetton is one the most famous Italian fashion producers.
From the casual United Colors of Benetton, to fashion oriented Sisley, Playlife leisurewear and Killer Loop street wear, Benetton has a retail network of 5,000 contemporary stores around.
This store in Treviso is located on a side of Palazzo dei Trecento.
I found this really funky boutique by an American fashion designer named "Holly Krueger." It's nestled on a quiet street in the city center of Treviso. She makes all her clothes by hand.
Her clothes have a very distinct style, sort of Comme De Garcon and Margiela-esque.
Also she has a very interesting variety of objects, toys and books from around the world.
This is one of those places you would expect to find in a major city but instead, tucked away under the provincial porticos of Treviso, there is "Holly Krueger", American fashion designer abroad.
What to buy: Women's Clothing and gift items
What to pay: The prices are very reasonable for hand made clothes.
T-Shirts: 50 euros
Jeans: 110 Euros
Dresses: 275-400 Euros
Fall/Winter coats : around 500-700 Euros
Pescheria, the fresh fish market, is situated on a small islet in the middle of Canale Cagnan. It is newly build construction surrounded by the elegant medieval palaces and houses. Right nex to it we found Ca dei Carraresi.
What to buy: Well, if Treviso is not far from your home, then I suggest you to check the market and buy some fresh sea-water fish. In case you're cooking by yourself, you shouldn't miss the oportunity.