Treviso, also called by its locals “Little Venice” as it once belonged to Venice, is blessed with an amazing historical center. Additionally, it is home of the famous Benetton designer who has a large store herein the popular Palazzo dei Trecento.
The Centre of Treviso is a city surrounded with walls, medieval gates, narrow cobbled streets and tiny canals that run past gardens and houses. The municipality has about 82,000 inhabitants with some 3000 whom live within the Walls (Le Mura) or in the historical Center. The main attractions are:
- Chiesa di San Nicolo, a very large Dominican church built in the 14th Century
- Palazzo dei Trecento (Palace of the Three Hundred) which was built around 1185 in order to provide a hall where public meetings could take place. The name of the palace was given by the Major Council which used to be made of 300 members.
- Piazza dei Signori which is the main square in Treviso. It houses the Palazzo dei Trecento and is today the main hub of the city where people sip on coffee and enjoy everyday life.
This attractive town was rebuilt and restored after the Second World War bombing.
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