The small but pretty and ancient town of Treviso was founded on the point where the Sile and Cagnano rivers meet. This gives the old town, surrounded by the 16th century city walls, its own particular charm. The Vicolo Molinetto, in which the wheel of an old mill still turns, is a fantastic location in which visitors can observe the animated hustle and bustle of the Fish Market.
The city still preserves many of the painted houses that once characterised this town.
In the centre, the Piazza dei Signori contains an elegant row of ancient public buildings which combine to create a solemn and harmonic medieval architectural ensemble.
The Loggia dei Cavalieri, the so-called "roofed square", is one of the most important historical buildings in the city, conceived as a rendezvous point for the aristocrats who played chess there. Today it is a market-place.
The Church of San Nicolò, with its adjoining bishop seminary and the prestigious Sala del Capitolo with frescoes painted by Tomaso da Modena, stands out for the towering posture of its architectural bulk. In the Cathedral of San Pietro in the city, be sure to visit the Malchiostro Chapel, decorated with frescoes by Pordenone and the altarpiece with the Annunciation by Tiziano.