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.
Andy Warhol Superstar!
From November 11, 2017 to May 1, 2018 Ca dei Carraresi will host an art gallery-event dedicated to the most famous Pop Art artist of all: Andy Warhol. A gallery with over 40 works from different private collections create an eclectic puzzle of Sixties and Seventies stars. A highly involving experience, where visitors become protagonists: an experimental space catapults the audience directly in New York during the Warhol era, turning visitors into a veritable part of the works of art, making the artist's prediction of 15 minutes of fame a reality for everyone.