Canals, Palladian villas, villages and castles
The province of Treviso, in the heart of Veneto, is famous for its delicious radicchio, but it also offers historical, artistic and scenic wonders — starting with its main town, crossed by the stunning Buranelli canal. Don’t miss the Piazza dei Signori with its palaces, the Calmaggiore arcades, the Romanesque-style cathedral and the Gothic-style church of San Nicolò. You can enjoy a beautiful walk along the walls or, just outside the city, along the banks of the Sile river.
Around Treviso are some of the most beautiful Palladian villas. Among the most charming villages in Treviso is Asolo, with its splendid castle and Roman aqueduct, steeped in an atmosphere of yesteryear. The great actress Eleonora Duse, muse of Gabriele D’Annunzio, always wanted to live here.
We also recommend visiting Follina, home to the Abbey of Santa Maria in Sanavalle, and Cison Valmarino, in the heart of the vineyard-covered hills where the famous prosecco is produced, between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Nearby is Castelbrando, among the largest castles in Europe. In Possagno you can visit Antonio Canova’s birthplace.
Important battles were fought on the Monte Grappa front and along the Piave river during the First World War. History buffs will enjoy the Great War Path, which follows the course of the river.