Treviso Things to Do
Monuments and Museums
Founded in the 12th century but rebuilt several times, the Duomo is noted for its Romanesque crypt and a frescoed chapel containing Titian's Annunciation (1570) which vies for attention with the striking Adoration of the Magi fresco (1520) by Titian's arch-rival, Il Pordenone.
The grandest commercial street is lined with frescoed Gothic facades and porticoes. It connects the Duomo (Cathedral) with Palazzo dei Trecento, the town hall.
The Fish Market
Dates from medieval times and is held on an island in the middle of Treviso's Sile River; this allows the remains of the day's trading to be flushed away.
San Nicolo Church
A Dominican church with impressive Sienese frescoes, including the works of Tommaso da Modena (1325-76). This 16th-century church contains interesting tomes and frescoes, including, on a wall of the chapter house, the first-ever depiction of eyeglasses in art. A magnificient tome (1500) by Antonio Rizzo is framed by a fresco of pageboys (c.1500) by Lorenzo Lotto.
A pleasing quarter with ancient palaces overhanging the water and a low stone bridge.
Civic Museum (Museo Civico)
Houses archaeological finds and a gallery displaying works by Titian, Bellini, and Tiepolo.
Bassano del Grappa
Located west of Treviso, Bassano del Grappa is a lovely town with arcaded squares and quaint alleyways lined with frescoed houses, and is noted for its ceramics, white asparagus, and the famous brandy known as Grappa.