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Drinking in Veneto: PROSECCO - a Dry or Extra Dry white sparkling wine made from Glera ("Prosecco") grapes. Venetians consider Prosecco an ideal apperitivo or ombrette (pick-me-up). APEROL is the perfect aperitf. As coffee time, which is one of the main after-lunch ceremonies, the 'aperitivo' before the evening meal, its absolutely an adequate and enjoyed tradition since the Romans. APEROL SPRITZ - it's probably the most popular drink in Veneto. BEER is less popular in Italy, but exists. The best known Italian beer: "la Peroni". And finally GRAPPA - uniquely Italian drink, has been around since the Middle Ages. For generations, Italians have sipped this "firewater" after meals and even added a little to their morning espresso, to "correct" it.
The tits fontain was built in 16th century on the order of Alvise Da Ponte, who was the mayor of the Republic of Venice at that time. Idea came after a severe drought that struck the city of Treviso and the surrounding countryside. Originally the statue was placed inside the Praetorian Palace, then removed to other place several times until it took its place in little yard of Zignoli House. In honor of each new coming Mayor - fountain flowed red wine from one breast and white wine from another breast, and all citizens could drink for free for 3 days. You may see video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P573SqAWJDw
The town centre is a rambling maze of streets lined with arcaded walkways. Looking up, you'll see fragments of the painted frescoes which once decorated Treviso's houses. The town is circled by a town wall and by waterways. Treviso markets itself as a città d'acque - water is an important feature of the townscape. The river Sile runs to the south of the centre, and canals carry water around the town, lined with houses or grassy banks, weeping willows, waterwheels and little parks. The town's defensive walls, moat and imposing gateways are lovely.
Piazza dei Signori is the lively central square, lined with cafès. It is the classic Italian piazza, where people use to stroll around or sit outdoor at a bar table sipping a coffee, a glass of Prosecco wine or a spritz, pecking at the typical Venetian’s finger food, the so-called cicchetti, looking at people passing by...they say it is the Italians’ favourite passtime, isn’it?
St Nicolas Church 14th cent. The frescoes you see were painted by Tommaso da Modena (one of the best Renaissance painters) and the portraits in the chapel are by Laurenzo Lotto. There are also more portraits of Domenican monks in the chapter house also painted by Tommaso da Modena.
This is the Church of St Nicholas (San Nicolo') in the centre of Treviso. It was built in the 14th Century in the Romanesque-Gothic style. The frescoes were painted by Tommaso da Modena (one of the best Renaissance painters) and the portraits in the chapel are by Laurenzo Lotto. There are also more portraits of Domenican monks in the chapter house also painted by Tommaso da Modena.
Everywhere you go in Treviso - you see these shadows. After some research online I found that there are works of Mario Martinelli - artist, who was born in Treviso. Shadows made of net, unusual and pretty.
Rustic tavern in the heart of Treviso Fish Market. Home-made wine from huge dusted bottles, fresh fish fried in deep oil and palenta (its Veneto!)
Treviso changes at night tme: dark shoulders of churches props the sky, courtyards become mysterious, side tiny lanes are emptying and the light from lamps - warm and humid, envelops the houses and bridges with trembling golden haze and reflects in water of canals.
Lived in very special B&B in Treviso, called "Madam Upstairs". It's big apartment on the last floor of the old building, from head to toys designed in style of 70th. Psychodelic colors, collection of items and furniture from 70th and really very much upstairs.
He danced around us on the deck of the L.S.T.
One of the many independent stores dotted around the island. You could spend a whole day just wondering around getting lost in the maze of streets whilst popping into any random store along the way...
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