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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
Just someone's garden. Lovely!
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.
The town is circled by waterways and Treviso calles itself a "città d'acque". The river Sile runs to the south of the centre, and canals carry water around the town. Treviso doesn't pretend being alike Venice, it's very different in appearance and in character too.
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.
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.
TRE VISO means = THREE FACES.
I like to watch people. Here - girls and dogs were walking and performing. Suddenly their dogs seen another big dog, girls turned after them and mentoned handsome guy - the dog's owner (out of frame), who set near high table with his beer. I took few photos of the event, it's one of them.
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. Probably the most popular drink in Veneto is APEROL SPRITZ - coctail contains Aperol, sparkling Prosecco wine (similar to champagne), splash of soda and slice of orange. For inspiration look: http://www.aperol.com
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.
Lunch at La Tavalo Italian Restaurant.
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...