Treviso is a city to visit in every season, with the slow pace of those who want to savor every corner, discover original views, breathe the quiet city life. The heart of the city and the meeting place of the trevigiani is Piazza dei Signori with its Palazzo dei Trecento and the elegant Loggia dei Cavalieri.
The two rivers, Sile and Cagnan, wind through the streets and give a unique charm to the historic center enclosed by ancient walls. The porticoed houses with the beautiful frescoed facades that are reflected on the Buranelli canal and the Isola della Pescheria, created in the river Cagnan to house the fish market, tell the close relationship between Treviso and its waters.
Notable monument is the Cathedral which contains, inside the Malchiostro Chapel, the frescoes of Pordenone and the altarpiece with the Annunciation by Titian. Other artistic treasures are housed in the museum complex of Santa Caterina dei Servi di Maria, including the cycle of the stories of Sant'Orsola di Tommaso da Modena, and some works by G. Bellini, Lotto, Tiziano, J. Bassano. Also worth a visit is the Dominican church of San Nicolò, with the famous Sala del Capitolo frescoed by Tommaso da Modena. For art lovers, the appointment is in the Casa dei Carraresi, which in recent years has become home to prestigious international exhibitions. A city, in short, that can give magical moments to those who love to walk without rushing along the waterways, on the pebbles consumed by time and history to find themselves then seated in a tavern and small premises overlooking the squares to taste the delicacies of the Treviso land.
Among the beautiful medieval and Renaissance architecture, the ancient town of Treviso in Oderzo reveals the fragments of the glory of Opitergium, the renowned Roman Municipium. The traces of the past splendor constitute the wealth of one of the oldest archaeological museums in Italy, built in 1876, which is housed in the barchessa of Palazzo Foscolo and houses exhibits from pre-Roman, Roman and late antique times. The sixteenth-century building is also home to the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Pinacoteca dedicated to the artist opitergino Alberto Martini.
The charm of the discovery of the ancient origins of Oderzo does not end here: there are four archaeological sites that can be visited that offer highly suggestive experiences (by reservation and with guides authorized by the Archaeological Superintendence for Veneto), as the area of the Roman Forum, where they are preserved the remains of the forensic complex and a large domus and Via dei Mosaici, which takes its name from the ancient mosaic flooring of some houses. Finally, between Piazza Grande and Piazza Castello opens a tunnel through which you can see the remains of one of the two main axes of the city and a paving exposed to the wall.
But a visit to Oderzo reserves many other surprises, such as the discovery of the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista and the ancient Loggia Comunale. Lastly, Piazza Grande stands out, one of the most beautiful in the Veneto region for its particular stage shape and which every year hosts the famous "Opera in Piazza" Festival, an event with an international profile that attracts artists and enthusiasts from all over Europe.