Relatively untouched by the throngs of tourists from nearby Venice, Treviso is an unspoiled, traditional Italian city. With fresco-painted medieval buildings, deep blue waterways, and countless local artisans, Treviso is a place to slow down and really absorb the culture. And with Venice and the incredible Dolomites both within striking distance, this could be the perfect home base for exploring Northern Italy. Did we mention that Treviso is also the home of prosecco, tiramisu, and Benetton? Let’s visit Treviso!
Visiting Treviso? Here’s What To Do
There’s really so much to do, this place could keep you busy for days. Here’s a list of our must-see’s when visiting Treviso.
Visiting Treviso? Admire the Architecture:
This medieval fortress is perched above the section of Treviso walls known as St. Paul’s bastion. Today more of a city symbol, Castello Romano was originally built to protect and monitor boats arriving in Treviso via the River Sile.
Piazza dei Signori
Find Piazza dei Signori, the beautiful plaza in the center of Treviso’s old town, and you’ve found the city’s heartbeat. Framed by some of Treviso’s most notable architecture, including the towering Palazzo della Prefettura, this is where the locals meet and play. Grab a seat at the legendary Da Pino Pizzeria, especially on Sunday evenings, and watch the Treviso come alive!
Fontana delle Tette
This peculiar fountain translates literally to “Fountain of Tits.” Amazingly enough, the statue once flowed with both red and white wine for Venetian celebrations.
Mosaic of Duomo Square
Just behind the Treviso Cathedral is a narrow passageway that leads to ancient floor mosaics, reminding of Treviso’s Roman legacy. Discovered and excavated in 1967, these rare mosaics are thought to be remains of an early Christian baptistery circular, and are nearly 1700 years old.
Visiting Treviso? Go for Hike!
The Venetian-built 16th-century walls surrounding Treviso’s old town were built for protection, but are now a favorite place for a good jog or walk. Lined with willow trees and watery canals, and home to numerous waterfowl and bunnies, the walls are a great way to get a lay of the land. Don’t miss the three gates of Treviso: Porta San Tomaso, Porta Santi Quaranta, and Porta Altinia.
Castello San Salvadore
One of the largest castles in Northern Italy, Castello San Salvadore is just an hour by bus or a half-hour by car from old town Treviso. For a nice, five hour hike through farmlands and prosecco vineyards, follow Via Sottocroda north and veer left onto the farm trail marked by gates. Follow the trail until connecting with Via Strada di Collato and take a left. Finish the hike with a dramatic approach to the castle’s gates.
Perhaps one of the most beautiful places on earth, the Dolomites are an incredible stretch of Italian Alps bordering Austria. For an amazing day of hiking, photography, and a little Italian-Austrian culture we highly recommend booking a day trip with the Treviso-based tour company Native Tracks.
Visiting Treviso? Book a Tour!
Visiting Treviso? You Gotta Eat!
We’ve eaten pizzas from around Italy and the rest of the world, but the pizzeria sitting in the heart of Treviso has won our vote for “Best Pizzeria on Earth.” We even favor these traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas over their counterparts in Naples. No visit to Treviso could be complete without a pizza from Da Pino!
La Cucina di Crema
Family-owned for generations, this gorgeous restaurant is surrounded by manicured gardens and sits among the foothills of Montello. With an ever-changing menu that features only the region’s best ingredients, a meal at La Cucina di Crema won’t be soon forgotten.
Yes, the Italian sparkling white wine known for tiny bubbles originates from the Treviso Province and should be treated as so. Any meal in Treviso without a carafe of this bubbly goodness should be frowned upon. So go ahead, eat, drink, and be happy!
Visiting Treviso? Bonus!
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Getting to Treviso
Getting to Treviso: FLY
If planned in advance, you can find reasonable direct flights to Treviso from most major cities in Europe for under $30. You can also find affordable international flights from Berlin for $14, Budapest for $26, Paris for $16, or London for $18 with our favorite flight search site, Skyscanner.
Treviso Flight Deals
Getting to Treviso: TRAIN
Trains throughout Europe are a great option. You’ll avoid lines at the airport, enjoy beautiful scenery, and the trains are typically very comfortable. If you’re coming from any other city in Italy we highly recommend traveling by train. However, if you’re traveling from another European country we still recommend flying, due to the overall cost and journey time. For example, the train route from Munich is $76+ for the 7-hour trip.
Getting to Treviso: BUS
Buses are not our favorite mode of travel.. The seats are generally cramped, the ride is bumpy, and departure/arrival times can be unpredictable. Bus travel is generally less expensive and the ride from Rome is just $30, but the trip to Treviso takes over 9 hours.
Airport to Treviso City Center
Fly into Treviso Airport(Treviso-Sant’Angelo Airport) which is located about 3 miles from Treviso’s City Center. How will you get there?
From Treviso Airport:
Purchase tickets for about $1.50 on the bus, from the Arrivals hall ticket office, or via SMS by texting MOM to the number 4850208. Find the bus stop to the right of the airport exit on Via Noalese, and get off at Stazione FS AKA the Treviso Railroad Station.
A white, metered-taxi will have you to the city center in about 10 minutes for roughly $16. Uber is not currently available in Treviso.
Getting around in Treviso
Taxis are readily available in Treviso, especially near the airport or train station. You can also hail a taxi by SMS or Taxi App. For instructions and fare rates, check out the Taxi Treviso website.
Walkscore.com gives Treviso a score of 99, calling it a “Walker’s Paradise”. We also found this to be true and highly recommend walking in Treviso.
With thirteen lines and affordable rates, Treviso’s Mobilita di Marca bus system is a good option for getting around in Treviso. Check the website for a full list of routes and rates.
Where To Stay in Treviso:
Where To Stay in Treviso: HOTELS
With prices ranging from $44-$215/night, from budget to luxury, you’re sure to find the right hotel in Treviso. We’ve found some great hotel deals using Priceline’s sister site, Agoda.com.
Treviso Hotel Deals
Where To Stay in Treviso: HOSTELS
With just six hostels in Treviso, you should probably book ahead. Prices generally range from $20-$41, depending on your choice of private or ensuite room. Hostelworld always has great deals, especially in Treviso:
Treviso Hostel Deals
Where To Stay in Treviso: AIRBNB
We love using Airbnb. From private rooms to entire homes, Airbnb is represented in all parts of Treviso. The average Airbnb price in Treviso is only $67/night, and we particularly enjoyed our stay at Brick House Treviso. If you’re a first timer to Airbnb, use our coupon for $35 off your first night’s stay.
Where To Stay in Treviso: NEIGHBORHOODS
Treviso is a small, walled city that’s filled to the brim with art galleries, boutique shopping, and excellent restaurants. The entire area is very walkable, so you should be pleased with any location within the old city walls.
Treviso Travel Tips:
Treviso Travel Tips: Tipping
Tipping in Italy is not customary but is always appreciated. At restaurants check your bill, there is sometimes a 10-15% service charge, and some will even charge extra for things like plates and silverware. At hotels, leave $1-$2 per day and for taxi drivers, round up.
Treviso travel tips: Money
Italy’s national currency is the Euro and is currently exchanging at .95Euro to $1USD. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATM machines are readily available.
Treviso travel tips: Insurance
Traveling to Treviso is exciting and safe, but you never know when some good travel insurance could come in handy. World Nomads offers the best coverage in the business, is affordable, and is quick to act should something go wrong. For more info, check out our recent World Nomads blog post.