An historic town, Treviso's roots date back to the pre-Christian Roman era. The walls of the city are bounded by the river Sile that runs to the south side and the river Botteniga that runs to the north.
Canals run through the city, as do small rivers that in some cases run under houses.
In some parts, the waterways are reminiscent of those in Venice.
The centre of Treviso has the Duomo, Treviso's cathedral, some lanes with shops, the famous Fontana delle Tette - both the original, encased in glass, and the modern replacement
Apart from the historic buildings, shops, restaurants and coffee shops, there are also parks that make exploration of this old town a pleasurable experience.
The majority of traffic runs outside the town walls which makes the town relatively quiet and free of noise pollution.
My favourite place for a coffee (corretto!) is in Bar Beltrame, next to the Municipal building (Prefecture) on Piazza dei Signori. The only issue is in sharing tables with, and risk of bombardment by, the local pigeons!
Plenty of sights to see in the town.
The river Sile offers a couple of promenades to walk along just a short way from the town centre: the Riviera Santa Margherita and Riviera Garibaldi. The river has small parks on either side where one can sit in the shade, relax, paint or read. Residential and university buildings also line the river which, on one corner of Treviso, is overlooked by the Bastioni San Paolo, not far from where the Sile is joined by the Canale Cagnan.
How to get there
Treviso has its own airport which also supports Venice's Marco Polo international airport. There is a bus service that runs between the two airports and into the centre of Treviso.
The road from Venice / Mestre passes Marco Polo airport and goes to Treviso. Journey time is about 40 minutes by car.
There is also a train from Venice / Mestre to Treviso which takes about 30 minutes.