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Continental Drifter is the Alan Skyrme Photography blog first established in 2004 under the banner Continental Drift. In it we publish snippets about nutrition, information about fruit and food, articles about travel experiences, travel reviews and other related notes.

Treviso, Veneto

Piazza dei Signori, looking towards the Bar Beltrame. The original Fontana delle Tette is visible above the stepson the right).

Piazza dei Signori, looking towards the Bar Beltrame. The original Fontana delle Tette is visible above the stepson the right).

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.

Road running along the top of the city wall

Road running along the top of the city wall

Canals run through the city, as do small rivers that in some cases run under houses.

Residential apartments, houses and gardens sit next to the River Sile

Residential apartments, houses and gardens sit next to the River Sile

In some parts, the waterways are reminiscent of those in Venice.

Waterways running through the city add colour and interest for visitors to explore.

Waterways running through the city add colour and interest for visitors to explore.

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

Modern version of the Fontana delle Tette. The original is broken but on display at Bar Beltrame.

Modern version of the Fontana delle Tette. The original is broken but on display at Bar Beltrame.

Apart from the historic buildings, shops, restaurants and coffee shops, there are also parks that make exploration of this old town a pleasurable experience.

Bastioni San Paolo

Bastioni San Paolo

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.

 

Statue of Mario del Monaco

Statue of Mario del Monaco

Teresona, monument to the fallen, Piazza Indipendenz

Teresona, monument to the fallen, Piazza Indipendenz

Piazza dei Sihnori

Piazza dei Sihnori

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.

 

Santa Margherita bridge over the River Sile

Santa Margherita bridge over the River Sile

View of the River Sile from St Martin bridge

View of the River Sile from St Martin bridge

House and garden on the River Sile

House and garden on the River Sile

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.

 

 

River Sile looking towards the Canale Cagnan

River Sile looking towards the Canale Cagnan