Hotel Ca' del Galletto, Treviso ****
The Hotel Ca' del Galletto is in a quiet residential location not far from the historic centre of Treviso. Treviso is a charming city, criss-crossed by canals that run alongside its ancient medieval streets. Elegant shops and fashionable restaurants abound and there is a real air of northern Italian hospitality... View hotel
Double rooms from €56
Hotel Continental, Treviso ****
This handsome four-star hotel in Italy was built in the 1950s but exudes an air of turn-of-the-century elegance with its distinctive period decoration and furnishings. The Continental Hotel, Treviso is situated in a convenient central location just a few minutes' walk from the railway station and close to the historic... View hotel
Double rooms from €65
Hotel Carlton, Treviso ****
Hotel Carlton is a lavish four-star hotel conveniently situated close to the centre of Treviso. The mainline railway station, from where visitors can travel to Venice in under half an hour, is just 300 metres from the hotel, and the city's financial and business district, with its offices and restaurants,... View hotel
Double rooms from €77
The capital of Treviso province, in Veneto region, Treviso is usually missed by tourists hot footing it to Venice. More fool them - this is a lovely old city, predating the Roman occupation and later assimilation by mighty Venice. Its early medieval importance is evidenced by the wealth of Gothic churches and fine public buildings. There is an attractive walled old town, and the appearance of the city rather belies the pounding it took in Allied raids towards the end of World War II - much of the city was rebuilt, so seamlessly that you have to look close to see the joins.
Sights include the late Romanesque church of San Francesco (1231-1270); the Loggia dei Cavalieri (meeting rooms built in 1276); and the Piazza dei Signori with the Palazzo di Podesta (15th century). A must-see is the 13th century Chiesa San Nicolo, not just for its superb mix of 13th century Venetian Romanesque and French Gothic architecture, but for its superb fresco cycle by Tommaso da Modena: these depict variously St Romuald, St Agnes and the Redemptor and St Jerome in His Study.
Other essential sights are the Romanesque Duomo (cathedral); the Piazza Rinaldi from the 12th and then 15th century; the Monte di Pieta and the Cappella dei Rettori, the former built to house Jewish moneylenders. See too the Ponte di Pria, or Stone Bridge, at the meeting of the Canal Grande and the Buranelli canals. Modern Treviso is an affluent industrial base, the home town of Benetton and DeLonghi.