The town Istrana is situated in the middle of the province of Treviso. The history of Istrana and its neighbourhoods goes all the way back through ancient history and comprises a number of generations.
The origin of the name Istrana is the subject of various theories. The most reliable of these is that the town was named after an Ancient Roman farmer, Charta Histriana. As a sign of this area’s settlement in ancient times, there are a number of artefacts that date back to Ancient Rome and even pre-Roman times.
Istrana is also known for its military airport headquarters of the 51° Air Force Fleet, where the meteorological station of Treviso is located. On November 21, 1981, the track there hosted a race between Gilles Villenueve, driving a Ferrari 126 Ck, and Daniele Martinelli, in command of a F104S “Starfighter” jet. Other interesting sites in Istrana include the Casa Celsi, the 18th-century home of the Venetian Celsi family, as well as the Venetian villas here, Villa Lattes and Villa Moretti.
Info: Municipality of Istrana www.comune.istrana.tv.it