The large Feudal Estates
Enchanting walled towns with their characteristic architecture make the province of Treviso an ideal place to visit and stay if you are interested in discovering more about the charms of the mediaeval and Renaissance eras. Spending a weekend visiting the castles and the ruins of the embattled towers or keeps, and the defensive works that are scattered all over the territory is tantamount to immersing oneself in history, though not so much learning about it as from textbooks at school but rather ‘experiencing’ it: ideal for revitalizing the spirit. There is also Asolo, the little gem of a town so praised by the poets that with its ‘Rocca’,or stronghold, and ‘one hundred horizons’ dominates the hills and surrounding green meadows, and Castelfranco Veneto, nestling in a setting of turreted walls which over the years has managed to combine its necessary fortifications with a marked sense of business.
Vittorio Veneto, which was founded from the merging of the two old towns of Ceneda and Serravalle, is associated with some of the most significant moments of Italy’s history while Conegliano, still today made up of both the original settlement of Castelvecchio and the suburb that has grown up around it, is also very interesting.
There is also Oderzo, an archeological site that was significant for trade and commerce, which still conserves traces of its important Roman past and Portobuffolè, a small fortified town that emerges from a loop in the river Livenza.
Lastly there is Treviso, the chief town of the "gioiosa et amorosa", province that was founded on a island in the river Sile which subsequently became a Roman ‘municipium’. Known as ‘the painted town’ for its many houses with frescoed façades, over the years Treviso has taken good care of those decorous expressions of art which have contributed to its refined and elegant aspect.
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Photo: Municipality of Susegana