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Treviso is a city and commune in Veneto, northern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Treviso. The municipality has 82,206 inhabitants (2008), of whose about 3,000 live within the Venetian walls (le Mura), that is, the historical and monumental centre. Around 80,000 live in the urban centre proper. The city hinterland has a population of approximately 170,000.
As of September 2010, there are more than 150 CSers in Treviso. The local CS group (counting 202 members as of September 16, 2010) organises meetings and activities, in close collaboration with the Vicenza and Padova communities.
Local informal meetings are usually held on the 3 and 23 of the month, when local members and their guests unite, usually at the Ombreria. Other typical activities include meeting in the main squares to drink spritz, the local cocktail, and talk, pizza meetings or dinners at CS hosts' houses. Other CS events include tours of the nearby cities with lunch/pic-nic or attending major and lesser events in the Veneto area (such as the White nights, with free concerts and exhibitions).
Please, ask your host to keep you updated about local meetings through the local CS groups (Veneto, Treviso). You can also check the CS Veneto Google Calendar: the local community keeps it updated with all the upcoming events! Also, it might be a good idea to contact one or two active CS members to know if there is anything going on those days.
In case you should find yourself in an emergency situation like your expected host not being reachable, the hostel being full, or anything of the kind, (BUT NOT because you did not properly search for a couch), you will find some help on the Veneto SOS Group.
Treviso has its own airport, Antonio Canova, pretty close to the Venice Marco Polo and Verona airports. If you're arriving from the Marco Polo airport, take a connecting bus to Mestre (Venice mainland station), where you can take a train to Treviso (20 mins. approx.).
- Bus from Treviso airport to Treviso centre/train station and the other way around (ACTT bus line no.6): Mon. to Sat. and Sun. and national holidays
- Coach Service from Treviso airport to Mestre and Venice - Piazzale Roma and viceversa: ATVO
- Bus service from Venice airport to Venice - Piazzale Roma (ACTV bus line no.5)
- Bus service from Venice airport to Mestre railway station (ACTV bus line no.15)
- Coach Service Venice Marco Polo airport
On the A27 highway "Venezia-Belluno", take exits "Treviso Sud" (if coming from Venice Mestre) or "Treviso Nord" (if coming from Belluno) and follow the signs leading you to the city centre.
Treviso is also connected with Venice through the SS13 "Pontebbana" road, lined by beautiful green landscapes and ancient villas. A very good option for biking fans thinking of cycling holidays in the north-east of Italy.
Treviso can be reached in 30-35 minutes from Venice for €2,35. Padova is 50-60 minutes away. Travellers from most parts of Italy would have to change at Venice Mestre station, taking the line Venezia-Udine (about 20 minutes to get to Treviso station).
Check the website of Italian railways for timetables and fares.
Discovering the city on foot is very easy. The historic centre is actually quite small: it takes about 20 minutes to cross the walled town from North to South, and about 15 minutes from West to East. Most of the streets are narrow, with plenty of pictoresque alleys in the core of the town.
Treviso is served by a bus transportation system reaching every part of town. Buses are orange (older) or green/grey (newer) single deckers. Bare in mind that after 8:00pm the service is scarce, after 10:00pm is almost non-existent.
A 75-minute urbano ticket costs €1.00, while a suburbano ticket does €1.30: the first is valid within the municipality of Treviso only, while the second is to be bought when going to some neighbouring municipality (i.e., Paese, Quinto, Preganziol, Silea, Villorba, etc.). A 11-trip ticket can also be bought for €10 (urbano) and €13 (suburbano), with the same duration limit for the single trip.
The ticket must be validated every time you get on a bus, is personal and non-transferable.
Tickets are found in any tabaccheria (tobacconist) as well as in most kiosks and at the ACTT (the local bus company) office close to the railways station. Tickets can also be bought on the bus for €2.
Single day (€2.80) and week-end (€2.50) tickets are also availalble, being purchasable at the ACTT office only.
For prices and availability, please check ACTT website.
Cycling through the historic centre is easy, since there are relatively few cars bothering you. However, the bicycle will be really useful when visiting the surroundings or reaching some of the beautiful villas in the countryside.
Very worth mentioning is the Restera, a striking route going along the River Sile having already hosted 2 local CS bike events.
More info on more itineraries soon.
In the centre town there is a tourist office (IAT - Informazioni ed Accoglienza Turistica, Tourist Reception and Information), located in Via Toniolo, very close to Piazza S.Andrea. It provides information about Treviso and its province as well as guides, maps and brochures in different languages.
Address: Palazzo Scotti - Via S.Andrea, 3 — Phone: (+39) 0422 547632 — E-mail: email@example.com
Working hours: Mon 9:00am–1:00pm; Tue–Fri 9:00am–1:00pm, 2:00pm–6:00pm; Sat 9:00am–1:00pm, 3:00pm–6:00pm; Sun 9:30am–12:30pm, 3:00pm–6:00pm.
Inside the airport terminal, at the arrivals, there's an IAT info point with guides, maps and brochures.
Address: Via Noalese, 63 — Phone: (+39) 0422 263282 — E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 10:30am–3:00pm, 5:00pm–8:30pm; Tue 12:00pm–3:00pm, 4:30pm–9:30pm; Thu 4:30pm–9:30pm; Sat 12:00pm–3:00pm; close on Sundays.
A comprehensive list of the IAT points in the province of Treviso can be found here: IAT offices.
Guides are available in different languages at the IAT points in Via S.Andrea, 3 and at the Airport terminal (see the Visiting Treviso section).
We strongly recommend visiting nearby Asolo (reachable by car or bus), Castelfranco (by car, train or bus), Conegliano (same), and Portobuffolè (by car or bus), all found in the province of Treviso within 35–40 km from the capital.
There are several Internet points in the town. A comprehensive list can be found here: Google Maps - Internet Points in Treviso
Two of the city library sites are provided with free wireless connection only available for library members:
Ex-GIL - Via Luigi Giacomelli, 10; phone: 0422 658351; Internet availability: Mon–Fri 9:00am–7:30pm; Sat 9:00am–12:30pm; 10 terminals available; printing service available.
Sant'Antonino - Via S. Antonino, 192; phone: 0422 545342; Internet availability: Tue–Fri 3:00pm–6:00pm; 6 terminals available; printing service not available.
- Police: 113 (national) - (+39) 0422 577111 (Questura di Treviso - Via Carlo Alberto, 37)
- Carabinieri (other police militia): 112 (national)
- Medical emergency: 118
- Hospital: (+39) 0422-3221 (Piazza Ospedale, 1)
- Duty doctor: (+39) 0422 405100
- Fire brigade: 115 (national)