15 Facts About Treviso


Treviso is a city and comune in the Veneto region of northern Italy.

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Treviso is known for being the original production area of Prosecco wine and radicchio, and is thought to have been the origin of the popular Italian dessert Tiramisu.

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Treviso is rarely mentioned by ancient writers, although Pliny writes of the Silis, that is the Sile River, as flowing ex montibus Tarvisanis.

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Treviso went through a demographic and economic decline similar to the rest of Italy after the fall of the Western Empire; however, it was spared by Attila the Hun, and thus, remained an important center during the 6th century.

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Immediately after the Gothic Wars, Treviso fell under the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna until 568 AD when it was taken by the Lombards, who made it one of 36 ducal seats and established an important mint.

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Treviso joined the Lombard League, and gained independence after the Peace of Constance .

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In 1214, Treviso was the scene of the Castle of Love that turned into a war between Padua and Venice.

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Struggles between Guelph and Ghibelline factions followed, with the first triumphant in 1283 with Gherardo III da Camino, after which Treviso experienced significant economic and cultural growth which continued until 1312.

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Treviso notary and physician Oliviero Forzetta was an avid collector of antiquities and drawings; the collection was published in a catalog in 1369, the earliest such catalog to survive to this day.

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The waterways were all navigable and "barconi" would arrive from Venice at the Port of Treviso pay duty and offload their merchandise and passengers along Riviera Santa Margherita.

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Treviso was taken in 1797 by the French under Mortier, who was made duke of Treviso.

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Austrian rule continued until Treviso was annexed with the rest of Veneto to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866.

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Climate in Treviso has mild differences between highs and lows, and has adequate rainfall year-round.

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Treviso is home to several notable Italian sport teams, thanks to the presence of the Benetton family, who owns and sponsors:.

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Treviso is a popular stop on the professional cyclo-cross racing circuit and served as the site of the 2008 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships.

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