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The City Walls, Treviso: 2 reviews and 4 photos
Treviso has been fortified since its early days, when it was an important Roman Settlement.
The walls seen today date from the 16th century. Under orders from the Venetian Republic, they were re-inforced and enlarged during the time of Fra' Giocondo and later Bartolomeo D' Alviano. Treviso was seen as an important land defence for Venice.
The walls spread for nearly 4km, with circular keeps and 3 important gateways into the city- These being ; San Tommaso, Santi Quaranta and Altinia.
The River Sile flows by the walls, giving a moat - like appearance.
It is quite a pleasant walk (or jogging route- there were plenty of people pounding the pathway), around the perimeter walls, there are marked cycle lanes too.
At the time of my visit, it was a lovely crisp December day with blue skies and sunshine- so perfect for enjoying the views of the river.
Although a busy road runs parallel, it wasn't too difficult to 'shut out' the traffic noise.
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