Sunday, August 24, 2014
When I went to Italy two years ago, the second week of the trip was spent in Treviso staying with my friend Janet's nephew Steve. He was working there on a temporary assignment. Treviso is a city in the Veneto area and is the capital of the Province of Treviso. It sits in the heart of an industrial area where much of Italy's manufacturing takes place.
Treviso is a walled city and the photo above shows one of the old gates that led inside. There are about 3,000 residents who live within the walls but, there are some 80,000 that make up the entire urban center.
The city is the home of the Limited Colors of Benetton clothing company and it's flagship store is pictured above. It is also the home of the Pinarello Bicycle company, the elite brand of bicycles used by famous racers around the world.
Another of the city's claims to fame is that it's the birthplace of the dessert known as Tiramisu. In fact, it was invented at the restaurant picture above, Ristorante Beccherie. We had lunch there one day and I must say it was one of the very best meals I had in Italy. I ordered the pasta with pesto and that had to be the freshest and most delicious pesto I've ever had. No, I didn't have the Tiramisu. I don't care for the taste of coffee so any dessert that has coffee in it is avoided by me.
I'll post some more photos from Treviso next Sunday.