The charm of Treviso is a combination of many aspects that make this beautiful Venetian town unique with an enviable quality of life. It is not only its canals that make it a miniature Venice. Nor the vital atmosphere of its bars, which at the aperitif time overflow with glasses of spritz.
Among the peculiarities of the city there are also some
fountains with a very particular history
. So, in the search for
, why not let yourself be guided by its fountains? We are confident that - on the trail of their stories - you will find the home of your dreams.
THE FOUNTAIN OF THE BOOBS
Let's start with the most famous, the most characteristic. It is
the fountain of the boobs
, of which a modern copy is placed in the courtyard of
. The original one, however, dates back to 1559, when Treviso was hit by a severe drought.
Then the mayor of the Republic of Venice ordered the construction of a marble fountain depicting a woman with a bare chest clutching her breast. But the characteristic loved by Treviso was not so much nudity as the tradition of letting white and red wine gush from each breast, to celebrate the election of a new Podestà. Today, unfortunately, it only offers water.
FOUNTAIN OF THE THREE FACES
Tre Visi, Treviso. The city's toponym is evident, and refers to the ancient formation of the city, made up of three primitive nuclei. This fountain is located in front of the Town Hall, and is characterized by the three faces carved in stone. On the lower basin, however, four lion heads are carved.
Piazza San Leonardo has been hosting this elegant ornamental fountain, entirely in marble, consisting of three oval-shaped tubs of different sizes since 1929. The central basin is supported by four dolphins, while the upper one by a column decorated with lictor friezes.