Piazza dei Signori
Piazza dei Signori
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,902 contributions
Apr 2021
Piazza dei Signori, one of the most evocative and vital spaces in Padua, one of the symbolic squares of its history but also of its lively and active present. Extremely nice and interesting square. There is a lot of charm and magical energy. Piazza dei Signori in the morning is a real meeting point for those who want to make a purchase in the many shops or linger among the stalls to browse among the goods on display, but from the afternoon, when the street vendors close their business, the square changes dress, dresses in harmony, leaving free the glimpse of the arcades. Piazza dei Signori still maintains its role as a city lounge today, with elegant shops, the traditional market and the beauty of the monuments that crown and complete the scenery. The square has a rectangular shape. The houses that surround it - of various eras and styles - rise for the most part on arcades of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Some still bear medieval and Renaissance decorations. The square was born in the fourteenth century with the demolition of an ancient neighborhood that extended in front of the churchyard of the church of San Clemente, the result of those urban rearrangements promoted by Ubertino Da Carrara. The opening of the square was conceived to give importance to the eastern approach to the tower and palaces, Reggia Carrarese (a complex of buildings built by the Carrares, lords of Padua, within the medieval city walls, as their own residence) that were built. Piazza dei Signori is enclosed along the two major sides between two wings of porticoed houses, elegantly enriched by terraces with ancient wrought iron balconies, and then bounded by the Church of S.Clemente and the Palazzo del Capitanio, with the Clock Tower whose portico leads to Corte Capitaniato and the nearby square of the same name, where the Castle of the Carraresi, lords of Padua, once stood and where now there is the Liviano building, seat of the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, with rooms painted by Altichiero. On the southern side stands the elegant Loggia del Consiglio or Gran Guardia, the sixteenth-century building where the city's Major Council met, of which we can appreciate the recent restoration, which took place with the contribution of the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation.
Written July 19, 2021
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,950 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This fabulous town has lots of beautiful squares but this is probably the jewel in the crown. We were lucky enough to have a meal in it in one of the many beautiful restaurants and that gave us time to fully appreciate it.

Dating back to centuries, many of the buildings are quite simple but very ground and impressive. It is notable how clean and well maintained the area is.

Also lined with expensive boutiques and so on it really is a nice place to spend some time and just soak up the atmosphere.
Written June 11, 2022
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,575 contributions
Aug 2021
Despite this relatively small historic piazza is the most important square in Treviso, ordinary local people still dominate the place. Very few tourists or those who can afford steep prices.

The Palazzo dei Trecento and Prefettura flank the square, while the Torre Civica can be seen high above. These originally were administrative buildings (not religious) that over time were enlarged and changed (growing -as it were- with the notorious Italian bureaucracy). The foundations of these structures were laid in 1400s, perhaps even earlier, but the buildings got their definite appearance during the mid 1700s.

Overall a pleasant captivating site to visit.
Written August 31, 2021
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novosadjani
Novi Sad, Serbia7 contributions
Dec 2012 • Couples
A large number of tourists visiting Italy, especially Rome, Venice, Florence, Verona. All the world knows the historical and cultural treasures of Venice, Rome, Padua, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Siena ...
Fewer tourists visit a beautiful city Trevisoat the confluence of Sila and Botteniga rivers. Treviso, a city with a rich historical past may have more charm than the previously mentioned cities. Treviso is crisscrossed by canals and river Sila, there are a lot of small bridges, in the center of town there is a waterfall. In the old part of the city's cultural program every building slightly, summer (and winter) from every window is descending cascades of flowers. Duomo (St. Peter), church St. Nicholas and a couple of churches, a theater right are historic treasures.
Piazza dei Signori is a wonderful space with charming restaurant Signore and Signori where you can drink excellent espresso, eat a delicious cake or pasta.
University Center is located on the banks of the river Sila is the foundation of a certain Count, is a part of the Padua university
Force rivers and canals are the most beautiful experience of Treviso with immaculately clean water on which float swans and ducks, bridges and promenade.
The population is very friendly, and there are plenty of interesting restaurants and shops for discerning. Treviso has city railway station and bus station not far from core and its own airport. By bus or by train will soon arrive to Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Verona.
Treviso is a city attractive to tourist vist and for permanent residence.
Written January 10, 2013
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Marianna Stefani
Sydney, Australia94 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Beautiful Square in the heart of the historical district. Countless bars and shops surround the place, making it perfect to visit for social or shopping purposes
Written January 21, 2020
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BigStew
Sunderland, UK53 contributions
May 2015
We used the city of Treviso as a base for visiting Venice as the prices of hotels in Venice were astronomical due to the bienniale. The train takes only 20/30 minutes and is regular from early until 11 when it stops for a couple of hours. Do not use bus as much more expensive and takes much longer. Good restaurant in this piazza.
Written September 25, 2015
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m4ttys
London, UK58 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
Me and a friend went to Italy in the summer, and the purpose of the trip was to visit Venice. However, we stayed in Treviso which is just outside of Venice (short train journey). I am so glad we did as Treviso was beautiful to visit, especially the Piazza. Here we had dinner and some drinks one evening, followed by shopping in the streets just around the Piazza. I would recommend any tourists visiting Venice to make a trip to Treviso and take in the beauty of the town.
Written November 6, 2013
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SGrol
Haarlem, The Netherlands50 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
There are some nice places to eat and the waiters are quick and friendly. I could spend the whole afternoon there watching people walk by.
Written May 2, 2012
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Peter B
Valletta, Malta227 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This place is the centre of attraction in Treviso, and sitting in the square watching people whilst having a cool Campari Spritz is a good way to spend a sunny morning or afternoon. This besides the history that you can feel oozing out of every corner of this beautiful Piazza. The people of Treviso are extremely polite and kind and all the restaurants we visited were a joy to visit. There are two very good restaurants here that are always full of people and the nearby Loggia is another buzz of activity where you can enjoy a drink or two and partake of a platter of appetizers.
Written October 25, 2018
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Thomas L
Bel Air, MD24 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
Great for. Relaxing with a cappuccino or glass of wine also 2 nice restaurants. It is also close to shopping, the Duomo, and scenic paths along the canals.
Written April 26, 2016
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