In this chapter we discuss one of the most characteristic and curious buildings in the historic center of Treviso, the Knights Loggia.
The Knights Loggia, is a characteristic 13th century Romanesque building of irregular shape, one of the many symbols of the political power of the nobles of Treviso. It is located in the historic center of the city, between via Martiri della Libertà and via Indipendenza, these two streets represent the ancient Cardo and the ancient Decumanus of what was a precious Roman forum. In particular, this structure was used as a meeting place to play chess or as a venue for the various conferences of the noble class.
The trapezoidal roof was supported, in the center, with an Istrian stone column and, on the sides, by one-piece live stone columns. On each wall there are five large round arches, resting on a brick parapet. Its interior was embellished over time with frescoes, which unfortunately overlapped following the aristocratic riots of the city.
Today the layers of plaster are ruined, but you can still admire some inscriptions in large Romanesque uncial characters, it is an ancient capital writing, used in the 8th century for Byzantine manuscripts and later around the 13th century for headings and titles.
The first representations are probably dated between 1276 and 1277, instead the second layer of decorations are from 1313 and 1314 approximately. The Knights Loggia is located a few steps from the prestigious Trecento Palace and from the city lounge in Signori Square.
◊ THE TREVISO PROVINCE ◊
Also known as Marca Trevigiana, is characterized by a predominantly flat and highly developed territory, but is also enriched by small reliefs to the north embroidered by the famous vines and by the Grappa mount massif that oversees the entire area. It is a territory to be explored and its beauty can be found everywhere: in the paintings of the famous Giorgione and Tiziano, in the cycle paths of Montello, in the historical taverns along the Prosecco wine route and, finally, in the isolated beaches along the course of the Piave river. Among these lands, rich in resources and pretty villages, we will consider the famous typical products, such as wines, the symbols of the wars that have plowed the territory and the large cities that enhance the area. Plan your holidays in the province of Treviso, our tips, and the evocative photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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