Discover the best kept secrets of Treviso

24 May 2024
Written by
Sara Magro

Through the eyes of Sara Roka

Canadian born fashion designer Sara Roka has done her fair share of travelling before settling down in Treviso. From New York to Florence, Milan and Rome she has finally found her home in Treviso, a city moments from Venice. Her brand, strictly Made-in-Italy, is a reflection of her vibrant, ‘globetrotting’ personality and you can take a browse online or at one of the showrooms worldwide.

Why do you like Treviso?
Because Treviso is a small and magical city surrounded by greenery and waterways. It has the advantages of a small-sized city but carries an elegance and bourgeois charm. Despite its size, it’s located in a strategic point that makes it international, 20 minutes from Venice airport and 10 minutes from Treviso airport, which is a very important hub for the English.

A place to visit?
The Church of Santa Sofia in Piazza San Vito and, for those who love sports, I recommend a long walk in nature along the Sile River.

A secret to unveil?
The Monte di Pietà is a 14th-century building decorated with frescoes by Ludovico Fiumicelli, canvases by Ludovico Pozzoserrato, and precious gilded leathers from Cordova. A real gem!

A tour?
The Prosecco hills towards Conegliano, Follina and its abbey, Asolo and its fortress. Possagno and the Gipsoteca of Antonio Canova.

Best moment of the day?
A stroll through the stalls of the Treviso market. Its colors are an inspiration for my summer collections.

A relaxing break?
A sunset walk along the banks of the Sile with my beloved Miniature Schnauzer Milou.

An unforgettable experience?
A bike ride to the Lido di Venezia, going all the way to Chioggia with a fixed stop at the restaurant da Nane in Pellestrina.

The essence of Treviso?
The good life surrounded by art and beauty where sophistication manifests through understated elegance.

An unforgettable dish?
I love the legendary Osteria Al Castelletto in Pieve di Soligo, for the attention to detail in the environment and the quality of the food.

The drink?
Spritz, what else?

What to pack for a weekend?
Comfortable shoes for walking, pants/skirts to be comfortable sitting for an aperitif or a nice dinner.

The beach?
I suggest heading to the coast, in 45 minutes you’re in Jesolo.

How to feel like a local?
Go grocery shopping at the fruit and vegetable market to prepare dinner.

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