Treviso rises on average Venetian plain. With the rebirth of the year One Thousand Treviso experienced a remarkable development, expanding in size and enriched with monuments and palaces that earned it the name of "Urbs Picta". "Treviso living" became synonymous with pleasure life, quoted by Dante Alighieri, the city grew by acquiring one of the first Universities (1321) of what, at the time, was called Marca Trivigiana (a good part of current Veneto). Treviso, linked to a long religious and monastic tradition, preserves inside the walls ancient churches and monasteries, such as Church of San Francesco, which preserves inside the tombs of a Dante Alighieri and Francesco Petrarca's sons, Church of San Nicolò (XIV century), bigger than Duomo, with an important cycle of frescoes by Tomaso da Modena inside. Piazza dei Signori, with Palazzo dei Trecento, is the heart of cultural, historical and social city center. To the north are Palazzo del Podestà (15th century) and characteristic Civic Tower. Not far away, at the beginning of via Calmaggiore, was once Fontana delle Tette, then removed and currently conserved under the loggia of Palazzo dei Trecento. Loggia dei Cavalieri is an example of Romanico Trevigiano with Byzantine influences, while Ponte de Pria (stone bridge) is an ancient system of locks designed to flood the surroundings of Treviso for defensive purposes. Latin Quarter, near the confluence of Sile and Cagnan Grande, was built by the architect Paolo Portoghesi, restoring the former Hospital of Santa Maria dei Battuti and today houses the city's university complex. Historic center is still partially enclosed by Cinta Muraria built in 1509, Porta San Tommaso is the most majestic of the three gates (1518); the 33 fountains still present inside the walls were installed for domestic use. Among the museums, in addition to the exhibition center of Palazzo dei Trecento, there are Ca 'dei Carraresi and Palazzo Bomben, Civic Museums, Ethnographic Museum of Houses Piavone and Diocesan Museum. In the city there is one of the major national festivals dedicated to ancient organ music, "International Organ Festival" and "International Guitar Festival of the two cities of Treviso - Rome". Among the culinary specialties, in addition to dishes based on Radicchio Trevigiano, famous Baccalà alla Trevigiana and very famous Tiramisù, born for the first time in the restaurant "Alle Beccherie". Prosecco is certainly the most famous white wine.