Treviso is just 15 miles inland from Venice – but this busy provincial city seems very different from the world famous island tourist attraction. If you're considering hiring a car in Treviso, you'll soon find it stands amid the flat Veneto region of northern Italy, an area of long straight roads, old farms and picturesque vineyards. The city itself spreads across the plain with an ancient walled historic quarter at its heart. Modern Treviso houses the headquarters of leading fashion chains including Benetton, Sisley and Diadora. The A27 north-to-south motorway runs just to the east and the city traffic is helped by the SS13 inner ring road.