Unlike other nearby cities which attract hordes of tourists, Trevi has managed to resist mass tourism.
Until 1860 when Italy united Trevi was part of the papal state. It sided with Perugia against Spoleto. Trevi is a follower of the slow movement and favours a tranquil pace of life by which siestas between 1 to 4 are a daily ritual that no one dares to go against. The surrounding countryside is carpeted in greenish grey olive trees which arguably produce the best olive oil in the country.
What to See and Do
Since the Roman epoch Trevi has given great importance to drama. Seeing a show at the Teatro Clitunno is still a popular evening activity.
There are vestiges of the Roman walls and the medieval wall that once ringed the historic centre.
The Museo della Civilità dell’ Ulivo displays all elements connected to olive oil production from past to present.
The Flash Art Museum houses modern art of different styles.
A volunteer run tourist information office located on Piazza Mazzini, Pro Loco, can guide tourists further about this beautiful town.
Where to Eat
The enchanting Vecchia Posta is housed where the post office used to be. Among other dishes it serves strangozzi, truffles and a memorable candied pear dessert with mint and chocolate sauce.
Maggiolini features a well priced menu which lists truffle dishes and homemade pasta. During the summer you can enjoy your meal al fresco.
How to Get to/from
BY TRAIN: to Perugia (duration: 1 hour, services: every hour), to Spoleto (duration: 15 minutes, services: every hour).