Numerous artifacts bear witness to the presence of human settlers in Quinto as far back as the Bronze Age; the majority of these objects are currently hosted in Treviso’s Civic Museum. The area also saw the development of a florid settlement during the Roman period, which was partly due to the nearby municipium of Treviso.
The municipality’s name suggests its ancient origins. It refers to a rest-stop or switching station located five miles from the city. For a long period of time, this served as an important arterial road, most likely, the Sarmazia. Slightly further down, you’ll find the Municipality of Morgano which hosts the town of Settimo. ‘Treviso’ was added to its name in order to avoid confusion with other municipalities with a similar name. The hamlet remained isolated and its importance diminished when its vital center was moved south toward the banks of the Sile.
For centuries, the town’s economy was deeply linked to this river, primarily with regards to milling activities. Interestingly, the Serenissima Republic worked to strengthen Quinto’s agricultural economy. Numerous land owners settled in the area and built extraordinary villas. One of the territory’s most significant architectural gems is the Villa Ciardi. In addition to its noteworthy architecture, the villa is renowned for hosting a famed Venetian family of painters including Giuseppe (Beppe) Ciardi, from whom the villa got its name.
Info: Municipality of Quinto di Treviso www.comune.quintoditreviso.tv.it