Treviso Travel Guide
Italy Travel / Gadgets / Toilets / Bathrooms / → All Tags
There isn't much to be said for the public bathrooms in Italy. Some don't even have toilets, but rather a hole with two spots for your feet. Trust us, this contraption takes squatting to a newly unpleasant level. It's pretty much pee at your own risk.
And it's not just dive bars and gas stations with squat-a-rific bathrooms. We've seen discotheques and restaurants with the same, er, technology.
All potty talk aside, Italy does have one fantastic bathroom invention, which we came across at a Treviso nightclub, Amami. It's a pay-per-use hair dryer and straightener! Finally, someone is thinking clearly.
The gizmo costs 2 per use and we assume you get just enough minutes of power to sexy up your mane--or dry your pant legs.
No Italian prostitutes fell victim to hit and run accidents this week in Treviso and we owe it all to clearly marked road signs. But not so clear is the neon sign atop a warehouse just past prostitue alley. It simply reads F.A.R.T. Spa.
Neither a day spa nor a place that freely promotes flatulence, the dingy building actually houses Europe's leading manufacturer of transformers for neon technology.
F.A.R.T. (Fabbrica Apparecchiature Radioelettriche Treviso), has posted the secret to its international success on its website: It's a combo of a family-owned "special formula" and "patented vacuum sealing system." Heh.
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Il Terraglio is the stretch of road between the Province of Venice and the uber conservative city of Treviso. By day the road is seemingly unassuming, lined with your typical Italian trattorie, coffee shops, and villas. But by night it's a sexed-up superhighway filled with prositutes.
On a recent drive back from Venice we counted thirty-five in a 2-mile radius at which point we felt slightly violated for even being on the same pavement, not to mention they were getting picked up left and right. Eww. Suddenly there it was, this salty sign provocatively posted along the street. In English it says, WATCH OUT FOR PROSTITUTES.