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The most common images people have of Veneto, range from the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, to the Basilica del Santo in Padua, passing through the Arena in Verona... However Veneto offers visitors much more.
To discover this region you need to visit the small towns, the countryside to know the human and cultural life of one of the richest -- historically and economically, regions in Italy and in Europe.
Discover the multitude of small-medium sized industries that produce items greatly appreciated worldwide (fashion and accessories, wine, furnitures), in most part of cases craft-based.
Discover hundreds of villas and historic building throughout the region.
Veneto offers unique landscapes, think to the wonderful Dolomites mountain chain. Veneto is also therapeutic and medicinal waters of spas such as Recoaro and the Terme Euganee and more... (View Images of Veneto)

Cities

-Venice: Details about Venice....

-Verona- It is famous in the world especially for its Roman Arena (1st century A.D). But Verona is rich in Churches which store museums of paintings and sculpture as well as being architectural monuments. Verona is also known in the world because of Shakespeares tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The Juliet's House that according to the legend was the house where Juliet the most famous of all Shakespeares heroines, lived. It probably dates back to the 13th century. (photos of Verona).

-Padua- The origins of Padua (Padova in Italian) are very ancient. It became a Roman Municipium in 45 B.C.
Padua remained one of the most important centres in the artistic field at least till the mid fifteenth century due the presence of Giotto (In the Scrovegni Chapel frescoes produced by Giotto 1302-1305), Donatello and Mantegna.
The Basilica of St. Anthony, icon of Padua, is a construction dated 13th century, in Romanesque-Gothic style; it contains the body of St. Anthony.
University of Padua was founded in 1222 and with the universities of Bologna , La Sorbonne (Paris) and the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), it is one of the oldest universities in the world. It attractes students from all over world. (photos of Padua).

-Vicenza Vicenza is the city of Palladio (Andrea di Pietro della Gondola, known as Andrea Palladio); it was included in the UNESCOs World Heritage list due its Palladian architectural treasures.

-Lake Garda- Main resorts on Veneto side: Garda, Peschiera del Garda, Malcesine, Bardolino, Torri di Benago.

-Treviso- Main sights: Piazza dei Signori with the Palazzo del Podestà, the Duomo, the Loggia dei Cavalieri, Piazza Rinaldi, Ponte di Pria, churches of San Francesco (late Romanesque-early Gothic) and of San Nicoḷ (13th cent. Venetian Romanesque). (photos of Treviso).
Main centers in the surroundings: Asolo, Montebelluna, Castelfranco Veneto, Cittadella, Bassano del Grappa.

Natural sights

- Mountains: Dolomites (with its top-class mountain resorts), Asiago Sette Comuni, Mount Grappa.
- Sea: Caorle, Bibione, Jesolo Lido, river Po delta.
- Lake: Lake Garda.
- Rivers: Piave, Brenta, Adige, Po.

Cultural, Gastronomic and more...

Spas:Recoaro and the Terme Euganee.
Gourmet itineraries, popular feasts and local markets.
Craft and shopping itineraries for fashion and accessories, wines in outlet-factories craft-based.












 
 
 
 

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