Veneto

Discovering the “winged lion”

Veneto means beautiful and unique cities such as Venice and Verona, the spectacle of the Dolomites, art, history, ancient traditions and food and wine just waiting to be discovered. Among the many artistic itineraries offered by the region, one should not miss a tour of the gently rolling Berici hills to the south of Vicenza, an area which over the centuries has seen the construction of magnificent aristocratic residences.

By car, it is possible to explore extraordinary villas, some Palladian, set in an equally beautiful natural landscape. However, Veneto also means long, attractive and well-equipped beaches, magnificent countryside and entertainment. The Veneto seaside, with its sandy beaches, highly efficient facilities, great gastronomic traditions and numerous bars, clubs and restaurants responds to the needs and expectations of even the most demanding visitors, whether Italian or foreign.

In the towns along the coast, easily accessible from the major road networks in the Region, it is possible to combine rest and entertainment, sport and relaxation, breathing in the fresh air, far from the chaos of the city. The wide beaches sloping down gently to the sea are ideal above all for families and children, while at the same time the sports facilities of all kinds are capable of satisfying the needs of young people. There are several attractive seaside resorts along the almost one hundred kilometres of beaches, each with its own character, the result of small details, nuances and local traditions. One of these is Bibione, a more recent addition to the panorama of international tourist resorts, where the natural environment combines well with modernity.

The cycle paths, the splendid seaside promenade and the wealth of sports facilities make Bibione the ideal place for a range of activities, including football, tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, swimming, mini golf, athletics and sailing. Continuing our journey, further south we find the old town of Caorle. The origins of the town date back to ancient times and it is now one of the most versatile seaside resorts in Veneto, with its own unmistakeable character. Having passed beyond the mouth of the River Piave, after Porto Santa Margherita and Eraclea Mare we reach Lido di Jesolo. With its 500 hotels, 15 thousand villas, houses and flats and around ten campsites it is undoubtedly the most important tourist resort in Veneto.

Just a short distance from Venice and its magnificent islands, we find Cavallino, the most important “open-air” tourist resort in Europe. Every aspect of town and cultural planning has been organised with a view to open-air tourism and the result is an extremely diversified range of facilities, always characterised by the maximum comfort and freedom.

 

La Stella di Natale sullo sfondo dell’Arena (foto Regione Veneto)

VERONA, THE CITY OF ROMEO AND JULIET

Famous for Shakespeare’s tragedy, this Scaligero city is renowned throughout the world for its monuments. Not far from the city, Lake Garda, the Lessinia mountains and Monte Baldo are just some of the attractions offered by the area.

Palazzo del Corno (www.trevisoinfo.it)

DISCOVERING THE ROMAN CITY OF TARVISIUM

The history of Treviso began in Roman times, reaching its maximum splendour in the medieval era. The whole Treviso area contains a wealth of historic, artistic and architectural treasures, which have made it popular with many famous figures.

Piazza delle Erbe

PADUA, THE CITY OF THE FAMOUS SAINT

With its rich artistic heritage, this Veneto city is famous for the art works of Giotto. The province of Padua is characterised by its varied nature, thermal waters and towns with a wealth of history and monuments.

Fototeca ENIT, Sculture sul Lungomare foto di Gino Cianci (www.enit.it)

Caorle

This town in Veneto is unequalled as a holiday destination for its its 18 kilometres of beaches, hotels, holiday apartments, tourist resorts, campsites and boat moorings.

La Chiesa di San Vincenzo e il palazzo del Monte della Pietà

VICENZA AND THE GENIUS OF PALLADIO

The artistic city which saw the development of the activities of the famous architect is strongly characterised by his style. The whole of the countryside around Vicenza is dotted with sumptuous residences, historic and tourist sites, for those who enjoy relaxing cultural holidays.

Il Duomo di Belluno

BELLUNO, A CITY ENCLOSED BETWEEN MOUNTAIN PEAKS

A closer look at the most northerly province in Veneto. Belluno and its province offer enchanting scenery and tourist attractions throughout the year.

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Bibione

With its clear sea, sandy beaches, efficient services, a lagoon ecosystem still intact, cuisine from veneto and other irresistible facets, Bibione is able to satisfy the most demanding tourist, at the same time assuring complete respect for the environment.

Piazza San Marco

VENICE, THE CITY ON THE WATER

This unique city in the Veneto region is characterised by a very special relationship between water and the dry land. The beauty of Venice lies precisely in this distinctive relationship and the whole city should be considered a work of art, a treasure chest inside which there are genuine pearls.

Piazza Umberto Merlin (www.virtualveneto.it)

ROVIGO AND THE VENETO PLAIN

In Rovigo towers and bell towers alternate with old palaces and monuments. The city lies in the picturesque setting of the Po delta, where nature dominates completely in what is the largest park in Italy.