Visiting Veneto: Venice, Verona, the Dolomites and other sights

The courtyard of Juliet's home in Verona, ©fritzson/Flickr

The courtyard of Juliet’s home in Verona, ©fritzson/Flickr

The beautiful region of Veneto is located on the northeastern part of Italy extending from the Adriatic Sea to the Dolomites. The most outstanding part of the region is probably the Venetian lagoon and one of the most special and unique cities in the world: Venice. Be one of the million tourists who visit this wonderful region and be amazed of its beauty.

The region of Veneto has a thousand faces hiding artistic, traditional and natural treasures. There are lots to see in Veneto. Be lost in admiration of the rich cultural heritage of the region, the Palladian villas, the small and larger villages and breathtaking natural scenery. We also recommend you to visit the local thermal waters and let your body rejuvenate.

Venice – by boat or calli

Venice is included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites which is mostly famous for the Grand Canal, its lagoon, islands, ancient buildings, the historic Carnival, Burano lace and Murano glass. You can explore Venice by a gondola or walk through across the small lanes, also called calli, and several bridges. Visit the Piazza San Marco and the Basilica which is embellished with domes and Byzantine mosaics. There are several other buildings and churches decorated with frescoes, sculptures and paintings which are well worth visiting.

Venice Night, ©Iselines/Flickr

Venice Night, ©Iselines/Flickr

Shakespeare’s Verona

Verona is also appears on the list of UNESCO’s heritage sites. The town is a special blend of Medieval, Roman and Renaissance architecture styles. Visit its most famous monument, the romantic balcony of Juliet and the arena which during the summer season is used as an outdoor opera house.

The courtyard of Juliet's home in Verona, ©fritzson/Flickr

The courtyard of Juliet’s home in Verona, ©fritzson/Flickr

The Dolomites – natural and spectacular

Quite recently the dolomites were also added to UNESCO’s list thanks to their notable shape and peaks. If you like skiing the region of Veneto is a perfect location for a winter holiday. Check into one of the most famously known mountain resorts of the world: Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Cortina d' Ampezzo, ©grongar/Flickr

Cortina d’ Ampezzo, ©grongar/Flickr

Padua and Vicenza

For those who are hungry and thirsty for culture we recommend the city of Padua where among many attractions we should mention the Basilica of St. Anthony, the Scrovegni Chapel with its magnificent frescoes made by Giotto and the Botanical Garden from the 16th century. Vicenza has a more classical style and it has fabulous villas, such as Villa Capra Valmarana and Villa Poiana which are surrounded by lovely parks.

Basilica of Saint Anthony, ©Wendy Longo photography/Flickr

Basilica of Saint Anthony, ©Wendy Longo photography/Flickr

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