Veneto is located in the North-East of Italy and it is bordered by Friuli venezia Giulia, Trentino Alto Adige, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Austria.
The region capital is the hugely popular Venice, while the other provinces are: Belluno, Padova, Rovigo, Treviso, Verona and Vicenza.
Veneto boasts an exceptional historical heritage like the Venetian Villas, ancient palaces and historical houses.
Veneto recalls Venice, the most romantic city in the world, seat of the well-known Casino and the Venice Film Festival (september). But there is a lot more to discover: the dynamic Padova, Vicenza and the Palladiane Villas, Verona with Romeo and Juliet’s balcony and Arena di Verona amphitheatre and Cortina d’Ampezzo, the great pearl of the Dolomites.
Natural beauties are countless: starting from eastern Dolomites (UNESCO), to Garda Lake which is the biggest of Italy, to the Altopiano di Asiago (Asiago plateau) which is a charming location where jams and cheese are produced and exported all over the world.
In the eastern Dolomites stays the Marmolada, the highest peak in Veneto (3343 mt).The plain is crossed by rivers Po, Adige, Brenta, Piave, Livenza and Tagliamento and there are some hills: Colli Euganei and Colli Berici. Between the Po delta and the mouth of Tagliamento, the Adriatic coast is defined by lidos and lagoons: the most famous is of course the Venice Lagoon.
Beside skiing, sport addicted may perform: curling, ice-skating and ice-hockey in Stadio del Ghiaccio of Cortina (ice stadium); windsurfing, kitesurfing and fishing in Garda Lake; canoeing in the river Po and lots of sailing regattas are performed in Venice Lagoon.
The most famous seaside resort near Venice are: Jesolo, Caorle, Chioggia, Eraclea.
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN VENETO
Padua: Botanical Garden
Venice and its Lagoon
City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of Veneto
Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
ART TOWNS IN VENETO
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF ITALY IN VENETO
In the Province of Padua:
In the Province of Treviso:
Cison di Valmarino
In the Province of Verona:
AUTHENTIC VILLAGES OF ITALY IN VENETO
FAI PROPERTIES IN VENETO
Negozio Olivetti (Venice)
Villa dei Vescovi (Torreglia – PD)
WHO’S WHO IN VENETO
Born in Veneto:
– architects Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) and Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)
– painters Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516), Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506), Carpaccio (1465-1520), Giorgione (1478-1510), Titian (1480>85-1576), Veronese (1528-1588), Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770), Tintoretto (1519-1594), Canaletto (1697-1768), Francesco Guardi (1712-1793), Francesco Hayez (1791-1882) and sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822).
– explorers Marco Polo (1254-1324), Pietro Querini (who imported stockfish – in Veneto “Codfish – from the Lofoten Islands, where he had been shipwrecked), Alvise Cadamosto (1432-1488), John (1450-1498) and Sebastian (1484-1557) Cabot, Antonio Pigafetta (1491-1534).
– writers and poets Ruzante (1502-1542); Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793); Luigi da Porto (1485-1529 – Shakespeare’s inspiration for Romeo and Juliet); Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798); Ugo Foscolo (1778-1827) and Ippolito Pindemonte (1753-1828)
– composers Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751), Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) and Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
– eleven Popes and theologian Paolo Sarpi (1552-1623)
– the first woman to receive an academic degree from a university, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro (1646-1684)
– philosopher Massimo Cacciari, psychologist Franco Basaglia
– swimmers Federica Pellegrini and Novella Calligaris, football players Roberto Baggio and Alessandro Del Piero, high jumper Sara Simeoni
– singers Pino Donaggio, Laura Efrikian, Patty Pravo, Pooh member Red (Bruno) Canzian and opera singer Katia Ricciarelli
– artist Maurizio Cattelan, actor Marco Paolini, poet Andrea Zanzotto, director Tinto Brass, writer Ferdinando Camon, cartoonist Altan
– entrepreneurs Benetton, Marzotto, Carraro, Renzo Rosso (Diesel), Giuseppe De Longhi, Andrea Riello, Giovanni Rana, Alberto Bauli, Ennio Doris