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Veneto – Territory

Veneto is located in the North-East of Italy.

It borders the Adriatic Sea and Emilia Romagna to the South, Friuli Venezia Giulia to the East, Trentino Alto Adige in the North and Lombardia in the West . It is easy to reach from all over Italy and Europe. Drive to the A4, A22 and A13, by train with regular intercity and high speed trains, by plane to the airports of Venice Marco Polo, Valerio Catullo of Verona and San Giuseppe of Treviso, boat or ferry thanks to the important port of Venice.

The hot-spots of the Veneto

Of course Venice, the most romantic city in the world, home to the famous Casino and the Film Festival, but also the dynamic Padova with the Basilica of St. Anthony, Vicenza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its Palladian Villas, Verona, the city of the Arena di Verona, the great Roman amphitheater that every summer becomes the temple of opera, and the city where thousands of tourists take pictures of the balcony of Romeo and Juliet.
Other major cities include: Treviso, medieval city crossed by canals. Belluno, an ideal starting point for hiking in the Dolomites, and finally Rovigo.
And of course the famous Cortina d’Ampezzo, pearl of the Dolomites.

Rivers and lakes, mountains and plains

Veneto region is rich in natural beauty, from the chain of the Eastern Dolomites, Unesco, to Lake Garda, the largest basin in Italy, the Plateau of Asiago, an enchanting spot, producing jams and dairy products exported worldwide.
In the Eastern Dolomites there is the Marmolada, the highest peak of Veneto (3,343 mt). In the Carnic Alps, lie the impressive Three Peaks. To the south of the Dolomites extends the range of the Venetian Alps, which features massive arid and forested highlands, of which that of Asiago.
The plain between the Adige and the Po is called Polesine.
The Veneto plain is crossed by rivers Po, Adige, Brenta, Piave, Livenza and Tagliamento, and interrupted by hills like the Euganean and Berici Hills.
The Adriatic coasts located between the Po River and the Tagliamento RIver are characterized by beaches and lagoons, including the most famous one: the Venice Lagoon.

Besides skiing in all its forms, fun winter activities include snowmobiling and dog sledding, very common in the Dolomites. Ice Stadium in Cortina, where you can practice curling, ice skating and ice hockey.
Let’s not forget the water sports: windsurfing, kitesurfing, fishing in Lake Garda, canoe trips in the beautiful Po Delta, sailing regattas in the Venetian Lagoon.
The most popular beach resorts of the province of Venice are Jesolo, Caorle, Chioggia and Eraclea.

 

NATIONAL PARKS IN VENETO:
Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park

REGIONAL PARKS IN VENETO:
Sile River Regional Park
Lessinia Regional Park
Dolomiti d’Ampezzo Regional Park
Colli Euganei Regional Park
Po River Delta Regional Park
Civiltà delle Rogge Regional Park

NATURE RESERVES IN VENETO:
In the Province of Belluno:
Monte Faverghera Nature Reserve
Monte Pavione Nature Reserve
Monti del Sole Nature Reserve
Piani Eterni – Errera – Val Falcina Nature Reserve
Piazza del Diavolo Nature Reserve
Schiara occidentale Nature Reserve
Somadida Nature Reserve
Scura Nature Reserve
Tovanella Valley Nature Reserve
Imperina Valley Nature Reserve
Vette Feltrine Nature Reserve
Vincheto di Cellarda Nature Reserve

In the Province of Treviso:
Bus della Genziana Nature Reserve
Campo di Mezzo – Pian di Parrocchia Nature Reserve

UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVESIN VENETO:
Po River Delta Park

WWF NATURE RESERVES IN VENETO:
In the Province of Rovigo:
Boji della Feriana
Canalnovo
Golena di Panarella
Valle Buora

In the Province of Venice:
Cave di Noale
Dune degli Alberoni
Valle Averto

In the Province of Verona:
La Bora
Palude del Busatello

In the Province of Vicenza:
Stagni di Casale

BLUE FLAGS IN VENETO:
In the Province of Venice:
Caorle – Brussa, Duna verde, Levante, ponente, Porto Santa Margherita
Cavallino Treporti – lido
Chioggia – sottomarina
Eraclea – Eraclea mare
Jesolo – lido
San Michele al Tagliamento – Bibione
Venezia- lido di Venezia

In the Province of Rovigo:
Rosolina – Rosolina mare, Albarella

ORANGE FLAGS IN VENETO:
In the Province of Belluno:
Mel
Sappada

In the Province of Padova:
Arquà Petrarca
Montagnana

In the Province of Treviso:
Asolo
Portobuffolè

In the Province of Verona:
Malcesine
Soave

In the Province of Vicenza:
Marostica

 

 

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