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When speaking about Veneto, everyone thinks of Venice, but a trip to Veneto is much more than just one city. Even if the Serenissima, on its own, is an incredible destination, a tour of Veneto includes a variety of exciting destinations: villages and large historical cities, from the sea to the mountains, lake or hills, all of which full of history, art, nature and charm. Beyond Venice, there is a world of beauty to unveil: the Veneto region.
Events and festivals in Veneto
The famous Venice Film Festival is one of the most important in the world and is hosted in a prestigious environment from the end of August to the first days of September, with the participation of talented world stars.
Among the events in Veneto, during the Christmas period Cortina offers a Christmas market that enlivens Corso Italia with lights and music. In the little wooden houses the artisans and local producers display their products.
Places to visit in Veneto
Padua is another unmissable destination on a tour of Veneto: a pleasant city, rich with the signs of its medieval history, and its university is as lively as ever. Then there is the Cappella degli Scrovegni, an artistic miracle by Giotto. Vicenza was forged from the genius of Andrea Palladio with classic architectural works of art such as the: Basilica Palladiana, Palazzo della Ragione e Teatro Olimpico are pure gems. Many villages in the hinterland are fortified towns whose urban structure has been preserved, like Cittadella, Este and Marostica.
The power and nobility of the Venetian patricians moved towards the countryside along the Brenta river to build memorable villas on the Riviera, the work of great architects who created priceless homes and gardens in the 17th and 18th centuries. A visit in Veneto calls for a trip to Valpolicella: the colors of the vines and the fragrance of nature create an idyllic scenario where to immerse yourself and enjoy the majestic red wines produced by these lands.
What are the main reasons for a visit in Veneto?
A trip to Veneto can have as its destination historical cities such as Padua, Vicenza and Verona that with their vestige deserve a place of honor among the reasons to visit the Veneto region. A reason to visit Veneto is its great natural beauty such as the beauty of the Belluno Dolomites, with their limestone rocks that are tinged in pink at sunset.