Places of interest in Veneto
Highlights in the Veneto region
Veneto – treasure chest of the Venetian Republic and scenic region of northern Italy. Whether it’s the rugged mountain peaks of the Dolomites, the kilometres of sandy beaches or the fertile hill country, nature lovers can look forward to a great experience. But Veneto also offers seemingly endless historical and cultural wealth. Whether viewing the beautiful frescoes in the Basilica San Marco, cruising by boat through the medieval city of Venice, visiting the beautiful island of Burano, having a romantic walk in Verona, admiring Giotto’s frescoes in the Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua or visiting the Palladian villas along the Riviera del Brenta – the countless treasures and attractions of Veneto inspire millions of visitors every year.
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Venice – floating jewel in the Adriatic Sea
If you want to take a closer look at the sights of Veneto, you will inevitably come to Venice, the region’s capital. This medieval jewel, floating on a lagoon, wins the admiration of every visitor with its distinctive flair. Countless narrow streets and canals wind through the city, idyllic medieval plazas invite the visitor to linger, and every street corner offers new discoveries and great views. The heart of Venice is, of course, the Piazza San Marco with the Doge’s Palace, the typical Venetian bell tower and the Basilica San Marco with its magnificent frescoes. However, Venice has also many attractions to offer beyond the main square: romantic places all over the city, modern art in the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and in the Ca’Pesaro, and idyllic little towns of pastel-coloured houses offering handcrafts such as lace and glass art on the islands of Burano and Murano in the Venice lagoon.
Highlights and tourist attractions in Veneto
As interesting as Venice itself are the numerous treasures and sights in the Veneto region. Subjugated for centuries as source of wealth for Venice, the Veneto region today is far more than just the city’s hinterland. Today it is one of the most important economic regions in Italy and it offers its visitors a wide variety of attractions and artistic treasures. Verona invites you to a romantic city walk in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet, or to visit its great Roman open-air arena. Giotto’s magnificent frescoes in the Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua astonish visitors, as do Palladio’s Venetian villas and palaces along the Riviera del Brenta. Sportsmen and nature enthusiasts will love the rugged Dolomites region for skiing and hiking, and summer holidaymakers will love the seemingly endless kilometres of sandy beaches along the Adriatic coast or at Lake Garda.
All in all, Veneto has something to offer each of its visitors, and it inspires both young and old with its attractions.