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Perhaps the most famous city of Veneto is its capital, Venice. Its name has always been associated with graceful canals and bridges, quiet narrow streets and awesome old palaces. It is a city of romance and harmony, captivating with its refined atmosphere. Equally attractive is the town of Belluno; there is a famous hill resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo next to it. Those seeking peace and quiet atmosphere enjoy resting there; these places doesn’t have the fuss of large cities.
The so called Venetian Riviera includes lots of beautiful resort zones located on the Adriatic Sea shore around Venice. There are elite resorts for the most demanding travelers and also … Open
Padua is the famous tourist center. In past centuries it was known as a major university center; today it attracts millions of pilgrims who come to worship the relics of St. Anthony. Vicenza will appeal to those who know the history and love to participate in fascinating excursions. There are the ruins of the ancient Roman Theatre, Aqueduct and bridge in the city. The church of San Lorenzo, which has being built for almost a hundred years, is among younger monuments of the city. These are several must-see places too.
The romantic city of Verona is known worldwide thanks to the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet. The chief ornament of the city is the Arena di Verona where opera is performed in warm months. Castelvecchio castle, the Basilica di San Zeno and the old Scaliger Bridge are notable too. Continue exploring cultural objects of Veneto during a walk around Rovigo; Concord Academy is considered its most striking landmark. Today it houses the large art gallery, where visitors can admire works by Venetian artists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Veneto region has more than 3,000 accommodation places to offer. Even the smallest town in the area has various hotels to choose from. Antico Panada hotel located in San Marco area, Venice, … Open
There are many medieval monuments and cultural institutions in Treviso. Urban neighborhoods resemble scenes from old movies about medieval kings and knights; you can learn about the history of the city and get acquainted with its cultural heritage in one of the local museums. A tour around Veneto cities would give a lot of experience. Those who are fond of quiet relaxation, as well as fans of noisy parties and night entertainment would find a suitable place there.
The region of Veneto is rich with enchanting beaches that spread over 100 km. Most of the beaches are suitable for family recreation. Many beaches of Veneto have won the highest awards for their environmental indicators. The most famous and most popular beach resort is Lido di Jesolo. It offers its guests the luxurious beach with golden sand that spreads over 15 km.
Veneto is a paradise for gourmets and the birthplace of simple and surprisingly delicious dishes. The national cuisine is based on seafood, delicious meats and seasonal vegetables; it … Open
The resort attracts different people. At the coast, there are upscale modern hotels, private villas, and special camping sites. Lido di Jesolo is a beautiful old town that has preserved its historic attractions and traditions. One of its main symbols is an old lighthouse. In the city surroundings, you can walk along wonderful pine groves.
Near it, there is an enchanting family resort, Eraclea. Its main value is amazing nature. It is interesting not only to enjoy beach recreation, but also walk along picturesque places here. At the resort, there is a horse riding center. In a warm period, hiking and cycling tours are organized for tourists. Near the resort, there is the National Del Mort Park where rare birds dwell.
The annual Carnevale di Venezia is a universal event. Venetian masks long remain undisputed symbol not only of Venice, but of the entire region. Not everyone knows that a few centuries ago … Open
The beach resort of Lido di Venezia is one of the most prestigious and most top-rated in the region. At the beginning of the 20th century, the richest Italian people built their luxurious villas here. The city has preserved a lot of beautiful historic buildings. Today, many old houses serve as luxurious hotels. The main value of the resort is its beautiful and well-equipped beach.
Alleghe In Veneto, there are less known resorts that are distinguished by a calm and peaceful atmosphere even in the middle of the tourist season. One of such resorts is the historical town Caorle that is often called Small Mesopotamia for its enchanting landscapes. The resort of Rosolina is located on the territory of the incredibly beautiful national park. Chioggia attracts tourists with its historical charm. One of the youngest resorts of the region is Bibione but not so many tourists know about it. Here, the travelers can visit the well-equipped beach, modern hotels, restaurants, and entertainment centers.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Veneto and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Veneto
♥   Castle 'Cittadella' Padua, 14.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palazzo Porto Colleoni Thiene' Thiene, 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Asola Castle' Asola, 17.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castel Del Covolo' Cismon del Grappa, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Colmirano' Alano Di Piave, 24 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Veneto
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi' , 52.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'The Dolomites' , 73 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dello Stelvio' , 117.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Hochgebirgsnaturpark Zillertaler Alpen' , 141 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Veneto from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

City of Verona

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
Fans of museums won’t be bored in Verona, too. The Archaeological Museum is one of the most interesting and most visited in the city. As noted earlier, the whole area of ​​Verona and its surroundings is an important archaeological area where a lot of priceless artifacts dating back to ancient Greece and Rome were found. Romantic Verona with its picturesque canals and pedestrian bridges is perfect for walking and a relaxing holiday. This city without doubt is one of the most amazing in the world. … Read further

Arena di Verona

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
In 1117, the building was badly damaged during the earthquake, part of its outer ring was destroyed. Its stones were used by locals to build residential and farm buildings. In the Middle Ages, the ancient arena was used to execute heretics and conduct knight tournaments, and in the 18th and 19th centuries it was used to hold bullfight. Since 1913, the Verona Arena is a permanent venue for opera performances, which everyone can visit. Arena di Verona is considered the largest and most visited opera theater of the planet, which annually receives about 600000 spectators. … Read further

Burano

From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
The population of the amazing island city is about 2700 people. The miniature town is interesting not only for its architectural peculiarities, but also for its cultural traditions. From the 16th century, Burano is considered a major center of lace production. In this craft locals reached incredible heights. Many tourists visit the island city especially to buy beautiful lace fabrics in local stores, as well as to visit the Venetian Lace Museum located on its territory. … Read further
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