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Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti 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 masks have been actively used in the everyday life. Masks were hiding faces and giving confidence to those in love; they were used to tease relatives and friends too. Criminals were also wearing masks and that’s why everyday usage of this accessory was officially banned.
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
Venice Carnival starts in late January and lasts for more than two weeks; it is one of the most beautiful and interesting events in the world. According to historical records, the first carnivals has been held in the 11th century; at that time the holiday has been focused primarily on the lower strata of society.
Ordinary people were resting and having fun; colorful masks gave them an opportunity to feel equal with privileged persons. This holiday reached its heyday in the 18th century, when locals began to arrange large-scale celebrations. Today, the main part of celebrations and entertainment events is held on the picturesque Piazza San Marco. Many years after the fall of the Venetian Republic the holiday was banned; modern carnival begun in 1979, and since then it has been eagerly awaited not only by locals, but also by tourists. Copyright
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
No less interesting is the awesome Carnevale di Verona; it is held annually before the beginning of Lent. In addition to large-scale parades, the holiday program includes the historic regatta held on the Adige River. During the Carnival, vacationers can not only participate in various recreational activities, but also enjoy the main festive meal, potato dumplings.
Tempietto Barbaro Treats are handed out to passers-by at all busy city streets; this is a very old tradition. In the 16th century, severe famine stroke Verona, and the city government organized free distribution of food in the streets to support local residents. It is believed that this joyous event has become the bottom of the modern holiday. Veneto seduces visitors with its amazing cultural traditions and romantic atmosphere.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Veneto
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Annunziata, Vicenza, 26.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria di Monte Berico, Vicenza, 27.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Ss. Vittore e Corona, Feltre, 32.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo, Feltre, 33 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria, Follina, 39.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica del Monte Carmelo, Padova, 41.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Padova, 42 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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
♥   Castle 'Castello Di Quero' Quero, 27.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Di Arten' Fonzaso, 29.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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From the series “Most spectacular mountain roads”
One of the most dangerous sections of the route is considered the one passing through the rocks and including a small tunnel. There are no barriers on this section of the route so road users are literally in a few inches from the deep abyss. According to the stories of local residents, the first mountain trail in this area was built thousands of years ago. With the advent of motor vehicles the road has been slightly improved. But still a trip on the highway Pasubio by car remains an incredibly dangerous event. Many tourists prefer walking down the road on foot as some of its sections offer fantastic views of the mountains. … Read further

City of Verona

From the series “Top 15 UNESCO sites In Europe”
Many travelers associate the charming Italian city of Verona with the romantic love story of Romeo and Juliet. This picturesque place with a rich history is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every year, it is visited by more than three million tourists. The city is famous not only for its priceless historical and architectural monuments, but also for a rich cultural life. There are joyful festivals and exhibitions all year round. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Veneto

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Veneto. Learn the best periods to visit Veneto to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Veneto. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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