Venice and many other art cities, mountains and wine, a holiday in Veneto is one in which you are spoiled for choices. And all your choices will take you towards having a most fabulous time here.
Extending from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea, the region of Veneto is one of great diversity, and not only when it comes to its fabulous landscape. Cities such as the famed Venice, but also Padua, Verona, and others host amazing cultural and historical attractions. Venice can be explored either on foot via small lanes and over bridges, or by boat or gondola, offering some of the most unique panoramas. The Piazza San Marco hosts a most beautiful Basilica, and then there is also the famous Doge's Palace, many other churches, paintings, frescoes, you can admire from a last minute holiday home in Veneto. The old center of Verona is also very special, you can get to see here Juliet's romantic balcony, which turns into an outdoor opera house in summer.
They say that Padua is a city of culture, offering numerous attractions to its visitors, from the Basilica of St. Anthony to the Scrovegni Chapel and its amazing frescoes. There is also a 16th century Botanical Garden here, with many medicinal herbs, definitely a site worth seeing from a holiday ville in Veneto. In Vicenza, the Villa Capra Valmarana and Villa Poiana are amazing, and surrounded by beautiful parks. The many museums in the area of Veneto offer a wide range of choices actually satisfying anyone's interests. The Museo di Storia Naturale in Venice, the Museo di Storia della Medicina in Padua, the Planetario di Padova, the Ca' Rezzonico in Venice are just some examples of them. As for events you can take part in on a holiday in Veneto, the Biennale and the Carnival of Venice are renowned world-wide, but there are also many art galleries, and festivals and shows you can enjoy at any time of the year.
The nature of the Veneto is quite remarkable. From the Dolomites which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the Adriatic Sea, the nature of Veneto is a custodian of great variety. The eastern shore of Lake Garda is also a part of the Veneto region. There are long sandy beaches here and also various resorts such as the Jesolo, Bibione, and many others. The “pearl of the Dolomites”, the Cortina d'Ampezzo resort, is one of the most famous resorts in the entire world actually, and a most ideal base for enjoying winter sports in the mountains. Great towns, impeccable nature, mountains and sea, and one of the most visited cities in the world: Venice. You are definitely on holiday in Veneto.
Veneto is well known for its thermal waters, and also for their therapeutic properties. The Euganean Spas like Abano, Montegrotto and Teolo are well known, and here you can actually combine the pampering with beautiful excursions in the area. A wellness weekend in Veneto can be simply marvelous, you can enjoy massages, or beauty treatments, saunas and pools, thermal springs and pretty much all that concerns complete and serene relaxation here.
The Dolomites offer all sorts of great activities you can enjoy on a holiday in Veneto. From winter sports in the Dolomites in most popular resorts such as the Cortina d'Ampezzo, to water sports at the Adriatic or at the Lake Garda, this region of Italy is one that will never allow you to get bored. Boating in the Venetian lagoon is a unique experience, you can glide up the Brenta Canal towards Padua, and for swimming and sunbathing, resorts such as Lido di Jesolo, Venice's Lido, are simply ideal. The Po delta is the place you need to get from your holiday home in Veneto if you are a bird watching enthusiast. The National Park of the Dolomites of Belluno is ideal for trekking, and cycling in the Asiago Plateau is a fun option as well.
A family holiday in Veneto is a lot of fun, if you even just consider the fresh air, the outdoor activities, the mountains and the sea that you can enjoy together with your loved ones. Besides, there are numerous venues that will turn out to be extremely enchanting for both young and old. Take the Gardaland Amusement Park for a chance, a great way of spending a day or two when on a family holiday in Veneto. Explore cities such as Venice and Verona, try a gondola ride, check out the Romeo and Juliet balcony, eat gelato and explore the nature of this region. You can drive through the countryside and visit smaller towns such as Bassano del Grappa and Asolo, or the local vineyards.
Italian cuisine is one that is known throughout the entire world, thus there is no wonder that people that travel to Italy make their culinary experience here one of a great importance. In Veneto, you have a series of specialties that will make you even forget the time of the three main meals a day, and just enjoy the food here at any time. Seafood is pretty big in this area of Italy, and also the sopressa salami. Beef and horsemeat are often used in dishes of Veneto, as well as poultry, the olive oil here is of very high quality, and the white asparagus alike. Game birds, polenta and rice are common, and the pasta a fasioli is something you should try. Crema fritta, tiramisu, and the fregolatta almond cookies are wonderful desserts. You cannot really go wrong with anything you order from a menu in Veneto.
You will find ways of enjoying a holiday with your pet in Veneto both in the mountains and on the Adriatic Coast. A walk on the beach at sunset on Pluto's Beach in Bibione, or in Caorle on Levante Beach, on the Bau Bau Beach in Jesolo, or a hike in the Dolomites, are infinitely more fun when Rover is by your side. Rent a pet-friendly holiday home in Veneto and make it even more comfortable for both you and Smootchie to enjoy an unforgettable time in Italy.Points of interest, a “must see” list in Veneto:
A holiday in Veneto is a popular choice for people from all over the world, either because Venice has been on their "bucket list" forever, or because the grandeur of the Dolomites is simply "a call to serenity" they cannot miss, or maybe the Adriatic Coast and Lake Garda are a dream come true... whichever the reason, the choice will never be a less than fabulous one.
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