Nature, art and tradition are all perfectly combined in a holiday in the Venice Region. One of the most visited cities in the world, Venice is a place that leaves a great first impression... and second... and third... and calls you up to show you more and more of its charms with every visit.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Venice also comprises its lagoon, its islands and the Grand Canal, sided by astonishing buildings that reflect a majestic history of the place. This should be your first stop from a last minute holiday home in the Venice Region. On foot, or by boat, get to the Piazza San Marco, from where you can step into the Basilica here with its stunning mosaics, the Doge's Palace, the many other churches that are so beautifully decorated with all sorts of paintings, sculptures and frescoes. See the Giotto's frescoes in Padua also if you get the chance, and the romantic city of Verona with its Romeo and Juliet attractions, the resorts at the Adriatic Sea near Venice and all sorts of wonderful venues in this region.
Many say that when you go on holiday in the Venice Region, you don't even need a map. Why? Because anywhere you end up here, you are surrounded by beautiful attractions. Whether it is the Brige of Sighs in Venice, or the St. Mark's Campanile, the Zattere waterfront promenade or the Museo Storico Navale, the long narrow island of Lido in the Venetian Lagoon and so on, you are sure to be dazzled by what your eyes will see. Near Venice is the Murano Island, which is easily accessible from a last minute holiday home in the Venice Region and where you get to see a glass-blowing demonstration if you wish. And since we've opened the “island” chapter, we must mention a walk on the Burano Island with it's rainbow-like colored buildings... it's like a place taken out of a cartoon or something. Are you ready for some big smiles?
And the nature... the nature in the Venice Region has a character of its own just like the city of Venice. There are the beaches in the Venice Lido and Torcello Island, there are beautiful resorts by the sea such as Bibione, Eraclea Mare, Jesolo and others. The mountains in the Venice Region are ones that will impress you with their unspoiled wilderness, with the fresh air here and the picturesque villages hidden in their valleys. On a holiday in the Venice Region you can visit nature reserves in the area, as well as beautiful lakes, such as the nearby Lake Garda. Cities of art and beautiful villas, history, culture and an impressive artistic atmosphere all around, the Venice Region is like a world of its own overall, set up to show you a great time.
A wellness holiday in the Venice Region can actually be a part of a longer vacation in this area. Besides the beautiful beaches that can get you started on that relaxation mood you're aiming for, there are also thermal baths in this region, caves, massages and swimming pools, saunas and so on. They say that the region of Veneto is actually the largest one in Europe that is specialized in the balneotherapy. As examples of wellness places we could mention the Abano Terme, the Teolo, Galzignano and Battaglia Terme and others that date back to even Roman times. Enjoy your pampering in the Venice Region in a perfect atmosphere of old and new.
There are numerous sports and activities to be enjoyed in the Venice Region, from sightseeing in cities of art such as Venice, of course, or Padua and others, to visiting quaint villages around these cities. Enjoying the beach in resorts such as Rosolina Mare, Lido di Venezia and others leads to a holiday in the Venice Region with plenty of water sports, with sailing, scuba diving, swimming, as well as with sports such as golf, cycling, horse back riding and others. The mountains of the region, the Dolomites, invite you for a nice hike and great walks among nature, there is fishing even in the lakes in the Veneto region. Choose your favorite activity every day here!
A family holiday in the Venice Region... where to even start? Maybe the city of Venice itself, with its wonderful attractions, art and history, culture and entertainment for all ages. Or maybe you wish to go to the beach and go sailing with the little ones in the Lido di Venezia, or maybe take a boat tour on the Grand Canal in the city and so on. You can also pay a visit to Gardaland, it's not too far away, or to one of the other numerous water parks and amusement parks in the area. The nature makes it perfect also for you and your loved ones to enjoy all sorts of activities and sports, picnics and long walks, creating beautiful new memories together.
There are plenty of dishes that will spoil your taste buds in the Venice Region, and among these, a must try is the Bacala Mantecata, codfish with garlic, parsley, olive oil, that is served with polenta. The marinated sardines are also delicious, the risotto is very popular, the Gnocchi in quattro fromaggio is a piece of Italian bliss, and the Tiramisu can “seal the deal” of a perfect dining experience. The Fritelle, small sweet fried dumplings, are great street food, and the Chicchetti are snacks often served in bars. Buon Appetito indeed!
The Venice Region is diverse, thus a holiday with pet in the Venice Region is an option that should not be ignored. The entire country is very much dog-friendly, and there are even beaches where you can go with your dog, like in Bibione, the La Spiaggia di Pluto. You will see dogs riding on the boats on the Gran Canal in Venice as well, and the nearby mountains are the ideal setting for a hike or simply a long walk among nature's wonders. Enjoy your holiday in the Venice Region together with all of your loved ones, you will live an experience to remember!Points of interest, a “must see” list in the Venice Region:
There are many things you can think of when choosing to spend a holiday in the Venice Region, many things you can imagine... but if there is one thing that cannot and should not even cross your mind is that a holiday in the Venice Region is one in which to get bored. There are all sorts of things to do, places to see, activities to enjoy, and all this in a background defined by history, culture, nature and entertainment for all. Enjoy it at its best!
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