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Italy, Veneto from above
Beautiful mountains, sparkling lakes, and magical floating cities make up this incredible Italian province. On your Veneto vacation you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best scenery the country has to offer, including the majestic Dolomite mountains, enchanting Lake Garda and stunning Venetian lagoon. The cities in this region, including Venice itself, are chock-full of history, romance, and excitement. Veneto is also an important wine producing region and world-renown for its amazing cuisine, especially its delicious polenta, risotto, and ravioli. So with this combination of the best food, wine, cities, and landscapes in northern Italy, a Veneto vacation is the obvious choice.
Whether you want to spend your Veneto vacation ensconced in nature or right in the center of a big city, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. The beautiful countryside is full of incredible inns and bed and breakfasts that will give you an authentic taste of the local culture and offer some spectacular views. The luxurious resorts on the shores of Lake Garda are particularly suited to couples looking for a romantic retreat. Cities like Verona, Padua, and Venice present an abundance of choices for different cultural, culinary, historical, and nightlife activities.
It seems incredible that one single region can encompass so many different breathtaking landscapes, but you’ll discover some of the best scenery Italy has to offer on your Veneto vacation. You can spend the day on the shores of sparkling Lake Garda, watch the blazing sun sink down under the majestic Dolomites, and spend a romantic evening on the shores of the famous Venetian lagoon.
You can swim and sail on the golden coast or ski and sled down the slopes of the Alps. The area’s natural beauty is best enhanced by following a wine trail and stopping at various wineries as you pass through regions like Bardolino and Conegliano that have become world-famous for their wine production. Veneto is also famous for its thermal springs, which visitors and locals alike have been taking advantage of for thousands of years.
Veneto’s cities are just as beautiful and diverse as its landscape. The ancient city of Padua is a veritable treasure trove of architectural and historical wonders. You can visit the tomb of one of Italy’s most famous poets in the medieval town of Arquà Petrarca. This picturesque village nestled in the foothills of the Dolomites was home to Francesco Petrarch in the 14th century, you can still visit the house where he lived, which is now a museum. Asolo, “The City of a Hundred Horizons” offers some truly spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
The lovely city of Verona became famous forever when Shakespeare chose it as the hometown of his star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. It’s a tradition for young couples to visit Juliet’s balcony and rub her statue for good luck.
Of course no trip to Veneto would be complete without stopping to see Venice. The Floating City is an incredible combination of history, mystery and romance that represents all the best things Veneto has to offer combined.
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