Veneto is one of most beautiful regions in Italy, thanks to its
huge variety of landscapes and ancient towns. The region of Veneto
is the most diverse region in Italy. If you want to experience all
that Italy has to offer in one relatively small geographical area,
then, the Veneto should be your destination.
Veneto has a rare combination of pleasant climate, stunning scenery,
beautiful towns and cities, cultural heritage and culinary delights.
The countryside has a unique charm with yet its small cities, fascinating
treasure troves of art and beacons of fine living, and only a few
miles to the north the Alps begin, their foothills dotted with charming
towns and lined with picturesque world-class vineyards.
Apart from Venice, its capital and one of the most romantic cities
in the world, the region of Veneto includes the soaring peaks of
the Dolomite mountain range that are home to the world famous ski-resort
of Cortina d'Ampezzo and are arguably one of the most beautiful
range of mountains in Europe.
The beautiful hill country that precedes the dramatic rise of the
Dolomites is home to some of Italy's most famous wines and some
of its more enchanting hill towns. There are also spa resorts hidden
away in these hills, whose thermal springs were first used by the
Romans. Among them, the amazing Euganean Hills one of the most breathtaking,
flourishing attractions surrounding the city of Padua. They contain
splendid countryside and unforgettable especially in spring, glowing
with almond blossom, and at the start of the autumn, when the hills
are reddish in colour and the harvest time begins. At the foot of
the hills are the spa towns of Abano and Montegrotto Terme.
Most people speed through the Veneto on their way to our favorite
Italian city, Venice. Because the average traveler aims only to
see the city on the lagoon, the rest of the region is blessedly
devoid of tourist crowds, and yet, consider what they are missing:
Padua the Erudite (Padova), where lovers of Renaissance painting
can see Giotto's memorable fresco cycle. Its great basilica of Saint
Anthony is very well-known among the catholic world.
Verona, home to Romeo and Juliet, one of the prettiest and most
historical little cities in the whole country.
Vicenza, the memorable "laboratory" for a man who may have been
the most influential architect in history, Andrea Palladio, famous
for designing magnificent villas.
Treviso, birthplace of radicchio and countaining a wealth of Renaissance
palaces and arcades.
Asolo, a beautiful tiny hilltop medevial town at the foothills
of the Dolomites.
Soave, a fairy-tale castle town whose name you may already know
from your local wine shop. Chioggia, a mini-Venice with all the
canals and none of the crowds.
Lake Garda, flanked by lemon and olive groves, with the snowy Alps
reflected in its silvery waters. Teensy Marostica, where you can
watch a human chess game whose living pieces are garbed in Renaissance
Bassano del Grappa, the sub-alpine home of white asparagus. Valpollicella,
a verdant valley strewn with countless family wineries.
These and many other delights await you in Veneto. Come with us
on a tour of the region, and perhaps you too will decide to choose
it when buying your dream home in Italy.
Communications: The region has excellent road and rail
links within Italy and with Europe. Veneto region is served by three
international airports: Venice, Venice-Treviso and Verona connecting
with all major London and UK airports. British Airways (Venice Marco
Polo airport; Verona airport); EasyJet (Venice Marco Polo airport);
Ryanair (Venice/Treviso airport).