The Veneto region it is the first in Italy and among the first destinations in Europe in number of visitors: the reasons to visit the Veneto region are not limited to its extraordinary city on the water. Veneto holds art cities and small historic hamlets, nature oasis and mountains, fortified citadels, noble villas and holiday resorts by the sea and the lake.
Venice and its symbolic places are renown all over the world: St Mark's Square with its Campanile, the St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge, its palaces and its churches, its canals and its streets (the “calli”), as well as its Carnival and its Historical Regatta, the Venetian glass and the Burano laces.
Venice is not the only one in the Veneto region boasting a recognition as Unesco’s World Heritage Site: the protected places in Veneto include the city of Verona, with the Arena, its evocative historic center and the Juliet’s House, tied to the events of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, Vicenza and the Palladian Villas, the Botanical Garden of Padua, the oldest university botanical garden in the world (dating to the 1545), the Dolomites mountain range, where is the world’s biggest ski area and, last in order of time, the wine-growing area of the Prosecco Hills.
From cultural visits to sports activities, from mountain trekking to nature oasis, passing through relaxing thermal resorts, theme parks and villages full of history: anywhere in the Veneto region the activities to do are really varied and exciting to cater to the needs of any type of traveller.
It is estimated that more than five hundred films were shot in Venice but the incredible figure of 380,000 is reached when including short films and documentaries! Its special and unique urban landscape is often woven into the thread of the story, becoming part of the plot. And what’s more, Venice is able to steal the show from the leading actors, it becomes a sort of gimmick to follow the actors through human emotions such as wonder, ecstasy, euphoria, sadness, melancholia and desperation. That is a truly special relationship between Venice and the film industry, and perhaps it is no coincidence that the Venice Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the big three film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival. Let our guide reveal the stories behind every famous setting. As you weave through the streets, see iconic movie scenes come alive.
This enchanting boat trip from Venice will allow you to discover three important islands,Murano, Burano and Torcello with short stops in each one, on a half-day sightseeing tour. You can discover the secret itinerary that preserves the most authentic traditions of Venice, you will leave the town center and soak in the quiet atmosphere of these islands. Directly from St Mark’s Square, a hostess will escort you to the point of embarkation, where you can board your private Venice boat tour.
– Murano island
– Burano island
– Torcello island