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.