Most people speed through the region of Veneto on their way to the amazing city of Venice. Today, Il Veneto has established its own distinct identity and offers hospitality to numerous visitors eager to explore the many treasures of the region. Set aside few days to behold the other parts of Il Veneto that is blessedly devoid of tourist crowds.
The famous Prosecco Wine region is north east of Venice offers tasting of that immensely popular Prosecco white wine which is peculiar to this zone only.
In the far north, close to the border with Austria, there are the Pre-Alps and the Dolomite mountains over which the town of Cortina d’Ampezzo reigns supreme with her sublime ski slopes and stylish city centre.
In the west is Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, paradise for sailing and windsurfing, paragliding and mountain biking. Verona is the city of the Montecchi and Capuleti, of Romeo and Juliet, immortalized by Shakespeare. In the summer magnificent classical concerts and opera is staged in the ancient open air amphitheatre.
Just outside Verona is Valpolicella Wine Region filled with countless family wineries and some of the best red Italian wine.
Half an hour away you will find the elegant Vicenza, with the astonishing Palladian Villas and Padua where lovers of Renaissance painting can see Giotto’s memorable fresco cycle.
Veneto also boasts other splendid cities like Treviso and the small charming medieval villages of Asolo and Bassano del Grappa which you can visit on our Hill Towns Day Tour.
What To See In Veneto
When you Sign up as a client with Passion for Italy, we will give a guide of all the wonderful things to see in Veneto, a list of the festivals & sagres, restaurants, concerts & music festivals.
Getting There And Around
Most of the main towns in Veneto, as Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Venice are well linked by the highway A4, which cross all the north of Italy from Turin to Venice. The western area of Veneto is crossed by the highway A22 which links the north of Italy to Austria and Germany.
The main railway track is the one from Milan to Venice, which goes parallel to the highway A4 and links all the main towns of Veneto. It is possible to reach Venice directly by train stopping at Santa Lucia Railway Station, which is located in the historic center.
The main airport is the International Marco Polo in Venice, linked with all the major European cities and with some intercontinental destinations as U.S., Canada and Dubai.
Venice has also an important ferry port in the Mediterranean Sea, especially as a cruise ship terminal.