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Veneto Travel Tips

Visit Veneto, Italy Vacation Rentals for History, Culture, Wine and Great Food

The Italian region of Veneto is home to some of the country’s most famous cities, such as Traveiso, Vicenza and Verona, as well as its world-renowned capital, Venice. It is steeped in history with a rich heritage in art, music, culture, wine and incredible cuisine.

The region falls into four distinct areas: the Alpine area, the hills, the lower plains and the coastal area. The weather varies from continental on the plains to milder on the Adriatic coast and hills.

Getting to Grips With Venice and Exploring the Region

First-time visitors to Venice will find a walking tour a good start. To walk this unique city, bear in mind the words of Robert Benchley on his first visit: “Streets filled with water. Please advise.” The city is built on a series of islands in a lagoon. Walking this city is a challenge but very worth the effort. When crossing bridge after bridge to get around the city becomes too much, there are always the incredible water taxis or gondolas. Among the huge variety of sights in Venice are the Basilica di San Marco where you can marvel at the gold mosaic domes, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of modern art, Ca’Rezzonico – Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Scuola Grande de San Rocco, Ponte dei Sospiri which is more commonly known as the Bridge of Sighs and, of course, the Piazza San Marco.

Many people arrive in Venice, fall in love with the city, and spend their vacation exploring its many treasures. However, doing that, visitors will miss the rest of the many delights on offer throughout the Veneto region. Day trips from Venice holiday lodging may include visits to islands such as Murano for its blown glass and Burano for its world-famous handmade lace. The city of Padova is an important pilgrimage site, with its seven-domed Basilica of St. Anthony. This 13th-century church houses the remains of the Saint.

The other main attractions here are the Scrovegni Chapel, for its incredible 14th-century biblical frescoes, and the Orta Botanico, the oldest botanical gardens in Europe which date back to 1545. Visitors will also want to see Verona villas on the River Adige. This charming city is the one that Shakespeare chose as a setting for Romeo and Juliet. Here, visit the Casa di Giulietta (Juliet’s House). This tiny home with its famous balcony and courtyard dating from medieval times attracts thousands of lovers. Other sights here include the Roman Arena. This well-preserved structure dates from 290 AD.

Indulge in Fabulous Dining and Great Shopping

One of the great experiences here is eating. Visitors to Veneto, Italy vacation rentals will find an abundance of great dining across the region. The local tradition includes enjoying vegetables of the season, and combining these with a variety of local protein sources such as river trout, shrimp or game. A staple part of any meal is polenta, a type of bread made from fried corn.

The region is also famous for its impressive wines, and visitors should definitely sample the local soave, cabernets, chardonnay and pinot wines.

The region produces wonderful products for souvenirs, gifts or just treating yourself. What woman would not want to bring back a pair of handmade Italian boots or shoes? Perhaps you could bring them back with a matching bag! Other unique products are locally-made lace, hand-blown glass, ceramics, and a huge variety of food items.

A Wide Choice of Spectacular Veneto, Italy villas

Choosing Veneto, Italy accommodations, vacationers will find a wide variety of choice available. These homes offer spacious, well-equipped houses in great locations, convenient for everything needed to make a great vacation. Whether you are seeking an apartment in the heart of a major city or a large family property, you will find the perfect fit for your needs. These homes also come with much more than the necessities; they include the luxurious extras that make them homes away from home.

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