Veneto is the eighth largest region in Italy with a total area of 18, 391 square kilometers and a population of about 4.8 million inhabitants. It is located in the north-eastern part of Italy and extends from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea. The capital of the region is Venice which stands on the Venetian lagoon.
Rich cultural heritage
Once the heart of the Venetian Republic, Veneto is today among the wealthiest, most developed and industrialized regions of Italy. Having one of the country’s richest historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical and culinary heritages, it is also the most visited region of Italy, with about 60 million tourists every year. Besides Italian, most of the inhabitants also speak Venetian.
Region’s capital, Venice, is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world due to being one of the world’s greatest and most beautiful cities of art. Tourism has been a major sector of Venetian industry since the 18 th century when it was a major center for grand tour due to its beautiful views, uniqueness and rich musical and artistic cultural heritage. The city has about 50 000 tourists a day. The main attractions in Venice include St. Mark’s Basilica, The Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco and many more.
Verona is a city in the Veneto region which is included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. This is a historic center with a unique blend of the Renaissance, Medieval and Roman architectonic styles. Among the most famous monuments in the city are Juliet’s romantic balcony made famous by Shakespeare’s tragedy and the arena which becomes a spectacular outdoor opera house during the summer.
Veneto is also famous for its gorgeous nature. Dolomites were recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage List due to their remarkable shape and the fascinating interplay of light between their peaks and pinnacles. There is the most exclusive and elegant mountain resort in the world called Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Location: North-eastern part of Italy
Capital of the region: Venice
Sights: Grand Canal, Doge’s Palace, Saint Mark’s Basilica
Cuisine: You should try: Crepes with Treviso radicchio, Codfish Vicenza-style, Vol au vent with radicchio and fondue
Hotels: CimaRosa, Hotel Moresco, Al Ponte Antico Hotel
Shopping: The region has plenty of good options for visitors who are interested in shopping, from designer stores to traditional markets