The Venice-Veneto region is famous for Venice, of course, and many visitors go no further - but the intrepid will find that the region has pretty villages, mountain scenery, and other interesting historical towns
The north-east of Italy - the Veneto region - contains one of the most celebrated and beautiful cities in the world - Venice. Loved by everyone who visits, despite the crowds, it really is an unmissable destination if you are visiting this part of Italy.
The other islands in the lagoon near Venice are also very interesting and include Burano, Murano and Torcello. Visit also the 'island-town' of Chioggia, 25km to the south of Venice and a popular excursion from the city.
Heading inland from Venice towards Padua don't forget to explore along the Brenta canal and enjoy some of the incredible villas en route.
To the west of the region Lake Garda is a very popular and very scenic destination.
Further west, towards Lake garda, the UNESCO listed town of Verona contains many interesting sights from the Roman, medieval and renaissance periods.
The very beautiful Treviso is another unmissable town in the region.
If you are part of the jet-set you will want to spend a few days at Cortina d'Ampezzo, the renowned ski resort. Tolmezzo, and the small town of Pordenone, are also very worth visiting.
The following Italian towns and villages in Venice-Veneto are listed among the 'Orange flag towns in Italy'(a national tourist award): Arquà Petrarca / Asolo / Malcesine / Marostica / Mel / Montagnana / Portobuffolè / Sappada / Soave