Venice-Veneto, Italy: travel guide and places to visit

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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

Venice-Veneto - a guide and places to visit

For a summary of the most popular sights in the region see also Venice-Veneto places to visit.

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.

Bassano del Grappo - Italian town

To the west of the region Lake Garda is a very popular and very scenic destination, with Peschiera del Garda at the southern end.

Heading north from Vicenza and Padua there are a cluster of pretty towns to explore - Asolo, Bassano del Grappa and Castelfranco Veneto among them.

Visit also the walled towns of Cittadella, (north-east of vicenza) and Montagnana (south of Vicenza).

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.

Continuing on through the Veneto region, explore the towns of Conegliano and Belluno, and also Feltre a little way to the west.

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.

Venice-Veneto highlights - a photo gallery

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Most Beautiful Villages - Venice-Veneto

The following Italian towns and villages in Venice-Veneto are listed among the 'most beautiful villages in Italy': Arquà Petrarca / Asolo / Borghetto / Portobuffolè

Orange Flag Tourism towns in Venice-Veneto

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

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Map of Venice-Veneto and places to visit

Places to visit near Venice-Veneto

Asolo

Asolo

The lovely small town of Asolo also has several interesting highlights and important artworks

Asolo

Bassano del Grappa

Bassano del Grappa

Best known for its famous 16th century bridge, you will also find interesting palaces and churches in Bassano del Grappa

Bassano del Grappa

Belluno

Belluno

Visited as a base to explore the dolomites, Belluno also has an attractive historic centre

Belluno

Brenta canal

Brenta canal

Along the course of the Brenta canal you can see several important villas and gardens

Brenta canal

Burano

Burano

The colourful houses of Burano island make it a popular excursion from Venice

Burano

Chioggia

Chioggia

The beaches and the canals through the historic centre combine to make Chioggia a popular destination

Chioggia

Cittadella

Cittadella

Each historic epoch has left its mark on the fortified town of Cittadella

Cittadella

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina d'Ampezzo

The renowned ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo is one of the most popular ski centres in the dolomites

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Feltre

Feltre

There are a good number of interesting palazzos and churches to admire in the historic centre of Feltre

Feltre

Malcesine

Malcesine

Malcesine, on Lake Garda, is a popular destination for the harbour, the medieval castle, and the exceptional views from Monte Baldo

Malcesine

Montagnana

Montagnana

Montagnana is famous for having the most extensive and best preserved defensive walls in Italy

Montagnana

Peschiera del Garda

Peschiera del Garda

The town of Peschiera del Garda is at the southern end of Lake Garda, close to Sirmione, and based around a pretty harbour

Peschiera del Garda

Venice

Venice

Venice really is the most lovely and romantic city you can imagine!

Venice

Verona

Verona

Verona, famous setting for Romeo and Juliet, is a UNESCO listed town with a remarkable number of highlights

Verona

Garda

Garda

Garda is a pretty resort and old town on the east coast of Lake Garda

Garda

Lazise

Lazise

Lazise is a lovely resort and historic village on the south-east coast of Lake Garda

Lazise