Delightful trips around the Veneto
Venice (city of masks, canals and gondolas) is also the perfect place from which to explore other gems in the Veneto region. Discover some of the trips you can take from Venice and enjoy the surroundings.
Places of interest near Venice
In northeast Italy, the Veneto is one of the most beautiful regions in the country. It runs from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea and boasts many charming towns and landscapes well worth stopping off to see. Don’t miss them on your trip to Venice!
Verona: a lovely, world-famous city thanks to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Romantic visitors will thrill to visit Juliet’s house and statue. Legend states that you should touch Juliet’s chest if you want to return to Verona or find true love! Furthermore, the Verona Arena is the third largest Roman amphitheatre in the world, beaten only by the Coliseum in Rome and the Capua Amphitheatre. The Torre dei Lamberti boasts stunning views and the Piazza delle Erbe is perfect for a stroll.
Lago di Garda: very close to Verona is the lovely Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. It is surrounded by charming towns and villages, including Sirmione, the ideal place for unwinding and eating excellent ice cream. Don’t miss Sirmione’s old centre and castle, known as Rocca Scaligera. Perhaps the best experience is simply to sit down and gaze over the lake or even take a dip, depending on the time of year.
Padua: a fantastic city to visit, with artistic and historical gems, as well as mouth-watering cuisine. The Basílica de San Antonio is one of the top sights, with a beautiful inside. Nearby is the Scrovegni Chapel, with frescos by Giotto. Don’t miss the University of Padua, whose alumni include Galileo Galilei and William Harvey. It was the first university in the world to award a degree to a woman. Prato della Valle, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta are perfect for sipping a spritz or savouring a delicious porchetta sandwich. In Piazza dei Signori you can admire the amazing astronomical clock.
Bassano del Grappa: this charming small town is world famous for its role in the two World Wars and for making grappa, a grape-based brandy. The Ponte degli Alpini, rebuilt by the Alpini (the elite mountain warfare corps of the Italian Army) after the Second World War, is one of its best-known icons and a great place for taking photos of the River Brenta and the foothills of the Alps. Its narrow, winding streets and craft shops only add to its charm. Well worth a visit and very close to Venice.
Chioggia: also known as Little Venice, it is surrounded by lovely bridges and canals. One of the best places in the Veneto for excellent fish and seafood dishes. It also boasts the superb Sottomarina sandy beach, ideal if you’re missing the seaside.
Noelia – Marketing Team