Escursions in the Venice Lagoon and Veneto Region

ESCURSIONS IN THE VENICE LAGOON AND VENETO REGION

From Venice it is also possible to set out on a number of interesting excursions throughout the Veneto Region to the islands of the Lagoon to discover the Veneto Region itself as well as the cities of the mainland.
Once you have arrived in the Veneto Region’s most romantic city and visited its major monuments, other possible excursions might include the islands of the Lagoon of Venice. Daily transport links provide connections to the islands of Torcello, Murano and Burano, each with its own particular features. Of the Veneto Region excursion destinations, the island of Torcello is packed full of history and it is from here that people left to colonise and establish the city of Venice. The island of Murano is famous the world over for the production of marvellous glass products.

 

 

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Saint Lazzaro of Armenians

SAINT LAZZARO OF ARMENIANS

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Among the few smallest islands inhabited and kept in excellent conditions, inside Venice Lagoon, there is the Saint Lazzaro of the Armenians one. At first it was used as a hospital for the admission od lepers; when the disease disappeared the island was abandoned and it remained desert for about […]

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The Palladian Basilica of Vicenza

THE PALLADIAN BASILICA OF VICENZA

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The Palladian Basilica of Vicenza, rebuilt in 1614 by Palladio is a public building in Piazza dei Signori, which was the hub of activities not only political (city council, court), but also economic. The double order of loggias of white stone from Piovene shows the elegance and solemnity of the […]

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Veneto Villas – Riviera del Brenta

VENETO VILLAS – RIVIERA DEL BRENTA

Villa Widmann Foscari called the Malcontenta in Malcontenta The name of this villa and of its place probably derives from the discontent of the inhabitants who lived there and continually saw their lands flooded because of the cutting of Brenta made by the Paduan people, or mayby from an ancient […]

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Venice Lido

VENICE LIDO

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Venice Lido island, known as the golden island of Venice, is a promontory 12 kilometres long separating the Adriatic see from the lagoon; thanks to such comfortable geographical position, it is a place suitable for staying all the year long, and especially from March to October. It is rich in […]

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Murano Island

MURANO ISLAND

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Famous all over the world for the glass-making art, Murano Island owes its secular prosperity to a 1291 decree that ruled that all glass factories (where fires could easily be started thus jeopardizing Venetians’ homes) would have to be moved to this island. The Murano island, consisting of five main […]

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Cavallino Treporti – Venice Beach

CAVALLINO TREPORTI – VENICE BEACH

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Cavallino Treporti: a perfect location for summer holidays on the beach and to visit Venice A long strip of land with its beach of golden sand stretches between Jesolo and the lighthouse of Punta Sabbioni. That’s Cavallino, a 15 kilometers peninsula, at 15 minutes from Venice,  filled with picturesque villages, […]

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Civetta Mountain – Alleghe – Zoldo – Selva

CIVETTA MOUNTAIN – ALLEGHE – ZOLDO – SELVA

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The Ski District Civetta embodies a fairytale landscape with small romantic villages and towering mountains, beautiful valleys and quiet forests for beautiful summer walks on foot or cycling adventures. On winter time the tracks link the three valleys of the Ski District Civetta in an exciting carousel of slopes echoed […]

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Vicenza: the city of Palladio

VICENZA: THE CITY OF PALLADIO

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Vicenza is known as ‘Palladio’s town’ as he realized several monuments here and it is one of the most relevant art sites not only in the Veneto. Just thanks to the works by the great architect, the Unesco has included Vicenza in the list of the World Mankind’s Heritage and, […]

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Veneto Villas – Marca Trevigiana

VENETO VILLAS – MARCA TREVIGIANA

Villa Tamagnino Lattes in Istrana It is one of the first works by the architect Giorgio Massari. The high central body is enclosed between two curved barchesse. (It can be visited). Villa Marcello in Piombino Dese It dates back to late 1500s and it was nearly completely adjusted in 1700s. […]

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Veneto Villas – Lower Padova

VENETO VILLAS – LOWER PADOVA

Villa Loredan in Sant’Urbano It is a building following the plan of the Venetian medieval house; a mansory smooth cube which is decorated only with frescoes and openings. The interior of the noble floor is adorned with some frescoes; they are paintings following the Veronese school and they represent some […]

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