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

Saint Lazzaro of the Armenians (Show map)

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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Euganean Thermal Baths – Abano and Montegrotto

EUGANEAN THERMAL BATHS – ABANO AND MONTEGROTTO

Terme Euganee (Show map)

The Euganean Thermal Baths, with the two main centres of Abano and Montegrotto are the ideal place to regain wellness and to have a holiday full of balance and tranquillity. The secret is in the hot water, which contains salt, bromine and iodine, of these spa that comes from the […]

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Abbey of Praglia

ABBEY OF PRAGLIA

Via Abbazia, 16, Loc. Praglia, 35037 Teolo, PD (Show map)

Considered one of the oldest abbeys in Veneto, Praglia Abbey was built between the eleventh and twelfth century, over a large expanse of meadows, from which it derived, in fact, his name. Between the fifteenth and sixteenth century, the church and the monastery took the current monumental form and was […]

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Cappella Degli Scrovegni in Padua

CAPPELLA DEGLI SCROVEGNI IN PADUA

Cappella degli Scrovegni (Show map)

In the Cappella degli Scrovegni in Padua is conserved one of the most important fresco cycles in history: 1000 square meters of paintings dedicated to the Old and New Testaments, by Giotto. The chapel is named after the owner Enrico Scrovegni, a powerful money-lender, who had it built in the […]

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San Francesco of the desert Island

SAN FRANCESCO OF THE DESERT ISLAND

San Francesco of the Desert (Show map)

Nowadays St. Francesco of the Desert is inhabited, like some centuries ago, by some Franciscan friars. Tradition wants that St. Francesco from Assisi, while coming back from Palestina, stopped on this small island near Torcello, which in that period was called ‘Due Vigne’ in order to pray in solitude. When […]

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Abano

ABANO

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Abano is considered a totally unique tourist destination. Indeed, all of the larger hotels now have a well within their own grounds that allows them to operate as independent spa centres. 
At the entrance to the town sits the Duomo(cathedral church), opened in 1971 but restructured more than once and […]

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Veneto Villas – Monti Berici

VENETO VILLAS – MONTI BERICI

Villa Barbarico Rezzonico in Noventa Vicentina This Villa was built by an unknown architect of Venetian school in the last decades of the Sixteenth century. The impressive mass on four floors opens on the first floor with a long colonnade; the upper floors are, on the contrary, shut up with […]

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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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Torcello Island

TORCELLO ISLAND

Isola di torcello (Show map)

This island of Torcello used to be a flourishing centre and is the place from where the Venetian civilization originated (it is here that the inhabitants of Altino took refuge to escape the barbarian invasions), but only the monumental centre has, miraculously, survived. From the landing jetty, you can reach […]

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Villas of the Veneto – Lower Padua and the Colli Euganei

VILLAS OF THE VENETO – LOWER PADUA AND THE COLLI EUGANEI

Villa Roberti Bozzolato called ‘the Palace’in Brugine The building has got a lenghtened rectangular plan with an entrance loggia enclosed in one of the short sides. In the centre there is a narrow and long hall dividing the villa into two sectors. Villa Garzoni Carraretto in Pontecasale It was built […]

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