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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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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San Pellegrino Pass – Moena- Canazei – Falcade

SAN PELLEGRINO PASS – MOENA- CANAZEI – FALCADE

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The San Pellegrino pass is a wide alpine passing of tourist interest, with exclusive hotels that allow a direct access to the tracks, ideal destination for those who love the most absolute ski and the tracks always warmed up by the sun. A unique landscape, once-off, that waits just to […]

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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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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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San Francesco of the desert Island

SAN FRANCESCO OF THE DESERT ISLAND

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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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Burano Island

BURANO ISLAND

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The Burano island, which used to be famous for the art of lace-making, is at the heart of the Laguna Nord and owes its incredible charm to the colours of its houses: light-blue, red, yellow, purple… each house is painted in a different colour. Walking through the small streets and fondamenta you […]

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Asolo

ASOLO

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Asolo is often defined as one of the most evocative historical centres in Italy; Asolo is a known village for its architectural sights and is famous also for some characters who were fascinated by its originality. In fact Asolo welcomed several artists, poets, musicians, painters and even Queen Caterina Cornaro, […]

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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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San Servolo Island

SAN SERVOLO ISLAND

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Between 764 and 804 the Calbana family erected the church devoted to St. Servolo with annexed convent. But only from 1109 the San Servolo island became permanently the siege of a convent following the arrival of Benedictine nuns. The nuns stayed there for five centuries, until 1615 when they moved […]

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Veneto Villas – Nearby Vicenza

VENETO VILLAS – NEARBY VICENZA

Villa Badoer Trissino Rigo in Cricoli It is a villa designed by Palladio; in its Renaissance structure we can see some castellan tradition: the palace is in fact enclosed by four towers. Its façade has got a Renaissance aspect. (It can be visited on request). Villa Bertolo Valmarana called ‘at […]

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