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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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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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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Torcello Island

TORCELLO ISLAND

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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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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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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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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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Cappella Degli Scrovegni in Padua

CAPPELLA DEGLI SCROVEGNI IN PADUA

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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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Caorle – beach and unspoilt nature

CAORLE – BEACH AND UNSPOILT NATURE

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Caorle, a seaside paradise just few kilometers from Venice. The beauty of Caorle, a coastal old-town discovered by the Romans and steeped in history, is represented by the picturesque architecture, the beautiful long sandy beaches which are well equipped and stretch for 15 kilometers along the Adriatic Littoral, but also […]

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Veneto Villas

VENETO VILLAS

Venezia.net has made a detailed research on the most important villas in Venice and the Veneto surroundings. We have grouped Veneto Villas according to some itineraries (you can see the table on the right) and have briefly described them, proposing also two reference maps showing the tourist journeys. The great […]

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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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