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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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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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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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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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 – Upper Brenta (Vicenza)

VENETO VILLAS – UPPER BRENTA (VICENZA)

Villa Valmarana Rossi in Bolzano Vicentino, Lisiera This villa was designed by Palladio and rises on the ruins of a former building. The whole structure is very different from Palladio’s designs except for the arcade with Ionic columns. (It can be visited) Villa Sesso Schiavo Narbone in Sandrigo It was […]

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Euganean Thermal Baths – Abano and Montegrotto

EUGANEAN THERMAL BATHS – ABANO AND MONTEGROTTO

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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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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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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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Visit Treviso

VISIT TREVISO

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Treviso is a pleasant historic town circled by medieval walls and crossed by canals, just few kilometers from Venice. The historic old town, which is circled by walls built in the 14th century, offers numerous picturesque places and lively corners that will make your walk through the town a wonderful […]

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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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