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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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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The Palladian Basilica of Vicenza

THE PALLADIAN BASILICA OF VICENZA

Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza (Show map)

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 – Bacchiglione River

VENETO VILLAS – BACCHIGLIONE RIVER

Villa Negri Cerone now Cogo in Bartesina It is a building dating back to the first decade of 1700s and is characterized by a sixteenth century style. Its plan is square with a large pronao enclosed in the façade with columns. On the right, far from the house, there are […]

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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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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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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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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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Veneto Villas – Lower Sile

VENETO VILLAS – LOWER SILE

Villa Albrizzi Franchettiin Preganziol, San Trovaso This villa became famous also because it welcomed some renowned characters such as Foscolo, Byron, Pindemonte and Canova. It represents the inland transposition of the concept of lagoon middle-class house: a cube having just a tympanum; the two barchesse have, on the contrary, palladian […]

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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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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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